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Why the Heat are the most interesting team in the league

Heading into the 2015-16 season, the Miami Heat are probably the most unpredictable team. If all goes well, and luck bounces their way, the Heat have the starpower, talent and depth to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference crown. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade can still be top-5 performers at their respective positions, Goran Dragic produces like an All-Star, Hassan...
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Johns poised to lead Virginia into 2015 season

Matt Johns was a redshirt freshman sent in for the first time to work with the first team on a two-minute drill. It was just practice, but on the first snap, the ball went right through his hands. Oops. ''The whole line is looking at me like, `Are you freaking kidding me?','' Johns recalled this week. ''I looked at them and said, ''We're going to be good,' and we drove down the field...
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Arizona St.-Texas A&M Preview

(AP) - Arizona State coach Todd Graham is eternally positive, whether it's praising his team to the media, boosting the morale of a player or praising an assistant coach. He's got plenty of reasons to be optimistic with a proven quarterback who knows the Sun Devils' system inside and out, but Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin doesn't have that luxury under center. After four seasons...
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ENMU to be on probation, vacate wins over NCAA violations

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) Eastern New Mexico will be on probation for four years and forfeit five seasons' worth of victories by nearly all of its sports programs because of eligibility violations. The NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions Report was released Tuesday. NCAA enforcement staff found ENMU used 132 athletes in 12 different programs who were ineligible to practice or play...
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Rockies' prized SS prospect Story a 'longshot' to be September call-up

It appears as though Colorado Rockies fans won't be getting a sneak peek at the player who could be their next franchise shortstop this year. Manager Walt Weiss told reporters Tuesday that it is unlikely that prized shortstop prospect Trevor Story will be amongst those the Rockies call up with expanded rosters in September. "I don't know if the door is completely shut on that one...
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Rockies turn the most anti-climactic triple play you'll ever see

One of baseball's rarest feats, triple plays are almost always bang-bang plays that are exhilarating to watch, if not only for their infrequency, but the Rockies turned a triple play on Tuesday that made the play seem routine and flat-out mundane. In the top of the ninth inning of the Rockies' 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks in the first game of the teams' doubleheader at Coors Field...
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Jeff Fisher: Case Keenum has backup QB job 'locked up'

Austin Davis filled in admirably under center last season, starting eight games and tossing more than 2,000 yards, to go along with 12 touchdowns.  However, the coaching staff may go a different route for the backup quarterback job in 2015.  Head coach Jeff Fisher acknowledged that Case Keenum has performed well through the preseason and has the advantage of now. “I think Case...
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Ripken hurt before 20th anniversary celebration of 2131 game

BALTIMORE -- Instead of taking another lap around Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles hosted Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. Ripken disclosed before the game that he hurt his right shoulder earlier in the day when he was tossed over the handlebars of his bicycle. But, true...
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Texas St.-Florida St. Preview

Although the program is moving on from one of the most successful quarterbacks in its history, Florida State's new one has some strong credentials as well. Everett Golson will be under center when the 10th-ranked Seminoles begin the post-Jameis Winston era Saturday against Texas State. Golson had been hailed as Winston's successor ever since the former Notre Dame quarterback transferred...
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Weatherspoon set to play, Minter promises big season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Inside linebacker is supposed to be the weak link in an otherwise strong Arizona Cardinals defense. Coach Bruce Arians begs to differ. So does Kevin Minter, who is slimmed down and healthy after an injury-plagued second pro season in 2014. And it looks like Minter finally will have Sean Weatherspoon alongside him when the season opens Sept. 13 against New Orleans...
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Gosselin fuels opening-game victory with first home run as D-back

DENVER -- Phil Gosselin atoned for his hitless debut with a big day at the plate. Gosselin homered and drove in four runs, Patrick Corbin pitched into the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-4 in the first game of a split doubleheader on Tuesday. Gosselin, who was acquired in a June 20 trade with Atlanta, doubled home a run in the third, and then...
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Tigers recall pitcher Kyle Ryan, catcher Bryan Holaday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Detroit Tigers recalled left-hander Kyle Ryan and catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. This will be Ryan's fourth stint with the Tigers this season. He went 1-2 with a 5.94 ERA in 10 games, including five starts, with Detroit. He was 4-0 with a 1.24 ERA in August with Toledo. Holaday hit .224 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 49 games...
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Chargers run game still struggling despite offseason moves

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Chargers were determined to fix their woeful running game this offseason. They climbed the draft board to secure standout Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. They revamped their offensive line, which has just one returning starter at his same position for the season opener. But after three preseason games, their average rests at 3.4 yards per carry-- the same...
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Twins call up 5 from Triple-A including Santana and Vargas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have added five players from Triple-A Rochester for September: shortstop Danny Santana, first baseman Kennys Vargas, catcher Eric Fryer and right-handed relievers A.J. Achter and Michael Tonkin. The moves were made Tuesday, the first day teams could expand their active rosters past the 25-man limit. Each player has been with the Twins already...
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New scouting director impressed with post-baseball career

ST. LOUIS (AP) Randy Flores said the St. Louis Cardinals surprised him when they asked if he'd be interested in being their new scouting director. General manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that the 40-year-old former lefty and member of St. Louis' 2006 World Series championship team impressed the team with his post-baseball pursuits. Mozeliak said the hire late last week was unrelated...
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Boavista introduces Rivaldo's son as its newest player

LISBON, Portugal (AP) First-division Portuguese club Boavista has introduced Rivaldo's son as its newest signing on Tuesday. The 20-year-old Rivaldinho was presented to fans and journalists at a news conference alongside his father, the former Barcelona and Brazil star. Rivaldinho transferred from second-division Brazilian club Mogi Mirim, which had Rivaldo as its president. The...
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Argentina beats Canada in the men's Olympic qualifiers

MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola had 35 points and 13 rebounds, and Argentina beat Canada 94-87 on Tuesday in the men's Olympic qualifying tournament. Scola, a 35-year-old NBA veteran who just signed with Toronto, was 13 for 26 from the field. Nicolas Laprovittola scored 20 points, and Andres Nocioni finished with 15. Argentina improved to 2-0 in Group B. Venezuela (1-0) is second, followed...
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Kansas State features 10 freshman on two-deep roster

Kansas State made Jesse Ertz its starting quarterback for its season opener against South Dakota and also released its depth chart. Ten freshman are listed on the two-deep roster and two freshman, including Dominque Heath at receiver. Redshirt freshman Dalton Risner is in at center. Freshman Alex Delton is listed next to Joe Hubener as the second-string quarterback and a pair of...
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Martial's potential, ability justifies United's astronomical transfer fee

With the transfer window now gone, an astronomical fee, a relative unknown on English shores -- small wonder Manchester United's signing of Anthony Martial raised more than a few eyebrows. Yes, the fee was set at $56 million - at least -- and yes, the Parisian forward has played fewer than 50 top-flight matches in France and has only 10 senior league goals to his credit. But Martial...
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Jaguars' Thomas to have hand surgery, expected to miss 3 games

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is expected to miss the first three games of the regular season following hand surgery. The team said Tuesday that Thomas will have surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his right hand. The decision came after Thomas got a second opinion. General manager Dave Caldwell described the surgery as "more or less...
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Anthony Davis not afraid to rip teammates who need motivation

Anthony Davis has been doing plenty of leading by example during his first three NBA seasons. He finished fifth in MVP voting last year, and averaged 24.4 points and 10.2 rebounds while leading the league in blocked shots for the second consecutive season.But as he's entering his fourth campaign, Davis may look to get more vocal with teammates -- and he expects the same from them...
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Jaguars' TE Julius Thomas to have surgery, expected to miss 3 games

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is expected to miss the first three games of the regular season following hand surgery. The team said Tuesday that Thomas will have surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his right hand. The decision came after Thomas got a second opinion. General manager Dave Caldwell described the surgery as "more or...
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Fantasy Football NFL Preseason Week 3 NFC Takeaways

Week 3 of the NFL preseason is the most important for fantasy football players to watch. Consider it a dress rehearsal for the real deal, as the touches and opportunities given here are typically most in line with what will happen in Week 1.  With that in mind, let's break down the winners of some important position battles in the NFC based on what we've seen in Week 3 of the preseason...
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Cal looking for turnaround season after 3 years of losing

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) With just nine wins, no bowl games and two head coaches, it has been a trying three years for the senior class at California. The seniors on the Golden Bears know they have one chance left to salvage a positive on the field before leaving school and they believe all the pieces are in place for that to happen. The offense should be high-powered behind third...
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E. Washington-Oregon Preview

Replacing the most prolific quarterback in school history is no easy task for Oregon, though handing the reins over to one of the FCS' most productive signal-callers is a good start. Vernon Adams begins his career with the seventh-ranked Ducks on Saturday as they open the post-Marcus Mariota era against Adams' former school, Eastern Washington. Mariota is gone after a historic three...
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