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July 29, 2015 - 6:39pm
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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Even if he's not talking Super Bowl, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also isn't hiding his optimism going into training camp.

Jones offered his annual overview of the team on the eve of the first training camp practice Wednesday. For the first time in five years, the Cowboys come to camp in Oxnard, California, as defending NFC East champions.

Just a week removed from hip replacement surgery, Jones says he sees "more freshness,...

July 29, 2015 - 6:37pm
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coach Steve Kerr of the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors is bringing back his entire coaching staff except for departed Alvin Gentry, new coach of the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Warriors announced Wednesday that Luke Walton would fill Gentry's spot on the bench as he begins his second season as a Warriors assistant.

Walton, a former 10-year NBA player, worked as a player development coach for the D-League Los Angeles...

July 29, 2015 - 6:22pm
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ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The CONMEBOL soccer body will begin publishing the salary of its president and executive council members after being plunged into crisis by the FIFA bribery scandal.

The South American governing body published the anti-corruption measures Wednesday. They also include the creation of a new post for an independent expert overseeing its implementation. Annual audit reports will also be published on CONMEBOL'S site.

The U.S....

July 29, 2015 - 6:21pm
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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill has been cited for knowingly possessing drug paraphernalia with intent to use.

Concord Police Department records indicate Hill was cited Tuesday — two days before players report to training camp — near Charlotte Motor Speedway for possessing two grinders with marijuana residue and a marijuana bowl used to process, prepare and store.

Hill, 24, spent last season on the Panthers practice squad....

July 29, 2015 - 6:15pm
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BOSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have placed infielder Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained left oblique a night earlier.

The club recalled infielder Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte for their game Wednesday night against the Boston Red Sox.

Bonifacio was injured on a groundout to third Tuesday night in a 9-4 victory over the Red Sox. He had to be helped off the field.

The 24-year-...

July 29, 2015 - 6:14pm
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Storm Johnson on the active/non-football illness list, a potential setback to his chances of making the team.

A seventh-round draft pick in 2014, Johnson needs to pass a physical to practice when training camp begins Friday.

The Jaguars did not reveal the nature of Johnson's injury, but he missed time during organized team activities with a back injury.


July 29, 2015 - 6:13pm
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears made a lot of moves after last season, hiring general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox in hopes of turning things around.

One change really stands out to Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long: He says there is now an "open-air environment" between the players, coaches and front office.

The Bears settled in for training camp Wednesday with a long to-do list coming off a five-win season. They hope the turnaround is not...

July 29, 2015 - 6:11pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Left-hander Chris Capuano has been designated for assignment by the New York Yankees after retiring only two of 10 batters he faced in a spot start.

Right-hander Caleb Cotham, the Yankees' fifth-round pick out of Vanderbilt in the 2009 draft, was brought up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in search of his major league debut.

New York made the moves before Wednesday's game at Texas.

Capuano (0-4, 6.97...

July 29, 2015 - 6:07pm
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots signed free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown on Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren't announced.

The 30-year-old Brown spent last season with the Oakland Raiders after seven years with the San Francisco 49ers.

Brown has made 61 starts in 114 career games with 295 total tackles, 11 interceptionsm 59 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. Last season for Oakland, the former Texas player started all 14...

July 29, 2015 - 6:04pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has agreed to terms with tight end Chase Coffman and running back David Fluellen a day before the Titans report for training camp.

The Titans announced the deals Wednesday.

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Coffman played 13 games for Tennessee last season after being signed to the roster in September, and he finished with a career-high six catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. He has played 35 games over six seasons and also...

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