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July 29, 2016 - 2:12pm
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The International Weightlifting Federation has banned the Russian federation and all its weightlifters from the Rio Olympics.

The IWF said Friday the multiple cases of doping by Russian weightlifters have "seriously damaged" the integrity of the sport. The eight Russian Olympic spots have been offered to other countries.

The IWF said the doping results produced by Russian weightlifters are "extremely shocking and...

July 29, 2016 - 2:10pm
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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge will review surveillance footage from the night former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was arrested outside a strip club on weapons and drug charges.

Appling's defense attorney presented the footage at Friday's preliminary examination. It includes security videos from the Pantheon Club parking lot and video from police dashboard cameras.

The hearing was adjourned until Aug. 5 to allow Judge...

July 29, 2016 - 2:07pm
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The International Weightlifting Federation bans Russian weightlifters from taking part in 2016 Rio Olympics.

July 29, 2016 - 2:03pm
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The International Weightlifting Federation bans Russian weightlifters from Rio Olympics.

July 29, 2016 - 1:51pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Chris Coghlan from the disabled list Friday and optioned infielder Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella, who was hitting .295 in 105 at-bats with a .388 on-base percentage, didn't take the news well, according to Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

La Stella had options remaining, which left him vulnerable. The Cubs needed a roster spot with Coghlan (ribs) healthy again after completing a rehab stint...

July 29, 2016 - 1:46pm
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Robert Griffin III joked that he already stands apart in Cleveland's quarterback competition.

RG3 cracked about his time in the 40-yard dash: "There's only one of us that runs 4.3."

Griffin is expected to win the Browns' starting job as he embarks on a new chapter of his career, which was promising before it crashed in Washington. The Browns, who have had 24 starting quarterbacks since 1999, are giving Griffin a new start....

July 29, 2016 - 1:39pm
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Wide receiver Sammy Watkins and starting defensive tackles Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus won't be ready for the Buffalo Bills at the start of training camp.

Dareus was placed on the active/non-football injury list on Friday, a day before Buffalo holds its first practice in suburban Rochester, New York.

Watkins is coming off foot surgery in April and will open camp on the team's active/non-football injury list. Also on placed...

July 29, 2016 - 12:41pm
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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins say their $500 million stadium renovation will be completed as scheduled and in time for the team's final exhibition game Sept. 1.

Work continues 24 hours a day on upgrades that include a canopy. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Friday the stadium will be ready for the preseason finale against the Tennessee Titans.

The Dolphins say the Miami Hurricanes will open their season at the stadium as scheduled Sept. 3...

July 29, 2016 - 12:31pm
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he's refocused and motivated entering training camp after an injury-plagued season followed by a brush with the law.

Though he was not charged, McCoy says he should never have put himself in what he called a "bad situation." McCoy was referring to being the focus of a police investigation for his role in a February nightclub brawl with off-duty police officers in Philadelphia.

On the...

July 29, 2016 - 11:51am
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MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins acquired the pitching reinforcements they sought in a trade that cost them four players, including two minor leaguers.

Right-handers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea were sent to Miami by the San Diego Padres in a seven-player deal Friday.

The Marlins, eager to shore up their rotation for a playoff push, will also receive pitching prospect Tayron Guerrero for right-handers Jarred Cosart and Carter Capps and two minor...

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