ESPN: Bengals Reward Defensive Tackle Geno Atkins With Extension

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_ba97da9799.jpgDilip Vishwanat/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The Cincinnati Bengals hope to have one of the top defenses in the NFL this season, and now they've rewarded arguably their best defensive player.  Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has agreed to a contract extension with the club.

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Red Sox Designate Reliever Daniel Bard for Assignment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_ad66b76668.jpgRobert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images (BOSTON) -- The Daniel Bard era appears to be over in Boston as the Red Sox have designated the reliever for assignment. At one time, Bard was one of the most dominant relievers in baseball, but injuries have derailed his career.

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Raiders Cut Rookie Quarterback Tyler Wilson

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_fcbb6a7c60.jpgNational Football League (NEW YORK) -- Some thought that the Oakland Raiders found great value in former Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft. As it turns out, the team has decided to cut him before the regular season even starts. Wilson played in just two of the Radiers' preseason games, and he did play admirably. He completed 11 of 20 passes for 93 yards.

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Kyle Busch Wins at Atlanta

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_29cf52aa35.jpgChris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR (ATLANTA) --  Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is Busch's fourth Cup win this season, and clinches him a spot in the Chase. Busch started of the race saying the No. 18 Toyota wasn't performing how he wanted. But by the end of the race, everything was figured out and Busch was hanging out in victory lane.

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Bills Still Might Start Manuel on Sunday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_8a4c1043cc.jpgRick Stewart/Getty Images (ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) -- Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel practiced Sunday for the first time since have a minor procedure on his left knee two weeks ago. Manuel injured his knee on Aug. 16 in the Bills second preseason game verus Minnesota. Manuel only particpated in individual drills Sunday, but is expected to partake in team drillls Monday. 

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