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August 22, 2014 - 12:07pm
23 min 9 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Friday because the ruling has not been made public.

Manziel said he was reacting to taunting by the Redskins during Monday night's nationally televised game. The action didn't help his chances to...

August 22, 2014 - 12:04pm
23 min 9 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last time Matt Cassel stepped inside Arrowhead Stadium, banners were flying overhead for him to be benched. He had been booed at a recent celebrity softball game and become a scapegoat for an entire organization during hard times.

Now, two years later, the former Chiefs quarterback has the inside track on the starting job for the Minnesota Vikings, who visit Kansas City for a preseason game Saturday night.

Both teams are...

August 22, 2014 - 12:03pm
23 min 9 sec ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will promote its revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format with a new ad campaign officially launched Friday themed "Sixteen nations: Ten battles. One will prevail."

The campaign is a collaboration between ad agency Ogilvy & Mather New York, NASCAR and ESPN, and features five original television spots and an educational video. There's also a social media push behind the campaign, and several drivers tweeted a link to the...

August 22, 2014 - 10:45am
23 min 9 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are spending another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.

The team said Friday the new money will guarantee "crucial" features such as massive pivoting glass doors. The Vikings say their contribution now stands at $525.6 million, a little more than half of the roughly billion-dollar project. Taxpayers are paying the rest.

Rising steel costs have pushed the overall...

August 22, 2014 - 10:08am
23 min 9 sec ago
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Saturday
BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, Game 1, 1:10 p.m.

Seattle at Boston, 1:35 p.m.

Baltimore at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

San Francisco at Washington, 4:05 p.m.

Houston at Cleveland...

August 22, 2014 - 10:01am
23 min 9 sec ago
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August 22, 2014 - 9:37am
23 min 9 sec ago

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — He already knows Bayern is fast, and now Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to give the 3-year-old colt a chance to see how far he can stretch his speed.

Impressive in winning the $1 million Haskell Invitational in his most recent start, Bayern will go after his second straight Grade 1 victory in Saturday's 145th running of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

Favored at 2-1 in the morning...

August 22, 2014 - 9:34am
23 min 9 sec ago

Sandy Brondello guided the Phoenix Mercury to the best record in WNBA history and Brittney Griner's defense was a big reason why.

Both were honored by the league Friday, with Brondello winning coach of the year and Griner earning the defensive player of the year award. The Mercury finished the regular season 29-5 before heading into the playoffs.

"Defensive player of the year is MVP in my book," Griner said. "Defense is my favorite part of the game...

August 22, 2014 - 8:45am
1 hour 43 min ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police have filed marijuana possession charges against Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount following a traffic stop.

Police in the Pittsburgh suburb of Ross Township say a motorcycle officer pulled over Bell's Chevrolet Camaro when he smelled marijuana coming from it around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Detective Brian Kohlhepp has said the players and a woman in the car, 21-year-old Mercedes Dollson, of Elk...

August 22, 2014 - 8:26am
2 hours 23 min ago
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BASEBALL

Baltimore at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Houston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m....

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