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August 18, 2014 - 1:27pm
1 week 5 days ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders is back with the team after being hospitalized over the weekend following a car accident.

Saunders, a fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma, was released from the hospital Sunday morning. He was involved in a single-car accident on his way to the team's practice facility early Friday morning.

According to an incident report by the Florham Park Police Dept., Saunders experienced...

August 18, 2014 - 1:23pm
1 week 5 days ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo the next two seasons.

NHL Vice President Colin Campbell on Monday called Buffalo a "natural fit" in announcing the league's decision at a news conference with the Sabres.

The combine had been held outside Toronto, inside a convention center that provided no on-ice testing and little room for fans.

The Pittsburgh Penguins also were finalists to host...

August 18, 2014 - 1:09pm
1 week 5 days ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Daniel Vigoren's go-ahead double and two errors by the Czech Republic helped Rapid City, South Dakota, win 5-3 at the Little League World Series on Monday.

Vigoren hit a line drive to the right field gap after Colton Hartford scored the tying run when he got in a rundown between third and home and Czech Republic pitcher Tomas Oppelt made a throwing error to third base.

Vigoren later scored on an overthrow by Czech...

August 18, 2014 - 11:53am
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon has been scratched from his start because he is going to the Dominican Republic to be with his ailing mother.

Manager Terry Collins said reliever Carlos Torres is going to fill in for the 41-year-old Colon against the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Collins says Colon's mother is very ill and that the pitcher could be placed on the bereavement list Tuesday.

Daisuke Matsuzaka is a...

August 18, 2014 - 11:49am
1 week 5 days ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — Neymar took part in the ice bucket challenge and called on the player who fractured his back at the World Cup to keep the campaign going.

The Brazilian star posted a video in which he douses himself with ice water. He then named Colombia's Juan Camillo Zuniga, former teammate Robinho and One Direction band member Niall Horan as those he wanted to participate in the campaign to fight ALS.

Zuniga ended Neymar's World Cup with a knee in...

August 18, 2014 - 11:35am
1 week 5 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is seeking to have perjury charges dismissed.

Shayanna Jenkins' lawyers filed a motion in county court in Fall River stating that prosecutors failed to provide sufficient evidence to a grand jury. The defense's legal memorandum supporting the arguments was filed under seal.

Jenkins had been expected in court last week, but that hearing was postponed until Aug. 22....

August 18, 2014 - 11:26am
1 week 5 days ago

COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Former Texas running back Joe Bergeron, who was dismissed from the team for undisclosed rules violations, has enrolled at Texas A&M-Commerce.

A&M-Commerce spokesman Kevin Young said Monday that Bergeron is eligible to play this fall because the Lions are a Division II school. Bergeron would have had to sit out a year if he moved to another Division I school.

Young also says Bergeron, a senior who began practicing with...

August 18, 2014 - 11:17am
1 week 5 days ago

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has announced that redshirt sophomore Patrick Towles will be the Wildcats' starting quarterback this season.

Stoops tweeted out his decision before Monday morning's practice, saying, "this competition has brought out the best in our quarterbacks and I'm confident in Patrick moving our team forward."

The 6-foot-5, 238-pound Towles was redshirted last season after playing five games as a freshman but...

August 18, 2014 - 10:28am
1 week 5 days ago

CAIRO (AP) — Rwanda has been thrown out of the African Cup qualifying competition for using a player with "two identities."

The Confederation of African Football says Congo-born striker Dady Birori was ineligible to play for Rwanda because he is registered under a different name and with a different date of birth when he plays for his Congolese club.

The confederation says Birori is known as Tady Etekiama with Kinshasa's AS Vita. He also plays for...

August 18, 2014 - 10:17am
1 week 5 days ago

MADRID (AP) — Movistar says Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will share leadership roles for the team at the Spanish Vuelta.

Movistar has announced its squad for the three-week grand tour starting on Saturday. It says Quintana and Valverde will "lead the nine-man" team.

Quintana won the Giro d'Italia earlier this summer before Movistar chose to rest him for the Tour de France despite his runner's-up performance at cycling biggest event in 2013...

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