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Outfielder Alex Rios set to return to Royals' lineup

CHICAGO (AP) Alex Rios is expected to return to the Kansas City Royals' lineup for Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs following 1 1/2 months on the disabled list with a broken left hand. Rios has been sidelined since April 13, when he was he by a pitch from Minnesota's J.R. Graham. He joined the Royals on Friday after a four-game injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple...
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NBA suspends Rockets' Howard 1 game after upgrading foul

HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended without pay for one game after getting his fourth flagrant foul point in the postseason. The foul in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was ruled a common foul during the game, but was upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 after a review about the league office. It came when he made what the NBA called unnecessary contact...
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MLS Weekend Preview: Charlie Davies relishes his renaissance in New England

The move to sign Charlie Davies felt like a flier at the close of the transfer window a couple of years ago. New England coach Jay Heaps knew Davies from the time they spent together with the U.S. national team at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He wanted to see whether Davies -- in his current state and on his way out of European soccer for a second time -- could still pose a threat...
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Andrew Luck evolving entering fourth year

Frank Gore has been around his new Indianapolis Colts teammates for less than two months, but he’s already been able to figure out one of the reasons Andrew Luck is the best young quarterback in the NFL.  “I like how (Luck) takes leadership of the team,” Gore said, according to the team’s official website. “It’s not just him listening to coaches. When he’s out there...
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Back with Pats, Brandon Spikes unblocks Twitter haters

No one ever accused Brandon Spikes of being boring. The colorful linebacker is back with the New England Patriots after a one-year stint with the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills. Spikes, if you recall, had an unceremonious exit from New England before the 2014 season, venting his frustrations in some rather controversial tweets. The 27-year-old followed that up with plenty of trash...
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Dwight Howard suspended for 1 game after foul upgraded

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended without pay for one game after getting his fourth flagrant foul point in the postseason. The foul in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was ruled a common foul during the game, but was upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 after a review about the league office. It came when he made what the NBA called unnecessary...
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FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn't formally accused of anything. Jadue was referring to a part of Wednesday's sweeping U.S. Justice Department indictments that, without specifying them by name, said the 10 presidents of the South American...
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Thunder may have made a draft promise to Cameron Payne

The Oklahoma City Thunder need a back up point guard, and it appears as if they've zeroed in on Cameron Payne to the point that they've given him a draft-night promise. ESPN's Chad Ford has more: "As for the Thunder, since late last week there's been a lot of buzz among rival GMs that the Thunder promised Cameron Payne they'd take him at 14. I don't know how much of that is smoke...
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Colts need Arthur Jones to be 'difference-maker'

If the Indianapolis Colts are to make a true run at the Super Bowl, they know they’ll need a greater contribution from their defense, specifically in stopping the run. That became evident during the Colts’ AFC title game loss to New England, when the Patriots ran for 177 yards on the ground. Fortunately for the Colts, they believe they have a man on the roster who can help ...
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MotoGP: Ducati aiming for win at home with solid pace in Mugello

The holy grail of a home win at Mugello is within reach for Ducati, with the 215-plus mph rocketship the team has prepared for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. Former Ducati rider Cal Cructhlow, now racing a Honda, believes the potential is there for the end of a losing streak now stretching into a fifth season. It won't be easy but there are crucial advantages for Ducati, not the least...
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Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free. The Warriors announced the diagnosis Friday after Thompson went through neurological tests earlier in the day. Thompson was kneed in the head by Houston's Trevor Ariza in the fourth quarter of Golden State's Western Conference finals...
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LeBron says stopping Curry futile: 'You can't'

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James says he's given teammates ''the blueprint'' for the NBA Finals and it's up to the Cavaliers to follow it. James will appear in his fifth straight finals, a feat not accomplished since 1966 when members of the Boston Celtics were on their dynastical run. As he and the Cavaliers prepare to meet Golden State, James says the key to postseason success...
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Cal athletics improving on academic trend

After posting shockingly low APR scores from 2009-2012, the Cal athletics program is finally trending back in the right direction.While Cal's single-year score actually declined from last season (941 to 938), the school is much improved over a couple of years ago.“Although we are observing significant progress with our football team’s APR scores, it doesn’t always manifest...
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Defensive backfield could cost Cal in a big way

The Cal Bears are one positional group away from being a major player in the Pac-12. However, identifying that you have a weakness in the defensive backfield and being able to do something about it are two totally different things.Here is what ESPN's Dave Lombardi had to say about Cal's defensive backs:"Sorry, it’s just not there for the Bears yet. When one of your main, non-injured...
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Cal linebacking core could be a bright spot

Can the Cal linebackers help solidify a defense that was one of the worst in the country last season? It's definitely in play. Cal's group of linebacker should be improved in 2015, but how much will they help a porous defense?Here's what ESPN's Dave Lombardi had to say about the Cal linebackers:"The Bears' secondary bled more yardage than any other pass defense in the nation last...
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Gronk donates cleats to HS player, tells him to 'get chicks'

That Gronk is such a giver. New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski was feeling charitable in early May as he had a pair of cleats that he wasn't using and took to Twitter to see if anyone wanted them. That's right, a size 16. You would think it would be tricky to find someone to fill those giant shoes, but that wasn't the case. It turns out a high-school football player from Massachusetts...
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Warriors G Thompson diagnosed with concussion, out indefinitely

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free. The Warriors announced the diagnosis Friday after Thompson went through neurological tests earlier in the day. Thompson was kneed in the head by Houston's Trevor Ariza in the fourth quarter of Golden State's Western Conference finals clinching...
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Mickelson gets head start on U.S. Open prep

Last week, USGA executive director Mike Davis warned the players competing in this year's U.S. Open that extra preparation would be necessary to win at Chambers Bay given its unique and versatile setup, and it appears that at least one marquee player is taking his advice. Phil Mickelson arrived in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday to get his first look at the course and spent 3 1...
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Bill Belichick uses his go-to quote when asked about Deflategate

No matter what you think of him, you can't deny that Bill Belichick is consistent. The Pats head coach memorably repeated, "We're on to Cincinnati" over and over after New England was blown out, 41-14, by Kansas City in Week 4 of the 2014 season. Belichick is not using that mantra for Deflategate talk. When asked Thursday about the controversy that ended up with Tom Brady getting...
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Saints call off practices with Texans

Is 'Hard Knocks' already causing problems for Bill O'Brien and the Houston Texans? On Thursday, the New Orleans Saints announced that they would hold joint practices with the New England Patriots for three days leading up to their preseason game August 22nd. This marked a change of plans for the Saints, who initially planned to hold practices with the Texans prior to their August...
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Truex inching closer to breakthrough 1st win of season

DOVER, Del. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. is keeping the car that has led more laps than any other in the series each of the last two races. He'd just like the No. 78 to lead the last one that really counts. Speeding closer to his first Sprint Cup victory in two seasons, Truex's Furniture Row Racing team brought the car that dominated at Kansas and Charlotte with them for this weekend's...
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Texas lawmakers vote to end high school steroids testing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years. The move came in a budget vote that stripped out all funding for the program over the next two years. It had cost taxpayers more than $10 million since 2007, tested more than 60,000 students and caught just a handful of cheaters. Once lauded as a model...
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New Jersey Devils sign F Sergey Kalinin to entry-level deal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Sergey Kalinin to an entry-level contract. General Manager Ray Shero announced the deal without disclosing details on Friday. The 24-year-old spent the previous five seasons playing in Russia. He had set career highs this past season with 12 goals and 13 assists in 58 games, while serving as the club's captain. The 6-foot...
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Crew-Orlando City Preview

Rafael Ramos was clearly the goat the last time Orlando City faced the Columbus Crew. Whether the expansion club can slow down the red-hot Kei Kamara is probably the key to the rematch. Kamara has taken over the league lead in goals as the Crew go for their first road win Saturday night against an Orlando City club that will be without star midfielder Brek Shea. Columbus (4-4-3)...
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Marketing executive pleads not guilty in FIFA scandal

NEW YORK (AP) A sports marketing executive from Florida has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal. Aaron Davidson entered the plea through his lawyer on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. He's the first defendant to be arraigned in a U.S. court since the case was announced earlier this week. Davidson was among 14 people named...
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