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A week removed from surgery, Auburn coach refuses to miss practice

It would be understandable if J.B. Grimes needed a break, the Auburn Tigers offensive line coach has had a long week. However, the level of toughness Grimes is currently showing his players is sure to rub off as they begin fall camp Tuesday. A week removed from successfully surgery to remove cancer from his tongue and having his lymph nodes removed from the right side of his neck...
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College Football Playoff extends travel expense program for families

For all the criticism the power brokers of college sports get, the NCAA and the folks behind the College Football Playoff deserve credit for the move announced Tuesday: The program that offset expenses for student-athletes' parents and guardians to travel to the playoff championship game last season has been increased to include the 2015 semifinals. The $2,500 stipend per student...
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Brock Osweiler capitalizes on Manning's day off

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Brock Osweiler looked around and asked a pertinent question. "Are you sure I need to go up here?" Osweiler asked as he stepped up to the podium after taking most of the snaps during Peyton Manning's day off. It's not that he was bashful. At 6-foot-8, he was pretty sure he didn't need to stand another foot higher, that's all. He turned to make sure the top of the...
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Muschamp eager to return to the practice field

As the Auburn Tigers kick off fall camp Tuesday, they will be looking to regain the defensive form that helped lead the team to the 2011 BCS National Championship after holding Oregon to only 19 points. To help them find their way is of course Will Muschamp, who just so happens to be looking for some redemption himself after being fired as Florida's head coach last season. "The...
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Auburn's Malzahn: '8-5 is enough to motivate our guys'

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Coach Gus Malzahn says the Auburn Tigers don't need to post reminders of last season around the football complex. Auburn's promising 2014 season ended with four losses in the last five games and significant defensive struggles. When the Tigers opened preseason camp on Tuesday, Malzahn said: ''8-5 is enough to motivate our guys.'' They return with quarterback Jeremy...
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Cubs activate LHP Wade from DL, send him to minors

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Chicago Cubs activated left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. Wada had been out since June 23 with left deltoid inflammation and was on a rehab assignment with Iowa. He has gone 1-1 with a 3.73 ERA in seven starts for the Cubs this season.
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Leaner Peterson looks for big year with diabetes under control

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A handful of games into last season, Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He never mentioned it to reporters, word never leaked out of the locker room. Even now, he's hesitant to blame the illness for his subpar 2014. But coach Bruce Arians has no doubt it affected his play. "He was heavier than he'd been and...
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Padres' Kennedy back from paternity leave, Campos optioned

MILWAUKEE (AP) The San Diego Padres reinstated right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy from paternity leave and optioned right-hander Leonel Campos to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday. Kennedy (6-9, 4.44 ERA) starts his 20th game of the season Wednesday night in the third of four games against the Milwaukee Brewers. Campos (0-0, 9.00) heads to El Paso after appearing in one game for the Padres...
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Niners' Darnell Dockett impressed with rookie Arik Armstead

Early impressions of rookie Arik Armstead have been positive thus far.Veteran Darnell Dockett went so far to give a lofty comparison to Armstead, likening him to the Cardinals' Calais Campbell. "Arik has a better upside," Dockett told reporters. "(He's) strong, fast, athletic, he listens. He's going to be a dominant force for us."It's a lofty comparison for someone who has yet to...
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Balanced offensive attack a point of emphasis for Cardinals in 2015

The Cardinals' run game in 2014 was, statistically, one of the worst in the league. They ranked last in yards per carry (3.3) and second-to-last in rushing yards per game (81.8), only ahead of the Oakland Raiders (77.5).But in the offseason, Arizona made a point of emphasis to focus on that aspect of the offense. Adding three-time Pro Bowler Mike Iupati should bolster the front...
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Jets' Wilkerson day to day with tweaked hamstring

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is day to day with a tweaked hamstring that kept him out of practice Tuesday. Wilkerson spent the early portion of practice on a stationary bike, and then remained in the trainers' area the rest of the time. He was injured during practice Sunday, when he walked off the field and went to the locker room with a...
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Cardinals sign former Lions cornerback to training camp roster

Damond Smith apparently hadn't shown enough in the early parts of training camp to warrant a further look. The Cardinals cut ties with Smith and signed Jonte Green in his place. Green has previously been with the Detroit Lions from 2012-14 where he appeared in 24 games and recorded 38 tackles, one sack and one interception. (h/t AZCardinals.com)
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LaMarcus Aldridge is building a house behind his house to hold his sneaker collection

If you're heavily into sneakers, you know that your collection is primarily limited only by a relative lack of resources. After all, if you had millions of dollars in disposable income to spend, who knows how crazy things might get? LaMarcus Aldridge has an idea. Speaking to a small group of reporters at Jordan Brand's "First to Fly" event in Las Vegas recently, Aldridge explained...
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Brazil to play Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena on Sept. 5

HARRISON, N.J. -- Brazil will play Costa Rica in an exhibition at Red Bull Arena on Sept. 5, three days before the Selecao meet the United States at Foxborough, Massachusetts. The game, announced Tuesday, is on a FIFA international date, which means clubs must release players to national teams. Both teams are preparing for their first games this fall in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
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Inspired by Will Ferrell, summer-league player mans all nine positions in same game

With a playoff berth already locked up in the Coastal Plain League, the Gastonia Grizzlies decided to have some fun and put one of their players to the test. It all started on a road trip back to Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, N.C.  On the bus back to the stadium, Jeremy Howell, a rising junior at Kennesaw State University and the Grizzlies' starting shortstop, was bragging to head...
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Giants Ayers, Casillas have Jersey City hometown bond

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Before they became teammates with the New York Giants this off-season, Robert Ayers and Jonathan Casillas didn't think they knew each other. The two seven-year NFL veterans made their way to the NFL by very different routes, but turns out, they both were born in Jersey City, just a short distance from MetLife Stadium, the Giants' home. And they faced each...
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His diabetes under control, Cards' Peterson feeling 'great'

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) A handful of games into last season, Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He never mentioned it to reporters, word never leaked out of the locker room. Even now, he's hesitant to blame the illness for his subpar 2014. But coach Bruce Arians has no doubt it affected his play. ''He was heavier than he'd been...
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Mariners recall RHP Guaipe from Tacoma, option Ramirez

DENVER (AP) The Seattle Mariners have recalled right-hander Mayckol Guaipe from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned reliever Jose Ramirez to the Rainiers. Guaipe is available when the Mariners play the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Guaipe was 0-4 with a 3.02 ERA 34 appearances with Tacoma, including a 1.42 ERA in his last 15 appearances with the Rainiers. He is 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA...
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Rockies recall RHP Gray to start against Mariners

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-hander Jon Gray from Triple-A Albuquerque. Gray will make his major league debut Tuesday night against the Mariners. In a corresponding move the Rockies optioned reliever Gonzalez Germen to Albuquerque. Gray, 23, was the third overall pick in the 2013 draft. He was 6-6 with a 4.33 ERA in 21 games - 20 starts - for Albuquerque...
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Dante Exum suffers knee injury while playing for Australian national team

Dante Exum suffered a knee injury while playing for the Australian national team on Tuesday, and will return to Salt Lake City to undergo further evaluation by Jazz team doctors.The injury occurred on a play where Exum elevated on a shot in the lane, and was non-contact -- but it did not look good. Exum was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, and averaged...
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Michigan State recruit who lost offer lands at Ohio State

Gavin Cupp's recruiting story, it turns out, has a happy ending.  The three-star offensive line prospect from Leipsic, Ohio, was a Michigan State pledge less than two weeks ago, but now he is headed to Ohio State.  How did that happen?  Cupp traveled to Columbus on July 24 to take part in Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp, a move that caught Michigan State head coach Mark...
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Buccaneers aim for more production from tight end position

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) With Jameis Winston throwing the football and Dirk Koetter calling plays, a healthy Austin Seferian-Jenkins figures to get more opportunities to flourish in Tampa Bay's offense. Same goes for Luke Stocker, Brandon Myers, Tim Wright and maybe even Cameron Brate, too. The Buccaneers are seeking more production from a versatile group of tight ends excited by the prospect...
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Report: Corey Brewer was drug tested after 51-point explosion

Corey Brewer is a streaky shooter, which is why his 15-point fourth-quarter outburst against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of the 2015 Western Conference semifinals, in which his Houston Rockets turned a 19-point second-half deficit into a 12-point victory, was so memorable.But despite the magnitude of such a clutch performance for a career 10.2-point scorer and 29-percent 3...
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Brazil to play Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena on Sept 5

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Brazil will play Costa Rica in an exhibition at Red Bull Arena on Sept. 5, three days before the Selecao meet the United States at Foxborough, Massachusetts. The game, announced Tuesday, is on a FIFA international date, which means clubs must release players to national teams. Both teams are preparing for their first games this fall in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
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Marcus Smith eager to prove he's not a first-round bust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Marcus Smith spent most of his rookie season watching from the sideline and barely contributed. The Philadelphia Eagles expect more from their 2014 first-round pick. ''He's obviously way advanced from last year,'' coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday. ''I think he feels more comfortable. He came back in really good shape, did a great job in the conditioning test and ran...
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