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Giants have deal with veteran wide receiver James Jones

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have reached a contract agreement with veteran receiver James Jones. Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed the agreement Friday in a deal that adds depth to a receiving corps that includes Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Entering his ninth NFL season, Jones had 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns with the Oakland Raiders...
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Rickie Lambert scores brace in West Brom debut, same day he signs with the club

Rickie Lambert enjoyed a whirlwind start to his West Brom career on Friday as hours after passing a medical and signing a two-year deal he marked his debut with two goals. The striker sealed his move to the Hawthorns from Liverpool after the clubs swiftly concluded negotiations. Press Association Sport understands the Baggies have paid just under $4.7million for the 33-year-old,...
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Danny Ainge says Brad Stevens will go down as 'one of the great coaches to ever coach in the NBA'

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has one of the smartest minds in the NBA. He's also the youngest coach in the league, which means he has a very long future ahead to accomplish all that many expect him to. And in Celtics general manager Danny Ainge's opinion, Stevens will eventually be universally viewed as one of the all-time greats. Here's what he recently said, per ESPN...
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Rangers add to bullpen with acquisition of Dyson from Marlins

  The Miami Marlins traded right-handed reliever Sam Dyson to the Texas Rangers on Friday for catcher Tomas Telis and a minor-league pitcher. Dyson was 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 44 appearances for Miami this season. He appeared in 80 games with the Marlins over the past three seasons, after breaking into the majors for two games with Toronto in 2011. Telis has gotten limited action...
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Coyotes add Loiselle as hockey operations consultant

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes added Claude Loiselle on Friday as a hockey operations consultant. The 52-year-old Loiselle was the Toronto Maple Leafs' vice president and assistant general manager from 2010-14. He also served seven years as associate director of hockey operations for the NHL Loiselle had 92 goals and 117 assists in 616 career NHL games in 13 seasons with...
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Cubs acquire reliever Hunter from Orioles for Lake

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Chicago Cubs have acquired reliever Tommy Hunter from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Junior Lake. Hunter was 2 -2 with a 3.63 ERA in 39 appearances for Baltimore this season. The 29-year-old right-hander is 44-33 with a 4.28 ERA in eight seasons with Texas and the Orioles. He won 13 games as a starter with the Rangers in 2010 and was traded to Baltimore...
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Serena Williams withdraws from Bank of West with hurt elbow

  World No. 1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Bank of the West Classic because of an elbow injury she says must get ''back to 100 percent.'' The tournament announced her withdrawal Friday. It runs Aug. 3-9 at Stanford University. Williams expressed her disappointment and noted, ''The tournament is one of my favorites and the fans have always been so generous and...
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Todd Bowles on Sheldon Richardson: 'We're prepared to win without him'

Sheldon Richardson got himself into some hot water on Thursday as news broke that he was arrested on July 14 for allegedly street racing, going 143 miles per hour. Already set to serve a four-game suspension, Richardson's future as a New York Jet has become murky.As you'd expect, head coach Todd Bowles is disappointed in his Pro Bowl defensive end, and he's concerned with him as...
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Chiefs veterans return to St. Joe for training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito made it through all of training camp last season, through the long practices and insufferable heat on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Neither made it through his first game of the season. Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, went down before halftime of the season opener with a torn Achilles tendon, leaving...
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Pirates add rotation depth, pick up lefty J.A. Happ from Mariners

  The Pittsburgh Pirates added depth to their starting rotation on Friday, acquiring J.A. Happ from Seattle in exchange for minor-league pitcher Adrian Sampson. The 32-year-old Happ went 4-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 21 appearances for the Mariners this season, with 20 starts. The move is the latest in a series of pitching additions made by the Pirates at the trade deadline as they try...
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Mets add hitting help, trade for Detroit's Cespedes

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets have acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup that threatened to derail their postseason hopes. Cespedes hit .293 with 18 home runs with 61 RBIs in 102 games with the Tigers this season. The Mets trail first-place Washington by three games in the NL East, but New York rank last...
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Pirates acquire starter J.A. Happ from Mariners

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates added depth to their starting rotation on Friday, acquiring J.A. Happ from Seattle in exchange for minor-league pitcher Adrian Sampson. The 32-year-old Happ went 4-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 21 appearances for the Mariners this season, with 20 starts. The move is the latest in a series of pitching additions made by the Pirates at the trade deadline...
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Mets make powerful statement with deal for HR Derby champ Cespedes

The New York Mets went right up to the final minutes of Friday's trade deadline before snagging the big bat they coveted, acquiring outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers for a pair of minor league pitchers.Cespedes clubbed 18 homers and had 61 RBIs in 102 games this season but, unlike most power hitters, he is unlikely to be fazed by playing at New York's spacious Citi...
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Orlando City unveils new stadium design, completion set for 12 to 14 months

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando City Soccer officials said Friday that their new downtown stadium is expected to be completed by the end of the 2016 season. Team officials said during an unveiling of the new design for the 25,500-seat stadium that the privately-funded, $155 million facility should be finished in the next 12 to 14 months. That coincides with the final month of next season...
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Quarterback Ryan Tannehill 'superbly confident' in potential of Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Not long after connecting on a deep pass Friday, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill slapped hands with someone in celebration and was clearly smiling underneath his helmet. Sure, it was only Day 2 of training camp and the pads aren't even on yet. But Tannehill is making no effort to hide his good mood -- or his confidence. He has started every game for...
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Jaguars' Clemons arrives at training camp, sits out practice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons made it to training camp in time for the opening practice. It could be a few days before he actually gets on the field. The Jaguars placed Clemons on the active/non-football injury list Friday, a day after he failed to report for camp because of personal issues. He drove in from Georgia late Thursday night...
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Lieberman hired by Kings as NBA's second female assistant coach

  New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball's highest level. ''When I said to him, `You know, I really would like to coach,' and he said, `You would?' and he goes, `Nancy, if you want something you have to tell people...
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Tannehill confident, hopeful of a breakthrough in 2015

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Not long after connecting on a deep pass Friday, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill slapped hands with someone in celebration and was clearly smiling underneath his helmet. Sure, it was only Day 2 of training camp and the pads aren't even on yet. But Tannehill is making no effort to hide his good mood - or his confidence. He has started every game for the...
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Reliever Sam Dyson sent to Rangers by Marlins

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins traded right-handed reliever Sam Dyson to the Texas Rangers on Friday for catcher Tomas Telis and a minor league pitcher. Dyson was 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 44 appearances for Miami this season. He appeared in 80 games with the Marlins over the last three seasons, after breaking into the majors for two games with Toronto in 2011. Telis has gotten limited...
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Tigers trade Cespedes to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets have acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup that threatened to derail their postseason hopes. Cespedes hit .293 with 18 home runs with 61 RBIs in 102 games with the Tigers this season. The Mets trail first-place Washington by three games in the NL East, but New York rank...
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Steelers primed for 'Friday Night Lights' practice

The Steelers are bringing back a high school feel to their Friday practice session by going under the lights at nearby Latrobe Memorial Stadium. The players will arrive via school bus, bringing back memories of their high school days.  “Riding the bus, pulling up to the stadium, it takes you back to high school days," said cornerback William Gay via Steelers.com. "It’s a fun...
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New Steelers DC says it was 'awkward' to replace LeBeau

Things haven't been the same for Keith Butler and Dick LeBeau ever since the former replaced his mentor as Steelers defensive coordinator. Butler estimates that the duo has played 300 rounds of golf together, but it might be a little while before they take to the links again. After last season's lackluster defensive performance, it was evident to head coach Mike Tomlin that it was...
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All eyes on QB Marcus Mariota as Titans open training camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota barked out the snap count loud near the end of Tennessee's first practice of training camp. Sure enough, a defensive lineman jumped offside. So much for all that talk about how the quarterback might be too quiet. The No. 2 draft pick overall showed some of the skills Friday that led to him winning the Heisman Trophy last season at Oregon, completing...
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World record! 164 skydivers come together to make largest vertical formation ever

  Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers. The formation, resembling a giant flower, floated above the rural drop zone in Ottawa for a few seconds before...
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Antonio Brown gives tips on becoming a great receiver

Antonio Brown was perhaps the best receiver in the NFL last season. The Steelers receiver welcomed a NFL film crew to watch him practice and share his tips to becoming almost as good as he is.Brown, also one of the best route runners in the league, starts off by telling how he uses various movements at the line to gain separation from opposing defenders. "The feet don't stop," Brown...
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