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May 26, 2015 - 11:49am
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the practice field in front of journalists for the first time since his release from rehab.

Sporting a shorter haircut, Manziel is taking part in Cleveland's first practice of the third phase of the team's offseason program. Manziel spent 10 weeks at Caron Addiction Treatment Center in Pennsylvania for an unspecified issue before being discharged on April 10.

The former Heisman Trophy winner...

May 26, 2015 - 11:47am
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MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League.

Sam was signed to a two-year deal by the Alouettes last week. He was introduced Tuesday at a news conference in Montreal.

The 25-year-old Sam came out publicly before last year's NFL draft. He was selected in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams and became the first openly gay...

May 26, 2015 - 11:33am
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee leaders and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks all say they are close to reaching a deal to pay for a new $500 million arena for the NBA team.

They said Tuesday following a closed-door meeting in Gov. Scott Walker's Capitol conference room that they were optimistic a deal can be reached by Friday.

Talks have been ongoing for months to come up with a plan to pay for the arena that's part of a $1 billion entertainment...

May 26, 2015 - 11:18am
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Some of the most successful coaches in Brazilian soccer are without a job, slowly losing out to a younger generation who are bringing fresh ideas and willing to accept lower salaries.

The latest to become unemployed was former Brazil and Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who was fired by Flamengo on Monday, joining a list that already includes Luiz Felipe Scolari, Muricy Ramalho, Abel Braga and Mano Menezes.

They were...

May 26, 2015 - 11:16am
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APRICA, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador put on a demonstration of his climbing skills on the Mortirolo pass and extended his lead in the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.

Mikel Landa posted his second consecutive stage victory after getting clearance from the Astana team to leave behind captain Fabio Aru, who again struggled.

Landa required just over 5 hours over the 174-kilometer (108-mile) leg from Pinzolo to Aprica, which included five...

May 26, 2015 - 10:57am
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has cut its budget for the 2018 World Cup by more than $70 million.

When Russia won the bid to host the event, its economy was booming. But under the pressure of Western sanctions and low oil prices, the economy has suffered over the past year and concerns are high about the financial burden of the World Cup.

The government website says the budget will be cut by 3.6 billion rubles ($71 million) to 660.5 billion...

May 26, 2015 - 10:50am
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LONDON (AP) — Juventus took over as the team of the week in the AP Global Football 10 on Tuesday for its two big wins, including a 2-1 victory over Lazio in the Italian Cup final.

The Serie A champions followed up its triumph by beating Napoli 3-1 on Saturday.

Stoke was second after routing Liverpool 6-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, with Real Madrid third for beating Getafe 7-3.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in Madrid'...

May 26, 2015 - 10:22am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A resolution urging baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to reinstate former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose and make him eligible for the Hall of Fame has had its first hearing in the Ohio Legislature.

The Senate State & Local Government Committee heard sponsor testimony on the measure Tuesday.

Rose agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on Reds' games while managing the...

May 26, 2015 - 10:17am
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conor Daly will replace James Hinchcliffe for this weekend's doubleheader in Detroit.

Daly will drive the No. 5 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Belle Isle Raceway on Saturday and Sunday. Hinchcliffe has been hospitalized since suffering a life-threatening leg injury during a crash practicing for the Indianapolis 500 on May 18.

Hinchcliffe's recovery period is undetermined, and the team said Monday it will use a replacement...

May 26, 2015 - 7:07am
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LONDON (AP) — European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has named Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as vice captains for this year's competition against the United States.

The two join Annika Sorenstam as assistants to Koch, who is preparing for Europe's defense of the trophy at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany in September after its first ever away victory in Colorado in 2013.

Gustafson has played in the Solheim Cup eight times. McBride, who is...

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