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ESPN: Colts Fear Ahmad Bradshaw Has a Broken Leg

ESPN: Colts Fear Ahmad Bradshaw Has a Broken LegJim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Not only did the Indianapolis Colts lose to the New England Patriots on Sunday night, they also may have lost starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw to a broken ankle. ESPN reports that the Colts are worried that Bra...

Tom Brady: We Have ‘to Put Up a Lot of Points’ Sunday

Tom Brady: We Have ‘to Put Up a Lot of Points’ Sunday

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- The New England Patriots will travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts Sunday night.

New England quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that the key to beating the Colts will be putting up a lot of points.

"When you play another great offense you're going to have to put up a lot of points," Brady said. "My focus is on the other side of the ball, but you also know you're not going to be able to score 13 points and win the game."

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is on track to break Peyton Manning's single season passing yards record and is the leader of the NFL's highest scoring offense.

"He's a great player," Brady said of Luck.  "He's in his third year and he's had a lot of success.  They're offense is doing a great job this year, they score a lot of points especially at home and he's kind of the ring leader."

With a win on Sunday, the Patriots will remain the top seed in the AFC.

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Colts Trample Giants Behind Luck’s Four Touchdowns

Colts Trample Giants Behind Luck’s Four Touchdowns

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes to go along with 354 passing yards as the Indianapolis Colts rolled over the New York Giants, 40-24, on Monday night. It was the seventh straight game that Luck tossed for more than 300 yards, a franchise record.

The scoring started off slow for Luck and the Colts (6-3), settling for a solitary Adam Vinatieri field goal in the first quarter. Indy's offense got going in the second when Luck found Coby Fleener for a 32-yard touchdown pass to make it a 10-0 game.

Three of Luck's scoring throws went for more than 30 yards, with all four going to a different receiver.

While the offense was firing on all cylinders, the Colts' defense kept New York (3-5) off-balance all night, sending them to their third straight loss. The Giants struggled to find a rhythm, scoring only a field goal in the first half. They were able to cut the lead to 23-10 on an Andre Williams 1-yard touchdown run, but the Colts responded with 17 straight points to put the game out of reach.

Manning finished the day with 359 passing yards and two touchdowns, although both scoring throws came late in the fourth quarter. Luck used nine different receivers during the game, with Fleener catching four passes for a team-high 77 yards.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 11/3/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/3/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Houston Rockets 104 (4-0) – Philadelphia 76ers 93 (0-4)

Brooklyn Nets 116 (2-1) – Oklahoma City Thunder 85 (1-3)

Memphis Grizzlies 93 (4-0) – New Orleans Pelicans 81 (1-2)

Dallas Mavericks 118 (3-1) – Boston Celtics 113 (1-2)

NHL: St. Louis Blues 4 (7-3-1; 15pts) – New York Rangers 3 (5-4-2; 12pts) SO

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Colts Hold Off Texans, Win 4th Straight

Colts Hold Off Texans, Win 4th Straight Joe Robbins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Andrew Luck threw for three touchdowns to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a 33-28 win over the Houston Texans Thursday night.                                                                                                      

The Colts (4-2) offense was on fire from the get-go, scoring on its first four offensive drives.

"We realized with the recent history of Thursday night games, teams who are going on the road are struggling, and we didn't want to do that," Luck said. "We were lucky enough to get off on that fast start. It takes focus, and you almost have to trick yourself into it."

Luck finishes the game completing 25 of 44 passes for 370 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a fumble.T.Y. Hilton caught nine balls for a career-high 223 yards and a touchdown in the win.The Texans (3-3) attempted to make a late comeback. Defensive end J.J. Watt recovered a Luck fumble and ran it 45 yards for a touchdown to cut the Colts lead to five with 10:46 remaining in the game. With the score the same and two minutes to play Houston had the ball on its own 21 yard line, but quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was stripped by Bjoern Werner and D'Qwell Jackson recovered the ball to seal the game for the Colts.

Arian Foster ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, as Indianapolis takes over sole possession of first place in the AFC South.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Indianapolis Colts 33 (4-2) - Houston Texans 28 (3-3)

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (1-0-0; 2pts) - Buffalo Sabres 1 (0-1-0; 0pts)

Montreal Canadiens 2 (2-0-0; 4pts) - Washington Capitals 1 (0-0-1; 1pts) SO

New Jersey Devils 6 (1-0-0; 2pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 4 (0-2-0; 0pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 6 (1-0-0; 2pts) - Anaheim Ducks 4 (0-1-0; 0pts)

Detroit Red Wings 2 (1-0-0; 2pts) - Boston Bruins 1 (1-1-0; 2pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (1-0-0; 2pts) - Florida Panthers 2 (0-0-1; 1pts) OT

New York Rangers 3 (1-0-0; 2pts) - St. Louis Blues 2 (0-1-0; 0pts)

Nashville Predators 3 (1-0-0; 2pts) - Ottawa Senators 2 (0-1-0; 0pts) 

Calgary Flames 5 (1-1-0, 2pts) - Edmonton Oilers 2 (0-1-0, 0pts)

Minnesota Wild 5 (1-0-0, 2pts) - Colorado Avalanche 0 (0-1-0, 0pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 3 (1-0-0, 2pts) - Dallas Stars 2 (0-0-1, 1pt) - Shootout

Winnipeg Jets 6 (1-0-0, 2pts) - Phoenix Coyotes 2 (0-1-0, 0pts)

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/5/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/5/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: American League Division Series: Baltimore Orioles 2 - Detroit Tigers 1 (Orioles win series, 3-0, Advance to ALCS)

Kansas City Royals 8 - Los Angeles Angels 3 (Royals win series, 3-0, Advance to ALCS)

NFL: New England Patriots 43 (3-2) - Cincinnati Bengals 17 (3-1)

Carolina Panthers 31 (3-2) - Chicago Bears 24 (2-3)

Cleveland Browns 29 (2-2) - Tennessee Titans 28 (1-4)

Philadelphia Eagles 34 (4-1) - St. Louis Rams 28 (1-3)

New York Giants 30 (3-2) - Atlanta Falcons 20 (2-3)

New Orleans Saints 37 (2-3) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 (1-4) - Overtime

Dallas Cowboys 20 (4-1) - Houston Texans 17 (3-2) - Overtime

Buffalo Bills 17 (3-2) - Detroit Lions 14 (3-2)

Indianapolis Colts 20 (3-2) - Baltimore Ravens 13 (3-2)

Pittsburgh Steelers 17 (3-2) - Jacksonville Jaguars 9 (0-5)

Denver Broncos 41 (3-1) - Arizona Cardinals 20 (3-1)

San Francisco 49ers 22 (3-2) - Kansas City Chiefs 17 (2-3)

San Diego Chargers 31 (4-1) - New York Jets 0 (1-4)

NASCAR: Joey Logano won at Kansas Speedway.

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Colts Sign LB Mathis to Extension

Colts Sign LB Mathis to Extension

Rob Carr/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Linebacker Robert Mathis may be out for the season, but that didn't stop the Indianapolis Colts from wanting to keep the five-time Pro Bowler around longer.The 33-year-old Mathis signed a one-year contract extension with the Colts Tuesday that will keep him with the team through the 2016 season.According to ESPN.com, Mathis can make up to $6 million in 2016.Mathis was suspended the first four games of this season after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.During his suspension, Mathis tore his Achilles tendon while working out on his own, causing him to be placed on the season-ending injured reserve.Last season, Mathis played in all 16 games for the Colts, recording 59 tackles and 10 forced fumbles while leading the NFL in sacks with 19.5.

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NFL Suspends Colts Safety LaRon Landry for Four Games

NFL Suspends Colts Safety LaRon Landry for Four Games

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Colts defense has been dealt another blow as the NFL has suspended safety LaRon Landry for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Landry will be eligible to return to the team on Oct. 27, the day after the team plays the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After a disappointing first season with the Colts, the 29-year-old Landry has been solid so far this season. In four games, Landry recorded 23 tackles and 1.0 sack.

Landry is in his eighth NFL season, and the Colts are his third team after previously playing for the Washington Redskins and New York Jets.

This is the second time a Colts player has been suspended in recent memory for a PED violation. Defensive end/linebacker Robert Mathis was suspended for four games. He then torr his Achilles tendon while he was working out during suspension.

The Colts have the 21st ranked defense through four games and are one of the worst teams in stopping the pass.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/28/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/28/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Green Bay Packers 38 (2-2) - Chicago Bears 17 (2-2)

Indianapolis Colts 41 (2-2) - Tennessee Titans 17 (1-3) 

Baltimore Ravens 38 (3-1) - Carolina Panthers 10 (2-2)

Detroit Lions 24 (3-1) - New York Jets 17 (1-3)

Miami Dolphins 38 (2-2) - Oakland Raiders 14 (0-4)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 (1-3) - Pittsburgh Steelers 24 (2-2)

Houston Texans 23 (3-1) - Buffalo Bills 17 (2-2)

San Diego Chargers 33 (3-1) - Jacksonville Jaguars 14 (0-4)

Minnesota Vikings 41 (2-2) - Atlanta Falcons 28 (2-2) 

San Francisco 49ers 26 (2-2) - Philadelphia Eagles 21 (3-1)

Dallas Cowboys 38 (3-1) - New Orleans Saints 17 (1-2)

MLB: Cleveland Indians 7 (85-77) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (77-85)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (76-86) - Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (88-74)

Baltimore Orioles 1 (96-66) - Toronto Blue Jays 0 (83-79)

New York Mets 8 (79-83) - Houston Astros 3 (70-92)

Detroit Tigers 3 (90-72) - Minnesota Twins 0 (70-92)

Washington Nationals 1 (96-66) - Miami Marlins 0 (77-85)

Atlanta Braves 2 (79-83) - Philadelphia Phillies 1 (73-89)

New York Yankees 9 (84-78) - Boston Red Sox 5 (71-91)

Kansas City Royals 6 (89-73) - Chicago White Sox 4 (73-89)

Chicago Cubs 5 (73-89) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (82-80)

Oakland Athletics 4 (88-74) - Texas Rangers 0 (67-95)

St. Louis Cardinals 1 (90-72) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (64-98)

San Francisco Giants 9 (88-74) - San Diego Padres 3 (77-85)

Seattle Mariners 4 (87-75) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 (98-64)

Los Angeles Dodgers 10 (94-68) - Colorado Rockies 5 (66-96)

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon won the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

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Eagles Roar Back, Clip Colts at the Wire

Eagles Roar Back, Clip Colts at the Wire

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) --  Trailing by seven with five minutes to play, Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles on two scoring drives, the second ending with Cody Parkey hitting a go-ahead field goal with time expiring, as the Eagles clip the Indianapolis Colts, 30-27, Monday night.

The Colts (0-2) never trailed until Parkey hit the game-winning kick. Indianapolis went into halftime up 17-6 after Andrew Luck found tight end Jack Doyle for a two-yard touchdown. The Colts furthered their lead in the second half when Adam Vinatieri's field goal made it 20-6 with 6:43 remaining in the third quarter.

Despite the deficit the Eagles (2-0) never panicked, scoring on two touchdowns in less than two minutes to finish off the third tied 20-20.  The Colts answered back on their first drive of the fourth quarter when Luck threw his third touchdown of the game, a seven-yard pass to Ahmad Bradshaw, to go back up by seven.

The game stayed that way until the the 3:25 mark when Foles found Jeremy Maclin for a six-yard touchdown to tie it up. The Eagles defense made Indianapolis go four and out before Parkey hit the game-winning field goal.

"We felt we had some plays (in the first half), we just couldn't make them," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. "But we're going to play 60 minutes and we played 60 minutes."

Darren Sproles made seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Andrew Luck lost two consecutive games for the first time since joining the NFL, despite throwing three touchdowns. 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/15/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/15/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Philadelphia Eagles 30 (2-0) - Indianapolis Colts 27 (0-2)

MLB: Baltimore Orioles 5 (90-60) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (77-72)

Miami Marlins 6 (73-76) – New York Mets 5 (72-79)

Tampa Bay Rays 1 (73-78) – New York Yankees 0 (76-73)

Washington Nationals 4 (86-63) – Atlanta Braves 2 (75-75)

Chicago Cubs 1 (66-84) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (71-80)

Houston Astros 3 (67-83) – Cleveland Indians 1 (76-73)

San Diego Padres 1 (69-80) - Philadelphia Phillies 0 (69-81)

Los Angeles Angels 8 (94-56) - Seattle Mariners 1 (80-69)

Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (62-88) - San Francisco Giants 2 (82-68)

Los Angeles Dodgers 11 (86-64) - Colorado Rockies 3 (59-91)

Kansas City Royals 4 (82-67) - Chicago White Sox 3 (68-82)

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Jim Irsay Reportedly Has Plea Deal in Place

Jim Irsay Reportedly Has Plea Deal in Place

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has reportedly reached a plea deal as part of his impaired driving case. That according the Indianapolis Star, citing court officials.

Irsay was arrested in March on a pair of misdemeanor charges. The Colts owner was arrested near his home after failing a field sobriety test. Officers on the scene said he had trouble reciting the alphabet. Police reports showed that Irsay had various prescription drugs and $29,000 in cash in his position at the time of the arrest.

"I cannot provide any details of -- or even verify the existence of -- an agreement unless and until one would be tendered to the Court at such a hearing," said Andre Miksha, a spokesman for the Hamilton County prosecutor.

The trial, originally scheduled for Oct. 30, was reportedly rescheduled for Tuesday. While details of the plea agreement were not released, the announcement of the plea will allow NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to deliver his punishment of Irsay.

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Colts Release RB Chris Rainey

Colts Release RB Chris Rainey

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ANDERSON, Ind.) -- The Indianapolis Colts released running back Chris Rainey on Monday for a violation of an undisclosed team rule.

Head coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement at training camp and would not provide any details for the reason Rainey was released.

"It's unfortunate and [a] violation of team rules," Pagano said.  "It was an in-house deal, that's all I'm going to say about that."

Rainey has a history of off-field issues and was arrested back in January 2013 after being charged with one count of simple battery with a woman.

The Colts signed Rainey last season and he played in two games before going on the injured reserve list.

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ESPN: Colts RB Ballard Tears Achilles Tendon

ESPN: Colts RB Ballard Tears Achilles Tendon

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ANDERSON, Ind.) -- Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard tore his left Achilles tendon, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Ballard was injured Friday at training camp when trying to catch a ball during a non-contact drill and had to leave the field on a golf cart.

"When you see someone like Vick Ballard go down who's worked so hard to get back, it's tough, but it happens," Colts owner Jim Irsay said. "As soon as you get to camp, those things happen. He's still young, and he's got a full career ahead of him, so we have to do an MRI and see exactly what it is and then go from there. But you really hope to not hear any of that kind of news."

Ballard only played in one game last season after tearing his right ACL in September.

With Ballard gone, Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw will compete for the starting running back position.

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NFL Suspends Colts’ LaVon Brazill for Entire Season

NFL Suspends Colts’ LaVon Brazill for Entire Season

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The NFL has announced that they've suspended Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill without pay for the entire 2014 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

This is the second time in his career that Brazill has been suspended by the NFL. He was banned the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the same policy.

Last summer when his first suspension was announced, Brazill said "it's either money or marijuana. I know any of you would choose money any day."

The latest suspension puts Brazill's future with the Colts, and even in the NFL, in serious jeopardy.

The 25-year-old Brazill was entering his third NFL season, all with the Colts. He was battling it out for one of the final roster spots to make the team.

In 2013, he caught 12 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns.

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Dallas Clark Calls It Quits

Dallas Clark Calls It Quits

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tight end Dallas Clark is calling it a career.

The 35-year-old Clark will retire on Wednesday as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, the team with whom he played nine of his 11 NFL seasons.Clark was selected by the Colts in the first round of the 2003 draft. He is a franchise leader in tight end receptions and touchdown catches. His final NFL season was spent in Baltimore, where he caught 31 balls for 343 yards and three touchdowns with the Ravens.The former first-team All-Pro finishes his career with 505 catches for 5,665 yards and 53 touchdowns.

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Jim Irsay Facing Misdemeanor Charges

Jim Irsay Facing Misdemeanor Charges

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) -- Jim Irsay appeared in Hamilton County court on Friday and was formally charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from his March driving arrest.

The owner of the Indianapolis Colts was charged with one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one count of operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body. Both are C misdemeanors and carry with them a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Irsay was arrested on May 16 for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. At the time of the arrest, authorities found $29,000 dollars in cash and "numerous" bottles of alcohol in his residence.

"We want to thank the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office for its professionalism in its investigation regarding Mr. Irsay and for devoting the necessary care and attention to determine the facts in this matter did not warrant the filing of felony charges relative to Mr. Irsay's prescription medications," said a statement from Irsay's legal team, Voyles, Zahn & Paul, released on his behalf. "Mr. Irsay will deal with the remaining misdemeanor charges through the judicial process."

An initial hearing has been scheduled for June 19.

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Colts’ Mathis Suspended Four Games

Colts’ Mathis Suspended Four Games

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Indianapolis star linebacker Robert Mathis has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 NFL season for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy. However, the drug which Mathis tested positive for is not a common one to football fans.

The linebacker was seeking fertility assistance and was reportedly told by the prescribing doctor that the drug would not cause a problem with the NFL.

"It is difficult for me to address the circumstances surrounding this suspension because they involve very personal medical information," said Mathis in a statement. "Like many families, my wife and I faced fertility challenges, and I sought medical assistance. I specifically asked the doctor if the medication he prescribed for me would present a problem for NFL drug testing, and unfortunately, he incorrectly told me that it would not. I made the mistake of not calling the NFL or NFLPA to double-check before I took the medication at the end of last season."

Mathis' mother, Denis White, was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer in August of 2013. Wishing to give her another grandchild, Mathis sought out fertility help from Dr. Steven Morganstern in Atlanta. Due to a health condition that his wife, Brandi, suffers from, Dr. Morganstern advised Mathis begin taking the drug Clomid to help accelerate the process.

The 33-year old began taking the drug in November and stopped after finding out his wife was pregnant. The couple is expecting a baby girl in the fall and Mathis' mother is still alive.

"The drug for which Mr. Mathis tested positive is not approved by the FDA for fertility in males and is a performance-enhancing drug that has been prohibited for years," said a statement released by the NFL. "Importantly, Mr. Mathis did not consult with the policy's Independent Administrator, a physician jointly approved by the NFL and NFL Players Association. Nor did he consult with his team doctor, the team's training staff, the NFLPA, the league office or the hotline established under the policy to give confidential information to players. Each of these sources would have warned against using this substance."

Mathis was the league leader in the sacks in 2013, recording 19.5 in his 12th season. He is eligible to return on Sept. 29 following the Colts Sept. 28 meeting with Tennessee. Mathis is still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason workouts, including team practices and games.

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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested

Colts Owner Jim Irsay ArrestedDoug Pensinger/Getty Images (INDIANAPOLIS) -- Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay was arrested Sunday night on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated. Irsay faces four felony counts after being arrested...
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