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August 21, 2014 - 1:07pm
9 min 46 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon will not return for a third term when his contract expires next year.

Cohon is in his eighth season as commissioner — only Jake Gaudaur (1968-1984) and Sydney Halter (1958-1966) served as long. Cohon, whose contract ends in April, wants to give the board of governors time to find a successor. The 48-year-old commissioner says this is the "right time" to leave.

Cohon's term has been marked by a lucrative TV...

August 21, 2014 - 1:06pm
9 min 46 sec ago

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman has what coach Jason Garrett describes as a career-ending neck injury.

Garrett said Thursday that Holloman has been dealing with a neck issue for a couple of weeks. The linebacker played in Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore, but came out midway through the fourth quarter.

Holloman was evaluated this week by doctors in San Antonio, and other doctors as well.

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August 21, 2014 - 1:04pm
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Fiers is making an impression filling in for the injured Matt Garza in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation.

Fiers is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts since being called up from the minors two weeks ago and Garza is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his rib cage. Fiers has 25 strikeouts and three walks in that span for the NL Central leaders.

Garza is expected back in early September. Manager Ron Roenicke...

August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
9 min 46 sec ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier says 1,000-yard rusher Mike Davis hasn't practiced this week and might not be ready when the ninth-ranked Gamecocks open the season against No. 21 Texas A&M in a week.

The teams play at Williams-Brice Stadium next Thursday night. Davis has been slowed by several injuries during camp, most recently a rib injury suffered last Saturday.

Davis rushed for 1,183 yards last season, the fourth best single-season total...

August 21, 2014 - 12:57pm
9 min 46 sec ago

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Part-time starting offensive lineman Shaq Anthony is transferring from Clemson.

A release from the school stated that Anthony met with Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney on Thursday morning to discuss his decision.

Anthony played in 17 games for the Tigers, making five starts the past two seasons. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Anthony was not projected as a starter heading into the season for No. 16 Clemson.

Anthony...

August 21, 2014 - 12:54pm
9 min 45 sec ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Palmeiras made a rare move when it hired an Argentine coach earlier this year, and the results have not been good.

Since the arrival of Ricardo Gareca, Palmeiras hasn't won a single match in the Brazilian league, and its latest defeat on Wednesday left the club in last place in the 20-team standings.

Gareca was hired in May but only made his official debut after the World Cup break. Since then, Palmeiras lost six...

August 21, 2014 - 12:22pm
9 min 45 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have called up infielder-outfielder Zelous Wheeler from the minors and sent right-hander Chase Whitely to Triple-A.

The Yankees made the moves before Thursday's game against Houston.

Wheeler homered in his major league debut on July 3. He hit .267 with two homers in 16 games for the Yankees.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wanted an extra right-handed bat with New York set to face three...

August 21, 2014 - 12:22pm
9 min 45 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have called up infielder-outfielder Zelous Wheeler from the minors and sent right-hander Chase Whitely to Triple-A.

The Yankees made the moves before Thursday's game against Houston.

Wheeler homered in his major league debut on July 3. He hit .267 with two homers in 16 games for the Yankees.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wanted an extra right-handed bat with New York set to face three...

August 21, 2014 - 12:18pm
9 min 45 sec ago

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski earned his first NASCAR Truck Series win on Thursday.

Keselowski passed defending champion Kyle Busch with 75 laps to go and held off Busch's teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Wallace closed to Keselowski's back bumper with two laps left, but drifted high in turn one and Keselowski pulled away.

Four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. finished...

August 21, 2014 - 12:17pm
9 min 45 sec ago

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner has withdrawn from his Winston-Salem Open quarterfinal against Lukas Rosol on Thursday because of a sprained ankle.

Organizers say Isner injured his left ankle Wednesday night during his third-round victory over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. Isner won this tournament in 2011 and 2012.

Rosol, a Czech who is seeded seventh, will play ninth-seeded Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan or 14th-seeded Andreas Seppi of...

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