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Adrian Peterson misses 2nd day of Vikings practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson missed Minnesota Vikings practice for the second straight day, but the team does expect the star running back to make the trip to Kansas City this weekend. Peterson missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday for what the team called personal reasons. He has not played in the first two preseason games and coach Mike Zimmer hinted earlier that...
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Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying a woman's testimony wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place. The 28-year-old Reed appeared in 27 games for Detroit before being sent to his current assignment with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. The judge ruled Thursday after a...
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Chris Rock nabs foul ball at Yankee game, gives it to kid

Chris Rock: GREAT comedian. Shaky athlete. Nice guy. We've come to that conclusion after seeing Rock attempt to catch a foul pop up at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. In case you've forgotten, Rock already has a terrible first pitch under his belt. Cut to Thursday afternoon in the Bronx. Astros first baseman Jon Singelton popped up a pitch right behind the Houston dugout on the...
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Time for starters to get look as Hawks host Bears

RENTON, Wash. (AP) All James Carpenter wanted was to be able to run. That seems an odd wish coming from a 6-foot-5, 321-pound offensive lineman. For each offseason during his brief NFL career since becoming a first-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011, Carpenter was undergoing or recovering from some surgery. So when the 2014 offseason arrived and Carpenter wasn't in recovery...
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Carter wins 100 meters in Stockholm meet

STOCKHOLM (AP) Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet on Thursday. Carter clocked 9.96 to beat Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 10.09. Britain's Chijindu Ujah was third in 10.10 on a chilly track in Stockholm. Olympic champion Allyson Felix beat U.S. teammates...
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Cardinals-Phillies Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals have an opportunity to match their longest winning streak of the season, and they've planned accordingly by moving their ace up a day in the rotation. Adam Wainwright will try for a major league-best 16th win Friday night as the Cardinals open a three-game road series with the Philadelphia Phillies. St. Louis (69-57), winner of four straight, used Thursday...
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Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection. A vocal proponent of player safety, Bielema is happy to be a part of the cutting edge. But it's a bit of a leap of faith. He has no proof that the SpeedFlex...
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Injuries, lack of depth test Ravens defensive line

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore's defensive line has been hit hard by injuries, hard enough to give the Ravens reason to be concerned. The Ravens have already lost two defensive linemen to season-ending injuries, and nose tackle Terrence Cody remains sidelined after hip surgery. That doesn't leave much depth behind veteran starters Chris Canty and five-time Pro Bowl pick...
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Danny Ainge completes Ice Bucket Challenge, joins Twitter

Danny Ainge used his first-ever tweet to support a great cause. The Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations joined the Twitter world Wednesday night and -- with a hand from a few of his young grandchildren -- completed the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Before his dousing, Ainge chose to nominate Celtics co-owners Wyc Grousbeck and Stephen Pagliuca...
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5 Reasons to Watch: UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos

The UFC will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time ever this weekend with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson looking for his third win in a row when he faces No. 5 ranked Rafael dos Anjos, who would love nothing more than to take out the top ranked contender in the division and make his way towards an eventual title shot. In addition to the fight between Henderson...
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McCarthy, Yankees avoid sweep, beat Astros

NEW YORK (AP) Brandon McCarthy pitched a four-hitter and the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Houston Astros 3-0 Thursday. New York won for just the third time in 10 games. Chase Headley hit an early two-run double and the Yankees backed McCarthy with flawless fielding. The Yankees' fans also made fine plays - sitting in the first row behind the Houston...
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Liverpool find bargain price for mercurial striker Mario Balotelli

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Jim Harbaugh once peed in his pants so he could meet a Cleveland Indians player

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh clearly is an intense man with steely-eyed focus, always able to keep his eye on the prize despite any potential distraction. It helps explain what transformed him from a middling NFL quarterback to one of the premiere head coaches in the business. But who knew that drive, determination, and focus began to develop when Harbaugh was a pipsqueak...
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Redskins' Gruden: a night owl who needs his sleep

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Jay Gruden is more of a night owl than an early bird, which puts him in the Joe Gibbs category among Washington Redskins head coaches. Well, not quite. Gibbs would meet with his assistants until the wee hours and then catch a few hours of sleep in the office, sometimes spending days without leaving Redskins Park. Asked if he plans to spend to the night at the facility...
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Sky-Dream Preview

The Atlanta Dream were looking the part of the top seed in the Eastern Conference before struggling down the stretch amid adversity. Now the defending East champs know they'll need a healthy Angel McCoughtry to make another run at their first WNBA title. The Dream look to begin that march Friday night when they open the playoffs against Elena Delle Donne and the visiting Chicago...
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Balotelli represents Rodgers' biggest Liverpool challenge to date

The good news for Liverpool is that Mario Balotelli has never bitten anyone on a football field. He has thrown darts at youth-team players, paid an impromptu visit to a women's prison and crashed an Inter Milan press conference while a Manchester City player, but he has never mistaken an opponent for a snack. Because the madness of Balotelli rarely involves malice. His antics...
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Lions plan to let Stafford play more against Jags

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have let Matthew Stafford ease into the preseason, allowing him to lead a total of four drives in two exhibitions. Stafford has looked sharp in limited action, completing 79 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Detroit coach Jim Caldwell said Stafford will get ''a good dose,'' of playing time Friday...
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Chiefs' Charles back to practice in limited role

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jamaal Charles returned to Chiefs practice Thursday for the first time since hurting his foot last week, though he's unlikely to play in Saturday night's preseason game against Minnesota. Charles hurt the foot last Thursday while moving out of the dormitories at Missouri Western, where the Chiefs start their training camp workouts. He did not make the...
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Ice Bucket Challenge brings Alex Rodriguez out of hiding

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the world by storm, which obviously is a great thing given the awareness — and funds — it has raised about the debilitating disease. Scores upon scores of people have taken part in the movement, from Hollywood stars to professional athletes, and even regular folks are making a difference. And then Alex Rodriguez has to come along and...
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Bucs acquire G Rishaw Johnson from Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs have acquired safety Kelcie McCray from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson in a move that should bolster depth for both teams. Johnson has appeared in three games over parts of two seasons for Kansas City. He had slid down the depth chart after the Chiefs acquired several other linemen in the draft and free agency. McCray...
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Fight club: Marrone upset by brawling Bills lack of practice discipline

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice. Marrone cleared the field during the middle of a team drill and ordered players to run sprints after several of them exchanged shoves. That included receiver Marquise Goodwin pushing down rookie...
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Big Ten preview: WhatIfSports.com simulates season, standings

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K-State's Truman makes world stop in weight room

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Every school has ''max-out day,'' when guys try to better their best in a variety of weightlifting exercises. No. 20 Kansas State is no different. But when Jonathan Truman settles under the bar, everybody else in the room stops what they're doing to watch. The former walk-on-turned starting linebacker is quite possibly the pound-for-pound...
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Father pounds a drink from baby's bottle at Cubs game

Bottom of the ninth, one out, infant strapped the chest. The infant flings a bottle to the ground in the Wrigley Field stands and the father quickly recovers it when all of a sudden... OH MY, indeed! That looks a lot like water, though, a perfectly normal liquid for a father and baby to share, maybe Pedialyte, which some adults use to recover from hangovers. It's just the manner...
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Mutai, Jeptoo to defend titles at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon. The 32-year-old Mutai is seeking to become just the third man to win the race three times, joining Alberto Salazar and Bill Rodgers. He won in New York in dominant fashion the last two times the event was held, setting the course record in 2011. Mutai ran the fastest marathon...
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