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Jurors get case of Eastern Michigan player slaying

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 01:28 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A jury is considering the fate of a man charged with murder in the robbery and shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

The prosecution and defense wrapped up their cases Monday in Washtenaw County Circuit Court. Twenty-one-year-old Ed Thomas of Detroit faces open murder and robbery charges in the Oct. 18 death of Reed, a 20-year-old from Chicago.

Bradford: Yet another make or break season

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 01:25 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.

Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads.

Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 01:10 PM

CORDELE, Ga. (AP) — Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence has died in a car accident. He was 25.

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said Lawrence was traveling along Interstate 75 about 1:40 a.m. Monday when a tire blew on the car and became disabled in the center lane. Lawrence got out of the car to call 911 when a tractor-trailer came over the crest and struck the car, knocking the vehicle into Lawrence.

FIFA seeks investigation of Tavecchio remarks

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:56 PM

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA wants the Italian soccer federation to open an investigation into alleged racist comments by presidential candidate Carlo Tavecchio.

FIFA said Monday it has written to the Italian group "asking it to take the appropriate steps to investigate and decide on this matter and report to FIFA."

The international governing body also reminded the Italian federation that "the fight against racism is a top priority for FIFA."

Reed HOF induction gives Bills cause to celebrate

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:39 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There are two things receiver Andre Reed is most certain of in preparing to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

The eight-year wait to hear his name called really didn't feel that long. More important, the timing of the announcement in February was fitting given the sudden uncertainty hovering over his beloved Buffalo Bills.

Northwestern coach: Union push unified team

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:36 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insists there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.

He credits the push to unionize.

Fitzgerald says he's "proud of the maturity" his players displayed as the story unfolded. He spoke Monday on the first day of the Big Ten's two-day media event.

Northwestern is at the forefront of the movement, with former quarterback Kain Colter leading the push to form the first union for college athletes.

Thomas still absent from Broncos camp

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:34 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos star Demaryius Thomas is missing his seventh workout of training camp.

Coach John Fox had said Sunday he hoped to have Thomas back at practice Monday morning, but the wide receiver was apparently still making his way back from Georgia following the death of his grandmother.

Thomas caught a team-best 92 passes for 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns last year. He also set a Super Bowl record with 13 receptions.

Commonwealth Games get royal audience

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:30 PM

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — His family may have castles to choose from, but Prince Edward, alas, is a man without a pingpong table.

The prince was among several members of the royal family to attend the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, watched gymnastics and boxing with William's younger brother, Harry.

Prince Edward, son of Queen Elizabeth II, brought his family to table tennis, among other events. They watched Nigeria beat India 3-1 in a men's team bronze-medal match.

International League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:02 PM
North Division
Syracuse (Nationals)6247.569
Rochester (Twins)6048.556
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6149.555
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5453.5057
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5256.481
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4960.45013

Riba beats Brown in Kitzbuehel

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:10 AM

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Pere Riba of Spain held off four set points in the opener before defeating Dustin Brown of Germany 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the first round of the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.

Riba trailed 6-2 in the tiebreaker before reeling off six straight points. Brown, who hit 14 aces, dropped serve at 5-5 in the second set.

Also, Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina beat eighth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 and Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-4, 6-4.

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