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August 24, 2014 - 5:36pm
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DENVER (AP) — The sight of J.J. Watt donning a baseball cap even before the Houston Texans' first defensive series was over said it all: teams are changing the way they treat the preseason.

Starters have traditionally played into the second half of the third exhibition game, a final tuneup for the regular season.

Yet, even Peyton Manning had no need for his helmet when the Denver Broncos returned to the field after halftime against the Texans on...

August 24, 2014 - 5:30pm
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August 24, 2014 - 5:30pm
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

"I want to go to the Blue House — the White House of Korea — and meet the President," Sin said, breaking up his teammates.

Just maybe Sin, who scored twice and hit a solo homer, will indeed get his wish to meet Park Geun-hye.

He's famous back in his homeland — along...

August 24, 2014 - 5:27pm
1 week 2 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Sky guard Allie Quigley earned WNBA sixth woman of the year honors Sunday.

Quigley garned 26 votes from the 38-member national media panel of sportswriter and broadcasters. She averaged 11.2 points, nearly 7.5 points more a game than she had last season.

The DePaul graduate scored in double figures in 21 games, including a two 20-plus point efforts. She shot 88 percent from the free throw line and 39 percent from behind the 3-point arc...

August 24, 2014 - 5:25pm
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers started the final week of the preseason with two big losses.

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed after practice Sunday that veteran nose tackle B.J. Raji suffered a significant biceps injury two days earlier in the Packers' preseason win over the Oakland Raiders.

McCarthy also said center JC Tretter sustained a significant knee injury in the same game.

While Raji is expected to miss the...

August 24, 2014 - 5:22pm
1 week 2 days ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Fisher shared the bad news with Sam Bradford on Sunday morning.

By the time the St. Louis Rams coach began his day-after news conference, he'd had several hours to digest the impact of an injury that puts the team's once-rosy outlook in serious doubt, and to give a vote of confidence to journeyman backup Shaun Hill.

After announcing Bradford's season-ending torn ACL in his left knee for the second time in nine months, Fisher...

August 24, 2014 - 5:19pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Tsuyoshi Wada allowed Steve Pearce's leadoff homer in the seventh inning for Baltimore's only hit, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Wada (4-1) got a popout after the homer that landed on Waveland Avenue and departed to a standing

ovation from the crowd of 32,774. He struck out a career-high eight and walked one in 6 1-3 innings in his eighth career start. He retired 16 straight after Adam...

August 24, 2014 - 5:18pm
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August 24, 2014 - 5:16pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton will miss the Carolina Panthers' final preseason game after an MRI on Sunday revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Newton will be evaluated at the end of the week, but expects the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback will be ready for Carolina's Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay.

"I do" expect he'll play, Rivera said. "But he has to get past the soreness. Then we...

August 24, 2014 - 5:12pm
1 week 2 days ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua broke his left hand in a win at Atlanta, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says he expects him to be available for the season opener at Kansas City.

Whisenhunt said Sunday that he didn't know how Pitoitua broke his hand, though the lineman played through three quarters with the injury.

Pitoitua broke his right hand in the third preseason game last year, but played 16 games for Tennessee. He had...

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