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Wes Welker cleared to travel — not play — for Broncos-Cowboys game

Wes Welker was cleared to fly with the Broncos for their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Welker has not yet been medically cleared from his concussion to engage in contact, so he won't play in the game Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. Then again, none of the Broncos' other projected opening-day starters will play against the Cowboys. The slot receiver...
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Josh Shaw admits he lied, suspended indefinitely

And so it seems the Josh Shaw Saga at USC has reached its conclusion. The school announced Wednesday evening that Shaw admitted to athletic department officials that he fabricated his story about hurting his ankles while saving his nephew in a pool and he's been suspended indefinitely. "We are extremely disappointed in Josh," said Steve Sarkisian in a release. "...
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Snyder: Redskins have "started the process" of planning new stadium

The Washington Redskins organization has “started the process” of designing a new stadium to serve as the team’s home, owner Dan Snyder told Comcast SportsNet in an exclusive interview Wednesday. “Whether it's Washington, D.C., whether it's another stadium in Maryland, whether it's a stadium in Virginia, we've started the process,” Snyder said. “We are...
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North Carolina suspends four players for one game

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora announced the suspensions of four players following practice on Wednesday. Desmond Lawrence, Brian Walker, M.J. Stewart and Donnie Miles, all four of whom are defensive backs, will be suspended for North Carolina's opener against Liberty. Both Lawrence and Walker are starters in North Carolina's secondary. While Fedora wouldn't go into...
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Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

James Harden was going up for a layup. Paul George was going up to contest the shot. When they came down, George had broken his leg and Harden had to look on, petrified and perplexed by what transpired. “That was tough,” said Harden, who struggled to watch as George agonized near the basket stanchion. The unfortunate, seemingly innocuous sequence in a nationally-televised Team...
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Kobe Bryant studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as a veteran

Kobe Bryant is looking to follow an old rival's example. Preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as his athleticism faded away. From Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard: In preparing for this season, Bryant told friends that the player he is analyzing, as an example of adjusting...
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Astros working on a resolution with Nix, not Aiken

While the Astros could work something out with Jacob Nix, there is nothing at the moment going on with No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken, and no new reason to believe there will be a deal with Aiken, according to people familiar with the situation. Several news outlets took what commissioner Bud Selig said in an interview in San Diego, and apparently mistakenly believed he was referring...
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Chargers announcer Hank Bauer suspended for anti-Semitic joke

An anti-Semitic comment by Chargers radio announcer Hank Bauer has landed him a one-game suspension, meaning he won't be working the team's final preseason game this Thursday. The comment by Bauer with less than a minute to play in the Chargers preseason game last week came when he made a Jewish joke at the expense of radio partner Josh Lewin. Listen here as Bauer yuks...
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Eddie Lacy can lead NFL in rushing, RBs coach says

Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers is perfectly capable of leading the National Football League in rushing this season. "Without a doubt," Sam Gash, the team's running backs coach, said Monday. "He has the capability of being the leading rusher and maybe even combined yards if he catches a lot of balls. I absolutely do think that. "I think he's a bell...
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Jazz sign ex-Knicks guard Toure Murry to 2-year deal

The Utah Jazz signed free agent Toure Murry to a two-year deal on Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal's Chris Herring. Murry appeared in 51 games for the New York Knicks as a rookie last season, averaging about three points, one assist and one rebound in seven minutes per game. He shot 43 percent from the field and 42 percent from the 3-point line.
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The Astros may still be able to sign top pick Brady Aiken

You'll recall that the Astros, after a contentious negotiation, failed to come to terms with top overall 2014 pick Brady Aiken, the highly regarded prep lefty out of San Diego. Since the July 18 signing deadline has long since passed, the assumption was that Aiken would honor his commitment to UCLA or go the junior college route and re-enter the draft in 2015. Now, though, it...
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Adrian Peterson: 'This is the offense I've been waiting for'

The gift of being Adrian Peterson is being a freakish athlete with the strongest grip known to man. The curse of being Adrian Peterson? Sometimes the rest of the world doesn't live up to your standards. Peterson's been on some bad Vikings teams since being drafted in 2007 and he's had to carry the offense, which, many times, looked like running Peterson into a brick...
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Donald Sterling gives up battle for Clippers, allows deadline to pass

In a development that makes Donald Sterling reacquiring the Los Angeles Clippers virtually impossible, court records indicate that Sterling failed to petition the California Supreme Court for review by Monday’s deadline. The failure means that Sterling has run out of legal options in California to force former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to return the franchise to him. Under California...
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Fisher angry over ESPN report on Sam's 'showering habits'

Rams coach Jeff Fisher remains angry over an ESPN report that dealt in part with the "showering habits" of defensive end Michael Sam by ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. "I'm extremely disappointed in her piece," Fisher told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, not long before the team boarded buses for Lambert Airport and the trip to Miami for Thursday's preseason...
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Cavs' Dion Waiters fasted, cut carbs to drop 12 pounds

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is excited about the possibilities with LeBron James and Kevin Love on his team next year, and he's prepared for the season differently this summer, via Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer: What he has a chance to be now, with James and Love, is a champion. By fasting for Ramadan and adopting a new diet that cut his carbohydrate...
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Josh Gordon process 'frustrated' Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns waited nearly four months for the NFL to drop its one-year suspension on wide receiver Josh Gordon. NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala told NFL Network on Wednesday that the elongated timeline left the organization "extremely frustrated with the way that this dragged out." It's hard to blame the Browns, who were forced to mine their way through...
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Flames sign Lance Bouma

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed centre Lance Bouma to a one-year contract. Bouma, a native of Provost, Alberta, played 78 games with the Flames last season netting five goals and 10 assists for 15 points and 41 penalty minutes and finished second in the NHL amongst forwards with 87 blocked shots. After being drafted in the third round of the 2008 NHL Draft...
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Sam Hinkie: Sixers didn't have any conversations about Anthony Bennett

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie denied the rumors that the team had tried to acquire 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett in a conference call on Tuesday. "I can tell you unequivocally we didn't have any conversations about [Bennett]," Hinkie said, via The Intelligencer's Tom Moore. The Philadelphia Daily News erroneously reported weeks ago that...
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NHL refutes reports of expansion to Las Vegas, anywhere else

NHL fans were all abuzz when a report published in the Vancouver Province cited that the league's expansion to Las Vegas was a “done deal.” Hash tags were created, team names bandied about, promotional nights dreamt up. When Howard Bloom of SportsBusinessNews.com issued another report that cited expansion to Quebec City, Toronto, Seattle and Vegas by 2017, it was a full on...
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At great cost, Blue Jays have made little progress

For teams with long playoff droughts, front-office executives often say that one benchmark is to play meaningful games in September. The Toronto Blue Jays, whose most recent postseason game ended on a Joe Carter home run, seemed poised to check off the “September contention” box this year. They led the American League East by six games on June 6. They were in first place at...
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Panthers' Newton (ribs): No doubt for opener

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who suffered a hairline fracture to his ribs, said Wednesday he'll be ready to start Week 1 of the regular season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton was injured during Friday night's 30-7 preseason loss at New England. He will not play in Thursday night's exhibition finale at Pittsburgh. "There's no doubt in my...
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Ty Montgomery cleared, expected to start Stanford’s opener

After it was first thought Stanford would be without its top offensive threat for the first half of the first month of the season — at least — said threat should be back for the first half of the first game. Cardinal head coach David Shaw said Tuesday that Ty Montgomery has been medically cleared by team doctors and will play in the opener against UC-Davis. Not only that, but...
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Stoops: Seems DGB wants to stay at OU

Bob Stoops wouldn’t speak much Monday about Dorial Green-Beckham’s situation a few days after the NCAA denied a waiver request for immediate eligibility and Oklahoma all but announced it wouldn’t pursue the matter further. But Stoops did say Green-Beckham remained in class at OU and that he planned—right now—on staying around next season. Green-Beckham is eligible to...
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Alabama QB Blake Sims the favorite to start vs. WVU, Jacob Coker to play

Alabama's early-week plan is to play two quarterbacks on Saturday against West Virginia , with fifth-year senior Blake Sims the current favorite to start, CBSSports.com has learned. Touted Florida State transfer Jacob Coker will play in the Georgia Dome, but he failed to create significant separation in Bama's quarterback race, and is expected to come off the bench. The...
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Glen Taylor is the biggest reason the Timberwolves keep losing

On Tuesday, Timberwolves franchisee* Glen Taylor held court at the Minnesota State Fair as the newest hopes of the team were introduced. As he is wont to do, he openly discussed his feelings with the media. Kudos to him for that. Without franchisees, players, coaches and GMs spouting off, following the NBA would be a lot less interesting. But this chatter about outgoing star Kevin...
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