Not a setback, but Andrew Luck won’t practice before next week

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will not practice this week, coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday. “He’s still a week away from as far as his throwing progression and things like that,” Pagano said. “We’ll keep him out of practice this week and hopefully integrate back in next week.” Pagano said Monday that Luck was progressing well in … Read more

Lawrence Timmons’ playing status for Sunday not firm

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says it’s possible linebacker Lawrence Timmons plays this week against the New Orleans Saints. Gase has been mostly mum when explaining the bizarre situation of Timmons, who went AWOL from the team on Sept. 16. Timmons wrapped up his suspension, which lasted one game, this week and rejoined the team Wednesday in preparation for … Read more

Defiant Joe Flacco defends Ravens’ 32nd-ranked offense

An unusually defiant Joe Flacco bristled at critical questions about the Baltimore Ravens offense and defended the play of the NFL’s 32nd-ranked offense. “I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves when we all of a sudden start saying we haven’t played well for three weeks,” Flacco said Wednesday. “We played terribly last week. There’s no way around that. But … Read more

Bruce Arians: Palmer playing ‘lights out’ for Cardinals

The 1-2 Arizona Cardinals are still unrecognizable to their counterparts from 2015, but head coach Bruce Arians thinks quarterback Carson Palmer is giving the team a chance to revisit their recently dominant past. “I don’t think our quarterback could have played any better,” Arians said of Palmer’s Monday Night Football performance against the Cowboys (29 of 48 for 325 yards and two touchdowns), via … Read more

Randall Cobb is on his way back. The Packers receiver told NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz that he’s “optimistic” he’ll play on Thursday Night Football against the Bears this week. Cobb missed Sunday’s overtime win over the Bengals with a chest injury. Cobb was a limited participant in practice Tuesday. The Packers’ offense is in sneaky-good shape. Despite no rushing game against the Bengals last week and Aaron Rodgers getting … Read more

Why danger lurks in Bok front row

Cape Town – Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is flirting increasingly with peril right across the physically-demanding front row in his Test side. By giving his most common substitutes in the three berths –Steven Kitshoff (loosehead prop), Bongi Mbonambi(hooker) and Trevor Nyakane (tighthead/utility) – pretty restricted game-time throughout the Rugby Championshipand also before it, the risk only swells that they will … Read more

Spurs – playing Ben Davies in a back-three with right-back Kieran Trippier filling in at left wing-back – were forced to hit APOEL on the break for their goal, similarly to how they beat Borussia Dortmund a fortnight ago, and fortunately they had Kane to side-foot home the opener. Heung-Min Son, who also scored in … Read more