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Anthony Davis would prefer winning Olympic gold over MVP

Anthony Davis finished fifth in MVP voting last season, and could potentially climb that chart even higher in the upcoming season if his team can make the kind of leap in the standings that many are expecting.But winning the individual award isn't a priority for the Pelicans' big man just yet.In a recent interview with SLAM, Davis said taking home a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics...
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Monza: The perfect road course ... for bumpdrafting

The Monza circuit in Italy is one of the most historic and unique road courses in the world. At 3.6 miles in length, it is by no means small, yet it has a relatively low number of corners - 11 - many of which are grouped together as chicanes. Consequently, most of the circuit is made up of straights. Long straights. So long, in fact, that even in the V6 era, Daniel Ricciardo was...
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Countdown to UFC 191

We all know that MMA fights are thrilling to watch, but the lead-up to those contests are often nearly as exciting. At least, the lives and training camps of the fighters involved give real depth and meaning to what it's all about, and why the sporting events matter. As such, we're always interested in any documentary type work done on UFC fighters, leading up to big events like...
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Michael Floyd catching passes before practice

Head coach Bruce Arians stated he was "optimistic" Michael Floyd would be ready to go in Week 1. It appears Floyd is on the right track, as he was on the sideline catching "soft passes" before Tuesday's practice, according to Kent Somers. Floyd dislocated three fingers during the first week of training camp and later underwent surgery. It's good news for the Cardinals that Floyd...
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Steelers coach Tomlin says suspended Bryant 'has issues'

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that the team knew a suspension was looming for Martavis Bryant, adding that the second-year receiver let the entire organization down.  Bryant will not be able to practice during his four-game ban for multiple failed drug tests, but he can participate in meetings and train at the team's facility. Tomlin said the team is focused...
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Dantonio breaks down MSU RB situation heading into Western Michigan

Last season Michigan State had two backs gobble up most of the carries while the rest battled over the scraps.  Will this 2015 be a similar story after the graduation of Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill? Mark Dantonio said it is too early to tell.  "I think it's a luxury when you have a number of guys playing," Dantonio told reporters in East Lansing on Tuesday during his weekly press...
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Frey, Reschke to split time at SLB for Michigan State in opener

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio cleared up how injured senior SAM linebacker Ed Davis will be replaced, at least to start the season: sophomores Jon Reschke and Chris Frey will share the position.  "They'll both play," Dantonio told reporters in East Lansing on Tuesday. "We'll see who gets the nod based on practices this week, but both guys have done a great job with...
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Dantonio explains why MSU is opening at Western Michigan

On the list of opening week games, No. 6 Michigan State's contest with Western Michigan stands out not because it is a Big Ten-MAC matchup -- those are fairly common -- but for two letters.  Those would be "a" and "t", as the Spartans are set to make the trip west from East Lansing to play the Broncos at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.  Part of a larger deal that also includes future...
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Cowboys' Brandon Weeden reminisces on meeting Roger Staubach

Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden received a special treat on Monday at AT&T Stadium. Several former players were in attendance for alumni night and Weeden had the opportunity to meet with one of the all time greats, Mr. Roger Staubach.  This wasn't the first time Weeden had the opportunity to shake hands with one of his idols. Weeden recalled his first meeting...
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The Audible: Texas' best-case scenario this year is still not good

On a new episode of The Audible, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel discuss the Texas Longhorns entering the 2015 season and why it's difficult to be that optimistic about UT in Charlie Strong's second season. Texas might get eaten alive before October settles in. Click on the embedded player above to listen to the clip. You can also get every episode of The Audible delivered to...
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Browns' Manziel says sore elbow improving, no surgery needed

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's had to manage elbow soreness since his freshman year in college, and that he does not need surgery. Manziel hasn't thrown a pass since Aug. 23, when his elbow flared up during practice. He was shut down from playing in Cleveland's final two exhibition games and he and the Browns believe rest should take care of the soreness...
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Uruguay set to rescind rights deal over bribery probe

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) The Uruguay football association looks set to rescind a television contract for the national team's 2018 World Cup qualifying matches, as the rights company involved has been targeted by a U.S. investigation into corruption in world football. The association's general secretary Alejandro Balbi tells The Associated Press on Tuesday ''that everything indicates...
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No. 9 Georgia players not fazed by Lambert winning QB job

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) The big quarterback decision has been made. That clears the way for No. 9 Georgia to sharpen its focus on the season. Players reacted with no surprise to the news Greyson Lambert will start in Saturday's opening game against Louisiana Monroe. ''My personal reaction? Let's go,'' said senior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell on Tuesday. ''Let's play football. Now we...
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An inside look at Missouri's fall camp

Since joining the SEC, expectations have continued to grow for head coach Gary Pinkel and the Missouri Tigers. Winning back-to-back SEC East Division crowns certainly wasn't expected right out of the gate. Regardless, a target now sits squarely on the proverbial back of this team. This short YouTube video (courtesy of Pinkel) offers some insight into the daily happenings within...
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Montee Ball fighting for roster spot with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Montee Ball predicted in the spring that he'd unseat Pro Bowler C.J. Anderson as the Denver Broncos' starting running back. Now, he's fighting just to make the roster. Ball started camp as Anderson's backup but slipped behind Ronnie Hillman, who's averaged 7.4 yards a carry this preseason, and Juwan Thompson, who also shines on special teams, something Ball...
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Ex-wrestler 'Superfly' charged in girlfriend's 1983 death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) A former professional wrestling star has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend in eastern Pennsylvania more than three decades ago. Prosecutors on Tuesday announced the results of a grand jury investigation of Jimmy ''Superfly'' Snuka in the death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino of Brooklyn, New York...
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Steelers' Antonio Brown gets a small raise after all

After a few months of contract poker, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert decided to dump a few chips on All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown. It didn't hurt that the team needed extra salary cap space. Pittsburgh reportedly used some creative bookkeeping to award Brown a $2 million raise for the coming season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team converted dollars from...
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Hawks to retire Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 jersey

The Atlanta Hawks are going to retire soon-to-be Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 jersey in a ceremony on Nov. 24 against the Boston Celtics, the team announced on Tuesday at a ceremony in Fulton County.Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, who made the announcement, declared Sept. 1, 2015 as Dikembe Mutombo Day. Koonin said he needed to make two calls about the jersey retirement...
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Rex Ryan takes jab at Jets TE Amaro, but feels bad he's out for year

On Tuesday, the New York Jets placed second-year tight end Jace Amaro on injured reserve, ending his season before it began. His former coach, Rex Ryan, was asked about Amaro in his press conference for reasons that go back to comments the tight end made about his head coach this offseason. Amaro took a jab at Ryan by saying he didn't hold the Jets accountable last season, to which...
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Raptors would have to clear a ton of salary to make a run at Tristan Thompson

The restricted free agency saga between the Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson is still ongoing, and now has the Toronto Raptors firmly in the hypothetical mix. Allow us to explain.  Thompson (and his agent) want a max deal this summer, whereas Cleveland would prefer to hold off one more year before offering a contract of that size. The reason is that the Cavs would be on the hook for...
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McFadden: Saturday's game was a glimpse of what I can do

On Saturday, the NFL world caught a glimpse of what running back Darren McFadden can do behind the Dallas Cowboys' dominant offensive line. In the third preseason game, against the Vikings, McFadden turned four carries into a game-high 37 yards rushing.Earlier in the week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones described McFadden's performance as "vintage McFadden", and he is likely including...
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Josh Berry to return to No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevy for one race

Two-time Late Model track champion Josh Berry will drive JR Motorsports' No. 88 Speedco-sponsored Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 11, the organization announced Tuesday. Berry, a 24-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, will make his first start in NASCAR's No. 2 series since running two races for JRM in 2014 ...
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Duquesne names David Harper athletic director

PITTSBURGH (AP) Duquesne has named longtime University of Dayton administrator David Harper as the school's new athletic director. Harper replaces Greg Amodio, who left the Dukes in July for the same job at Quinnipiac. Harper spent the last three years at Dayton as the associate vice president of university advancement, where his duties included overseeing the Flyers men's basketball...
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Dolphins RB LaMichael James wants to go by LaMike

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- If LaMichael James is to make the Miami Dolphins' final roster, he'll do it as LaMike. James says he prefers the shorter first name, and he'll be identified that way on the press box flip cards at Thursday's exhibition game against Tampa Bay. That's a change for James, who has long been known by football fans as LaMichael, including when he finished third in the...
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Minnesota has ability to keep it close against TCU

TCU is a huge favorite to win its opener Thursday against Minnesota, but it appears, via the numbers, Minnesota could give the Frogs a close game. Minnesota has 12 starters back from last year and although the Big 10 wasn't great last season, the Gophers nearly made it to the Big 10 title game.  Five starters back on offense, including quarterback Mitch Leidner. Gone is 1,600 yard...
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