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Getty Images With 31 NFL teams already set to go on who will be their starting quarterback for the season-opener next week, the Arizona Cardinals finally joined the group, picking their starter Friday. According to ESPN, the Cardinals have decided that John Skelton will open up the season for Arizona as they face the Seattle Seahawks on September 9. The quarterback...

Getty Images ESPN is reporting that Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended without pay for one full NFL season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for a third time. Jackson, who lost time due to suspensions while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, cannot have his case reviewed any earlier than Aug 31, 2013. Jackson was released...

MLive.com A former freshman member of the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals football team has told police that he was sexually assaulted by his teammates. USA Today via MLive.com is reporting claims that after the young man refused to sing in front of the team, he was surrounded by his teammates as two of them rubbed their naked body parts on him. MLive.com obtained...

Getty Images According ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots have released veteran wide receiver Deion Branch. Branch, the Super Bowl 39 MVP, became a casualty of the Patriots’ youth movement at receiver. He had 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns last season with New England. The Patriots will now proceed with a group that...

US Presswire Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke likes to preach discipline, ethics, accountability and responsibility. Friday morning, he talked the talk, then walked the walk. ESPN is reporting that Hoke suspended his starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and back up defensive end Frank Clark for the season-opener against defending national-champions Alabama...

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone all out this year, trading for Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Joe Blanton, and four former Boston Red Sox players in one big swap: Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto and a game-changer in Adrian Gonzalez. Right now, the Dodgers are what one would call “stacked.” They have stars at many...

Getty Images The back-and-forth battle between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been relentless. On Thursday, Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka fired another shot when he stated “the Giants have been whupping the Cowboys’ ass for a long time now.” Jones responded to Kiwanuka, and sounded a little humbled, according to a...

Getty Images The San Diego Padres have a surplus of pitching within their organization. From top to bottom, there’s always a top pitching prospect waiting in the wings. The assumption is that most of this pitching has been accumulated from the massive amounts of trades they have made over the past couple of years, but Dale Thayer doesn’t fall into this category. Thayer’s...

Associated Press Many people are going back and forth regarding whether or not Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be in uniform for the September 9 season-opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. NFL.com is reporting that head coach Leslie Frazier is hinting at Peterson being a game time decision. Frazier is being slightly coy when pressed...

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images Everyone talks about Los Angeles Angels rookie stud Mike Trout, but what about Bryce Harper? It is clearly known by baseball fans everywhere that Harper has been struggling as of late with the Washington Nationals.  Is he only struggling because he is always being compared to the other rookie outfielder Trout? That’s not fair...