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Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem

BOSTON (AP) In the midst of a season-long slump during his first season with the Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval insisted Thursday he weighs the same as he did last season with San Francisco. Sandoval was back in the lineup at third base against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, a day after he was thrown out trying to score from first base on a ball that rolled to the wall. He exited...
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New York Yankees OF Dustin Ackley has shaved his beard

It's the end of an era.Dustin Ackley, traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees on Thursday, has played in Seattle since 2011 with a beard that just wouldn't quit.However, new team, new rules.The New York Yankees famously have a rule that players aren't allowed to play with facial hair (just mustaches). As such, Ackley was forced to shave.Here's a look at the new Dustin Ackley:
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Bears' Allen out to prove he's still elite pass rusher

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) No matter how disappointing his first season with the Chicago Bears was, Jared Allen believes he can wreak havoc like no other pass rusher. ''I'm ready to go out and bust someone's head open, honestly,'' he said. ''That's the kind of year that I want to have. I want to have fun.'' Last season was anything but fun for him or the Bears. Now at age 33, with a...
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Justin Upton hits 3-run homer in ninth, Padres beat Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed nearly four hours by two storms. With a darkening sky overhead, Jeurys Familia entered with a 7-5 lead and got two quick outs in the ninth before a torrential...
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AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes...
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Arkansas gains commit from three-star safety Deon Edwards

The Arkansas Razorbacks gained their 12th commitment of their 2016 recruiting class with the pledge of Florida safety Deon Edwards Wednesday. Edwards is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and is said to be one of their top targets. Edwards is also the first safety to commit to the class. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Edwards spoke to 247Sports following his commitment and broke...
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Titans agree to terms with nose tackle Isaako Aaitui

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a deal with nose tackle Isaako Aaitui (ee-saw-AH-koe ah-ah-TOO-ee) and placed tight end Dorin Dickerson on injured reserve. The Titans announced the moves Thursday. The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Aaitui has played in four career games since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2011, and...
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Mavs sign 7-foot-2 Salah Mejri

The Dallas Mavericks have added yet another big man to their roster for training camp. The Mavericks have signed 7-foot-2 center Salah Mejri, who spent last year playing in Spain.Here's more from Bobby Karalla at Mavs.com: After spending two seasons with Real Madrid, perhaps the best team in the world outside of the NBA, center Salah Mejri has agreed to a contract with the Mavericks...
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Mark Cuban to new shooting guard John Jenkins: 'Just make buckets'

There's no confusion as to what Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants from newly-signed shooting guard John Jenkins. Jenkins, who has played the first three years of his career with the Atlanta Hawks, is a career 37.5 percent three-point shooter.Here's what Cuban told Jenkins after signing him, via the Dallas Morning News:  Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is apparently keeping...
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Do the Mavs have a diamond in the rough in Dwight Powell?

The Dallas Mavericks' trade for Rajon Rondo last season didn't work out as planned, but there's hope that some of the deal can be salvaged yet.  Dwight Powell, a second-round pick in the 2014 draft, was included as essentially a throw-in by the Boston Celtics in the Rondo trade. After a successful Summer League where he flashed real potential, however, Powell may end up playing...
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Mavericks can't afford to ignore the NBA Draft any longer

Over the last few seasons, the Dallas Mavericks have failed to find significant contributors through the draft. While some of that is the result of the Mavericks always being in the playoffs, it does seem the focus has always been more on acquiring a big free agent than developing young prospects.As Nowitzki continues to age, the Mavericks may need to change that going forward....
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Mark Cuban praises Rajon Rondo's work ethic

Rajon Rondo's short-lived time with the Dallas Mavericks was mostly a disaster. The Mavericks were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, and the offense suffered heavily after the acquisition of the mercurial point guard.Still, despite the disastrous deal, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wasn't hesitant to praise Rondo for his work ethic.Here's what Cuban told Zach Lowe, via...
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Fantasy Football Draft Update: McFadden begins on PUP because DMC

If Darren McFadden wanted his fresh start to include silencing the critics, it's not going to happen over the next seven to 10 days. Run DMC's new chapter with the Dallas Cowboys began with a PUP. The running back was added to the training camp PUP list with a hamstring injury. Now, unlike regular season PUP lists, McFadden can join the team once he's medically cleared. However,...
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Pioneer League parity goes one step further with Jacksonville out of title race

(STATS) - The season hasn't even started yet, and the Jacksonville Dolphins are simply playing for pride. Again. At least this time, they know what they're in for well before a title chase heats up. A year ago, the Dolphins finished with a 9-2 overall record and 7-1 Pioneer Football League mark, but had to disqualify themselves from playoff contention with one game to go due to violations...
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Zobrist to make Royals debut against Jays

TORONTO (AP) Ben Zobrist was set to make his Kansas City Royals' debut in left field against the Blue Jays on Thursday night. Zobrist, batting .268 with six homers and 31 RBIs, was batting sixth against Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada. Manager Ned Yost said the versatile Zobrist will be used primarily in left field but will also play right and second base. Outfielder Paulo Orlando...
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Marlins' fans irate after team president's 'education' comment

Miami Marlins president Mike Hill inflamed an already disgruntled fan base in the wake of a three-team, 13-player deal that netted his club three Class A pitchers.Hill, in defending the trade that sent Marlins pitcher Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the three minor-leaguers, said he hoped the team's fans "are educated enough to see what we’re...
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Marshawn Lynch is only on 'The League' so he won't get fined

Beast Mode isn't impressed. The FXX hit show "The League" will be back for its seventh -- and final -- season starting on Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. and to celebrate the good news, the main players chose to immortalize themselves with Hall of Fame busts in a new promo for the show. Fair enough. The greatness of the ensemble cast featuring Stephen Rannazzisi, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton,...
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Why the Boston Celtics won free agency this summer

The Boston Celtics didn't land a star free agent this summer, but they still did an incredible job improving their team. They acquired talent at a low cost, and didn't waste cap space by splurging on an overpay. The result of their patience is a roster filled with tradable contracts. Here's a look at why all their moves were smart, including Jae Crowder's contract, which should...
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Danny Ainge says Perry Jones is 'a different type of player than we have in the frontcourt right now'

The Boston Celtics have a loaded frontcourt, with over half a dozen players on guaranteed contracts who can all step in and produce in Brad Stevens' system.On the surface, Perry Jones is one in the crowd, but the 23-year-old has a body and skill-set that doesn't grow on trees. Here's what general manager Danny Ainge has to say about his newest acquisition, per ESPN Boston's Chris...
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Enthusiastic Dez Bryant back on field with Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Dez Bryant tossed the football with fellow receiver Cole Beasley and ran through plays hard enough for his cap to fall off as he jumped to catch a pass in the first workout of training camp. The All-Pro was on the field with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in California because he signed a five-year, $70 million contract just before a July 15 deadline that would...
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Same ol' Dez: Enthusiastic Bryant back on field with Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant tossed the football with fellow receiver Cole Beasley and ran through plays hard enough for his cap to fall off as he jumped to catch a pass in the first workout of training camp. The All-Pro was on the field with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in California because he signed a five-year, $70 million contract just before a July 15 deadline that would...
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Jets' suspended Richardson: 'I'm not a dope fiend'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson insists he won't fail another NFL-issued drug test because he's ''not a dope fiend.'' Richardson was suspended by the league on July 1 without pay for the first four games of this season after violating the league's substance abuse policy. Speaking to reporters for the first time since the suspension was...
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2 Orioles minor league pitchers suspended for PEDs

NEW YORK (AP) Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jared Breen and right-hander Nick Cunningham have been suspended 80 games each for positive tests under baseball's minor league drug program. The pair tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), the commissioner's office said Thursday. Both are 24 and are with Delmarva of the Class A South Atlantic League. Breen is batting...
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Experience what it's like to ride American Pharoah

There wasn't a Triple Crown winner for 37 years until American Pharoah swept the trifecta this year. Victor Espinoza was fortunate enough to have the mount on the champion son of Pioneerof the Nile. The average person or racing fan will never have a chance to ride a racehorse, let alone one of the caliber of American Pharoah. Now, however, you can enjoy the thrill of riding American...
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Hawks coach enjoying time in Africa after hectic summer

ATLANTA (AP) After a hectic start to the summer, Mike Budenholzer is doing important work in Africa while relishing some quality time with his wife and kids. The Hawks coach will never say his work is done. That's not his style. But Budenholzer is quite pleased with the team he left behind in Atlanta, believing the Hawks are poised to build on their stunning run to the Eastern Conference...
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