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Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) takes the field as the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

DeSean Jackson: ‘Burgundy and gold are my colors now’

- The Washington Times

The circumstances surrounding Jackson’s release have been laid out, yet they still remain entirely unclear. What’s known is that the wide receiver, a three-time Pro Bowler who still ranks fourth in Eagles history in receiving yards, was kicked to the curb by Philadelphia following the most productive season of his career.

The shadow of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is cast on the NFL logo background as he pauses before answering a question from the media during a news conference at the annual NFL football meetings at the Arizona Biltmore, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SNYDER: All-consuming NFL can’t get out of its own way

- The Washington Times

Our inability to look away from football is nothing new. But the last few months have been different. We might have thought the NFL was maxed out, but it has attracted a slew of new eyeballs as women, non-fans, politicians, news producers and corporate executives turn toward the league. What they see isn’t pretty.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy watches before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Charlotte, N.C. Hardy did not practice with the Panthers on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, and left the stadium in street clothes with his agent Drew Rosenhaus while awaiting a decision on his playing status regarding his domestic violence case.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Greg Hardy placed on exempt list by Panthers

- Associated Press

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says Hardy will continue to be paid, is allowed to be at the team facility but will not practice or play.

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Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBIs - five in an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias - and the Colorado Rockies routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 16-2 on Wednesday.

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Gerardo Parra catches a ball in foul territory hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter for an out while being grabbed by a fan during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

- Associated Press

Carlos Gomez noticed the high leg kick. No matter that it was strong-armed Yadier Molina behind the plate, the Milwaukee speedster took off. Twice.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list

- Associated Press

After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

NBA Calendar

- Associated Press

Sept. 27 - Training camps open for teams competing in preseason games outside North America.

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons watches from the dugout in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Blue Jays lose 8-2 to Orioles, who win AL East

- Associated Press

Fireworks exploded overhead, streamers and confetti rained upon the boisterous crowd and the Baltimore Orioles jubilantly gathered behind second base to celebrate clinching the AL East crown.

NHL Calendar

Associated Press

Oct. 8 - Regular season begins.

MLB Calendar

Associated Press

Sept. 30 - Postseason begins.

U.S. Attorney Andy Luger speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Luger told the AP about the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul participating in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terrorist organizations overseas. Authorities have said a handful of people have left Minnesota to join militant groups in Syria. At least one man has died while fighting for the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

- Associated Press

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.

Minnesota Twins' Danny Santana, right, doubles off Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello as he beat the tag by Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

- Associated Press

The Detroit Tigers were barely finished celebrating another go-ahead homer in the ninth inning when an ill-advised dive and an infield single cost them a victory.

Oakland Athletics' Scott Kazmir, third from left, waits to be removed from the baseball game against the Texas Rangers by manager Bob Melvin, left, in the fifth inning Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers

- Associated Press

Just when it looked like the Oakland Athletics had turned things around with consecutive wins in Seattle, they put together one of their sloppiest performances of the year.