MINNEAPOLIS — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
BALTIMORE—The Toronto Blue Jays might have a chance to play a part in the clinching of the AL East title, although it isn’t exactly the role they had in mind back in April.
If the Orioles beat Toronto tonight, Baltimore will clinch its first division title since 1997.
INDIANAPOLIS—Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis last night.
Darren Sproles had seven receptions for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown run as the Eagles (2-0) won their first game on the road for the sixth-straight season.
ATLANTA—A strong and healthy Stephen Strasburg has the Washington Nationals feeling optimistic about their post-season chances.
Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta as and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 last night to move to the verge of the NL East title.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details.
They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s four-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back.
They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.
LAVAL, Que.—Debate raged all summer over who would be the next captain of the Montreal Canadiens.
And when the decision was announced yesterday, it was . . . nobody.
Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin said the team will go with four alternate captains rather than have one player wear the ‘C.’
TORONTO—It’s all about numbers for the Toronto Blue Jays these days.
Good and bad.
Their hopes of reaching baseball’s post-season are alive mathematically by the thinnest of margins.
Right-hander Drew Hutchison, however, led the way last night when he equalled his career best with 10 strikeouts in an 11-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
NEW YORK—The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be more transparent about its original investigation.
TORONTO—Blue Jays’ rookie Marcus Stroman always wanted a sinker in his pitching repertoire but he could never find a grip to his liking.
That all changed a couple of months ago when he finally found something that worked.
“I was just fooling around with the ball and just gripped a two-seam kind of awkwardly, and it was super-comfortable in my hand,” Stroman recalled.
GLENDALE, Ariz.—The small, speedy rookie from little Pittsburg State made his first NFL touchdown a big one.
John Brown caught a 13-yard scoring pass from Carson Palmer with 2:25 to play as the Arizona Cardinals rallied to beat the San Diego Chargers 18-17 last night.
Brown took the short toss in the flat and eluded tacklers into the end zone, capping an 11-play, 91-yard drive.