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August 29, 2014 - 4:15pm
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies.

Smith won't be eligible to return until Nov. 10, the day after the 49ers' game against the New Orleans Saints.

The 24-year-old Smith, one of the NFL's top pass...

August 29, 2014 - 4:11pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul says forward Raymond Doby has enrolled at a prep school and will not play for the Blue Demons next season after signing a letter of intent in the spring.

The 6-foot-7 Doby averaged 10.7 points for Montrose Christian Academy in Rockville, Maryland, last season.

DePaul announced the move on Friday.

August 29, 2014 - 4:08pm
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith receives 9-game suspension from NFL.

August 29, 2014 - 4:05pm
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MIAMI (AP) — A man already in prison on a real estate fraud conviction has been charged in Florida with a multi-million-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.

A grand jury indictment released Friday charges that Haider Zafar ripped off players Mike Miller, James Jones and Rashard Lewis in 2013 by promising to invest their money in various business opportunities. Instead, prosecutors say Zafar kept the money and used some of...

August 29, 2014 - 4:02pm
3 min 4 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — A man already imprisoned on a real estate fraud conviction has been charged in Florida with a multi-million dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.

A grand jury indictment released Friday charges that Haider Zafar ripped off players Mike Miller, James Jones and Rashard Lewis in 2013 by promising to invest their money in various business opportunities. Instead, prosecutors say Zafar kept the money and used some of...

August 29, 2014 - 4:02pm
3 min 4 sec ago

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — In the final tournament before Ryder Cup teams are set, Keegan Bradley did his best Friday to make an impression in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

So did Webb Simpson.

Bradley played bogey-free in a gentle breeze at the TPC Boston for a 6-under 65, giving him the lead among early starters in the second FedEx Cup playoff event.

This is one week during the playoffs that $10 million doesn't seem nearly as...

August 29, 2014 - 4:00pm
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It's a good bet that some of the players who'll be asked to turn in their playbooks in Denver will be scooped up by other teams this weekend.

The roles were reversed not long ago and the Broncos were the ones scouring the waiver wire to plug holes in their roster.

Then, GM John Elway lured Peyton Manning to Denver in 2012, and together they've helped attract several other notable free agents. This year's class includes...

August 29, 2014 - 3:51pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rex Ryan says it's still unclear whether cornerback Dee Milliner's high ankle sprain will be healed before the New York Jets' regular-season opener against the Oakland Raiders.

Milliner injured his left ankle during training camp on Aug. 10 and hasn't practiced since. Ryan says Friday that while Milliner, expected to be the team's top cornerback, is doing "a good job" with his rehabilitation, it's "still too early to tell" whether he'll be available for...

August 29, 2014 - 3:49pm
3 min 4 sec ago

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Now, Northwestern hopes the headlines focus on victories.

The Wildcats enter the season hoping to capture attention for their play rather than their leading role in the unionization debate, and it starts with Saturday's opener against California.

While both teams are trying to shake off disappointing seasons, the past few months have been particularly eventful for Northwestern.

Besides serving as ground zero...

August 29, 2014 - 3:41pm
3 min 3 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Second-seeded Simona Halep's recent run of Grand Slam success ended with a third-round exit at the U.S. Open against a 32-year-old qualifier ranked 121st.

Halep, the runner-up at the French Open and a semifinalist at Wimbledon, had seven-double faults and only 17 winners in a 7-6 (6), 6-2 loss to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia.

Halep was trying to make the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the second year in a row....

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