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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a pass during NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Prescott and the Dallas passing game have seen some rough patches early in training camp. Two years removed from being the NFL offensive rookie of the year, the Cowboys quarterback trusts that the process is coming along as planned. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas,m File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:22 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott threw two interceptions just a few plays apart in a training camp practice, including an ill-advised pass across the field to a receiver just a few yards from the line of scrimmage. Those picks, and the decisions that go with them, are under more scrutiny after...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert speaks at a news conference in Berea, Ohio. The Broncos say former personnel executive Tom Heckert died Sunday night, Aug. 5, 2018, following a long illness. Heckert, 51, stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years with amyloidosis, a rare disease that causes a buildup of amyloid proteins in the heart, kidney, liver and other organs. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, New York Rangers associate coach Scott Arniel, left, and head coach Alain Vigneault talks in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in New York. The Washington Capitals have hired Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants on coach Todd Reirden’s staff. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the moves Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. After Reirden was promoted from associate coach to fill Barry Trotz’s role, Arniel and Cashman replace him and outgoing assistant Lane Lambert behind the bench for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Arniel, 55, spent the past five seasons as associate coach for the New York Rangers under Alain Vigneault. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
August 06, 2018 - 1:04 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals filled out new coach Todd Reirden's staff Monday by hiring Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants. For all the continuity on their roster, the Capitals have undergone the most change behind the bench this summer...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Rondon throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 06, 2018 - 3:22 am
Now that the dust has settled after the trade deadline, here's some quick trivia: Which team does Zach Duke pitch for? How about Darren O'Day? Or Seunghwan Oh? It seemed like every contender wanted to add another arm or two in the bullpen, making the hours and days leading up to last week's non-...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 11:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won't give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Brian Dozier hits a two-run double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got the best of the Houston Astros and it took a pair of players not on last year's World Series roster to do it. Brian Dozier delivered a two-run double in the first inning and Manny Machado had three hits with two runs scored as the Dodgers...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson runs a play during practice at NFL football training camp, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 05, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Super Bowl victory gave Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman more job security. The Philadelphia Eagles signed their coach and executive vice president of football operations to contract extensions through the 2022 season. Coming off the franchise's first championship since 1960,...
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Justin Thomas points the Gary Player Cup trophy after winning the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
August 05, 2018 - 8:06 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Nervous at the start, Justin Thomas was in full control at the Bridgestone Invitational to the end. He had a four-shot lead and faced a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would only determine his margin of victory. And then he nearly lost it. He marked his ball, turned...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
August 05, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros placed starting pitcher Lance McCullers on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow discomfort and activated right-handed reliever Roberto Osuna. Osuna was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade-deadline deal last week and is coming off a 75-day...
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Houston Astros Yuli Gurriel pours candy near the mouth of Jake Marisnick, who had hit a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
August 05, 2018 - 2:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Astros are doing more than just getting by without injured Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa. Josh Reddick's three-run homer highlighted Houston's seven-run eighth, and the Astros routed the Dodgers 14-0 to hand Los Angeles its biggest shutout loss at home in 95 years Saturday...
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