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49ers' Aldon Smith suspended for nine games

...when the Vikings begin practice for a Week 4 matchup with Atlanta.Simpson will sit out games against St. Louis, New England and New Orleans.Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings are the top two wide receivers, with Jarius Wright the only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-29/49ersaldon-smith-suspended-ni
Browns' Josh Gordon has appeal denied, is suspended for 2014 season

...recovering from a hairline fracture to what he described as multiple ribs during Friday night's preseason game against New England. Newton hasn't practiced since, but is improving with each day. SEAHAWKS: Coach Pete Carroll says he's disappointed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-27/browns-josh-gordon-has-appeal
Seahawks fined for excessive physical contact violation

...Addressed a need to upgrade their struggling offensive line by obtaining six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick.The deal Tuesday came less than 24 hours after the Bucs met with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-26/seahawks-fined-excessive-phys
Browns work up package for Johnny Manziel

...will be eligible to return to the Chiefs' active roster on Sept. 30 following the team's Sept. 29 game against the New England Patriots. He is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.SAINTS: Tight end Jimmy Graham was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-22/browns-work-package-johnny-ma
Patriots slow down Panthers in preseason game

...final preseason game next week until he saw them against New England on Friday night.It took Rivera all of five series to...that was the second stingiest in the NFL last season.New England had more time to prepare and develop a game plan tailored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-23/patriots-slow-down-panthers-p
Bionic pancreas controls blood sugar

...sugar in the blood. If levels become too high or too low, the condition can be life-threatening. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the success of a new way to control sugar levels using an implantable device and an iPhone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-14/bionic-pancreas-controls-blood-suga
Redskins' Griffin sees ups and downs in training camp

...couple of them we have to correct."Perhaps the most sobering stretch was the three days of joint practices with the New England Patriots, but it would have been unfair to expect Griffin and the Redskins to match the timing and polish of Brady...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-11/redskins-griffin-sees-ups-and
On the Move

...Hospitality GroupWork experience: His professional background is in academics, operation of independent restaurants, small and large hotel brands and in catering and banquets.Education: degree in culinary arts, New England Culinary Institute

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2014-08-09/move
Panthers' Newton returning to field

...treating this game like the third preseason game because the Panthers have a short week coming up as they prepare for New England next Friday.This also will be the first chance for Newton to play with rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-16/panthers-newton-returning-fie
Vikings' Peterson one of few dominant rushers remaining in pass-happy NFL

...of the past 10 Super Bowl champions have featured a 300-carry running back: Lynch last season and Corey Dillon for New England in 2004-05. The New York Giants finished last in the league in rushing in 2011 and still went on to win the title...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-16/vikings-peterson-one-few-domi