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Rams receiver Pharoh Cooper could miss opener because of shoulder injury

Rams receiver Pharoh Cooper made a spectacular catch against the Denver Broncos, but it came with a price. Cooper suffered a shoulder injury on the play and will be sidelined for a few weeks, possibly missing the season opener, Coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday. Cooper, a fourth-round draft pick from...

Patriots' Tom Brady is not rusty in preseason debut

Tom Brady looked sharp in his preseason debut, throwing a 33-yard touchdown pass to Chris Hogan in helping the New England Patriots to a 19-17 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers on Friday night in Charlotte. Brady relieved Jimmy Garoppolo late in the first quarter and completed a 37-yard...

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  • Cornerback E.J. Gaines pushes to join Los Angeles Rams' starting lineup

    Cornerback E.J. Gaines pushes to join Los Angeles Rams' starting lineup

    E.J. Gaines waited more than a year to get back onto the field in a game situation. The Rams cornerback finally did that in last week’s exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs and now he’s ready to make a push to become a starter opposite Trumaine Johnson. Gaines is expected to play a large role...

  • Who is Jared Goff? Dog lover, 'cheesy pop' listener, No. 1 NFL draft pick

    Who is Jared Goff? Dog lover, 'cheesy pop' listener, No. 1 NFL draft pick

    Rams training camp is all-consuming for No. 1 pick Jared Goff, so much so that the rookie quarterback doesn’t always take the time to respond to his mom in a timely manner. As a result, Nancy Goff has to resort to sneaky texting measures sometimes, if only to check if her son’s thumbs still work....

  • All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu is back at work

    All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu is back at work

    Tyrann Mathieu, Justin Bethel and Frostee Rucker on Sunday practiced for the first time this training camp, and Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians said “there’s no doubt” all three will be ready for the Sept. 11 season opener.  Mathieu, an All-Pro safety last season who is coming back from surgery...

  • Rams' secondary is a primary area of concern

    Rams' secondary is a primary area of concern

    The secondary ranked as one of the Rams’ greatest concerns going into the off-season and it remains so with two exhibition games remaining before the season opener. Free-agent departures by cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Rodney McLeod left voids that were exposed again in the Rams’ victory...

  • Rams' Case Keenum looks more like a starter than Jared Goff

    Rams' Case Keenum looks more like a starter than Jared Goff

    Competition? What competition? At the moment, the so-called position battle between Case Keenum and Jared Goff is about as competitive as Secretariat against the field at the Belmont Stakes. Or Mike Tyson’s 91-second blowout of Michael Spinks. Or a hammer against a nail. You get the idea. Two games...

  • Todd Gurley scores in L.A. debut as the Rams beat the Chiefs, 21-20

    Todd Gurley scores in L.A. debut as the Rams beat the Chiefs, 21-20

    The Rams want to see Jared Goff make strides and become the franchise quarterback they deemed him to be after choosing him with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Through two exhibition games, Goff has made some noticeable stumbles. On Saturday night at the Coliseum, Goff tripped and fumbled on his...

  • As Jared Goff goes through growing pains his family endures a 'surreal' experience

    As Jared Goff goes through growing pains his family endures a 'surreal' experience

    Even though she’s the mother of a No. 1 overall draft pick, Nancy Goff is unassuming and agreeable. She didn’t want to say no Saturday to “Hard Knocks,” but she ultimately decided she didn’t want to wear a microphone for the HBO docu-drama while she watched the Rams play Kansas City in an exhibition...

  • Buffalo Bills cut Karlos Williams, Marcell Dareus to enter rehab

    Buffalo Bills cut Karlos Williams, Marcell Dareus to enter rehab

    Quarterback Tyrod Taylor and the “Bad News” Buffalo Bills overcame another series of preseason distractions to beat the New York Giants, 21-0, on Saturday.  Taylor zipped a 13-yard touchdown pass over the middle to LeSean McCoy to cap his fourth and final series. Backup EJ Manuel then secured the...

  • What to watch for during the Rams' preseason game against the Chiefs

    What to watch for during the Rams' preseason game against the Chiefs

    QUARTERBACK ROTATION: Case Keenum is rolling along as the starter. He completed all but one of his seven passes last week against the Cowboys, and would have been perfect if not for a drop. Keenum will play a few series and then give way to top-pick Jared Goff, who is expected to take a series...

  • Things you might have missed in Saturday's Rams-Chiefs game

    Things you might have missed in Saturday's Rams-Chiefs game

    First quarter Quarterback Case Keenum completed a 20-yard pass to Kenny Britt in his first attempt of the game. On the next play Keenum threw to Britt again, but the deep pass fell incomplete. Britt was able to draw pass interference from Chiefs safety Ron Parker on the throw, which moved the ball...

  • Rams target millennials as they try to expand their reach in Southern California

    Rams target millennials as they try to expand their reach in Southern California

    Isabel Nguyen grew up in Southern California without a local NFL team to root for. The Rams and Raiders both left after the 1994 season. So Nguyen, 23, adopted the team her father bonded with while growing up in Wisconsin: the Green Bay Packers. “I’m a stubborn person,” Nguyen, a Pomona resident,...

  • Le'Veon Bell suspended three games by NFL for repeatedly missing drug tests

    Le'Veon Bell suspended three games by NFL for repeatedly missing drug tests

    For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has a suspension from the NFL reduced before the regular season starts. Bell was suspended three games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the league announced. The suspension was reduced...

  • Rams running back Todd Gurley to make preseason debut against Chiefs

    Rams running back Todd Gurley to make preseason debut against Chiefs

    Todd Gurley sat out the entire 2015 exhibition season — and that worked out pretty well for the Rams. Gurley was still recovering from knee surgery that ended his final season at Georgia. The No. 10 pick in the NFL draft did not play until the Rams’ third regular-season game. He finished as the...

  • Steelers' James Harrison says he's willing to meet with NFL officials ... after deadline

    Steelers' James Harrison says he's willing to meet with NFL officials ... after deadline

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.  NFL Players Assn. attorney...

  • Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and pitcher CC Sabathia attend Rams training camp practice

    Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and pitcher CC Sabathia attend Rams training camp practice

    Rams tailback Todd Gurley almost didn’t believe his eyes. “I did see CC,” Gurley said in a tone of disbelief after practice Thursday. “I knew I wasn’t tripping. I swear I was like ‘Man, that is CC’ and everybody looked at me like I was crazy.” Manager Joe Girardi, pitcher CC Sabathia and a few...

  • Rams vs. Seahawks: How they compare

    Rams vs. Seahawks: How they compare

    LAST YEAR: The Rams swept the series last season. In their opener, they posted a 34-31 overtime victory at home that included a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown by Tavon Austin and a game-clinching stuff of Marshawn Lynch on fourth down. The teams met in Seattle in Week 16, and the Rams ended...

  • For all their success, Seahawks have struggled with Rams

    For all their success, Seahawks have struggled with Rams

    It’s noon at Seattle Seahawks headquarters, an idyllic piece of land along Lake Washington, and practice has just ended. Young employees carrying trays of made-to-order recovery drinks and smoothies distribute them to players heading off the two fields. Other players linger on the playing surface...

  • Hall of Fame will refund ticket, hotel costs for canceled NFL preseason game

    Hall of Fame will refund ticket, hotel costs for canceled NFL preseason game

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is offering refunds to fans who bought tickets to its canceled preseason game this month. The hall announced Thursday that it will reimburse fans for the face value of their tickets, fees and one-night hotel accommodations. It was forced to cancel the Aug. 7 game between...

  • Jared Goff says he's having fun in his first Rams camp

    Jared Goff says he's having fun in his first Rams camp

    It’s nearing a month since Jared Goff arrived at Rams training camp and began a challenge to become the team’s starting quarterback. The routine during the dog days of camp might be dragging for some. Not for Goff, the No.1 pick in the NFL draft. “It’s been fun,” he said Wednesday after what was...

  • There is a new star at Rams practice, and it's not human

    There is a new star at Rams practice, and it's not human

    As the Rams started practice Wednesday afternoon, there was palpable buzz surrounding an odd attraction.  Parents pointed it out to their children. Others snapped photos. One fan’s voice could be heard above the murmuring crowd.  “That’s the remote-control dummy from ‘Hard Knocks,’” he said to...

  • Akeem Ayers is intent on being a strong Rams pass rusher — and an example for L.A. youth

    Akeem Ayers is intent on being a strong Rams pass rusher — and an example for L.A. youth

    The buildup was everything Akeem Ayers expected it to be.  He celebrated his homecoming with family and friends. He held a football camp at Verbum Dei High, his alma mater. He woke up every day this summer and put on gear that made it clear he plays for Los Angeles’ NFL team.  But when Ayers ran...

  • Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines eager to play in exhibition after year away from game action

    Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines eager to play in exhibition after year away from game action

    Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines could be on track to play in Saturday night’s exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum. Gaines sat out last week against the Dallas Cowboys because of a hamstring strain. He took some first-team reps Tuesday and is expected to take more Wednesday. After...

  • Rams' defensive linemen respond to Coach Jeff Fisher's challenge

    Rams' defensive linemen respond to Coach Jeff Fisher's challenge

    The Rams’ defensive line is supposed to be the team’s strength, a cornerstone for a unit that must be stout as the offense seeks to develop an identity beyond running back Todd Gurley. So defensive tackle Aaron Donald took Coach Jeff Fisher’s words as a challenge. After the Rams’ exhibition opener...

  • Rams defensive end Robert Quinn in Rio to watch sister in Olympics

    Rams defensive end Robert Quinn in Rio to watch sister in Olympics

    Rams defensive end Robert Quinn is in the Olympic spirit. Quinn was absent from practice Tuesday because he was in Brazil to watch his sister compete in the Olympics, Coach Jeff Fisher said. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn attends Kentucky and won the NCAA 100-meter hurdles title. She is competing for Puerto...

  • Rams are counting on young left tackle Greg Robinson to serve, and protect, Jared Goff

    Rams are counting on young left tackle Greg Robinson to serve, and protect, Jared Goff

    On his third play from scrimmage as a professional quarterback, Jared Goff dropped back and . . . BOOM! He was driven into the ground. That welcome-to-the-NFL moment Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys produced not only an interception, but also a critical reminder for the Rams. If they can’t protect...

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