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Report: Pacers to purchase D-League affiliate Fort Wayne Mad Ants

The NBA seems like it's on track for a full D-League with one-to-one affiliations for every NBA team in the near future. And the Indiana Pacers could be a big part of the tipping point that gets the NBA there.According to a report from D-League Digest, the Pacers are deep in talks to acquire the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, which would drastically change the D-League landscape. The Mad Ants...
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Fever-Sky Preview

The Indiana Fever's recent surge has gotten them back into a tight race in the Eastern Conference. They'll have to solve the Chicago Sky in order to keep that going. Indiana looks to avoid a four-game season sweep when it visits suburban Chicago on Tuesday night. The Fever (11-8) have won three in a row and eight of 10 following a tough start, beating Connecticut 83-70 on Sunday...
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Chiefs' Jamaal Charles finally feeling healthy again

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Jamaal Charles had holes in his shoes on the first day of training camp. The Chiefs running back was trying out a new pair, and they apparently were a bit tight in the toes. So Charles made incisions on each shoe that allowed his big toe to poke though. Entering his eighth year in the league, they might be the only holes in his game. Charles is coming off his...
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Rookie CB Ronald Darby standing out in training camp thus far

Like the 31 other teams, the Buffalo Bills are still in the early stages of training camp, so performances thus far should be taken with a grain of salt. Matt Cassel is reportedly taking a hold of the starting quarterback job, as is rookie Ronald Darby at cornerback.Leodis McKelvin is still on the non-football injury list with an ankle injury, and may be out even longer after suffering...
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Falcons' Julio Jones hoping for new contract before season

ATLANTA (AP) After losing a few pounds in the offseason, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones believes he is stronger and more explosive. He says he feels like he has found ''another gear.'' There could soon be a new contract for the Atlanta star, too. The Falcons are in talks with Jones' agent on a contract extension for Jones, who can become a free agent following the season...
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Antone Exum has grown into a starting-caliber safety for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings safety Antone Exum wasn't able to contribute on a large scale as a rookie last season. Although he appeared in 14 games, Exum did not earn any starts and recorded only six tackles.Now entering his second NFL season, the Vikings see a more mature safety in Exum."We had a couple of guys last year that came in here as rookies that really didn't know how to act,'' Zimmer...
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Blue Jays, Royals escalate feud by trading barbs on Twitter

TORONTO (AP) The Royals and Blue Jays have moved on: After an exchange of hit batters, they're now trading barbs on Twitter. First, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista posted a message Sunday night saying he had ''lost a lot of respect'' for Ned Yost after hearing the Royals manager praise home plate umpire Jim Wolf's handling of Sunday's game. Two Blue Jays batters were hit by pitches...
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Brandon Fusco figuring things out as Vikings' left guard

The Minnesota Vikings decided to switch Brandon Fusco's position from right to left guard back in the spring, but he's still taking training camp reps to get used to the transition."It’s just the balance of your stance and how you get out of those stances, and keeping your weight on the inside of [your other] foot. It’s just different technique," Fusco said, via Matt Vensel of...
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Claudia Gadelha officially next in line to face champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk

When Claudia Gadelha stepped into the Octagon on Saturday night at UFC 190 she had only one purpose and that was beating hyped newcomer Jessica Aguilar. There was always a secondary reason looming overhead because a win would secure Gadelha a title shot in the women's strawweight division and a much desired rematch with champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Now Gadelha will officially receive...
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Royals' Ventura attacks Jose Bautista on Twitter, then deletes tweets

Tempers flared between the Blue Jays and Royals during Sunday's series finale, resulting in a bench-clearing incident between the two sides. What happened on the field followed both teams into clubhouse after the game, leading to some choice words between Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson and Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez. But the drama didn't end there. The spat carried over on...
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LSU D-Lineman Maquedius Bain says he plans to transfer

Maquedius Bain, one of the three LSU football players arrested in June, tweeted out Monday he is no longer a member of the football team:Bain was arrested June 18 with quarterback Anthony Jennings and defensive back Dwayne Thomas for unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling. The charges have since been dropped and all three players were re-instated to the football team last...
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Lovie Smith says Lavonte David 'will be taken care of'

Lavonte David may be in the final year of his rookie deal, but there's little concern it seems that he won't be getting a new deal sooner than later. At least, not much concern from head coach Lovie Smith, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.“Lavonte will be taken care of,’’ Smith told ESPN. “You can go back to any shot that I’ve given on Lavonte David and how I feel about...
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Jameis Winston on being starter: If you can play, age doesn't matter

Jameis Winston has a confidence about him that's tough to ignore. Some may call it cockiness, but the man simply seems to know he can get the job done.After being named the starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Winston spoke about age not mattering to Kevin Patra of NFL.com."One thing that I've learned is if you can play it don't matter what age you are, it doesn't matter...
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Dirk Koetter says Austin Seferian-Jenkins reminds him of Tony Gonzalez

The highest praise that could likely be imagined was handed down to second-year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins this week. According to Joe Kania of Buccaneers.com, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has very high expectations for Seferian-Jenkins. “I’ll tell you, if Austin (Seferian-Jenkins) is healthy he reminds me… I coached Tony Gonzalez at the end of his career (and...
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Mark Helfrich: Oregon was only playoff team to face random drug tests

In speaking with Andrew Greif of The Oregonian, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich made it clear that's he's not thrilled with the NCAA in regards to its random drug-testing of players. Speaking at Pac-12 Media Days, Helfrich confirmed that wide receiver Darren Carrington's playing situation is in limbo as the team waits on the appeal of his drug-related suspension prior to the College...
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Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium bonds

ST. LOUIS -- The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project. St. Louis Circuit Judge Tomas Frawley's ruling voided a city ordinance requiring voter approval for any project using tax dollars for a professional sports facility along the Mississippi...
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Teddy Bridgewater credits coaches for 'sharp' first showing

The Minnesota Vikings held their first scrimmage over the weekend, and Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press described quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's play as "sharp." With his developmenton display, Bridgewater was able to cut down on the interceptions that plagued this same event last year."It's amazing to talk about the difference within a year,'' Bridgewater said, via the Pioneer...
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AP source: Angel Di Maria accepts 4-year deal with PSG

PARIS (AP) A person familiar with the situation says Angel Di Maria has accepted a four-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain. The person said Di Maria is expected in Paris later this week to sign the deal after undergoing a medical exam in Doha on Monday. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the deal before it is official. Manchester...
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UNC reinstates suspended CB Simmons for 1st practice

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina started preseason practice with suspended cornerback Malik Simmons returning to the team. Coach Larry Fedora said Monday he reinstated Simmons and will ''wait and see this thing play out.'' Simmons was suspended from all football-related activities July 24, after he was arrested earlier that week in Chapel Hill on a resisting arrest charge....
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Philadelphia 76ers plan to sign Jordan McRae to training camp deal

The Philadelphia 76ers are steadily filling their roster with cheap, young players with upside. Jordan McRae fits that description.The 24-year-old has never played a minute in the NBA, but has experience in the D-League with Philadelphia's official affiliate, the Delaware 87ers. He also played in Australia with Melbourne United.McRae is 6'6" and was a career 34.3 percent three-point...
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Watch Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor block a small child's shot

On Saturday, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor was the man of the hour at the team's Beach Bash, a fun event that allowed players past and present to meet and mingle with fans. Okafor showed why he's more than just a really good basketball player, and naturally carried out the typical off-court responsibilities that come with being a franchise centerpiece. And it was hilarious...
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Will Philadelphia 76ers trade Carl Landry before opening night?

The Philadelphia 76ers and Carl Landry don't make a lot of sense together. One is a basketball team trying to fill their roster with young, inexpensive assets. The other is an aging, injury prone forward who's guaranteed $13 million over the next two seasons.  All this lends credence to the belief that Philly will move Landry to another team sooner than later, much like they just...
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Philadelphia 76ers will sign J.P. Tokoto to training camp deal

J.P. Tokoto nearly plummeted out of the entire draft before the Philadelphia 76ers snagged him with the 58th overall pick. Tokoto is viewed as a play-making versatile wing who could have a lengthy NBA career if his jump shot improves. The Sixers know this, which is why they've reportedly convinced him not to flee overseas, where he'd be promised more money and better job security...
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Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts prosecutor says an anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him. Prosecutor William McCauley says in a filing released Monday that an attempt by Hernandez's lawyer to question the woman under oath is an ''unwarranted...
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Evaluating Statcast's rookie season

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