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July 25, 2014 - 2:20pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Dave Dombrowski's latest trade also felt like one of his most predictable.

There was simply no way the Detroit general manager was going to sit idly by without addressing his team's bullpen.

The Tigers added one of the game's better relievers in a trade earlier this week, acquiring Joakim Soria from Texas, but that may only be the beginning of a significant overhaul in the way Detroit approaches the late innings. Manager Brad Ausmus...

July 25, 2014 - 1:38pm
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Track cyclist Joanna Rowsell helped England break New Zealand and Australian domination of the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

While Scottish comedian Billy Connolly watched with Chris Hoy — in the velodrome named after the retired Scottish Olympian —Rowsell finished a second ahead of Australian Annette Edmondson.

New Zealand had won the event four times and Australia twice.

In an...

July 25, 2014 - 1:27pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have excused Keelan Johnson from training camp while the safety deals with his arrest last weekend in Arizona for allegedly pushing a police officer in a confrontation outside a bar.

The Eagles announced Friday that the team will not comment further.

Johnson, who still counts on the roster, met with coach Chip Kelly on Thursday in Philadelphia.

The safety was arrested July 19 in Tempe...

July 25, 2014 - 1:24pm
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Injured middle linebacker Jon Beason says he is hopeful he can play in a preseason game for the New York Giants.

Beason has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his right foot and incurring ligament damage in June. The 29-year-old Beason is running on an underwater treadmill, is active in the weight room, and he's eager to get back on the field.

But he says he won't do anything foolish and suffer a setback in his...

July 25, 2014 - 1:12pm
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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a postal vote on whether to admit women members for the first time.

The club announced Friday that it would allow members to vote by post rather than limiting the vote to members attending in person.

The club says "by taking this decision all members can take part in this historic vote."

Club rules previously required members to be present to vote. R&A...

July 25, 2014 - 1:04pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee right guard Andy Levitre is starting training camp on the non-football injury list after having an appendectomy the day before the Titans reported.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt joked Friday that Levitre came up with the worst excuse for getting out of the running test that he's seen.

Levitre had surgery Thursday and wrote on Twitter that the procedure went great and that he can't wait to get back on the field....

July 25, 2014 - 12:59pm
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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are off to a somewhat sloppy start in training camp.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill dropped at least three snaps during the first practice Friday. The first time he threw long, he misfired deep to Mike Wallace — a frequent occurrence last year — but they later connected on a 40-yard throw that brought a cheer from spectators.

Tannehill predicted mistakes will be cleaned up quickly, and like all teams in July, the...

July 25, 2014 - 12:55pm
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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his hometown in Alabama.

A city court judge in Decatur convicted McClain on the misdemeanor counts during a non-jury trial Friday.

McClain appealed immediately to state court.

The 25-year-old was accused of yelling an obscenity at police trying to arrest him during a disturbance in a crowded city park in...

July 25, 2014 - 12:54pm
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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The pressure is on Bjoern Werner this season, and he's planning to take it out on opposing quarterbacks.

Werner, the Colts' first-round pick in 2013, is getting the first chance to replace Robert Mathis.

The NFL's reigning sacks king will miss the first four games for using a performance-enhancing substance that Mathis says was for fertility treatment.

Werner made only one start in an injury-marred rookie...

July 25, 2014 - 12:48pm
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana women's basketball coach Curt Miller resigned Friday after just two seasons, citing health and family reasons.

In a statement, athletic director Fred Glass said he respected Miller's decision and credited Miller for leaving the program in good shape. The school provided no additional details about Miller's health.

Last season, the 55-year-old Pennsylvania native led the Hoosiers to a single-season record-tying 21 wins...

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