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August 13, 2018 - 2:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a...
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August 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler had to be separated repeatedly following practice Sunday. Ngakoue and Fowler exchanged words while walking off the practice field, prompting the first skirmish . Calais Campbell grabbed Ngakoue briefly as...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins looks to throw a pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half in an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Mark Reis)
August 12, 2018 - 1:58 am
DENVER (AP) — Kirk Cousins was perfect in his cameo, and then kicked back and watched two former Broncos quarterbacks tear apart their old teammates. Cousins completed all four of his passes in the Vikings' 42-28 exhibition victory Saturday night, including a 1-yard touchdown strike on a quick...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 8:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. They are not against the country, military, flag or "The...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash from the Miami Marlins for a minor league pitcher. Bour is batting .227 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs. He's expected to be a pinch-hitter in Philadelphia, where Carlos Santana is the starting...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Alabama's Bo Scarbrough is looked at after being hurt during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson in Tampa, Fla. Player privacy laws currently stand in the way of regular in-depth NCAA football injury reports. Yet a mandated reporting system has been proposed. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the legalization of sports gambling up to the states sparked the idea. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 10, 2018 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision that allows states to legalize sports gambling has sparked a debate about requiring injury reports in college football. NCAA leaders are analyzing whether it's possible to have more medical transparency to prevent collusion and be more consistent...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) talks with home plate umpire Nic Lentz (59) after being called for a balk during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 10, 2018 - 1:26 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander got pushed around by the Seattle Mariners early Thursday night, and then umpire Nic Lentz sent him off for an early shower. Certainly not what the former Cy Young and MVP Award winner had in mind for his first shot at career win No. 200. Seattle jumped on Verlander...
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Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney celebrates after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 09, 2018 - 10:37 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A's sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota on Thursday to complete the deal that adds more depth to Oakland's stellar bullpen. The 41-year-old Rodney is 3-2 with 25...
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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia talks with Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden before training camp practice on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 in Napa, Calif. (Detroit Lions via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 7:05 pm
"Chucky" is back on the sideline at the Coliseum. Jon Gruden makes his return for the Oakland Raiders when they host the Detroit Lions in their exhibition debut on Friday night. Gruden last coached a home contest in Oakland on Jan. 12, 2001, when the Raiders beat the Jets 38-24 in a playoff game...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings' Nick Easton (62) moves to block a Carolina Panthers player during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Vikings say Easton's neck injury has put him on the injured reserve list, likely ending his season. Coach Mike Zimmer says Easton, who has not practiced since Aug. 3, 2018, has a bulging disc in his neck.(AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
August 09, 2018 - 4:13 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings lost a key member of their offensive line Thursday when left guard Nick Easton was placed on injured reserve because of a bulging disc in his neck. Coach Mike Zimmer made the announcement at a news conference. Easton hadn't practiced since Aug. 3 because of...
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