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December 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Another Sunday, another NFL record for Peyton Manning. A week after setting the single-season record for passing touchdowns, the Denver quarterback broke Drew Brees' single-season yardage record of 5,476 yards. Late in the second quarter of the Broncos game at Oakland, Manning surpassed that mark. He also threw four touchdown passes in the first half, extending his own record to 55 in a season. New England's Tom Brady is second on that list with 50, achieved in 2007. The Broncos, who led at halftime, 31-0, can clinch the AFC's No. 1 seeding with a victory, locking up home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
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December 23, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster left a 23-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings early in the third quarter because of an irregular heartbeat. Foster said the irregular heartbeat is not a major problem. “I'll be OK,” Foster said. “It's a very minor situation, so I'll be OK.” Foster had gained only 15 yards in 10 carries and had two catches for 14 yards. The workhorse running back, who went into the game with 1,313 yards in a league-high 325 carries, also had an irregular heartbeat during a practice.
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September 10, 2013 | By David Wharton
As expected, International Olympic Committee members elected Thomas Bach of Germany as their new president. Bach had been considered the favorite going into Tuesday's vote at the IOC session in Buenos Aires. "Thank you very much to all of you," Bach said. "Let us, this great universal orchestra of IOC members, play together in harmony towards a bright future for the Olympic Movement. " Bach replaces Jacques Rogge, whose 12-year tenure ends at the close of the session. The IOC elects its president by secret ballot, handing him an eight-year term followed by the possibility of a four-year term.
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September 10, 2013 | By David Wharton
The International Olympic Committee elected Anita DeFrantz, a member from Los Angeles, to its powerful executive board. The announcement on Tuesday afternoon ended a big day for Americans at the IOC session in Buenos Aires. Earlier, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst was elected an IOC member. DeFrantz's victory confirmed an end to difficult relations between the U.S. and the Olympic movement. "There were some hard feelings," DeFrantz said earlier in the week.
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September 11, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Denver Broncos star Von Miller can't seem to stay out of trouble. The Pro Bowl linebacker, serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, was stopped by law enforcement last week and cited for speeding and driving with a suspended license, according to a report by CBS4 in Denver. Miller, who set a franchise record with 18 1/2 sacks last season, reportedly was stopped near his home in Arapahoe County. He had been arrested in August after failing to appear in court on misdemeanor traffic violations.
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September 10, 2013 | By Gary Klein
While USC fans booed Lane Kiffin's play-calling during the Trojans' 10-7 loss to Washington State, the defense has mostly earned raves. The defense has given up only one touchdown in two games. The Trojans, who play Boston College on Saturday, rank first nationally in rushing defense, surrendering only 15 yards a game, and in sacks with 11. The Trojans are 11 th in total defense (226.5 yards a game) and 19 th in scoring defense (11.9 points a game). In January, after Kiffin's father, Monte, resigned as the top defensive assistant, Kiffin hired defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, who installed  a “52” scheme.
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November 13, 2012
The latest edition of The Times' NFL power rankings are out, and we have a new No. 1 team: The Houston Texans, who upended the No. 3 Chicago Bears last weekend, 13-6. The previous No. 1 team, the Atlanta Falcons, fell out of the top spot, but only to No. 2, after their 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Atlanta Coach Mike Smith's Falcons teams are 2-7 against the Saints . But not everyone on the Falcons was impressed with New Orleans. FULL LIST: NFL power rankings "It's not like they came out and won a game today," frustrated Falcons receiver Roddy White said.
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September 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley continues to work miracles in Egypt. Tuesday he guided his team to a 4-2 win over Guinea in a World Cup qualifying match played in an empty stadium in the Egyptian resort city of El-Gouna for security reasons. The win left Egypt as the only team in the world with a perfect record, having won six straight, in qualifying for Brazil 2014. The win also sends the Egyptians to the third and final round of African qualifying, a two-leg playoff against an as-yet unnamed opponent.
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October 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Matt Schaub is the greatest starting quarterback the Houston Texans have ever had. Of course, that's not saying a whole lot since the 2002 expansion team has really had only one other regular starting quarterback -- David Carr, the guy Schaub was brought in to replace in 2007. And Schaub has had a good run with the Texans, helping the franchise reach the playoffs for the first time in his injury-shortened 2011 season and again last year. The 2012 Pro Bowler has also been quite solid at quarterback, throwing for 122 touchdowns and 73 interceptions with a completion percentage of 64.3.
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August 5, 2002 | From Wire Reports
OK, Houston Texans. Let's see if you're ready for some NFL football. The league's newest expansion team will take another historic step tonight, when the Texans make their exhibition season debut against the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio. "It will be the first time anyone has seen the Texans," Coach Dom Capers said. "Right now, nobody knows a thing about the Houston Texans." We're about to learn. On prime time national TV.
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