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More schools mixing beer, football at stadiums

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season...
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Tim Howard leaves Team USA

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Man United enter race for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Liverpool want Mario Balotelli to sign a good-conduct clause to seal his £16million Anfield move. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to go head-to-head with Arsenal for Real Madrid midfielder...
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One event you cannot miss

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

GOLF PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. With no guarantee of playing beyond this week, Bo Van Pelt opened with three straight birdies and chipped in for eagle late in his round for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead in the opener of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Van...
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With Griner in the middle, Mercury aims for title

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Mercury race into the WNBA playoffs with the wind of a record-breaking season at their back. They won a league-record 29 games, 16 of them in a row in one stretch to tie a WNBA mark. They have a multitude of talent - Diana Taurasi, Candice Dupree, Penny Taylor and DeWonna Barner. But the biggest reason, quite literally, for Phoenix's success, is the...
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Houston Cougars move into new home

HOUSTON (AP) Houston's biggest offseason addition wasn't a player or coach. The Cougars will christen $120 million TDECU Stadium on Aug. 29 against UTSA. The on-campus, 40,000-seat venue comes with all the amenities - a 2,584-square-foot video scoreboard, 42 luxury boxes and a 5,000-square-foot locker room. The northwest corner is open to offer a clear view of the Houston...
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College football stadiums where beer is sold

A list of college football stadiums where alcohol will be sold to the general public this season: Campus stadiums (21): Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Houston, Kent State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisville, Minnesota, Nevada, North Texas, SMU, Syracuse, Toledo, Troy, Tulane, UNLV, UTEP, Western Kentucky, West Virginia. Off-campus stadiums (11)...
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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season...
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Offseason academies keep NFL players in shape

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) This past offseason, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could have made like a couple of college kids on spring break, sleeping `til noon and then hitting the beach. Instead, they rose with the sun and worked until they dropped. You see, Allen and Stephenson joined a growing number of players taking part in offseason camps and academies...
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Three-down LBs grow scarcer as pass plays increase

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett had a simple answer for how often he left the field when the opponent had the ball. ''Never.'' A slight exaggeration? Perhaps. What's certain is that an NFL linebacker's role has changed since Tippett's retirement after the 1993 season ended a 12-year career, all with the New England Patriots...
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Hernandez fiancee to ask judge to drop perjury charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury. Shayanna Jenkins is scheduled to appear before a Fall River Superior Court judge on Friday to seek dismissal of perjury charges against her. Prosecutors say she lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times during the investigation...
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Guilty plea set in Cuban ballplayer smuggling

MIAMI (AP) The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin. A federal judge set a Friday afternoon hearing in the case of Eliezer Lazo, who is already serving a five-year prison sentence for money laundering in a Medicare...
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Mets-Dodgers Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to get by with another feeble offensive performance with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. They might not be as lucky when Dan Haren takes his turn in the rotation. Los Angeles looks to get its lineup going Friday night when it hosts the New York Mets. The Dodgers (72-57) own a 3 1/2-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West but Thursday's 2-1...
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Giants-Nationals Preview

After another game-ending celebration at home plate, the Washington Nationals are on the verge of the longest winning streak in franchise history. Washington tries to make it 11 in a row Friday night when it opens a three-game home series against the San Francisco Giants. Denard Span scored from second on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Nationals beat Arizona...
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Padres-Diamondbacks Preview

Much has changed for the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres since they last met in June. Odrisamer Despaigne won his second major league start for San Diego in that contest although both these teams' infields will look vastly different now. The visiting Padres start a three-game set with Despaigne on the mound Friday night as they try to hand the Diamondbacks a season...
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Cano, Pujols, Puig among All-Star squad for November Japan series

  Seattle's Robinson Cano and the Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols will be among the players going to Japan in November for a five-game series against Japan's national team. The announcement was made Thursday by Major League Baseball and the players' union. Baltimore's Adam Jones and the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig also will play in the Nov. 11-20 series. Texas...
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Reports: Wolves get Thaddeus Young as part of Kevin Love trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official...
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MVP Maya Moore scores 24, leads Lynx past Stars in Game 1

  The defending champion Minnesota Lynx got a reminder from the San Antonio Stars that nothing comes easy in the postseason. Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the beat the Stars 88-84 on Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Minnesota led by 15 with 9 minutes to go before the Stars went on...
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Tamika Catchings' big 4th quarter lifts Fever over Mystics in Game 1

  After struggling for nearly three full quarters, Tamika Catchings came through when the Indiana Fever needed her most. Catchings scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, including several clutch baskets down the stretch, to lead the Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Catchings, who endured...
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Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because...
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Hernandez fiancee to ask judge to drop charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury. Shayanna Jenkins is scheduled to appear before a Fall River Superior Court judge on Friday to seek dismissal of perjury charges against her. Prosecutors say she lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times during the investigation...
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Could Cousins be a better QB option in Washington?

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Seattle Storm get top pick by winning WNBA draft lottery

  It had been 11 years since Seattle had been in the WNBA draft lottery. Coach Brian Agler and the Storm made the most of their return, walking away with the No. 1 pick Thursday night. ''We fought hard to try and not be here down the stretch, as did Tulsa,'' Agler said. ''If you can't be in the playoffs you come here and make the best of it. We were going...
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Lynx forward Maya Moore earns her first WNBA MVP award

Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she has her first WNBA MVP award. Moore earned the league's most valuable player on Thursday, hours before the Lynx opened their Western Conference semifinals playoff series with the San Antonio Stars. ''It's a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that I've put in,'' said...
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