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July 28, 2016 - 11:10am
19 min 50 sec ago

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Joining Juventus in the most expensive transfer in Italian football history, Gonzalo Higuain is already setting his sights on a Champions League title.

At his presentation Thursday, Higuain declared that Juventus' goal this season is a treble — winning Serie A, the Italian Cup and the Champions League.

The Argentina striker says, "Clearly it's a dream but that's what we've got to work for all season."

Higuain...

July 28, 2016 - 11:07am
19 min 49 sec ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson is among five players the Washington Redskins placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp.

The Redskins put Doctson on the PUP list with an Achilles injury that first occurred at rookie minicamp in May. Doctson returned during organized team activities but left soon after when he aggravated the problem.

Guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle), linebacker Perry Riley (foot),...

July 28, 2016 - 11:06am
19 min 49 sec ago

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Anquan Boldin.

Detroit made the move just before opening training camp on Thursday.

Boldin bolsters depth at a position depleted by the retirement of Calvin Johnson.

Boldin ranks among the NFL's top 20 with 1,009 catches and 13,195 yards receiving. He has scored 75 touchdowns and started 182 games with Arizona, Baltimore and San Francisco over his 13-year career...

July 28, 2016 - 10:56am
19 min 49 sec ago

Peyton Manning is everywhere.

Except on football fields.

Recently cleared by the NFL of any wrongdoing in an HGH investigation, Manning is back at his second-best pastime — comedy — with three new commercials for DirecTV titled "Peyton on Sunday Mornings."

In one, he sits on a park bench in his bathrobe talking with an elderly man who advises him "to work as long as you can." All the while, Lionel Richie is serenading them....

July 28, 2016 - 8:02am
19 min 49 sec ago

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times EDT):

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10:45 a.m.

Jimmy Walker, who missed the cut in two of his last four PGA Tour events, birdied half of his first 10 holes to take an early lead at the PGA Championship. Walker, who has one Top Ten finish in five previous PGA Championships, made the turn at Baltusrol Golf Club in 4-under 32 and then birdied the par-4 1st hole to reach 5 under, two...

July 28, 2016 - 7:21am
19 min 49 sec ago

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The final major of the year began Thursday when New York club pro Mark Brown hit the opening tee shot in the PGA Championship.

The PGA of America has a tradition of letting one of its 20 club pros in the field hit the first shot. The 49-year-old Brown is the head pro at Tam O'Shanter Golf Club in Brookville. He was a runner-up at the PGA Professional Championship in June.

The sun was baking Baltusrol in the morning, and it...

July 28, 2016 - 5:53am
19 min 49 sec ago

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys.

A photo posted by a fishing charter boat's account on Instagram Wednesday appears to show Sapp's arm with a deep gash.

Charter captain Jack Carlson tells The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/2awxnI0 ) Sapp was bit while reaching for a lobster the shark was also going after. He says Sapp is OK, but...

July 28, 2016 - 3:12am
29 min 51 sec ago

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

NFL

Chicago Bears opened training camp

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

St. Louis 5, NY Mets 4

Chicago Cubs 8, Chicago White Sox 1

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cedar Rapids 10, Kane County 2

Peoria 8, Quad Cities 2

THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

St....

July 28, 2016 - 2:01am
19 min 50 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal.

Team members left on a charter flight from Moscow's Sheremetevo airport to Brazil, a day after an emotional farewell ceremony with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.

More than 100 athletes from what was originally a 387-strong team have been barred from competing...

July 28, 2016 - 2:00am
19 min 49 sec ago
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