EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
This time, he could be gone for the season.
"We made a mistake," Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said, "and we needed to get this right."
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks have just one win through their first 10 games, but in quarterback Henry Burris's view the defence has been a bright spot this season for the CFL expansion squad.
"They've been standing on their head and have done a great job for us," the veteran quarterback said Wednesday. "It gives us comfort knowing that all we have to do is handle our side.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.
And of more immediate impact — this weekend — the new performance-enhancing drug policy the league and players' union agreed to Wednesday will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other suspended players to return to the field.
BALTIMORE - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is appealing his six-game suspension that Major League Baseball imposed for throwing at the head of a Baltimore hitter.
MLB penalized Stroman on Wednesday and also fined the 23-year-old rookie an undisclosed amount.
The suspension had been set to start on Wednesday night when the Blue Jays played at Baltimore. Because Stroman is appealing, no penalty will take effect until there is a resolution.
TORONTO - Steven Caldwell, Toronto FC's captain and resident Scot, won't be voting on the future of Scotland on Thursday.
Caldwell, whose home is in England thanks to his earlier club career there, is not on the electoral roll in Scotland but is keeping an eye on the referendum on Scottish independence.
"Obviously I'm watching it keenly and I have a lot of people that who be affected by it — family and friends," he said after practice Wednesday.
CALGARY - Veteran Canadian women's hockey defenceman Tessa Bonhomme is retiring from international competition.
Bonhomme made her international debut at the 2004 Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., and finished her career with 51 points (10 goals, 41 assists) in 107 games. She is the fifth-highest-scoring defenceman in the history of Canada's senior women's team.
What a difference the return of Zach Collaros has made for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The Ticats (3-7) have won two of three games since their starter came back after missing five contests with concussion-like symptoms. And in the East Division this season, that's enough to move Hamilton into a first-place tie with the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes (both 3-8 records).
CALGARY - In order to rise to the top of the coaching ladder, three longtime NHL assistants are dropping a couple of rungs first.
Almost half the teams in the Western Hockey League will start this season with new coaches, with Tim Hunter, Bob Woods and Jamie Kompon coming directly from the NHL.
Hunter, an assistant coach last season with the Washington Capitals, is the new head coach and general manager of the Moose Jaw Warriors. Woods has taken on both roles with the Saskatoon Blades after spending last year as an assistant with Anaheim.
Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.
As training camps open around the NHL, the San Jose Sharks have two former captains but neither one wearing the "C" and six teams have new head coaches, while the Toronto Maple Leafs have the same one amid promises of a changing culture.
The Boston Bruins are up against the salary cap even after losing winger Jarome Iginla, and the Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings don't know when goaltender Jonathan Quick will be 100 per cent healthy after off-season wrist surgery.