No practice yet for DeSean Jackson

Officially labeled as “day-to-day” after suffering a shoulder sprain on Sunday, four days later receiver DeSean Jackson still hasn’t practiced for Washington. So will the next day be DeSean’s luck day? To day? “We just have to wait and see,” coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Thursday. ...

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Poll: Being Mets fan toughest in MLB

NEW YORK -- An elaborate ESPN poll found the Mets rank last in MLB and 118th of 122 in all major sports in terms of attractiveness of being a fan of the club. See the full rankings here and a specific reasoning for the Mets' placement here.

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Top tweets
Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
Alas, Alex Sarchione said Josh Gordon has not yet sold his 1st car. But he’s coming in early, staying late, committed to learning the trade
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 472

Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
The #Cardinals are releasing RB Chris Rainey from the practice squad, I’m told. He has a history of domestic violence.
@RapSheet | | 3h | Score: 258

Jason La Canfora , CBS Sports, NFL Insider
Also, I do not expect to see Roddy White active for this game as well.
@JasonLaCanfora | | 1h | Score: 195

Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
One more from car dealer owner Alex Sarchione: “I wish people could know Josh Gordon like we know him. We’ve enjoyed every minute of it”
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 185

Mike DiGiovanna , Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Angels
I would not want to face Felix Hernandez after partying as hard as some of the young #Angels in tonight's lineup did last night.
@MikeDiGiovanna | | 42m | Score: 180

Adam Teicher , KC Star, Chiefs Beat Writer
Jamaal Charles is practicing with chiefs today. An interesting turn of events. Looked OK to me
@adamteicher | | 3h | Score: 164

Sam Amico , Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
Alonzo Gee & Scotty Hopson entered offseason as Cavs. Have since become Hornets, Pelicans, Rockets & Kings, oh my. (Kings to waive b
@SamAmicoFSO | | 29m | Score: 160

Sam Amico , Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
Don't be surprised if Alonzo Gee ends up in camp with Lakers. Byron Scott a fan during their time with Cavs.
@SamAmicoFSO | | 20m | Score: 135

Alden Gonzalez ,, Angels Beat Writer
The #Angels have opted to scratch Jered Weaver tonight and instead start LH Wade LeBlanc.
@Alden_Gonzalez | | 1h | Score: 135

Ken Rosenthal ,, Senior Baseball Writer
Would #Rangers consider Michael Young as manager? Would Young have interest in the job? Answers:...
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 1h | Score: 132

Ed Bouchette , Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Steelers Beat
It looks as tho neither #Steelers Mike Mitchell, Troy Polamalu were fined for their flagged hits vs Ravens. Means NFL judges hits legal .
@EdBouchette | | 2h | Score: 128

Jason La Canfora , CBS Sports, NFL Insider
Good chance Doug Martin does not even dress for the Bucs tonite. Even if he does, not much expectation of him being involved
@JasonLaCanfora | | 1h | Score: 127

Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Cardinals place RB Jonathan Dwyer on reserve/Non-Football Injury list. Evaluating his mental health after suicide mentions in police report
@RapSheet | | 3h | Score: 123

Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
Cardinals placing RB Jonathan Dwyer on reserve, non-football illness, per source, meaning they'll have option not to pay him.
@AdamSchefter | | 3h | Score: 114

Alex Pavlovic , Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
Giants announce AAA team will be in Sacramento. Would be great for Roseville's Andrew Susac, except it's hard to see him going back to AAA.
@AlexPavlovic | | 36m | Score: 95

Aaron Wilson , Baltimore Sun, Ravens Beat Writer
Pat Angerer worked out for Saints, Jets this week, according to a source
@RavensInsider | | 51m | Score: 90

Jayson Stark , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
If the finish to your season winds up being compared with the '69 Cubs, that's not a good sign. Tell it to the A's
@jaysonst | | 46m | Score: 85

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Carrie Muskat ,, Cubs Beat Writer
Here's Darwin Barney in Dodgers blue. #Cubs
@CarrieMuskat | | 1m | Score: 21

Dallas Morning News , Cowboys News and Updates
Cowboys and Tony Romo continue to search for routine that will allow QB to be at his best on game day
@dmn_cowboys | | 2m | Score: 5

ESPN , NBA News and Updates
#NBArank 333: Jeff Adrien (@Adrien4).
@ESPNNBA | | 2m | Score: 1

Mike Triplett , New Orleans Times, Saints Writer
#Saints injury report: Goodwin limited, Hawthorne DNP
@MikeTriplett | | 3m | Score: 5

Bill Williamson , ESPN, AFC West Reporter
#Raiders Olson said Gabe Jackson has been fantastic at guard as a rookie
@BWilliamsonESPN | | 3m | Score: 10

John Hickey , Bay Area News Group, A's Beat Writer
#Athletics collect second hit, a single by Coco Crisp. And facing Nick Martinez. You'd think it was Pedro.
@JHickey3 | | 4m | Score: 5

Derrick Goold , St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Baseball Writer
Josiah Viera, an honorary member of State College Class A club, meets Matt Holliday #cardinals
@dgoold | | 5m | Score: 20

Bill Williamson , ESPN, AFC West Reporter
#Raiders Olson said MJD is still working his way back and hopeful he can play
@BWilliamsonESPN | | 6m | Score: 5
1411076206 , NFL News and Updates
Officially questionable with a hamstring injury, WR Roddy White is likely out tonight, per source.
@ProFootballTalk | | 6m | Score: 49
1411076200 , News and Updates
Jeff Kent. J.D. Drew. Russell Martin. Marlon Anderson. #ThrowbackThursday
@DodgersNation | | 8m | Score: 8

Paul Gutierrez , Comcast Sportsnet, Sportswriter
Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, Tramaine Brock and Anthony Davis all NOT practicing for #49ers...
@PGutierrezESPN | | 8m | Score: 5

Joe Reedy , Cincinnati Enquirer, Sportswriter
#Indians lineup: Bourn CF Ramirez SS Brantley LF Santana 1B Kipnis 2B Gomes C Murphy DH Chisenhall 3B Shuck RF
@joereedy | | 9m | Score: 5

Andrew Mason , Broncos Beat Writer
Chris Harris, on practice emphasis today: "Just working on covering forever, while the QB runs around. You can never get used to that."
@MaseDenver | | 11m | Score: 5

Tyler Dunne , Milwaukee Sentinel, Packers Beat Writer
New at the JS Blog: Video ... #Packers Julius Peppers on value of practice, 4-3 sub issues, Stafford
@TyDunne | | 14m | Score: 10

Jim Salisbury , CSN, Phillies Beat Writer
Phillies tonight. Ruf in for Howard again.
@JSalisburyCSN | | 14m | Score: 5

Mike Berardino , Pioneer Press, Twins Beat Writer
#MNTwins OF Jordan Schafer has made a clean break with troubled past, credits #Braves coach Scott Fletcher
@MikeBerardino | | 15m | Score: 15

John Hickey , Bay Area News Group, A's Beat Writer
Bad day. That RBI was from Elvis Andrus to know Dan Otero out of the game.
@JHickey3 | | 15m | Score: 5
1411075641 , Wolves News and Updates
Timberwolves Player Preview: Corey Brewer
@canishoopus | | 16m | Score: 10

Benjamin Volin , Boston Globe, NFL Reporter
For #Raiders, MJD, Carlos Rogers and Justin Tuck returned to practice on limited basis. WR Rod Streater and LB Sio Moore still out
@BenVolin | | 16m | Score: 15

Russell Wilson preparing for a very different Denver D

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a big day against the Broncos’ defense in the Super Bowl seven months ago. But he’s not counting on playing so well against the Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch. In part because he’s facing a very different Broncos defense. Wilson noted that many...

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Report: Taj Gibson not thrilled to come off bench for Bulls

Tom Thibodeau insists he views Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson as starters. But Thibodeau, a good coach, won’t start all three. There’s no way that would work well for the Bulls. So, one will remain starter in name only. In reality, he’ll be reserve. And you can bet that will be Gibson. ...

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Kurt Helin, NBA Writer

Sacramento Kings sign Omri Casspi

The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent forward Omri Casspi, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. The first Israeli-born player to be selected by an NBA team and compete in the league, Casspi was originally tabbed by the Kings in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2009 NBA...

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Jeff Lenchiner, NBA Writer
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Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons
Thursday night! #riseup
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Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Daddy Swag”

If sheer entertainment value is what the Los Angeles Lakers had in mind when signing Nick Young to a four-year, $21.3 million contract, then Mitch Kupchak and company are surely pleased with Swaggy P’s offseason performance. Whether it’s jet-setting with his superstar musician girlfriend, showin...

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Mike Mitchell, Troy Polamalu avoid fines for hits against Ravens

Steelers safeties Mike Mitchell and Troy Polamalu were flagged for unnecessary roughness for hits on receivers on the same drive in last Thursday’s game against the Ravens, but both men say they haven’t been fined for the hits. The penalties were costly enough to the team as they helped put the ...

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Manning on Manning

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The challenge of interviewing Peyton Manning is coming up with something new to ask. He might be the most interviewed athlete of this generation. Over the past few years, I’ve struggled to find something—anything—that he hasn’t talked about in a while. Or ever. In a late...

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Peter King
Sports Illustrated, NFL Reporter

Texas Rangers open to discussing managerial post with Michael Young

OAKLAND, Calif. – Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels on Thursday left open the possibility of including recently retired Michael Young in the club’s managerial search. Whether or not Young is ready to come out of retirement so quickly is a mystery. Daniels, who said he expects the intervi...

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Evan Grant
Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist

Weaver scratched vs. Felix, LeBlanc to start …

One night after clinching the American League West title, the Angels scratched Jered Weaver from his Thursday start against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, opting to go with left-hander Wade LeBlanc, instead. The Angels also have an open spot on Saturday because Matt Shoemaker is nursing a strained le...

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Alden Gonzalez, Angels Beat Writer

Report: Timberwolves “optimistic” about Ricky Rubio extension, except nowhere close on money

The early reports were that Ricky Rubio wanted the full five year max dollar extension. We all had a good laugh at that. As we should. I’m a bigger Rubio backer than most and I thought it was funny. The rumor has been Minnesota offered more along the lines of four years, $43 million, but Rubio’s...

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Kurt Helin, NBA Writer

Peyton Manning has found Rocky Mountain high good for business

Peyton Manning the quarterback has fallen into a perfect offense in Denver. And Peyton Manning the owner of a number of Papa John’s franchises has also found purchase in a place where it’s legal to smoke marijuana. While discussing his voting habits and being socially connected during an intervi...

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Ian R. Rapoport - NFL Network, Sports Reporter
Alas, Alex Sarchione said Josh Gordon has not yet sold his 1st car. But he’s coming in early, staying late, committed to learning the trade
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 472

Pierre Garcon confident in offense with Kirk Cousins at quarterback

The Washington Redskins have a new man under center, and from this point forward, they likely will face much tougher opponents than Jacksonville. But wide receiver Pierre Garcon said he still expects his offense to succeed. “Oh yeah,” he said. “We’ve definitely got a lot of weapons on offens...

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Mike Jones
Washington Post, Redskins Beat Writer

Chiefs’ running back Jamaal Charles returns to practice

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles returned to practice on Thursday, four days after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Denver Broncos. Charles, who did not practice on Wednesday, participated in position drills during the portion of practice that was open to reporters. He did not appear to b...

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Sam Mellinger
KC Star, Sportswriter

Maurice Jones-Drew back at Raiders practice

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew wasn’t expected to miss much time after having surgery on his right hand on September 8 and it looks like he may wind up just missing one game. Jones-Drew was back at practice for the Raiders on Thursday, 10 days after having the operation and far enough ahe...

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New Rocket Jason Terry a long-time fan of Houston arena

Here’s the Houston Chronicle blog reporting on new Rockets guard Jason Terry: If Jason Terry did not already know, Daryl Morey made sure to fill him in about his reputation with Rockets fans. The Rockets general manager might not have used the term “Rockets killer,” but in one of his first con...

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Jeff Lenchiner, NBA Writer