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July 27, 2016 - 5:32pm
18 min 26 sec ago

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have spent much of their first full day in West Virginia helping the community where they're opening training camp recover from disastrous flooding.

Much of the Saints' efforts were focused on a park where there are playing fields, public tennis and basketball courts, and a playground.

Right tackle Zach Strief says, "If any organization understands what it means to clean up from a natural...

July 27, 2016 - 5:22pm
18 min 26 sec ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and first-round draft pick Darron Lee have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $10.2 million that is fully guaranteed.

Lee was on his way to New Jersey on Wednesday, a few hours after players reported for physicals at the team's facility. The linebacker will likely participate in the Jets' first training camp practice on Thursday.

Lee was the 20th overall pick out of Ohio State and is expected to...

July 27, 2016 - 5:21pm
18 min 26 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Rudolph "Spider" Edwards, who with his dust mop and jaunty fedora shared the parquet floor with Celtics stars from Bill Russell to Larry Bird in the old Boston Garden and new, has died. He was 86.

Edwards had suffered from cancer, the Celtics said Wednesday.

Edwards began working for the Celtics in 1964, sweeping the floor during timeouts so the stars of the NBA's first dynasty wouldn't slip on the moisture seeping up from the hockey...

July 27, 2016 - 5:18pm
18 min 26 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro, the attacking midfielder who just helped Argentina powerhouse Boca Juniors reach the semifinals of the prestigious Copa Libertadores club championship in South America, has signed with the Seattle Sounders as a designated player.

The 27-year-old Lodeiro also has 48 caps for the Uruguay national team, including this summer's Copa America Centenario in the United States.

Success has been elusive for the Sounders this...

July 27, 2016 - 5:18pm
18 min 26 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract with goaltender Petr Mrazek.

The Red Wings announced the deal Wednesday.

Mrazek has emerged as Detroit's top goalie, beating out Jimmy Howard.

The 24-year-old Mrazek was 27-16-3 last season with a 2.33 goals-against average in a career-high 54 games. The Czech is 46-30-8 over two NHL regular seasons and has a 4-6 mark with a 1.88 GAA and three...

July 27, 2016 - 5:17pm
18 min 26 sec ago

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs placed running back Jamaal Charles on the physically unable to perform list Wednesday, though coach Andy Reid said it should not be considered a setback in his return from a knee injury.

Charles tore the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season. He had surgery soon afterward and was far enough along in his recovery that he participated in some drills during mandatory minicamp.

The Chiefs can take Charles off the...

July 27, 2016 - 5:13pm
18 min 26 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson completed his staff Wednesday, naming Jay Triano associate head coach and Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren assistant coaches.

Triano spent the last four seasons as assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers, including Watson's final season as a player in 2013-14. The first Canadian-born head coach in NBA history when he directed Toronto, he also is the coach of Canada's national team.

Corbin was...

July 27, 2016 - 5:07pm
18 min 25 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Center Anderson Varejao will miss the Olympics for host Brazil because of a herniated disc in his lower back.

The Golden State Warriors announced the injury Wednesday and say that Varejao should be ready for the start of training camp but will not be healthy enough to play in the Olympics. Varejao recently experienced back pain while training with the Brazilian National Team and returned to California to be examined by Dr. Robert Watkins earlier...

July 27, 2016 - 5:05pm
18 min 25 sec ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway declared the Super Bowl champs' quarterback competition wide open entering training camp.

Mark Sanchez will be first up Thursday morning, followed by Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch. Coach Gary Kubiak said he'll split snaps right down the middle as he searches for Peyton Manning's successor.

The winner will direct a Broncos offense that Elway reconstructed in the aftermath of Denver's defensive-fueled Super...

July 27, 2016 - 4:51pm
18 min 25 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox placed second baseman Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22, and recalled infielder Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Chrlotte on Wednesday before their game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Lawrie has missed the last five games with a left hamstring injury. In 94 games, he's batting .248 with 12 homers and 36 RBIs.

Sanchez has shuttled between Chicago and Charlotte this season. In 14...

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