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August 4, 2015 - 6:32pm
4 min ago

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — T.Y. Hilton's preference is to be paid like an All-Pro receiver in Indianapolis.

On Tuesday, Hilton's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told a small group of reporters he was hopeful the two sides could agree to a contract extension by Labor Day weekend, as team owner Jim Irsay has suggested. Hilton's contract expires after the season.

A year ago, he caught 82 passes for a career high 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns to earn his first trip...

August 4, 2015 - 6:16pm
3 min 59 sec ago

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Former Cowboys safety Darren Woodson is set to be the sixth player from Dallas' Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990s to join the franchise's ring of honor.

The team's all-time leader in tackles with 1,350 in 12 seasons, Woodson will be honored when Dallas plays Seattle on Nov. 1. The 20 current names are displayed on a strip that runs below the upper deck at AT&T Stadium, a tradition that started at old Texas Stadium.

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August 4, 2015 - 6:15pm
3 min 59 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The public now has more information to decide whether New England quarterback Tom Brady was truthful about deflated footballs.

The NFL Players Association released the 457-page transcript of his June testimony in the deflated balls controversy in a filing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. In it, Brady denies tampering with footballs in the AFC championship game, or told anyone to.

His testimony occurred in an arbitration hearing...

August 4, 2015 - 6:08pm
3 min 59 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League is passing its digital puck to Major League Baseball in an unusual sports partnership.

Major League Baseball will distribute the hockey league's Internet streaming service and run the NHL's cable-television network as part of an alliance announced Tuesday.

Terms of six-year contact between the two sports leagues weren't announced.

The deal entrusts the baseball league with the NHL...

August 4, 2015 - 5:58pm
3 min 59 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg says he's doing well after striking out 11 in his latest minor league rehabilitation assignment, but still isn't sure when he'll return to the majors.

Strasburg was in control Monday night, pitching 5 2-3 innings without a walk for Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. There is no timetable for him to rejoin the Nationals.

The 27-year-old right-hander has been on the disabled list since early...

August 4, 2015 - 5:51pm
3 min 59 sec ago

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are hoping a new-look offensive line can produce better results.

Colin Kaepernick took 52 sacks last season, the second-most in the NFL, and the offense had difficulty beating the play clock. The 49ers went into training camp without starting linemen Anthony Davis, who retired at 25 following a concussion last year, and Mike Iupati, who went to Arizona as a free agent.

Alex Boone has moved from right...

August 4, 2015 - 5:48pm
3 min 59 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have promoted lefty Henry Owens from the minors and are starting him at Yankee Stadium in his major league debut.

The last-place Red Sox selected Owens' contract to have him pitch Tuesday night against AL East-leading New York. Boston had optioned right-hander Ryan Cook to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

The 23-year-old Owens was 3-8 with a 3.16 ERA in 21 starts at Pawtucket. He led all qualifying Triple-A pitchers by...

August 4, 2015 - 5:43pm
3 min 59 sec ago

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff is expanding its program to help pay travel expenses for parents and guardians of players to also include the national semifinal games.

For the first national championship game in the new playoff last January, CPF distributed $500,000 — up to $2,500 for each player from Ohio State and Oregon — to assist families with travel, food and hotel costs associated with attending the game in North Texas.

The...

August 4, 2015 - 5:36pm
3 min 59 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will return to the ring for the first time since boxing's richest fight ever, facing Andre Berto on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas.

Mayweather posted an announcement of the fight Tuesday on several social media outlets. The bout will be televised on pay-per-view by the Showtime network.

Mayweather, who made more than $200 million for his fight May 2 against Manny Pacquiao, doesn't figure to make nearly as much against...

August 4, 2015 - 5:33pm
3 min 59 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell says "greater days are ahead for sure" for the struggling franchise.

Caldwell has revamped his roster from top to bottom and has second-guessed a number of decisions. But even as the Jaguars have gone 7-25 in his first two seasons at the helm, Caldwell has stuck to his three-year plan.

He inherited a team with expansion-level talent, added three draft classes and took a big...

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