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    Cousin Sal comes on to pick the lines for Week 3, then Bill calls up JackO to weigh in on the relevance of U2. Listen to the podcast here. Subscri...

  • B.S. Report

    Cousin Sal comes on to pick the lines for Week 3, then Bill calls up JackO to weigh in on the relevance of U2.

  • The Sports Guy's Week 2 NFL Picks

    If you missed last night's Goodell-Must-Go bag, click here. Before we make Week 2 picks, allow me to congratulate myself for writing a Week 1 pi...

  • The Goodell-Must-Go Bag

    My Thursday-night pick: Baltimore -2.5 over Pittsburgh. Who cares? Does ANYONE care? Let's break out the special-edition "HOW THE HELL DOE...

  • B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal recap Week 1 of the NFL season and guess the lines for Week 2. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Repor...

  • The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Ray Liotta

    Listen to the podcast here. I really loved Bill Simmons's podcast with Dr. J. In some ways, it's my favorite episode of the B....

  • B.S. Report: Michelle Beadle

    Michelle Beadle joins Bill in studio to talk about her obsession with WWE, thoughts on Ray Rice, and the importance of onscreen chemistry. Listen to ...

  • B.S. Report

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal recap Week 1 of the NFL season and guess the lines for Week 2.

  • B.S. Report

    Michelle Beadle joins Bill in studio to talk about her obsession with WWE, thoughts on Ray Rice, and the importance of onscreen chemistry.

  • Morning links: Bill Simmons loves the Bolts

    Good morning. Bill Simmons of Grantland loves the San Diego Chargers this season, picking them as his 2014 surprise contender that could win 12 games....

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  • Hester sets NFL record with 20th return TD

    Atlanta Falcons return man Devin Hester set an NFL record with the 20th return score of his career when he returned a second-quarter punt 62 yards for a touchdown against Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

  • White, Martin inactive for Bucs-Falcons tilt

    Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and running back Doug Martin were inactive for Thursday night's game in Atlanta.

  • Arians: Dwyer won't return unless exonerated

    Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians said.

  • Vick: Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job

    New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, who was on the receiving end of Roger Goodell's justice seven years ago, defended the embattled NFL commissioner, saying Thursday that Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job.

  • Hester sets NFL record with 20th return TD

    Atlanta Falcons return man Devin Hester set an NFL record with the 20th return score of his career when he returned a second-quarter punt 62 yards for a touchdown against Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

  • WR Simpson, in more trouble, cut by Vikes

    The Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer.

  • NFL to fund National Hotline in multiyear deal

    The NFL has agreed with the National Domestic Violence Hotline on a multiyear, multimillion deal that the organization expects will fund it to the point it expects to be able to field every call, chat and text it receives for the next five years.

  • Bears' Marshall: Don't rush to judge players

    Bears receiver Brandon Marshall spoke out about domestic violence in the NFL, urging people not to rush to judgment before they hear both sides of a story.

  • Anheuser-Busch contract includes out clause

    If Anheuser-Busch wanted to drop its sponsorship of the NFL, it potentially could without penalty.

  • White, Martin inactive for Bucs-Falcons tilt

    Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and running back Doug Martin were inactive for Thursday night's game in Atlanta.

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  • Vikings admit 'mistake' as Peterson barred

    Admitting they "made a mistake," the Minnesota Vikings changed course Wednesday as running back Adrian Peterson was placed on the NFL's exempt list, barring him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.

  • Arians: Dwyer won't return unless exonerated

    Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians said.

  • Hester sets NFL record with 20th return TD

    Atlanta Falcons return man Devin Hester set an NFL record with the 20th return score of his career when he returned a second-quarter punt 62 yards for a touchdown against Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

  • Fisher dismisses critics of Winston discipline

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed any criticism that Jameis Winston's half-game suspension for his profane and sexually charged outburst was too light.

  • Ex-Ranger Washington: Not true to my wife

    Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that he resigned earlier this month because he was "not true to my wife."

  • Vick: Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job

    New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, who was on the receiving end of Roger Goodell's justice seven years ago, defended the embattled NFL commissioner, saying Thursday that Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job.

  • Anheuser-Busch contract includes out clause

    If Anheuser-Busch wanted to drop its sponsorship of the NFL, it potentially could without penalty.

  • Sources: Tech DC quits, was under influence

    Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt abruptly resigned Thursday after sources told ESPN.com that the coach was suspected of being under the influence of an unknown substance while on campus.

  • WR Simpson, in more trouble, cut by Vikes

    The Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer.

  • Mayweather must appear before commission

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about unsafe training conditions at his Las Vegas gym.

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  • Fisher dismisses critics of Winston discipline

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed any criticism that Jameis Winston's half-game suspension for his profane and sexually charged outburst was too light.

  • Sources: Tech DC quits, was under influence

    Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt abruptly resigned Thursday after sources told ESPN.com that the coach was suspected of being under the influence of an unknown substance while on campus.

  • UCLA's Mora playing coy with QB situation

    UCLA coach Jim Mora refused to update the condition of Brett Hundley and isn't saying who will start at quarterback when the No. 12 Bruins visit Arizona State in next week's Pac-12 opener.

  • Texas QB Ash to end career after tough year

    Longhorns quarterback David Ash has elected to end his football career after struggling with concussion symptoms for the past year.

  • Sources: Whitehead suspended for disrespect

    Safety Jermaine Whitehead will not play for No. 5 Auburn on Thursday at No. 20 Kansas State due to a violation of team rules, according to reports.

  • Friars' Dunn cleared for full-contact practice

    Providence point guard Kris Dunn, who missed nearly all of last season with a second major shoulder injury, has been cleared for full-contact practice.

  • Ark. St.: Call on memorial crosses up to players

    Arkansas State said Wednesday it was wrong for the school to place crosses on the back of its football helmets as a memorial to two students but that it will allow athletes to add their own remembrances as long as they comply with NCAA rules

  • Ohio State DE Spence practicing despite ban

    Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is standing behind indefinitely suspended defensive end Noah Spence, and that includes allowing him to remain with the team while the junior awaits word on his status moving forward.

  • Vols' Pearson (ankle) won't play vs. Georgia

    Tennessee coach Butch Jones says wide receiver Von Pearson won't play in the Volunteers' next game Sept. 27 at No. 13 Georgia as the junior-college transfer continues recovering from a high ankle sprain.

  • W. Virginia CB Worley arrested for battery

    Suspended West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley has been accused of grabbing a woman by the throat and shoving her to the ground, according to Morgantown Police.

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