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July 28, 2016 - 6:15pm
6 min 51 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson arrived at training camp via helicopter, a grand entrance befitting a team with great expectations.

With nearly everyone back from a 13-3 season — a journey immortalized in the acclaimed "All or Nothing" video series — the team is embracing the idea that it should be a top contender for 2016.

When players reported for camp Thursday, there were a couple of pieces of news. All-Pro defensive...

July 28, 2016 - 6:11pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kansas City Royals reliever Luke Hochevar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The Royals made the move before Thursday night's game at Texas, and said the right-hander has symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. That is a condition when blood vessels or nerves between the collarbone and first rib become compressed, and can cause pain in the shoulder and neck.

Kansas City recalled right-hander Brooks Pounders from Triple...

July 28, 2016 - 5:59pm
6 min 51 sec ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes.

A league statement says tickets went on sale at 11 a.m. Thursday and were gone in under a half-hour.

Mexico is one of the few countries outside of the U.S. with a large fan base for the sport that folks here call "American football." League officials have said it's their biggest foreign market....

July 28, 2016 - 5:38pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr has been reinstated from the disabled list after missing Philadelphia's first 103 games with a broken left wrist.

Manager Pete Mackanin put Altherr in the lineup batting fifth and playing right field Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves.

The Phillies made room for Altherr on the 25-man roster by placing outfielder Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain....

July 28, 2016 - 5:25pm
6 min 51 sec ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild and defenseman Matt Dumba have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5.1 million contract.

The deal was done Thursday with Dumba, who was a restricted free agent. He'll make $2.35 million this season and $2.75 million next season.

The 22-year-old Dumba was the Wild's first-round draft pick in 2012. He totaled 10 goals, 16 assists, 83 hits and 56 blocked shots in 81 regular-season games in 2015-16, all career highs...

July 28, 2016 - 5:07pm
6 min 51 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns player Armonty Bryant has pleaded guilty to attempted drug possession.

Bryant was sentenced to 68 days of probation in a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County court and fined $1,000. A three-month jail sentence was suspended.

He and former teammate De'Ante Saunders were arrested Christmas morning after being stopped for speeding in suburban Cleveland. Police found marijuana, two prescription pills and a loaded handgun in...

July 28, 2016 - 5:07pm
6 min 51 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hernan Perez hit a two-run homer, singled and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth, Zach Davies pitched 6 1/3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Thursday.

Perez, who started at shortstop for benched Jonathan Villar, crushed Robbie Ray's first pitch 458 feet off the facing of the scoreboard in deep center for the two-run homer in the third.

Davies (8-4) allowed three runs —two earned— on six hits....

July 28, 2016 - 5:03pm
6 min 51 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets steady closer Jeurys Familia stumbled for a second straight game, allowing two runs in the ninth inning as the Colorado Rockies beat New York 2-1 Thursday for their seventh win in eight games.

Less than 24 hours after Familia's streak of 52 consecutive regular-season saves was snapped, the right-hander entered in the top of the ninth with a 1-0 lead, and couldn't hold it.

Trevor Story had a leadoff single and stole second. After...

July 28, 2016 - 4:53pm
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The criminal case that exposed former NFL star Darren Sharper as a sexual predator has moved closer to resolution with guilty pleas in Louisiana state court by two co-defendants.

Court records show Erick Nunez pleaded guilty to sexual battery and Brandon Licciardi (lih-CHAR'-dee) pleaded guilty to human trafficking and rape. Thursday's pleas from Sharper's acquaintances comply with an agreement announced this month when they pleaded guilty to related...

July 28, 2016 - 4:48pm
6 min 51 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey practiced Thursday for the first time since tearing cartilage in his right knee.

The fifth overall pick in the NFL draft, Ramsey worked mostly with the first-team defense on the opening day of training camp and showed no issues with his knee. He played in the slot and on the outside, and coach Gus Bradley says he "really jumped in there and, boy, it seemed like a lot of the techniques came...

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