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  • Cal hires Andre Carter as student assistant coach

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former California and NFL star Andre Carter has returned to the Golden Bears’ football program as a student assistant coach. Head coach Sonny Dykes said Thursday that Carter will assist with…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Joey Butler from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Spencer Patton to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP…

  • Entering 10th season, Jets’ Colon still out to prove himself

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Willie Colon walked out of the New York Jets’ facility eight months ago uncertain if he’d ever be back. He had just completed his second season with the Jets, but…

  • Elway says rest will be good for Manning _ eventually

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December. The downside? September might not be so smooth. With longtime apprentice…

  • Skins’ RG3 evades concussion questions, OK’d to face Ravens

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III evaded questions Thursday about when — or even if — he sustained a concussion in the Washington Redskins’ second preseason game. “You’ve got to talk to the people…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Joey Butler from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Spencer Patton to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP…

  • Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL’s powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly five-month suspension for the use of…

  • Wilson says he did not have a concussion in NFC title game

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said Thursday he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, a day after comments in an article in Rolling Stone…

  • Raiders LB Sio Moore fighting for spot on team

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Despite being one of Oakland’s best defensive players his first two years in the NFL, Sio Moore is just fighting for a spot on the team this season. After missing the…

  • Linebacker Ahmad Brooks sent home by 49ers

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been banished from the San Francisco 49ers after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery. The team sent him home Thursday morning from Colorado, where they are holding…

  • Barth rejoins Buccaneers after being released in Denver

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kicker Connor Barth is back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being released by the Denver Broncos and re-signing with his old team. Coach Lovie Smith reiterated Thursday he’s always looking…

  • Giants offensive line gets some good news with Jets on tap

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants might have their offensive line ready to play in the annual preseason game against the Jets. Coach Tom Coughlin on Thursday said that starting right tackle…

  • Tom Coughlin cuts back on practice, opts for Giants recovery

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have been hit with so many injuries the past few seasons that coach Tom Coughlin is experimenting with practicing less. Coughlin on Thursday held a recovery…

  • Johnny Manziel out for rest of preseason with elbow injury

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s preseason is over, sacked by a stinging elbow. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that Manziel, who has made strides in his second year in the NFL after a…

  • Steelers rookies trying to find niche in new spots

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookies Tyler Murphy and Anthony Chickillo are trying to learn the NFL and a new position at the same time. Murphy played quarterback at Florida and Boston College but moved…