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July 25, 2014 - 3:16pm
5 min 40 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is going to have to wait awhile for his next raise.

Steelers owner Art Rooney II said Friday the team won't work on a contract extension for the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback until after the 2014 season. Roethlisberger has two years left on his current deal, when the Steelers typically like to renegotiate with Roethlisberger.

Rooney stressed the goal is to lock the 32-year-old Roethlisberger for the long...

July 25, 2014 - 3:13pm
5 min 40 sec ago

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke lead to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting a 5-under 66 Friday to add to his opening 65.

The German is on 11-under 131 overall at a sunny Royal Porthcawl with Scotland's Colin Montgomerie (66) and England's Chris Williams (70) tied for second on 4-under 138.

Spaniard Pedro Linhart (69) is a further shot back in fourth, while Americans Bob Tway (73) and Tom...

July 25, 2014 - 3:06pm
5 min 39 sec ago

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Bobby Felder on Friday.

He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2012 with the Minnesota Vikings and has spent time on the practice squads of Minnesota and Tampa Bay. He had 12 career interceptions in college at Nicholls State.

The Bills also announced that linebacker Randell Johnson has been added to the active roster. Johnson began Buffalo's training camp on the active/...

July 25, 2014 - 3:02pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four former NFL players have joined the Rams coaching staff this summer as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship program.

The participants include former Titans running back John Simon, who coaches at Southern Miss; former Titans defensive tackle Tony Brown, who is an assistant at Tennessee-Chattanooga; former Colts, Falcons and Jaguars linebacker Mike Peterson, an assistant at his alma mater, Florida; and former Bills, Redskins and Saints...

July 25, 2014 - 2:46pm
5 min 39 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Lawler believes he's ready for another shot at the UFC welterweight championship he let slip through his hands four months ago.

A number of fighters in the division can make the same claim. But the 32-year-old Lawler is the clear-cut favorite with four wins and a narrow loss in his five fights since returning to the UFC.

That lone loss was to Johny Hendricks at UFC 171 in March when the two fought for the vacant title...

July 25, 2014 - 2:32pm
5 min 39 sec ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

Among those attending Friday were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Giants owner Larry Baer was among those representing San Francisco, and bid chairman Russ Ramsey was there for Washington.

These were...

July 25, 2014 - 2:32pm
5 min 39 sec ago

UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Third-seeded Marin Cilic defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-2 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Croatia Open.

Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay beat Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to become the first qualifier in the event's semifinals since Viktor Troicki in 2007.

Cilic hit 10 aces and converted five break points for his 15th straight win at home in just over an hour. Cilic won this tournament in 2012 and reached the 2011...

July 25, 2014 - 2:32pm
5 min 39 sec ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State and NFL linebacker Deon Humphrey has been arrested in an assault on his girlfriend.

The 38-year-old was taken into custody early Thursday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office says deputies who arrived at the linebacker's Wellington home found redness on his girlfriend's neck and bleeding from her ear consistent with being grabbed by the neck.

A probable...

July 25, 2014 - 2:31pm
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III left the team's first training camp practice with a tight hamstring.

Coach Gus Bradley says trainers pulled Shorts for precautionary reasons late in Friday's two-hour workout.

It's the latest injury issue for Shorts, who missed most of organized team activities with a calf injury and hasn't made it through a full season in three years. He missed six games with a hamstring injury...

July 25, 2014 - 2:20pm
5 min 39 sec ago

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.

"We've been working on trying to find someone in the bullpen for an extended period," Dombrowski said. "It's something we've been focused on for a while. For the month of July, at least."

The Tigers added one of the game's...

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