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September 2, 2014 - 12:43pm
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive tackle Jacob Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Sunday in a 38-7 victory over Utah State.

Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced the severity of Gilliam's injury at his Tuesday news conference.

Gilliam, a fifth-year senior and a former walk-on, had been placed on scholarship after spring practice and had opened the year as Tennessee's starting left...

September 2, 2014 - 12:37pm
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says there is no change in the status of five players who were investigated by the university for possible cheating.

Kelly said Tuesday the status of those five players could change quickly if he receives word they are eligible to play. Kelly said last week that the investigation is complete and the cases were in the hands of the school's code of honor committee.

The university announced on Aug. 15...

September 2, 2014 - 12:12pm
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CLAIREFONTAINE, France (AP) — France defender Bacary Sagna expects a backlash from a humiliated Spain side when they meet in a friendly match on Thursday.

While France won over its fans following some strong performances at the World Cup, Spain's dejected supporters are reeling from of a calamitous early exit that prompted the international retirement of Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and David Villa.

Even though Spain is likely to test new players at...

September 2, 2014 - 11:56am
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BORJA, Spain (AP) — Alberto Contador took control of the Spanish Vuelta after former leader Nairo Quintana crashed and lost valuable time during the 10th stage won by Tony Martin on Tuesday.

Quintana lost control during the time trial on a downhill curve, hitting a guard rail, and going head-over-heels onto the ground.

After he was attended to by Movistar staff, the Colombian got back on his bike, and finished the stage more than three minutes behind...

September 2, 2014 - 11:44am
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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated stemming from his arrest after a traffic stop in March.

Irsay appeared in a Hamilton County court in Noblesville on Tuesday for a change-of-plea hearing. The 55-year-old Irsay will be on probation for a year and will be required to submit to drug tests. His driver's license has been suspended for one year.

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September 2, 2014 - 11:39am
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LONDON (AP) — British weightlifter Vasyl Kruk has been banned for eight years following a second doping violation.

The U.K. Anti-Doping agency says Kruk tested positive for three banned steroids in an out-of-competition doping control on Feb. 24, 2014. He previously served a two-year doping ban from 2012 to 2014.

UKAD says Kruk, who is not a top-level lifter, is banned from all competition until May 2022.

UKAD legal director...

September 2, 2014 - 11:37am
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HOUSTON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal had not been signed. Multiple media reports said the agreement was for six years and $100 million, with $51.8 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus.

Watt had two years left on his contract...

September 2, 2014 - 11:35am
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United was minutes away from announcing a blockbuster move for Radamel Falcao in the final hours of the transfer window when the club released a statement that went largely unnoticed.

One of the team's promising youngsters, striker Tom Lawrence, had been sold to fellow Premier League side Leicester.

The 20-year-old Lawrence made his senior debut for United in one of the final games of last season, a 3-1 win over...

September 2, 2014 - 11:34am
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NEW YORK (AP) — PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is not inclined to make drastic changes next year that would create more starts for players who earn their cards through the Web.Com Tour Finals.

Last year was the first time 50 players earned their cards through the four-tournament series. That replaced the old system of 25 players from the Web.com Tour money list and the top 25 players and ties from Q-school.

The concern was that some players who...

September 2, 2014 - 11:25am
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BORJA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Vuelta leader Nairo Quintana has continued to ride after crashing during the 10th stage's individual time trial.

The Colombian took a curve too fast and went into a rail guard, with his body flipping over and slamming onto the edge of the road.

The Giro d'Italia winner has gotten back on his bike after being attended to by his Movistar team.

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