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  1. Tom Brady's destroyed cell phone is smoking gun that crushed the Patriots superstar
    Dan Wetzel

    Tom Brady's destroyed cell phone is smoking gun that crushed the Patriots superstar

  2. Sources: Nationals land closer Jonathan Papelbon
    Tim Brown

    Sources: Nationals land closer Jonathan Papelbon

  3. How Tom Brady can fight (and overturn) his suspension in court
    Eric Edholm

    How Tom Brady can fight (and overturn) his suspension in court

  4. Three Stars: Henry Burris, Charleston Hughes and Antoine Pruneau top Week Five
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Three Stars: Henry Burris, Charleston Hughes and Antoine Pruneau top Week Five

  5. Angels revamp OF depth by acquiring David Murphy and David DeJesus
    Tim Brown

    Angels revamp OF depth by acquiring David Murphy and David DeJesus

  6. Tom Brady should've just flushed the darn phone (podcast)
    Jay Busbee

    Tom Brady should've just flushed the darn phone (podcast)

  7. Patriots and Tom Brady's agent not happy with Roger Goodell
    Frank Schwab

    Patriots and Tom Brady's agent not happy with Roger Goodell

  8. What's wrong with the Riders? 0-5 start despite offence points at defence
    Andrew Bucholtz

    What's wrong with the Riders? 0-5 start despite offence points at defence

  9. Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced from three games to two
    Eric Edholm

    Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced from three games to two

  10. The woe of Danny Garcia: How an undefeated boxer can get no respect
    Kevin Iole

    The woe of Danny Garcia: How an undefeated boxer can get no respect

  11. Nicolas Batum dismisses report that he wants to play for Toronto Raptors
    Eric Freeman

    Nicolas Batum dismisses report that he wants to play for Toronto Raptors

  12. Some of Tom Brady's staunchest defenders didn't know of cell phone allegation
    Charles Robinson

    Some of Tom Brady's staunchest defenders didn't know of cell phone allegation

  • Casali homers twice again, Rays trounce Price, Tigers

    Casali homers twice again, Rays trounce Price, Tigers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Curt Casali had three hits and homered twice for the second straight game, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to 10-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 minutes 52 seconds ago
  • White Sox beat Red Sox 9-4

    White Sox beat Red Sox 9-4

    BOSTON (AP) -- Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Australia wrong to drop Haddin for third test - Ponting

    Australia wrong to drop Haddin for third test - Ponting

    Former captain Ricky Ponting believes Australia were wrong to leave wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of the team for the third Ashes test and says they will miss his experience when it starts at Edgebaston later on Wednesday. Ponting's successor … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Yankees post 11-run inning against Rangers

    Yankees post 11-run inning against Rangers

    The New York Yankees more than doubled a big inning by the Texas Rangers. New York had 11 runs and 10 hits in the second inning Tuesday night after Texas had taken a 5-0 lead in the first. The Yankees sent 15 batters to the plate, and Mark … More »

    AP - Sports - 21 minutes ago
  • LeBron James doesn't like his chances vs. Rousey

    LeBron James doesn't like his chances vs. Rousey

    LeBron also admitted via Twitter that he was too scared to introduce himself to Rousey at the ESPYs. … More »

    Cagewriter - 22 minutes ago
  • Davis hits 2 HRs, has 5 RBIs as Orioles beat Braves 7-3

    Davis hits 2 HRs, has 5 RBIs as Orioles beat Braves 7-3

    Chris Davis homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Davis hit a three-run shot in the first inning and a two-run drive in the second, … More »

    AP - Sports - 22 minutes ago
  • Flyers sign center Sean Couturier to long-term contract

    Flyers sign center Sean Couturier to long-term contract

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Sean Couturier to a multi-year contract extension. … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • Nicolas Batum dismisses report that he wants to play for Toronto Raptors

    Nicolas Batum dismisses report that he wants to play for Toronto Raptors

    His commitment to the Charlotte Hornets is not mutually exclusive to Zach Lowe's report. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 23 minutes ago
  • Berlin hosting 'Jewish Olympics' in stadium Hitler built

    Berlin hosting 'Jewish Olympics' in stadium Hitler built

    By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Seven decades after Adolf Hitler sought to stop Jews from competing in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, more than 2,500 Jewish competitors will take part in the 14th European Maccabi Games from Wednesday at the … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Hosmer's HR in 9th lifts Royals by Tribe

    Hosmer's HR in 9th lifts Royals by Tribe

    Eric Hosmer's homer with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who have lost eight straight at home - their longest home losing streak in 40 years. Hosmer hit a 3-2 … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Nationals acquire Papelbon from Phillies

    Nationals acquire Papelbon from Phillies

    The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. On the night the Nationals got Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman back from long stints on the disabled list, they also landed Papelbon from … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Marlins' Fernandez now 15-0 at home

    Marlins' Fernandez now 15-0 at home

    MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Fernandez stayed unbeaten in his home career, Dee Gordon's standup triple led to him scoring the go-ahead run in his return to the lineup and the Miami Marlins topped the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Tuesday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Catchings hits game-winner, becomes 2nd all-time scorer

    Tamika Catchings hit a game-winning fadeaway jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime and became the WNBA's second all-time leading scorer as the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 75-73 on Tuesday night to open the second half of the season. … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Syndergaard perfect into 7th as Mets win

    Syndergaard perfect into 7th as Mets win

    Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Tuesday night. Firing his fastball up to … More »

    AP - Sports - 36 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Kershaw's streak, All-Stars on new teams

    LEADING OFF: Kershaw's streak, All-Stars on new teams

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

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • Phils move on from Papelbon, edge Jays

    Phils move on from Papelbon, edge Jays

    The Philadelphia Phillies won their first game after trading All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Tuesday night for their ninth victory in 10 games since the All-Star break. Adam Morgan stopped a … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Betts hurt attempting to catch Abreu home-run drive

    Betts hurt attempting to catch Abreu home-run drive

    Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts was injured in the sixth inning when he tumbled into Boston's bullpen while attempting to catch a drive by Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox that went for a home run. Betts was initially credited with catching … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Blanco leads Phillies past Blue Jays 3-2; Bautista, Travis leave game early

    Andres Blanco's double in the fifth inning scored the winning run as the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Rookie Adam Morgan (2-2) earned the win for Philadelphia (38-63), striking out two … More »

    The Canadian Press - 46 minutes ago
  • With Troy Tulowitzki traded, could Carlos Gonzalez be next?

    With Troy Tulowitzki traded, could Carlos Gonzalez be next?

    DENVER (AP) -- Troy Tulowitzki is gone. Carlos Gonzalez might be next. Maybe even just-acquired Jose Reyes. … More »

    AP - Sports - 54 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup

    Major League Baseball suspended New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia for 162 games on Tuesday after a second failed drug test this season. Mejia returned July 7 from an 80-game suspension that began in April for using a performance-enhancing drug. … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez's No. 45

    Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez's No. 45

    The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script. Calling his former catcher out to join him in the center of the diamond, Martinez took … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Dodgers' Turner goes to emergency room with leg infection

    Dodgers' Turner goes to emergency room with leg infection

    Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner went to an emergency room Tuesday for treatment on a pimple on his leg that turned into an infection. Turner was scratched from the Dodgers' lineup against Oakland on Tuesday night. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Rays trade OF DeJesus to Angels

    Rays trade OF DeJesus to Angels

    The Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday for minor league pitcher Eduar Lopez. The 35-year-old DeJesus is hitting .259 with five homers and 26 RBIs this season. Also on Tuesday the Angels acquired … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Patriots fans defiant after 'Deflategate' ruling

    Patriots fans are steamed after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension Tuesday. In bars across downtown Boston, denizens of Patriots Nation expressed surprise and anger at the ruling while still holding out hope … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Angels OF Trout sits with wrist injury

    Angels OF Trout sits with wrist injury

    Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros because of an injured left wrist. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Trout was having an MRI as a precaution Tuesday but he had not received the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • A's trade utilityman Zobrist to Royals

    A's trade utilityman Zobrist to Royals

    Back in college, Ben Zobrist once kicked Ned Yost out of his apartment. The Royals made another big addition for the season's stretch run on Tuesday, acquiring the versatile Zobrist and nearly $2.6 million from the Oakland Athletics for … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Breaking Lucky holds off Shaman Ghost to win Prince of Wales Stakes race

    Breaking Lucky holds off Shaman Ghost to win Prince of Wales Stakes race

    Breaking Lucky proved to be a bad omen to Shaman Ghost's Triple Crown aspirations Tuesday night. The 13/1 longshot came from last to edge the Queen's Plate winner by a neck in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Racetrack. Breaking … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

    CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

    A computer will call balls and strikes as the home plate umpire handles all of his other regular duties. ''It's going to be strange yelling at that computer,'' San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy joked. On Tuesday night, the computer system … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Tulowitzki and Papelbon on move to Jays, Nats

    Tulowitzki and Papelbon on move to Jays, Nats

    (Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays swapped All-Star shortstops with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, acquiring Troy Tulowitzki while shipping Jose Reyes to Colorado in a blockbuster, multi-player exchange. In another high-profile move on Tuesday … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Indians send OF Murphy to Angels

    Indians send OF Murphy to Angels

    The Cleveland Indians traded veteran outfielder David Murphy to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday for minor league shortstop Eric Stamets. The Angels addressed their most glaring lineup weakness in left field by adding their third experienced … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Tulowitzki and Papelbon on move to Jays, Nats

    * Five-time All-Star Tulowitzki heads to Toronto * Rockies get four-time All-Star Reyes in exchange * Closer Papelbon leaves Phillies for Nationals (Updates with Papelbon's move to Nationals) July 28 (Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays swapped … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Bill release veteran G Chris Williams

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have released offensive guard Chris Williams a day before players begin reporting for the start of training camp. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • Mets' Syndergaard loses bid for perfect game on hit in 7th

    Mets' Syndergaard loses bid for perfect game on hit in 7th

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard has lost his bid for a perfect game when Will Venable singled on the first pitch of the seventh inning. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • World Series of Fighting taps digital media executive as its new CEO

    World Series of Fighting taps digital media executive as its new CEO

    Carlos Silva, 50, is named the CEO for the mixed martial arts league and hopes to strengthen its presence in the live sports landscape. … More »

    Cagewriter - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Rockies call up 2 relievers, shortstop to round out roster

    CHICAGO (AP) -- A day after trading shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and right-hander LaTroy Hawkins to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Colorado Rockies called up relievers Aaron Laffey and Justin Miller from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday along with shortstop … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • NFL-National Football League roundup

    Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in "Deflategate" was upheld by National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday. After weeks of conjecture that the league and the NFL Players Association were working on a settlement … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • Mets' Mejia suspended 162 more games

    Mets' Mejia suspended 162 more games

    Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by Major League Baseball following a second positive test for performance-enhancing substances. Couldn't understand it,'' … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • NFL upholds Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension, saying he destroyed his phone

    NFL upholds Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension, saying he destroyed his phone

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday upheld a four-game suspension of Tom Brady for his role in deflating footballs used in the game that put the New England Patriots in the 2015 Super Bowl, saying for … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Broncos DE Smith to rejoin team

    Defensive end Antonio Smith will participate in the Denver Broncos' training camp after tending to a personal matter that kept him away from the team's offseason workouts this summer. The Broncos' brass and Smith decided it was best for him to stay … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Capitals D Orpik undergoes wrist surgery

    Capitals D Orpik undergoes wrist surgery

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, according to a statement from the team. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 1 minute ago