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August 26, 2016 - 1:18pm
9 min 40 sec ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have traded center Tibor Pleiss to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Kendall Marshall in a cost-cutting move. The Jazz announced the deal Friday morning and then waived Marshall.

Two second-round picks were also sent to the 76ers.

Marshall was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2012 draft, but spent four seasons with four teams. His 2016-17 salary of just over $2 million would have become fully guaranteed on Sept. 1,...

August 26, 2016 - 12:48pm
9 min 40 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is close to ending his search for a central defender and striker, saying the club is working on deals to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia and Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna.

Wenger said he is "99 percent confident" of completing the signings before the transfer window shuts Wednesday.

Asked if bringing in Mustafi and Perez would conclude Arsenal's business in Europe's summer transfer window, Wenger...

August 26, 2016 - 12:41pm
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PUEBLA DE SANABRIA, Spain (AP) — Jonas Van Genechten of Belgium sprinted to win the Spanish Vuelta's seventh stage on Friday after Alberto Contador crashed near the finish line.

Contador's front wheel caught on another bike in a tight pack making a turn, sending the three-time Vuelta winner and a few more riders into the temporary barrier marking the course's final kilometer. Contador was quickly back on his bike but had several visible scratches and tears to his jersey...

August 26, 2016 - 12:33pm
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FARSOE, Denmark (AP) — Bradley Dredge hit five birdies in the front nine and finished with a 5-under 66 Friday as he surged to a three-shot lead amid windy conditions at the Made In Denmark tournament.

The Welshman, runner-up in 2014, bogeyed the 13th before finishing the second round with a birdie and four pars.

That left Dredge at 13 under, three clear of Sweden's Joakim Lagergren, who shot a 70 as the wind picked up at Himmerland Golf and Spa...

August 26, 2016 - 12:21pm
9 min 40 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal will miss the start of the season with a knee injury.

The team says Neal will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Monday and will miss three to four weeks. Neal, the team's first-round pick from Florida and a projected starter, hurt his knee in the first quarter of the Falcons' 17-6 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. He had to be helped off the field.

The team...

August 26, 2016 - 12:20pm
9 min 40 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A person familiar with Eric Berry's plans tells The Associated Press that the All-Pro safety will report to practice Sunday, giving him one preseason game to prepare for the season.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly.

Berry was given the franchise tag early in the offseason but has not signed the deal, which means he could skip all of training camp without...

August 26, 2016 - 11:52am
9 min 40 sec ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.

Malachowski said on Facebook that siblings Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk, among the richest Poles, "declared the intention to buy my silver medal," which he put up for auction to help pay for treatment of the boy, Olek, who is suffering from retinoblastoma....

August 26, 2016 - 11:30am
9 min 40 sec ago

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow will start Thursday night at Florida International.

Coach Kevin Wilson announced Friday that the highly-touted junior college transfer beat out junior Zander Diamont, who had more experience in the Hoosiers' system.

Wilson made it clear Lagow's hold on the job will only last as long as he stays healthy and produces on the field.

Lagow initially signed with UConn but left...

August 26, 2016 - 11:29am
9 min 40 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge.

Online records for the Dallas County jail show that the 28-year-old Jeffress was booked around 5:15 a.m. Friday on a driving while intoxicated charge. Bond was set at $500 following the traffic stop. No attorney information was available for Jeffress.

A statement from the...

August 26, 2016 - 11:19am
9 min 40 sec ago

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says its longtime sportswriter, Jim Sullivan, has died of an apparent heart attack just after completing work on the newspaper's sports pages.

The 61-year-old Sullivan was found at his desk early Friday, shortly after completing the sports pages. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2bpiKTs ) medics couldn't revive Sullivan.

Courier Sports Editor Doug Newhoff called Sullivan "an icon and an...

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