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  1. Patriots ignore anything deflate-gate, even giant banner above that mocked Tom Brady
    Charles Robinson

    Patriots ignore anything deflate-gate, even giant banner above that mocked Tom Brady

  2. Flyers sign Jakub Voracek to eight-year, $66M extension
    Josh Cooper

    Flyers sign Jakub Voracek to eight-year, $66M extension

  3. Go big or go home: Eight bold fantasy predictions for 2015
    Andy Behrens

    Go big or go home: Eight bold fantasy predictions for 2015

  4. Why Ohio State's suspensions aren't a trouble sign for the defending champs
    Pat Forde

    Why Ohio State's suspensions aren't a trouble sign for the defending champs

  5. Marcus Stroman found out about the David Price trade while in class and couldn't contain himself
    Mike Oz

    Marcus Stroman found out about the David Price trade while in class and couldn't contain himself

  6. Astros acquire center fielder Carlos Gomez from Brewers
    Tim Brown

    Astros acquire center fielder Carlos Gomez from Brewers

  7. Jon Richter, son of Rams great Les Richter, defends Hall of Fame policy amid Junior Seau controversy
    Eric Adelson

    Jon Richter, son of Rams great Les Richter, defends Hall of Fame policy amid Junior Seau controversy

  8. Report: Kam Chancellor will hold out from Seahawks camp, seeking new deal
    Eric Edholm

    Report: Kam Chancellor will hold out from Seahawks camp, seeking new deal

  9. Broncos still Super Bowl contenders, even if it'll look a little different
    Frank Schwab

    Broncos still Super Bowl contenders, even if it'll look a little different

  10. Tony Romo, Cowboys will be unable to dodge Super Bowl expectations talk
    Dan Wetzel

    Tony Romo, Cowboys will be unable to dodge Super Bowl expectations talk

  11. Alex Galchenyuk inks two-year, $5.6 million bridge deal with Canadiens
    Sean Leahy

    Alex Galchenyuk inks two-year, $5.6 million bridge deal with Canadiens

  12. Jets DE Sheldon Richardson busted for allegedly driving 143 mph, resisting arrest
    Frank Schwab

    Jets DE Sheldon Richardson busted for allegedly driving 143 mph, resisting arrest

  • Falcons OL Holmes goes on physically unable to perform list

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have placed offensive tackle Lamar Holmes on the physically unable to perform list after he sustained another foot injury. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 minutes 12 seconds ago
  • Blue Jays hit three home runs to down American League best Royals

    Blue Jays hit three home runs to down American League best Royals

    Marco Estrada wasn't at all distracted by the Blue Jays acquisition of David Price when he took the mound on Thursday night. "I don't really read anything the day I pitch, I just kind of relax at home so I had no idea until I got here," Estrada … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 minutes ago
  • Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak

    Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak

    Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and the Boston Red Sox beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 8-2 on Thursday night, snapping Chicago's seven-game winning streak. Knuckleballer Steven Wright (4-4) pitched seven effective innings in … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Burnett hit hard again in loss to Reds

    Burnett hit hard again in loss to Reds

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high seven runs on Thursday night, powering the Reds to a 15-5 victory that kept the Pittsburgh Pirates winless in Cincinnati this season. … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • Depleted Tigers get 16 hits and squeeze past Orioles 9-8

    Depleted Tigers get 16 hits and squeeze past Orioles 9-8

    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes homered and drove in three runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 on Thursday night after shifting into rebuilding mode by trading two of their best pitchers. … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • Report: Kam Chancellor will hold out from Seahawks camp, seeking new deal

    Report: Kam Chancellor will hold out from Seahawks camp, seeking new deal

    Kam Chancellor is the latest to be unhappy with his contract, and he's planning to hold out from Seahawks camp per ESPN. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 17 minutes ago
  • Hawks F Scott arrested on drug charges

    Hawks F Scott arrested on drug charges

    Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott has been arrested on drug charges. The Banks County sheriff's office says deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Scott's 20-year-old brother, Antonn, for following too closely Thursday morning on Interstate 85 … More »

    AP - Sports - 24 minutes ago
  • Mercury close on 19-5 spurt to beat Shock 78-66

    Mercury close on 19-5 spurt to beat Shock 78-66

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- DeWanna Bonner had 24 points and nine rebounds, Candice Dupree scored 20 and the Phoenix Mercury beat Tulsa 78-66 on Thursday night in the Shock's first game since their Dallas relocation announcement. … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • Blue Jays hit 3 HRs to defeat Royals 5-2

    Blue Jays hit 3 HRs to defeat Royals 5-2

    TORONTO (AP) -- Dioner Navarro is about to be reunited with an old teammate, and he's excited about what they might achieve together. … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Almaty, Beijing make final pitches to IOC ahead of vote on host city for 2022 Winter Olympics

    Almaty, Beijing make final pitches to IOC ahead of vote on host city for 2022 Winter Olympics

    The Kazakh city of Almaty and Beijing are making their final pitches to the International Olympic Committee ahead of the vote on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Olympics, goes in as the favourite as it bids … More »

    The Canadian Press - 33 minutes ago
  • IOC kicks off proceedings for 2022 winter Games host vote

    The Chinese capital, banking on the country's financial clout and the city's past Olympic experience from hosting the summer 2008 Games, has emerged as the clear frontrunner as it looks to become the first city to be awarded both summer and winter … More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • Latos, Wood to Dodgers in 13-player deal

    Latos, Wood to Dodgers in 13-player deal

    The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on Thursday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 47 minutes ago
  • Brown, Harang lead Phillies past Braves 4-1

    Brown, Harang lead Phillies past Braves 4-1

    Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Carlos Ruiz had two RBIs and every Phillies starter had at least one hit … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • Olympics-IOC kicks off proceedings for 2022 winter Games host vote

    The Chinese capital, banking on the country's financial clout and the city's past Olympic experience from hosting the summer 2008 Games, has emerged as the clear frontrunner as it looks to become the first city to be awarded both summer and winter … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago
  • Yankees get Ackley from Mariners in 3-player trade

    Manager Joe Girardi has some more versatility on the Yankees bench after New York acquired Dustin Ackley from Seattle on Thursday. Ackley has appeared at five positions during his 584 major league games since 2011, all with the Mariners. New York … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Enthusiastic Bryant hits Cowboys camp

    Enthusiastic Bryant hits Cowboys camp

    Dez Bryant wanted to toss a football with fellow receiver Cole Beasley almost as soon as he took the field for the first time at the training camp he threatened to skip without a long-term contract. The Cowboys had their enthusiastic All-Pro for … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Suspended Jets DL Richardson charged

    Suspended Jets DL Richardson charged

    Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The New York Jets defensive lineman is now facing trouble with the law. Richardson was charged Thursday in St. Charles County, Missouri, with resisting arrest and … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Cueto set to make Royals' debut at Toronto

    LEADING OFF: Cueto set to make Royals' debut at Toronto

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • 1860s baseball card fetches $179,000 at auction of sports memorabilia

    1860s baseball card fetches $179,000 at auction of sports memorabilia

    A circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card that's been in the same family for over 150 years has fetched over $179,000 at auction. The pre-Civil War baseball card was owned by Florence Sasso of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It shows … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Astros obtain Gomez, Fiers from Brewers

    Astros obtain Gomez, Fiers from Brewers

    The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers. Houston also received right-hander Mike Fiers in the deal and sent four … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • 1860s baseball card fetches $179,000 at auction

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card that's been in the same family for over 150 years has fetched over $179,000 at auction. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • PM Abbott calls on fans to 'respect' Goodes

    PM Abbott calls on fans to 'respect' Goodes

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on Australian Rules fans to show "respect and civility" to Adam Goodes as support for the Aboriginal footballer continued to build on Friday. Goodes, one of the best players to have played the hugely-popular … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Sandoval injures forearm on strikeout

    BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been taken out of Boston's game against the Chicago White Sox after getting hit on the left forearm while striking out. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
  • Suns make coaching, front-office moves

    The Phoenix Suns have added Nate Bjorkgren and former NBA players Earl Watson and Corey Gaines to Jeff Hornacek's coaching staff and shifted Mark West from the bench back to the front office as vice president of player relations. The Suns said … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Australian Rules-PM Abbott calls on fans to 'respect' Goodes

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on Australian Rules fans to show "respect and civility" to Adam Goodes as support for the Aboriginal footballer continued to build on Friday. Goodes, one of the best players to have played the hugely-popular … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Gates not sure how banned substance got into his system

    Gates not sure how banned substance got into his system

    San Diego Chargers star tight end Antonio Gates didn't shed much light on the surprising drug suspension that will sideline him for the season's first four games. Gates said he's been in the random testing program for six years ''just because of … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Without new contract, Jets' Wilkerson focused on football

    Without new contract, Jets' Wilkerson focused on football

    Muhammad Wilkerson is frustrated and still wants a big payday. Until then, though, the New York Jets defensive end is keeping his contract situation off the field. Wilkerson practiced with his teammates Thursday as the Jets opened training camp - … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 52 minutes ago
  • Not so hard for 'Big Easy' after kidney stone worries

    Not so hard for 'Big Easy' after kidney stone worries

    (Reuters) - Ernie Els put behind him a fear over potential kidney stones and the disadvantage of no pre-tournament practice rounds this week as he surged into contention for the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday. The big South African, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  • Packers offense opens training camp with running start

    Packers offense opens training camp with running start

    The Green Bay Packers got off to a running start at training camp. Coach Mike McCarthy wouldn't have it any other way for the NFL's highest-scoring team last season. ''The tempo of practice was what I was looking for,'' McCarthy said Thursday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Golf-Not so hard for 'Big Easy' after kidney stone worries

    Ernie Els put behind him a fear over potential kidney stones and the disadvantage of no pre-tournament practice rounds this week as he surged into contention for the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday. The big South African, who has … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 9 minutes ago
  • Justin Upton's home run caps wild Padres comeback at rain-soaked Citi Field

    Justin Upton's home run caps wild Padres comeback at rain-soaked Citi Field

    In perhaps his final game with San Diego, Justin Upton sent a message to the Mets and others than he can be difference maker down the stretch. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 17 minutes ago
  • Knicks sign F Porzingis, G Grant

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks have signed first-round draft picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 22 minutes ago
  • Study suggests people spent more money during Pan Am Games

    A new study suggests people — particularly tourists — spent more money in downtown Toronto and near Pan Am venues during the Games compared with the same period last year. The study by the payment processing company Moneris is based on debit and … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Canadiens sign restricted-free-agent Alex Galchenyuk to two-year deal

    Canadiens sign restricted-free-agent Alex Galchenyuk to two-year deal

    The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with forward Alex Galchenyuk. Galchenyuk will count US$2.8 million against the salary cap each of the next two seasons, according to multiple reports. Galchenyuk was the Canadiens' … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 31 minutes ago
  • Houston aiming for World Series with trade for Carlos Gomez

    Houston aiming for World Series with trade for Carlos Gomez

    Forget about the rebuild, the Astros now have legitimate World Series hopes after picking up Carlos Gomez. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Latest Quicken Loans National leaderboard

    July 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest leaderboard in the first round from the U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National at the par-71 course on Thursday in Gainesville, Virginia holesplayed rounds -8 Retief Goosen (South Africa) 18 63 Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Goosen and Ishikawa set pace, Woods five back

    Goosen and Ishikawa set pace, Woods five back

    (Reuters) - Veteran South African Retief Goosen drew on good memories of past Presidents Cups played at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club as he charged into a tie for the first-round lead at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday. Goosen … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 36 minutes ago
  • Golf-Goosen and Ishikawa set pace, Woods five back

    * Goosen flies high with an eight-birdie 63 * Ishikawa moves joint top with a hole-in-one * Woods overcomes rough start, shoots three under (Adds Woods quotes) July 30 (Reuters) - Veteran South African Retief Goosen drew on good memories of past … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 37 minutes ago
  • Pirates acquire closer Soria from Tigers

    Pirates acquire closer Soria from Tigers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made another move to upgrade their bullpen on Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for a minor leaguer. The 31-year-old Soria was 3-1 with 23 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 43 appearances with … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
  • Kubiak hoping history repeats itself with Elway, Manning

    Kubiak hoping history repeats itself with Elway, Manning

    Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints. Bottom line: plenty of rest for Manning, a notorious workhorse who's long been loath to give away any snaps. With Manning coming off a thigh injury that hampered him down the stretch last season, Kubiak gave … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 49 minutes ago