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July 29, 2016 - 8:19pm
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive lineman B.J. McBryde to a two-year deal Friday.

The 6-foot-4, 292-pound McBryde originally signed with Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in May 2015 and was waived in October. The former University of Connecticut player was signed to Green Bay's practice in November, signed a reserve/future contract in January and was waived Monday.

The move came a day after defensive tackle...

July 29, 2016 - 7:58pm
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a "failed attempt at humor" this week at a football clinic for women.

Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks have been suspended without pay and will have to serve 20 hours of community service.

The assistant coaches' presentation included...

July 29, 2016 - 7:50pm
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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Damien Wilson can be added to the list of freak accidents in the offseason for the Dallas Cowboys after the second-year linebacker injured an eye in a paintball accident.

Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones said Friday the incident happened about a week before the Cowboys reported for training camp in California.

Wilson is joined on the non-football injury list by running back Darren McFadden, who broke his right...

July 29, 2016 - 7:42pm
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LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Chase Briscoe ran his ARCA Racing Series winning streak to four Friday, pulling away on a late start at Pocono Raceway.

The 21-year-old Briscoe, from Mitchell, Indiana, dominated the 60-lap race on the 2.5-mile triangle in Cunningham Motorsports' No. 77 Ford. He also won at Winchester, Iowa and Clermont.

Briscoe is the first ARCA driver to win four straight races since Parker Kligerman in 2009. Jack Bowsher set the series record...

July 29, 2016 - 7:26pm
9 min 25 sec ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The renovations Tennessee started this offseason with a new general manager are making quite the impression, and the Titans proved Friday they're nowhere near finished as players reported for training camp.

Tennessee added seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson to the roster Friday as the Titans walked into their headquarters to find a swanky, revamped locker room awaiting them along with hallways redecorated in a building that originally...

July 29, 2016 - 7:24pm
9 min 25 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a Chicago man in the shooting death this week of a former Chicago high school basketball standout.

Authorities say 24-year-old Travel Taylor was charged Friday in the fatal shooting Monday of Jonathan Mills. The 26-year-old Mills was on a West Side street when he was approached by a gunman who shot him multiple times.

Chicago police say Taylor was identified as the shooter and was arrested...

July 29, 2016 - 7:20pm
9 min 25 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Guatemalan soccer federation president has pleaded guilty in New York to charges related to a sprawling corruption investigation of world soccer.

Brayan Jimenez pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy charges, each carrying up to 20 years in prison. It's unclear when he'll be sentenced.

The 62-year-old Jimenez is among 40 people from around the world charged in a FIFA (FEE'-fuh)...

July 29, 2016 - 7:09pm
9 min 25 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester recovered from a rut of bad starts, pitching six shutout innings that led the Chicago Cubs over the Seattle Mariners 12-1 Friday for their third straight win.

Jason Heyward and David Ross homered as the NL Central leaders improved to 9-5 since the All-Star break following a 1-9 slump. Seattle lost in its first trip to Wrigley Field since 2007.

Lester (11-4) had lasted just 16 innings over his previous four starts, going 1-1...

July 29, 2016 - 7:08pm
9 min 25 sec ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis says there's no timetable for when he will fully practice as he continues to recover from offseason wrist surgery.

Revis was injured early last season and played through a torn ligament in his right wrist that required surgery in March. He participated in some individual drills during minicamp and now training camp but has watched from the sideline during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.

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July 29, 2016 - 7:06pm
9 min 25 sec ago

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Erin Phillips scored 20 points and Liz Cambage added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Australia beat France 76-67 on Friday night.

Phillips, who was sporting a black eye from an elbow from teammate Natalie Burton, hit four of five 3-point attempts.

Australia led 27-25 midway through the second quarter before scoring the next 14 points to blow the game open. Taylor started the burst hitting four free throws and Cayla George's...

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