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July 28, 2015 - 3:26pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with Muhammad Wilkerson's plans says the defensive end will report for training camp with the New York Jets despite being unhappy with his contract.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because neither Wilkerson nor the Jets announced the decision.

Wilkerson reported for mandatory minicamp last month, but was non-committal about showing for training camp. He stayed away from the...

July 28, 2015 - 3:14pm
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TORONTO (AP) — It seemed the Toronto Blue Jays needed to add starting pitching to help their playoff push. Instead, they traded for a superstar shortstop.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos says acquiring five-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki was "the rare chance that one of the best at his position was available."

The Blue Jays also acquired reliever LaTroy Hawkins from Colorado in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes and minor league right-handed...

July 28, 2015 - 3:09pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have activated left-hander Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Cincinnati Reds.

Right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala (Too-EE-vah-LA-la) was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

Garcia was 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts, the last coming on June 24 at Miami.

The 29-year-old Garcia combined with two relievers for a no-hitter in a rehab start at Class A Peoria last...

July 28, 2015 - 3:08pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Embattled Mexican national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera has been fired following a TV reporter's claim that the coach known as "El Piojo" punched him.

Soccer Federation head Decio de Maria announced the move Tuesday afternoon.

The incident involving Television Azteca's Christian Martinoli took place Monday at the Philadelphia airport as the team prepared to return to Mexico following its 3-1 victory over Jamaica in the Concacaf...

July 28, 2015 - 3:07pm
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have traded utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash to the Kansas City Royals for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea.

The teams announced the trade Tuesday. The 34-year-old Zobrist, an infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 doubles, two triples and 33 RBIs in 67 games for the A's, who are last in the AL West.

He joins a Royals team that leads the AL Central a...

July 28, 2015 - 3:02pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Embattled Mexico soccer coach 'El Piojo' Herrera fired after claim he punched journalist.

July 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
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Conference media days have become made-for-TV events, but some of the most notable players are often missing.

Plenty of teams have been leaving their quarterbacks at home. Even some of the biggest stars in college football such as Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Ohio State's Cardale Jones are being left behind as coaches lean toward rewarding upperclassmen with a media day trip.

Part of the reason is that experienced...

July 28, 2015 - 2:52pm
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DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have signed 20-year-old Serbian center Nikola Jokic to a multi-year contract.

Jokic, a second-round draft pick, has spent the last three years playing for KK Mega Vizura of the Adriatic League.

In five starts for the Nuggets summer league team, the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center averaged 8 points. 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks in 21 minutes per game.

July 28, 2015 - 2:48pm
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July 28, 2015 - 2:38pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The league announced the decision Tuesday.

The New England Patriots' star quarterback was suspended by NFL executive Troy Vincent in May following a league-sanctioned investigation by Ted Wells. The Patriots were fined $1 million and docked a pair of draft picks...

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