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August 1, 2015 - 8:20pm
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August 1, 2015 - 8:12pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chance at an autograph from Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota helped the Tennessee Titans lure their biggest crowd to training camp in years, so much so that the rookie quarterback couldn't send everyone away happy.

More than 3,400 came out Saturday, more than doubling attendance at the first practice Friday.

After some temporary bleachers buckled Friday in New Jersey under the weight of fans straining to get autographs...

August 1, 2015 - 8:01pm
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LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch's return to the Truck Series was a triumphant one, pulling away on the final laps Saturday to win at Pocono Raceway.

Busch's season debut mirrored his recent finishes in the Sprint Cup series, where he's won three straight races and four of five. He's on the pole for Sunday's race.

Busch, the second-winningest driver in series history, earned career victory No. 43. He won eight times in 2010 and seven times each in...

August 1, 2015 - 7:41pm
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brett Favre certainly seems to be enjoying his post-NFL life.

The 45-year-old former quarterback spends most of his time around Hattiesburg hanging out with old friends or watching his daughter's high school volleyball team. He said Saturday that the relatively quiet existence allows him to "be as normal as I can possibly be."

But one of the league's most accomplished players has had trouble keeping a low profile this summer....

August 1, 2015 - 7:07pm
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Texas Red took the lead from Japan with an eighth of a mile left and held off Frosted to win the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy by a half-length Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by his Hall of Fame brother, Kent, Texas Red won for the first time since capping his 2-year-old season with an upset victory in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Texas Red ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.77 over a...

August 1, 2015 - 6:59pm
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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — There was already going to be plenty of competition for one of the starting cornerback jobs in Kansas City, even before the Chiefs learned Sean Smith would be suspended for the first three games of the regular season.

Now, there are two jobs up for grab.

The battle began in earnest Saturday, when the Chiefs had their first full-squad workout of training camp on the campus of Missouri Western. Nearly a dozen players on the...

August 1, 2015 - 6:56pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed right-hander Kyle Kendrick and outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 15-day disabled list.

The Rockies also recalled right-hander Scott Oberg and outfielder Kyle Parker from Triple-A Albuquerque before Saturday's game at St. Louis. Right-hander Christian Bergman (shoulder fatigue) was reinstated from the disabled list, and left-hander Aaron Laffey was designated for assignment.

Kendrick left Friday night'...

August 1, 2015 - 6:56pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw extended his scoreless streak to 37 innings with eight innings of two-hit ball and batterymate Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Angels on Saturday.

Kershaw (9-6) struck out seven, walked one and retired his last 15 batters while working on eight days' rest. His previous start was a three-hit shutout on July 23 at New York in which he took a perfect game into the seventh...

August 1, 2015 - 6:53pm
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan was supportive of Sheldon Richardson, but noncommittal on the defensive lineman's long-term future with the team.

Maccagnan addressed reporters Saturday for the first time since Richardson was suspended four games by the NFL for marijuana use in early July and his arrest less than two weeks later in Missouri after high-speed road racing.

Maccagnan says the team worries about...

August 1, 2015 - 6:43pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees recalled right-hander Nick Rumbelow from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday and optioned right-hander Nick Goody to the Triple-A club.

Rumbelow went 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 3 1-3 innings with the Yankees earlier this season. He was 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA and seven saves in 31 games at Triple-A.

Goody was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 1 1-3 innings with the Yankees.

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