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July 2, 2015 - 5:14pm
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July 2, 2015 - 5:14pm
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July 2, 2015 - 5:14pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released defensive lineman Brandon Ivory a day after he was charged in a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa.

The team announced his departure on Thursday. The 23-year-old Ivory, a former Alabama standout, signed a free-agent contract with the Texans in May.

Police said Wednesday that Ivory was arrested with a second man after two people said two men busted down a door and took two Apple iPads and cash. One of...

July 2, 2015 - 5:12pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist stress reaction and bone bruise, making room on the roster for call-up Tim Cooney to start against the San Diego Padres.

The 24-year-old Cooney was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team a day before being recalled from Triple-A Memphis.

Jay has struggled coming off wrist surgery in the offseason and is batting .223 with one homer...

July 2, 2015 - 5:06pm
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have signed forwards John McCarthy, Bryan Lerg and Micheal Haley to one-year contracts.

The Sharks also announced the hiring of Bob Boughner as an assistant coach and Johan Hedberg as goaltending coach for Peter DeBoer's new staff on Thursday. Executive Wayne Thomas also retired after 22 years with the organization.

The three forwards signed are expected to play key roles on the new AHL team in San Jose and...

July 2, 2015 - 5:02pm
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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Two guards and a forward have transferred to Seton Hall.

Coach Kevin Willard announced the transfer of forward Brawden Anderson, shooting guard Derrick Gordon and point guard Jevin Thomas on Thursday.

Anderson earned a degree at Fresno State and will be eligible next season while attending law school.

Gordon graduated from Massachusetts, will also enter graduate school and can play immediately. Thomas,...

July 2, 2015 - 4:50pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings in a rare victory over the Detroit Tigers as the Pittsburgh Pirates finished a three-game sweep with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon.

Liriano (5-6) came into the game with a 1-9 record in his last 14 games against Detroit, including 11 starts. He allowed five hits and three walks in his first victory over the Tigers since August 15, 2011.

Kyle Ryan (1-2) took the loss, giving up two runs...

July 2, 2015 - 4:46pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended without pay Thursday for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The NFL said in a statement that Gates can participate in training camp and preseason games. He will be able to return to the team's active roster after the Chargers' Oct. 4 game against the Cleveland Browns.

Gates issued a statement through the...

July 2, 2015 - 4:45pm
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers defensive end Datone Jones has been suspended for the first game this season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The league said in a statement Thursday that Jones will be out for the Sept. 13 game at Chicago and eligible to return for the home opener in Week 2 against Seattle.

The third-year player will be allowed to participate in training camp and all four preseason games.

Jones, who...

July 2, 2015 - 3:57pm
37 min 40 sec ago

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season with the Spurs.

Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News that "I'll be on the court next year." Until Duncan made his announcement Thursday, there was speculation that he could call it a career after the Spurs lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in a thrilling seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs.

Many expected him to return, particularly since he was coming off...

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