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Browns sign OL Vinston Painter

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns have signed offensive lineman Vinston Painter to their active roster off Denver's practice squad. To make space, the club waived offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann, who failed a physical. Hauptmann was claimed off waivers on Sunday from Seattle. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Painter was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round last year from Virginia Tech...
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Tom Watson adds Bradley, Mahan, Simpson to U.S. Ryder Cup team

  Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night. Watson filled out his U.S. team that will try to win back the cup by selecting Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson. Among those he left off the team was Chris Kirk, who finished ahead of Simpson in the Ryder Cup standings and won the Deutsche...
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Rangers set record for most players used in major-league season

  This was not the kind of record-setting season Rangers manager Ron Washington envisioned. When left-hander Derek Holland took the mound against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, he became the 60th player that Texas has used this year, breaking a tie with three other teams for the most used in a single season in major-league history. The Indians and Padres each used 59 players...
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NFL star, boxer Charlie Powell dies at 82

Charlie Powell, the San Diego sports all-star who was one of the first black NFL players and who later became a boxer and fought Cassius Clay, has died. He was 82. His brother Jerry tells U-T San Diego that Powell died early Monday at a San Diego hospital after being treated for dehydration following a collapse at a hotel on Friday. After graduating San Diego High in 1952 with 12...
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37th time the charm for China's Peng at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before when she had surgery to repair a heart defect at age 12. But her day finally came Tuesday when Peng beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open to earn a spot in a Grand Slam semifinal...
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Penn State suddenly has sights on poll position

Two years after sanctions threatened to cripple the program, Penn State has an eye on a spot in the polls. The Nittany Lions as one of the top 25 teams in the country? Just the thought of a ranked Penn State team seemed improbable in 2012 when the NCAA levied the type of punishments against the program that should have been a virtual death sentence. Among the big hits in the wake...
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Cilic tops Simon in 5 sets, makes US Open quarters

NEW YORK (AP) Marin Cilic held off Gilles Simon this time, winning their U.S. Open fourth-round match 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The Frenchman had come from behind for a five-set victory at the Australian Open to improve to 4-0 against Cilic. But on a hot and humid Tuesday at Flushing Meadows, the 14th-seeded Croat saved a break point in the first game of the final set, then broke...
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Brewers OF Gomez out for week with sprained wrist

CHICAGO (AP) Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has been diagnosed with a sprained left wrist and will be out of the starting lineup for at least one week. The Brewers went into Tuesday night's game against the Cubs in Chicago trailing NL Central-leading St. Louis by one game. Gomez injured his wrist swinging a bat in Milwaukee's 15-5 loss to San Francisco on Sunday...
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Report: Wes Welker suspended four games for use of amphetamines

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended for use of amphetamines, according to a report confirmed by FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. The story, originally reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, says Welker will miss the first four games of the season. An appeal has already been denied. FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer reports that the Broncos have known about...
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Price: Surgery among options for Bailey

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds have moved right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day DL, officially ending his chance to return this season. Bailey has an elbow injury described as a strained right flexor mass tendon. The Reds had initially hoped Bailey would be able to rejoin the rotation this month, but that won't happen. Manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that a second MRI...
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Israeli, Brazilian teams part of NBA preseason schedule

  Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv and two other clubs will be part of what the NBA says will be a record nine preseason games featuring international teams in North America. The league said in a statement Tuesday that Maccabi Haifa, also of Israel, and the Brazilian team Flamengo will also take part. Maccabi Tel Aviv will open its trip Oct. 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers...
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Stanford's O-line trying to live up to reputation

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford's offensive line was in the middle of a meeting during spring practices earlier this year when a few large visitors walked into the room. Current NFL linemen Jonathan Martin and David Yankey and former team captain Sam Schwartzstein popped in with a couple of other past players for a surprise history lesson. They educated the new crop of Cardinal...
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Pedroia still out with concussion symptoms, sits opener vs. Yanks

  Second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the Boston Red Sox lineup for the third consecutive game because of concussion-like symptoms. Versatile rookie Brock Holt was set to play second again Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game set against the New York Yankees. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday he was not optimistic about Pedroia playing in the series, which marks...
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College of Charleston names Earl Grant hoops coach

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson assistant Earl Grant has been named the College of Charleston new men's basketball coach, ending a nearly monthlong search since the firing of Doug Wojcik. College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell and athletic director Joe Hull announced the hiring on Tuesday. Wojcik was fired after his second-year with the Cougars following and investigation...
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O'Neal newest member of Chargers Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO (AP) Leslie O'Neal, who is tied for 10th on the NFL's all-time sacks list with Lawrence Taylor, is the newest member of the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame. O'Neal will be inducted on Oct. 19 at halftime of the Chargers' game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The announcement was made at Chargers Park after a film documenting O'Neal's Chargers career...
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McNabb says Foles isn't a franchise QB

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Fluke or franchise quarterback? The question will follow Nick Foles around until he proves himself again. Foles began last year as a backup to Michael Vick and finished as a Pro Bowl MVP. His emergence was one of the NFL's biggest surprises and a main reason why the Philadelphia Eagles went from 4-12 to 10-6 and won the NFC East title. Foles threw 27 touchdown...
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Dallas rookie DE Lawrence out at least half season

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will miss at least half the season after being placed on the short-term injured list because of a broken right foot. With the anticipated move Tuesday, the second-round draft pick won't be eligible to return to practice until after the sixth game, and not able to be play until after the eighth game. Lawrence...
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Yankees' Tanaka to throw bullpen this week

NEW YORK (AP) Masahiro Tanaka plans to throw a bullpen this week, the next step for the injured New York Yankees ace as he tries to overcome a recent setback. New York manager Joe Girardi says Tanaka threw well Tuesday, and team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad diagnosed the right-hander with arm fatigue. Tanaka, hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery, was sent back to New York last...
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Tigers' Verlander addresses photo hacking scandal

  Justin Verlander wants to keep his private life just that -- private. The Tigers' star pitcher commented for the first time Tuesday after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton were allegedly hacked from an online account and posted on the Internet. Verlander, who initially declined comment on the situation, spoke to reporters before Detroit played the Indians...
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2 years later most say 'Fail Mary' is history

RENTON, Wash. (AP) This story involves a rookie quarterback, a banker turned NFL replacement official, a touchdown that should not have been and actor Cary Elwes. Yes, the actor from satirical classics ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Robin Hood: Men in Tights.'' But we'll get back to him later. It's been nearly two full years since the Green...
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Boone insists he will be ready for Sunday opener

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Alex Boone would hold out again if necessary - and has no regrets about missing the offseason program with the San Francisco 49ers - if it means more financial stability for his family. Sure, the right guard missed his teammates, but Boone insists he will be up to speed in no time - a fresh $6 million, two-year contract in hand to help motivate him. He agreed...
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Munirah nips Sumba Sunset at wire in Boiling Springs Stakes

  Munirah overtook Sumba Sunset in the closing strides to win by a head in the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park on Monday. Trained by H. Graham Motion and ridden by Trevor McCarthy, the 3-year-old filly ran 1-1/8 miles over a firm turf course in 1:47-2/5 and returned $9.80, $5 and $3.20. The win in the Grade 3 race was her second victory in three career starts. Earlier...
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U.S. Open: Hingis makes first major doubles semifinal since 2002

  Martina Hingis is back in a Grand Slam doubles semifinal for the first time since 2002. Hingis and Flavia Pennetta beat fifth-seeded Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday at the U.S. Open. The 33-year-old Hingis returned from her latest retirement to play doubles last year, but she lost in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open with Daniela Hantuchova and this...
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Under Armour now boasts Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen as bigtime endorsers

ESPN is reporting that Under Armour has inked Gisele Bündchen to a multiyear deal, meaning the über-supermodel joins her husband as one of the athletic apparel outfit's celebrity endorsers. Brady has been affiliated with the company since 2010. Financial terms reportedly were not disclosed, but Under Armour did release a teaser video showcasing Bündchen, who will among...
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Cards' Wacha to return from DL, will start Thursday at Milwaukee

  Michael Wacha will replace Justin Masterson in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation on Thursday and make his first start since mid-June. Manager Mike Matheny said Wacha, a breakout rookie star last year who was the NL championship series MVP, will be limited to around 60 pitches at Milwaukee. He's 5-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 starts and has been on the 15-day disabled list with...
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