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July 27, 2016 - 3:12pm
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have added five coaching interns for training camp, including former Alabama assistant Bo Davis.

Davis, who also coached under Nick Saban at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins, resigned in late April amid an NCAA investigation into possible recruiting violations.

Davis worked primarily with the defensive line at Alabama, which was the Tide's strength during its national championship run last season....

July 27, 2016 - 3:08pm
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BC-BBO--Baseball Expanded Glance
Baseball Expanded Standings
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By The Associated Press
East Division
July 27, 2016 - 3:02pm
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A near-diplomatic incident — as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes termed it — came to an end on Wednesday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The Australian delegation gave the mayor a tiny "boxing kangaroo" doll, and now says it's happy with its rooms at Rio's Olympic Athletes Village.

The 700-member delegation refused to check in three days earlier because of water and gas leaks, electrical shorts, malfunctioning toilets and...

July 27, 2016 - 2:45pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's Bradley Beal understands the expectations that come with signing a five-year, $128 million contract.

The Wizards' guard rattled off a list of responsibilities during a press conference on Wednesday, one day after officially re-signing with Washington.

Flanked by Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, team president Ernie Grunfeld and coach Scott Brooks, the 23-year-old Beal says "they made a commitment to me... making me a max...

July 27, 2016 - 2:08pm
4 min 31 sec ago

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Preakness winner Exaggerator has joined the field for Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational, setting up another matchup against Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist.

Monmouth Park's racing office said Wednesday it was told by Exaggerator's connections that the colt is headed to the Jersey shore for the race.

Exaggerator ran second to Nyquist in the Derby, then handed Nyquist his only loss in the Preakness. Exaggerator finished 11th...

July 27, 2016 - 1:50pm
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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times EDT):

2:30 p.m.

The PGA of America has no plans to move next year's championship out of Charlotte despite the North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people.

The tournament is scheduled for Quail Hollow, a regular spring stop on the PGA Tour.

PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua reiterated his organization's opposition to the law on...

July 27, 2016 - 1:47pm
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they are investigating the apparent disappearance of the mother-in-law of Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone.

A police official speaking on the condition of anonymity tells The Associated Press that authorities are trying to find 67-year-old Aparecida Schunck. The official has knowledge of the investigation but is not allowed to speak publicly.

Several Brazilian news outlets have reported that Schunck was...

July 27, 2016 - 1:31pm
4 min 31 sec ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The International Weightlifting Federation says 11 more weightlifters, including six silver and bronze medalists, have tested positive in retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics.

The IWF said Wednesday in a statement that all 11 athletes, who include four Russians, have been provisionally suspended until their cases are closed.

So far, weightlifters have produced a total of 31 positives in doping retests carried out...

July 27, 2016 - 1:28pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

The majors shaved several minutes off the average game time last season, but games have been slightly longer in 2016.

Manfred has said he's in favor of a limitation on relief pitchers but didn't lobby for it on Wednesday....

July 27, 2016 - 1:28pm
4 min 31 sec ago

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — There could be some last-minute additions to the Atlanta Falcons' roster, possibly before Thursday's opening of training camp.

General manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn already believe they are opening camp with a stronger roster after an 8-8 finish in Quinn's 2015 debut. Quinn expects stiff competitions at several positions, including right guard, linebacker and tight end.

The release Tuesday of wide receiver...

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