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New England Patriots: Defending champs might be better entering camp

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Little more than five months removed from securing the team's fifth Lombardi Trophy with a historic, overtime comeback win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, head coach Bill Belichick's New England Patriots open…

Golden State Warriors to use personal seat licenses at new arena

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The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.

NFL notebook: O.J. Simpson granted parole

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Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday in Lovelock, Nev., after serving almost nine years of a 33-year sentence on robbery charges.

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze resigns

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University of Mississippi head football coach Hugh Freeze abruptly resigned, effective immediately, with Rebels assistant coach Matt Luke taking over as the interim head coach, according to a tweet from the program Thursday night.

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Carolina Panthers lock up Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner for $45M

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The Carolina Panthers continue to make moves despite recently firing their general manager. On Thursday the franchise extended guard Trai Turner.

Toronto Blue Jays pull off two beautiful barehanded outs vs. Boston Red Sox

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Toronto Blue Jays infielders Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins pulled off two barehanded outs Thursday against the Boston Red Sox.

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Los Angeles Chargers believe new home brings new direction

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Chargers have shed San Diego for Los Angeles. Now if they can just ditch their recent run of mediocre -- at best -- football.

NFL: Expectations high for improving Tennessee Titans

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NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Titans open training camp with higher expectations in 2017 than any previous year since perhaps 2009 when they were coming off a 13-3 season.

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MLB: Jose Reyes' infield hit in ninth lifts New York Mets past St. Louis Cardinals

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NEW YORK -- Matt Carpenter fielded it cleanly, and Trevor Rosenthal glanced at first base for too long.

Toronto Blue Jays use offense to outlast Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON -- Attempting to rebound from one of his worst starts of the season -- when he gave up five runs in just two innings at Detroit on July 15 -- Toronto left-hander Francisco Liriano instead had an even shorter start Thursday afternoon…

New York Jets among favorites -- to win top draft pick

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles is notorious as a man of few words, but he didn't need to say much to convey his message to players when OTAs ended June 15.

Hue Jackson: Cleveland Browns headed in right direction

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BEREA, Ohio -- Hue Jackson is back for his second year with the Cleveland Browns, which means, historically, the sands in his head coaching hour glass are running out after finishing 1-15 last season.

Carolina Panthers cut Michael Oher with 'failed physical' designation

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Offensive tackle Michael Oher has been in the concussion protocol since September. On Thursday the Carolina Panthers cut him after he failed a physical.

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MLB: Jake Lamb's six RBIs help Arizona Diamondbacks rout Cincinnati Reds

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CINCINNATI -- Jake Lamb came up big in support of surprise Arizona starter Patrick Corbin.

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Derrick Rose, Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly discussing one-year deal

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Free-agent point guard Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in serious talks on a potential one-year contract, ESPN reported on Thursday.

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Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton sets franchise record with towering homer

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He might not have kept pace with him in the Home Run Derby, but Giancarlo Stanton tied Aaron Judge's 2017 home run total Wednesday.

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Houston Texans' J.J. Watt meets Manchester City star, wears tiny jersey

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They don't make J.J. Watt sized soccer jerseys, apparently. The Houston Texans star found that out during a meeting with Manchester City's Sergio Aguero.

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Fan films himself sneaking backstage at Floyd Mayweather - Conor McGregor presser

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A YouTube user claims he made fake credentials and used them to sneak backstage last week at Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's London press conference.

Pittsburgh Steelers, Le'Veon Bell play tag as training camp looms

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PITTSBURGH -- The biggest story of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason had some closure -- for this year, at least -- when star running back Le'Veon Bell declined a long-term contract and decided to play the 2017 season on the $12.12 million…

Chelsea agrees to transfer with Real Mardid for Alvaro Morata

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Striker Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea Wednesday after a transfer from La Liga power Real Madrid.

Thursday, Jul 20

New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes dyes hair bright blue

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Last year Yoenis Cespedes dyed his hair platinum blond. The New York Mets outfielder opted for bright blue this season.

See how many Twitter followers your favorite rookies have gained since the 2017 NFL Draft

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is the most followed NFL rookie on Twitter.

Jacksonville Jaguars hosting TE Gary Barnidge for Tuesday visit

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Free agent tight end Gary Barnidge will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars next week.

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving team up in pickup game

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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kyrie Irving joined New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony recently for a pickup basketball game in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, Jul 19

Minnesota Vikings 2017 training camp preview, projected team depth chart

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Ownership, coaches, players, fans and we so-called experts aren't quite sure what to make of the Minnesota Vikings as they head an hour south.

New England Patriots' Julian Edelman shares apology from former English teacher

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He worked his way through junior college and Kent State before starring for the New England Patriots. On Tuesday, Julian Edelman shared some of his motivation.

Evan Gattis powers Houston Astros past Seattle Mariners

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Brad Peacock enjoyed the best start of his career while his battery mate Evan Gattis homered twice as the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners.

Clayton Kershaw wins 15th game as Los Angeles Dodgers edge Chicago White Sox

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Clayton Kershaw admitted he was a little rusty after a nine-day layoff, but he was effective enough to handle the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Jul 18

Carolina Panthers' Ron Rivera 'surprised,' former players happy about Dave Gettleman firing

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Players of the past and present had plenty to say Monday about the firing of Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman.

New England Patriots: Tom Brady's high school releases 'first ever media interview'

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Two-decades-old footage of Tom Brady was released by his high school on Twitter. The footage shows the New England Patriots QB talking about his future.

Detroit Lions invited former superstar Calvin Johnson to training camp

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Detroit Lions president Ron Wood has invited Calvin Johnson to join the team at training camp next month in Allen Park, Mich.

Jacksonville Jaguars release rookie Charlie Miller via injury settlement

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Rookie defensive back Charlie Miller is no longer with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being released Monday via injury settlement.

Monday, Jul 17

Oakland Raiders issue statement on passing of Sam McKenzie Jr.

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The Oakland Raiders issued a statement on the death of general manager Reggie McKenzie's father on Monday.

Report: Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott involved in bar incident

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Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an incident Sunday at a Dallas bar, according to multiple reports.

C.J. McCollum uses Instagram to recruit Carmelo Anthony to Portland Trail Blazers

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C.J. McCollum needed no caption for his Sunday Instagram post, featuring New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in a Portland Trail Blazers jersey.

Golfer Gary Player pulls off backflip, Greg Norman skinny dips

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Gary Player obliged this weekend when his grandchildren challenged him to backflip into a lake.

Sunday, Jul 16

San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton

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A no-trade clause hasn't stopped teams from asking the Miami Marlins about Giancarlo Stanton's availability.

Johnny Manziel has talked to several teams about comeback

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Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel is "hopeful" about an NFL comeback and has talked to several NFL teams about getting another shot.

Minnesota Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater working out with Miami Dolphins' DeVante Parker

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Teddy Bridgewater continues to give fans updates about his progress from knee surgery, recently posting a video of himself throwing passes to DeVante Parker.

Tampa Bay Rays defeat Los Angeles Angels behind Alex Cobb, home runs

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The Tampa Bay Rays may not be on a record-setting roll like the L.A. Dodgers and Houston Astros, but there is no lack of confidence in their clubhouse.