Vikings receiver Patterson day-to-day with foot injury

MANKATO, Minn. -- Cordarrelle Patterson is hard to miss at training camp. He was even easier to spot Friday with his multi-colored dreads hanging out of a bucket hat instead of a helmet. Patterson, the electric second-year receiver and returner, missed practice as the Minnesota Vikings opened training camp at Minnesota State University on Friday. Patterson was held out and is considered...
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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant says he's 'still rising' his game

OXNARD, Calif. – It's a scary thought for NFL defensive backs, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says there's a lot of room for Dez Bryant to improve. Bryant, 25, is coming off his best season and first trip to the Pro Bowl. He totaled 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns on 93 receptions. His peers recently ranked him the 25th-best player in the league. And Garrett doesn...
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Falcons: Five observations from Day 1 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five things we gleaned from Day 1 of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, as the organization officially distances itself from last season's 4-12 disappointment: 1. We won't be overstating or minimizing the impact of the one-on-one scrape between Kroy Biermann and rookie tackle Jake Matthews Mini-brawls are common occurrences during training...
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Hornets ink rookie Vonleh, veteran Pargo

The Charlotte Hornets announced two signings on Friday, adding both youth and veteran leadership to the team. While financial terms were not disclosed, general manager Rich Cho reported the signing of first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh. The team also added point guard, and 10-year pro Jannero Pargo, who was re-signed to a one-year deal. Vonleh was the ninth overall pick in this year...
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Twins players more than a little excited to celebrate Little Big League Day

MINNEAPOLIS -- The fact that Billy Heywood wore No. 20 isn't lost on Chris Colabello. Heywood, of course, was the fictional 12-year-old kid who inherited the Twins from his late grandfather in the movie "Little Big League." After becoming the team's owner, he later made himself the manager and led Minnesota on a storybook comeback in a film that captured the hearts...
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Gordon in Berea, passes conditioning test

BEREA, Ohio -- Browns receiver Josh Gordon took part in the conditioning tests that took place prior to the beginning of training camp on Saturday. He appeared to pass the conditioning tests without any problems. Gordon waits for his hearing on Aug. 1 with the NFL regarding a possible indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy for the third time....
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Magic sign veteran guard Luke Ridnour to 2-year deal

Continuing to load up on over-30 players, especially at the guard position, the Orlando Magic announced Friday they have signed 11-year NBA veteran Luke Ridnour. Ridnour, 33, split last season playing for Milwaukee and Charlotte. The addition of him, Ben Gordon and Willie Green in the past month brings experience to a backcourt where second-year pro Victor Oladipo and rookie Elfrid...
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Busted water main adds additional drama to Jaguars training camp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars hadn't counted on this being part of their first day of training camp. A break in a water main next to EverBank Field caused no or low water pressure through much of downtown early Friday. Crews were forced to dig into the pavement near the stadium's Lot J. "One of our rules is: No whining, no complaining, no excuses,"...
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Daniel Bryan stopped a burglar at his home in Phoenix

Via WWE NETWORKDramatic reenactment of Monday's events Daniel Bryan may be off of television for the foreseeable future, but that’s not stopping him from getting physical (oh god oh god be careful oh god) to prevent a home invasion. According to an Arizona ABC affiliate, Bryan spotted the door to his house opening from the inside as he arrived home with his wife (WWE’s Brie...
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Buccaneers, offensive lineman Carl Nicks agree to part ways

TAMPA, Fla. -- Carl Nicks' time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is over. The team and the two-time Pro Bowl guard announced a separation Friday afternoon, shortly after the Bucs began their first training camp practice at One Buc Place. The oft-injured Nebraska product never lived up to his promise after signing a five-year, $47.5 million deal in free agency before the 2012 season...
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Hawks sign top pick Payne

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks signed their first-round draft pick, Adreian Payne, the team announced on Friday. Payne was the 15th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, after playing four seasons at Michigan State. Payne finished his college career as Michigan State's all-time leader in blocked shots (141), and scored 1,232 points while pulling down 735 rebounds. He gave Hawks...
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Stephen Ross excited for on-, off-field progress of Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. -- After a sticky morning on the practice field watching his team officially start their preseason program, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross sat down in the air-conditioned media workroom Friday to answer questions from the gathered media throngs. Ross, who turned 74 in May, appeared relaxed in his white team polo and khakis as he discussed his thoughts going into the season...
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Home-run sprinter: Negron channels spirit of ex-Red Rosales with fast trot

CINCINNATI -- Kristopher Negron is one of those appreciative baseball players who will do whatever is asked to wear a major league baseball uniform. If somebody asked for his hat and filled it with runny mud and told him, "To stay in the majors you have to put this hat on," he'd have mud streaks down his cheeks within five seconds. Through the 2013 season, the 29-year...
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Cassel not taking No. 1 QB role for granted

MANKATO, Minn. --€“ Nine years in the NFL has provided Matt Cassel with about any scenario he might experience as a quarterback, both as a backup and starter. When Cassel re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings, he believed he was returning with a chance to be the team's starter with the knowledge Minnesota was likely going to draft a future at the position. The 32-year-old was...
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Marlins send Anthony DeSclafani to Triple-A, recall catcher J.T. Realmuto

The Miami Marlins optioned right-hander Anthony DeSclafani to Triple-A New Orleans, while recalling catcher J.T. Realmuto from AA Jacksonville prior to Friday night's game against the Houston Astros. DeSclafani was called up Sunday as an extra arm for a taxed bullpen but did not pitch since joining the Marlins. Over five big-league starts, DeSclafani is 1-2 with a 7.40 ERA. Realmuto...
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Blake Bortles opens Jaguars camp with no fear, no delusions of starting role

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Gus Bradley harbors no illusions that Blake Bortles will take over for Chad Henne as his starting quarterback anytime this season. But what the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars liked the most Friday about their first-round draft pick from UCF on the first day of training camp practice was that Bortles showed no fear. To illustrate his point, Bradley mentioned...
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Know the Badgers foe: Minnesota

  This is the 12th in a 12-week Friday series looking at the Wisconsin football team's 2014 opponents. Minnesota's football program is on the rise in coach Jerry Kill's fourth season with the team. The question as it pertains to Wisconsin, however, is this: Are the Gophers good enough to challenge for Paul Bunyan's Axe, or is the gap between the two programs still...
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Cardinals sign WR Reggie Dunn

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals signed wide receiver Reggie Dunn, the team announced Friday afternoon. Dunn (5-9, 178) originally entered the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a rookie free agent in 2013 out of Utah. Last season, he spent time on the practice squads of the Steelers, Packers, Browns, Dolphins and Patriots. Most recently, he was released by the Patriots on...
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La Russa's Hall of Fame mantra: Trust your gut

PHOENIX -- Tony La Russa was not very far into his managerial career when baseball innovator Paul Richards had some advice that helped jump start La Russa on the road to Cooperstown. "Trust your gut," Richards said. "Don't cover your butt." With three World Series rings and 2,728 career victories, La Russa made it through with guts, imagination and an ability...
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Dolphins see plenty to build on at opening of training camp

DAVIE, Fla. -- The ball snapped by Shelley Smith never quite got all the way into Ryan Tannehill's hands and then fell to the turf. For many reasons, it wasn't exactly an exemplary way for the Miami Dolphins to start the first 11-on-11 portion of their opening 2014 training camp session, but the muffed exchange didn't by any means put a damper on what is always a great...
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Hollis-Jefferson ready to shoot into nation's elite

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Summer of Rondae features 3-point shots, two elite camps and one really juicy quote. "We have the best starting five in the country," Rondae Hollis-Jefferson said earlier this month of his Arizona Wildcats, a sentence that traveled at Internet speed to Kentucky fans everywhere. "I was checking out the reaction," said Hollis-Jefferson, a 6...
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Efren Navarro proving versatility in season's third stint with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Efren Navarro's big-league moment arrived last Friday night, in the 16th of a game that stretched past midnight. There weren't many fans remaining at Angel Stadium, but that didn't matter. Navarro drove a pitch into center field, Mike Trout scored from second base and the Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2. A walk-off hit isn't official until...
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Trailer out for LeBron-produced comedy series

LeBron James is far from just a basketball player, his brand extending into many different spheres. One of those into which he is delving is the entertainment world. In February, Starz picked up a six-episode order of the comedy series "Survivor's Remorse" with LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter as two of the executive producers. The series will star...
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Suns made 'small' strides in free agency

PHOENIX -- They entered the month thinking big. But the Suns must feel pretty small as the march through July comes to an end. In this predicament, however, "feeling" can be interpreted as "embracing." After making overtures aimed at landing LeBron James and another free-agent playmate of his choosing (thinking big in a philosophical sense), the Suns went all...
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Browns think Manziel has regressed, worry about partying

In a topic that’s been beaten to death, even on these very pages, we have something of an update. Mary Kay Cabot is reporting from sources within the Browns that they are “stunned” by Johnny Manziel’s non-stop antics during this off-season. Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, and some in the organization attributed it to too much...
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