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July 28, 2015 - 5:41pm
9 min 45 sec ago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The president of the Green Bay Packers says the team won't sell the naming rights to Lambeau Field under his watch.

Mark Murphy says it doesn't make sense to put a corporate tag to the name of the historic stadium. Murphy made his remarks during the franchise's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday at Lambeau.

Murphy's predecessor, Bob Harlan, made similar comments during his tenure more than a decade ago. Still, stadium...

July 28, 2015 - 5:35pm
9 min 45 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Matt Joyce has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after colliding with Erick Aybar on Sunday.

The Angels announced several moves Tuesday.

The Angels also optioned third baseman Kyle Kubitza back to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled outfielder Efren Navarro.

Joyce's move is retroactive to Monday. He lost consciousness when Aybar's knee hit his chin while they...

July 28, 2015 - 5:35pm
9 min 45 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros because of an injured left wrist.

The All-Star center fielder was hurt attempting to make a diving catch in the fourth inning on Sunday but stayed in the game and later hit a grand slam.

Trout leads the majors with 31 homers and is hitting .315 with 64 RBIs.

Tuesday was the first game of a three-game series...

July 28, 2015 - 5:14pm
9 min 45 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon was activated from the disabled list by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, the same day that the team announced that Henderson Alvarez had season-ending shoulder surgery.

Alvarez pitched a no-hitter in 2013 and was an All-Star last year. He finishes this season 0-4 with a 6.45 ERA, and hadn't pitched since May 22. He was shut down twice with shoulder inflammation.

Marlins manager Dan Jennings says doctors...

July 28, 2015 - 5:13pm
9 min 45 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL reduced Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's suspension from three games on two on Tuesday.

The league initially suspended Bell three games in April following his arrest in August 2014 on DUI and drug charges.

Bell was sentenced to 15 months of probation among other penalties following a traffic stop on Aug. 20, 2014. Former teammate LeGarrette Blount, who was in the car with Bell at the time, was cited for...

July 28, 2015 - 5:11pm
9 min 45 sec ago

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Randy Cunneyworth is returning to the Rochester Americans for a second time to coach the Buffalo Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate.

Cunneyworth had a 306-273-61 record and led the Americans to six playoff berths during an eight-season stint from 2000-2008. He's also a former NHL forward, who played 866 games over a 16-year career split between six teams, including Buffalo.

Cunneyworth left Rochester to become an NHL...

July 28, 2015 - 5:10pm
9 min 45 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Cueto spent his first hours with the Kansas City Royals running up and down the steps inside an empty Progressive Field.

He's already on the move as the team's new ace.

Acquired Sunday from Cincinnati, Cueto joined his new teammates for the first time Tuesday and said he's excited about being a part of the AL's best team. The right-hander gives the defending AL champion a top-tier starter.

Before Tuesday's...

July 28, 2015 - 4:55pm
9 min 45 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks and safety James Sample on the physically unable to perform list.

The team also placed defensive lineman Cap Capi on the non-football injury list Tuesday, three days before training camp.

Marks tore a knee ligament in last season's finale, but is on pace to return during camp.

Sample, a fourth-round draft pick in May, broke his...

July 28, 2015 - 4:55pm
9 min 45 sec ago

MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam will make his debut with the Montreal Alouettes in August, but his coach won't give an exact date.

The Alouettes play Saturday in Calgary, and coach Tom Higgins says the defensive end could compete in any of the five games in August.

On Tuesday, Higgins says Sam is "is getting so much closer to being able to play. He wants to go, and I think it's going to happen sooner than later."

Sam wasn't made...

July 28, 2015 - 4:51pm
9 min 45 sec ago

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe will miss all of training camp and could miss part of the season after the Pro Bowl run-stuffer had surgery last week on his ailing back.

Poe first hurt his back during offseason workouts, but coach Andy Reid said Tuesday that he aggravated the injury training at home. Poe was diagnosed with a herniated disc and had surgery July 15, and trainer Rick Burkholder said he will be out indefinitely.

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