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No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling (Yahoo Sports)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves Federal court Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved ''tried quite hard'' to reach a deal in the controversy that has hung over professional football since New England easily won the AFC title game in January, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said in federal court in Manhattan.


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Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins prepares to pass as quarterback Robert Griffin III watches during practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Richmond, Va. The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. ''We feel like at this time, Kirk Cousins gives us the best chance to win,'' coach Jay Gruden said, unseating Griffin, the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Although Gruden said that it's Cousins' job for the season, not just the Sept. 13 opener against Miami, the quarterback is not overconfident.


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AP source: Fred Jackson traveling to meet Seahawks (Yahoo Sports)

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Jackson was traveling to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks in a bid to sign with the team. Jackson and Lynch have been close friends since 2007, when both broke into the NFL with the Bills.


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Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014 file photo, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson gets set to pass during the first half an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles. With a week until the opener against Texas State, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher still is trying to decide between Everett Golson or Sean Maguire as the starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

After playing coy for the past couple weeks, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher ended the suspense on Monday of who will be his starting quarterback by announcing Everett Golson had earned the job. Golson, a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, beat out junior Sean Maguire. ''He came in, related to our players well and showed what kind of player he was,'' Fisher said of Golson.


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Williams into US Open 2nd round when injured opponent stops (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Open defending champion Serena Williams, left, consoles opponent Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia after Diatchnko stopped playing because of an injury during her first round match against Williams at the U.S. Open Tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women. Williams was out there for only 27 minutes and took 32 of the 37 points that were played. ''It was definitely different and bizarre,'' Williams said.


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Dodgers beat Giants 5-4 in 14 innings on Gonzalez's single (Yahoo Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez celebrates after scoring the game winning run on a single against the San Francisco Giants during the 14th inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

A.J. Ellis drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 14th inning before the Los Angeles Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs. With slugger Adrian Gonzalez at the plate, the slow-footed Ellis knew he would have to hustle to score. Gonzalez singled to deep left field, driving in Ellis for a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants early Tuesday in the opener of a crucial series between the NL West's top two teams.


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Taylor named Bills starting quarterback over Manuel, Cassel (Yahoo Sports)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) gets past Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence (51) on a touchdown run during the second half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who goes by the nickname ''T-Mobile,'' got the call to be the Buffalo Bills' season-opening starter. ''It came down to basically that explosiveness that Tyrod brings to us,'' Ryan said. Taylor won the job over former Bills starter and 2013 first-round draft pick EJ Manuel, and Matt Cassel, a 10-year journeyman who was acquired in an offseason trade with Minnesota.


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Steelers wideout Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games (Yahoo Sports)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

The list of key players the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to do without early in the 2015 season keeps growing. Add second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant. The NFL suspended Bryant for four games after Bryant violated the league's substance abuse policy.


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Lambert picked as starting quarterback for No. 9 Georgia (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2015, file photo, shows Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert during a college football practice in Athens, Ga. One year ago, Greyson Lambert was on his way to starting nine games at Virginia. Now, as a graduate transfer, he is the newly named starting quarterback for No. 9 Georgia _ a fresh beginning that comes with heavy expectations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

With less than a week to go before the season opener, No. 9 Georgia finally has a starting quarterback. Coach Mark Richt announced Monday that Greyson Lambert, a transfer who started nine games for Virginia last season, had won the starting job over sophomore Brice Ramsey and junior Faton Bauta. Lambert, a junior in terms of eligibility, will start Saturday's opener against Louisiana-Monroe at Sanford Stadium.


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Keuchel's solid start helps Astros over Mariners 8-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)

On the night when Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel became the American League's first 16-game winner, rookie Carlos Correa hit his 16th home run. After an 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night, Correa was asked if he thought Keuchel would get to 20 wins before he reached 20 home runs. ''For him to get four more wins in (a) month is going to be tough,'' Correa said.


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