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Professional Football | July 25, 2014
Browns awaiting fate of star receiver Gordon
CLEVELAND — The Browns may soon learn whether they’ll have Josh Gordon this season.
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Professional Football | July 25, 2014
Kelly joining Bills at HOF for coin toss
CANTON, Ohio — Former Bills quarterback and East Braxdy graduate Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss at the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 25, 2014
Back at the brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.
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Professional Basketball | July 25, 2014
Cavs ink, may deal Wiggins
CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 25, 2014
New cast of characters joins Broncos’ Manning
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he’s starting over again.
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Professional Football | July 25, 2014
Seahawks RB Lynch not reporting to camp
RENTON, Wash. — Marshawn Lynch isn’t expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday.
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Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Chiefs, Charles extend contract
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 24, 2014
Finding his old form
PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle isn’t sure the Pittsburgh Pirates need an ace to make it to the postseason for the second straight year.
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Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Steelers sporting new look
PITTSBURGH — The faces Ike Taylor grew so accustomed to seeing line up alongside him over the past decade have disappeared.
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Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Gronkowski cleared to join Pats’ practice
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery.
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Professional Baseball | July 24, 2014
Tigers acquire closer in Soria
NEW YORK — The first-place Detroit Tigers reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen Wednesday night, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Bronco owner gives up control
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.
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Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Brown still chasing his 1964 title ring
NEW YORK — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer.
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Professional Basketball | July 24, 2014
Sterling trial winding down
LOS ANGELES — A dementia expert raised questions about whether two doctors properly conducted mental exams that found longtime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated as testimony concluded Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Shelly Sterling acted properly when she sold the team in May without her husband’s consent.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Polanco growing up fast
PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle watched rookie Gregory Polanco scuffle for the better part of two weeks before giving the talented but raw right fielder a needed night off on Monday.
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Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Yanks get Headley from San Diego
NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.
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Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Clippers’ Rivers says he’ll quit
LOS ANGELES — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a “disaster” for the franchise.
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Professional Football | July 23, 2014
7 ex-players challenging concussion settlement
PHILADELPHIA — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.
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Professional Basketball | July 23, 2014
Cavaliers may deal Wiggins
CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 22, 2014
More rusty than rested
PITTSBURGH — Ten days of rest was the last thing Edinson Volquez needed before trying to extend his winning streak.
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Professional Football | July 22, 2014
Seahawks starting all over
RENTON, Wash. — Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 22, 2014
No. 2 most popular
Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will enter training camp this week as Brian Hoyer’s backup, but his No. 2 jersey is selling as if he’s the face of the NFL.
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Professional Basketball | July 22, 2014
Sterlings’ battle continues in court
LOS ANGELES — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 22, 2014
Stewart returns to Sprint car racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.
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Professional Baseball | July 22, 2014
Giants, Uggla agree on minor league deal
PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.
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Professional Football | July 22, 2014
Oklahoma picked to win Big 12 crown
DALLAS — Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 21, 2014
No shame in 2nd for Fowler at Open
HOYLAKE, England — For Rickie Fowler, this is getting downright familiar.
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Professional Baseball | July 21, 2014
Rockies lose star Tulowitzki to leg cramp
PITTSBURGH — Troy Tulowitzki sent a slow roller to shortstop and sprinted to first. The All-Star shortstop was a few steps from the bag when he suddenly grabbed his left leg and grimaced before gingerly making his way to the dugout.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 21, 2014
On the doorstep
PITTSBURGH — Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsbur`gh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 21, 2014
McIlroy holds on for title
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship.
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Other Professional Sports | July 21, 2014
Kristoff wins 2nd Tour stage
NIMES, France — Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.
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Professional Football | July 21, 2014
Ready to walk the walk
Other worldly expectations are nothing new for Jadeveon Clowney.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | July 21, 2014
Elliott leads Nationwide standings
JOLIET, Ill. — Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.
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Professional Baseball | July 21, 2014
Padres barely miss 1st no-hitter
SAN DIEGO — Bobby Abreu was annoyed by lack of speed in Odrisamer Despaigne’s curveball and playfully decided to complain to plate umpire Chris Guccione.
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Professional Football | July 21, 2014
Seahawk softball game attracts 22,000
SEATTLE — Not that it should come as a surprise, but Seattle is still crazy about its Super Bowl champion Seahawks.
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Professional Golf | July 19, 2014
McIlroy under attack
HOYLAKE, England — With the nasty weather holding off and Royal Liverpool essentially defenseless, everyone took aim at Rory McIlroy.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 19, 2014
Snider pinch-hit wonder
PITTSBURGH — Travis Snider is no longer a regular in the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup. The arrival of Gregory Polanco in June means right field is no longer an option for Snider — or anybody else — for the next six years.
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Professional Football | July 19, 2014
Living on a prayer? Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday.
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Professional Basketball | July 19, 2014
Wiggins’ unclear future
LAS VEGAS — Andrew Wiggins got a little of everything out of a week in Las Vegas.
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Professional Baseball | July 19, 2014
Street gets dealt
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott from the San Diego Padres for minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris in a trade on Friday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Basketball | July 19, 2014
Mercury rising Phoenix center of the WNBA universe
PHOENIX — The desert is a perfect place for this year’s WNBA All-Star Game. It’s where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season
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Professional Football | July 19, 2014
Vikings suspend coordinator for slurs
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer.
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Professional Football | July 19, 2014
‘Double rook’ ready for NFL
IRVING, Texas — Brad Allen is one of 13 first-year NFL officials this season. Making his debut at football’s highest level unique is also being one the league’s three first-year referees.
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Professional Basketball | July 19, 2014
Welcome home, LeBron Rally planned, but details still unclear
The date and location for the “Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally” have been announced, but what isn’t yet clear is what will happen during the event.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 19, 2014
Diaz leads field in Sylvania
SYLVANIA, Ohio — Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.
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Professional Baseball | July 19, 2014
Braves part ways with struggling Uggla
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves did everything they could over the last year to find a team willing to trade for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla.
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