The Sports Xchange
An appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of the NFL and reinstated the suspension and fine of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that arbitrator Harold Henderson acted within his authority when he upheld the league's discipline against Peterson. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell indefinitely suspended Peterson and fined him six games of pay in 2014 after the running back pleaded no contest to injuring his son while doling out punishment. The penalties were upheld by Henderson.
NFL analyst Tom Jackson will retire after 29 years with ESPN, the network announced Wednesday. Jackson, 65, is expected to work his final assignment with ESPN alongside host Chris Berman at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement this weekend in Canton, Ohio. Prior to coming to ESPN, Jackson was a three-time Pro Bowl selection during his 14-year career with the Denver Broncos. He quickly transitioned into the role of an analyst in 1987, which was the first year that the network acquired NFL broadcast rights.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Salvador Perez's two-run home run was what won the game for the Kansas City Royals, but fully appreciated in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field was a dominating night for the bullpen. It was Perez, however, doing the honors of dumping a bucket of water on Matt Strahm, the rookie from West Fargo, during a post-game interview. Four Royals relievers combined for four innings of scoreless relief, combining for seven strikeouts as Kansas City won back-to-back games for the first time since June 30.
LONG POND, Pa.—Mother Nature was Chris Buescher's friend Monday, as she paid an assist in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to help him claim his first career win in the rain and fog-shortened Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. "That's pretty awesome," Buescher said. "Wild circumstances here at Pocono. This is gonna change our whole year, right here, so this puts us in a good situation where we had a good day. It was a lot of fun. The guys really toughed it out."
MINNEAPOLIS -- The San Francisco Giants added depth for the stretch run Thursday by acquiring infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league left-hander Adalberto Mejia...
Veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams signed a one-day contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday and is expected to formally announce his retirement the following day. Williams started 171 games...
The Minnesota Vikings signed offensive tackle Sean Hickey and rookie linebacker Jason Whittingham to contracts on Wednesday. Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the team, which has filled...
Family first is the theme next weekend when Brett Favre, Orlando Pace and Eddie DeBartolo headline the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class in Canton, Ohio. Deanna Favre, the wife of the former Packers, Jets and Vikings quarterback, will be the presenter for Favre when he's inducted to the Hall of Fame alongside Pace, DeBartolo, late Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, former Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy, Steelers pass rusher Kevin Greene and wide receiver Marvin Harrison, who spent part of his career playing for Dungy with the Colts.
Wide receiver Greg Jennings has announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons. The 32-year-old Jennings said Monday he can still physically play but has elected to move on from football.
The Denver Nuggets on Thursday re-signed forward Mike Miller to a multiyear contract. Miller, a 16-year NBA veteran, appeared in 47 games for Denver during the 2015-16 season and averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game. Raised in Mitchell, S.D., Mitchell has played in 1,012 career games and posted averages of 10.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 27.3 minutes per game for Orlando, Memphis, Minnesota, Washington, Miami, Cleveland and Denver.