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  • (Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he has "no idea" whether veteran running back Adrian Peterson will play again this season.

  • (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

  • (The Sports Xchange) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play his first game in eight weeks this weekend against the Carolina Panthers, coach Mike McCarthy announced on Wednesday.

  • (The Sports Xchange) - Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky will miss six to eight weeks after sustaining an orbital bone fracture in a fight during Tuesday's game, the team announced Wednesday.

  • (The Sports Xchange) - The agent for superstar Bryce Harper said he met with the Washington Nationals last month to discuss a potential long-term contract extension.

  • (The Sports Xchange) - Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said in an interview he believes he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease known as CTE.

  • LONDON (Reuters) - Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome has denied breaking any rules after a urine test he gave during the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.

  • (Reuters) - Native American advocates launched an elaborate hoax on Wednesday, creating authentic-looking web pages of major media that purported to report that the National Football League's Washington Redskins had changed their name to the Redhawks.

  • (The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who signed a five-year contract extension last week, intends to retire at the completion of his new deal in 2024.

  • (The Sports Xchange) - The uncertainty about whether Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be ready to return this week was resolved on Thursday when Rodgers announced on Instagram that he was medically cleared to play football.

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  • A Green Day documentary, an inspiring HBO film on snowboarder Kevin Pearce and musical acts Calvin Harris and Major Lazer highlight a weekend of films, music and fashion at X Games Aspen later this month.The documentary "?Cuatro!" chronicles an extraordinary year in the life of Green Day. Fresh off a world tour and their trilogy of albums released last year, Green Day has morphed from a garage punk band in the '90s to Tony Award winners for their musical "American Idiot." In "?Cuatro!", audiences...

  • Snowboard coverage Ski coverageFreeski Slopestyle Finals:British skier James Woods clinched the men's slopestyle win at the U.S. Grand Prix Freeskiing event at Copper Mountain, Colo. on Saturday, dropping in last as the first-place qualifier to beat out Australian Russ Henshaw and Canadian Alex Beaulieu-Marchand and bump American Bobby Brown off the podium in the FIS World Cup event. Woods, who won the first FIS World Cup slopestyle contest of the season in Argentina in September, is the...

  • Hailing from Kamloops, British Columbia, Kris Foster is looking to become the second Canadian in as many years to make his debut in a Moto X discipline at the X Games. While fellow countryman Bruce Cook competed last year in Moto X Best Trick, Foster has his sights set on Speed & Style in 2013. After a successful amateur racing career, Foster turned pro and rode in the Canadian Pro Nationals where he enjoyed moderate success. After deciding that the risk-to-reward ratio didn't even come close...

  • Proudly wearing her Miss Motocross sash, motocross racer Sara Price didn't make it to the final 20 of the Miss California USA pageant last weekend in Pasadena, Calif. But the 2010 X Games bronze medalist in Super X came out unscathed and said she had a great experience."It was something totally different than anything I've ever done before, but being around so many different girls and a experiencing something new was a blast," Price said via email. "From staying in a host hotel, having a roommate...

  • The 2013 Red Bull Linecatcher freeskiing contest was set to take place on Monday at the massive French ski resort of Les Arcs. But due to clouds looming overhead and fog descending on the open face, the start of the event has been postponed until later this week, likely Wednesday. This is the fifth edition of the Red Bull Linecatcher, which is the European version of the Red Bull Cold Rush, a backcountry big-mountain and freestyle contest that has taken place in Silverton, Colo., the past two...

  • Snowboard coverage Ski coverageThe opening event in the newly unified Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face welcomed a fitting winner Friday in American Drew Tabke, who dominated a deep international field in Revelstoke, B.C. Not only is Tabke one of the only skiers to have followed both the European and North American tours over the past decade, he fell a whisker shy of winning the overall championship last year and has made it a mission to move up from second place this year. After...

  • PHOENIX -- Justin Barcia won an AMA Supercross race at Chase Field on Saturday night for his first career victory.Barcia, a rookie from Ochlocknee, Ga., became the 56th different winner in the history of the 450SX class. Two-time 450SX class champion Ryan Villopoto of Poulsbo, Wash., was second, and Davi Millsaps of Murrieta, Calif., grabbed third. Millsaps won last week's season opener at Angels Stadium.Villopoto spun out on the first lap and dropped from fourth to eighth place.Honda...

  • Snowboard coverage Ski coverage PreviewHalfpipe FinalsTorah Bright beat out Kelly Clark and Queralt Castellet in Saturday's women's halfpipe finals at the 2013 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colo., marking a return to form for the 2010 Olympic gold medalist."After the Olympics I decided I didn't want to ride pipe anymore for awhile. So I went and rode powder, just taking my time, taking it easy, and riding the way I wanted to ride. Just 'totally boarding,' as I call it," Bright...

  • Snowboard coverage Ski coverageAfter months of buildup and a weeklong powder delay that only heightened anticipation, Ralph Backstrom and Shannan Yates made a statement on behalf of American big-mountain snowboarders Friday at the season-opening Freeride World Tour competition in Revelstoke, B.C. Backstrom defended his Revy title from a year ago, with this year's win coming on a bigger and burlier face, Mac Daddy. Yates also was riding Mac Daddy for the first time. Both won by handy margins...

  • Aerial maneuvers are progressing at an impressive speed. Earlier this season Gabriel Medina put his stamp the North Shore season with his backflip, but this time another kid from Brazil's new generation has made his mark. Sixteen-year-old Yago Dora has been working on his version of the backflip for at least a year and his father and trainer, Leandro Dora, notes that Medina's always been an inspiration to young Yago. Earlier this week Yago landed a double-grab backflip at Rocky Point. His main...

  • As social media continues to factor highly on a brand's connection to its consumer base, DC Shoes recently sent out a big thanks as its Facebook page got its ten-millionth "Like.""We couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off the new year than as the first action sports brand to reach 10 million fans on Facebook. Facebook has been a great platform for us to connect with our audience and we can't thank the 10 million friends of DC that helped us hit this milestone enough. 2013 is looking...

  • A new film starring Torin Yater-Wallace, Gus Kenworthy, Aidan Sheahan and Jacob Wester was released Thursday. Created by Vital Films, the six-minute-long short called "Days to Come" features slow-motion Cineflex and Phantom footage shot from a helicopter in the 22-foot X Games SuperPipe at Buttermilk, Colo., last season, just after X Games 2012. It's a good teaser for the action we'll see in this year's X Games Aspen, which takes place Jan. 24-27. A trailer for the film was released last October. ...

  • Seventeen years after it began, the U.S. Grand Prix series marks a first this week at Copper Mountain, Colo. All four of the Olympic disciplines the Grand Prix now supports -- freeski and snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe -- will be contested at the same event, with World Cup points on the line in each competition. The Copper Grand Prix carries heavy significance across world rankings. Not only is it sanctioned by the International Ski Federation, it's also a 5-star event on the World Snowboard...

  • It's been a good 12 months for John Florence, and it appears to only be getting better. Long discussed rumors of Florence's addition to Hurley's already well-stocked team were confirmed on Jan. 8 when the Nike-owned surf brand released official word that they'd inked a five-year agreement with the young Hawaiian."John John is the most innovative surfer in the world," said Hurley's VP of Sports Marketing Pat O'Conell in a follow-up conversation. "At Hurley our focus is innovation, taking everything...

  • Olympic and X Games gold medalist Shaun White is starting off the new year with a new haircut and a blank slate. All charges related to his September arrest for public intoxication in Nashville, Tenn., were dismissed last Friday after showing he completed his court-mandated community service, according to a spokeswoman for the Nashville District Attorney. White's vandalism charges from the same incident were dropped in November after he paid restitution for destruction of property to the Loews...