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  • Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league." One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady's appeal, the star quarterback posted a 507-word statement on Facebook with his firmest denial yet, writing: "I did nothing wrong." Kraft followed with an unscheduled address to the media gathered at Gillette Stadium for the opening of training camp and the team's defense of…
  • Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried. For 30 minutes, one of the toughest players on the Kansas City Chiefs wept. Then, he resolved to beat cancer. Eight months later, Berry walked triumphantly onto the practice fields at Missouri Western State University, joining rookies and select veterans Wednesday for the start of training camp. Six merciless rounds of draining, debilitating drugs had rid his body of Hodgkin's lymphoma,…
  • Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:45 pm
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason. The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter played running back and special teams in 2014 for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, becoming the first woman to hold a non-kicking position for a men's professional sports league. "I am honored to be a part of this amazing team," Welter said on Twitter on Monday night. Welter coached linebackers and special teams for…
  • Olympic champion Shawn Johnson gets engaged at Wrigley Field

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) Olympic champion gymnast Shawn Johnson threw out a ceremonial first ball at Wrigley Field - and wound up with quite a catch. Johnson was walking off the field Friday before the Chicago Cubs hosted Philadelphia when she was surprised by longtime boyfriend Andrew East, a rookie long snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs. East dropped to one knee near home plate and presented the 2008 gold medalist with a diamond engagement ring. A stunned Johnson put her hands over her mouth, bobbed her head up and down, then jumped into his arms. Later, she put her feelings onto her Twitter feed.
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  • Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year's Day. The Bruins will be the first team to host the event twice. They also hosted it in 2010, at Fenway Park. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also spoke at the ceremony, just hours after his impassioned "Deflategate" defense. Bettman notes that the three organizations are among the most successful in their sports, with 34…
  • Canadian media company wants NHL expansion into Quebec City

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    QUEBEC CITY (AP) The media company Quebecor Inc. has officially entered the running for an NHL expansion team. The company said Monday on its Twitter account that it has submitted its "candidacy for the NHL expansion process in order to bring the Nordiques back to Quebec City." The NHL announced last month that it was opening the formal expansion process. Quebec City has not had an NHL team since the Nordiques left for Denver and became the Colorado Avalanche in 1995. Quebecor owns the new 18,259-capacity Videotron Arena in Quebec City. It's among several groups that have expressed interest…
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  • Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:51 pm
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas....
  • Mets-Marlins Preview

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Lucas Duda is the muscle behind the New York Mets' power surge that's moved them within percentage points of first place in the NL East....
  • IOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by doping

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:29 pm
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will take action against any Olympic medalists if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations in track and field....
  • Irish A-to-Z: James Onwualu

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:06 pm
    As a true freshman, James Onwualu found his way into the starting lineup, an unheralded freshman finding playing time by doing the little things right. As a sophomore, Onwualu made the rather unheard of transition from wideout to linebacker, and once again found himself starting football games.
  • Closing ceremonies held for Los Angeles Special Olympics

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:02 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Thousands of athletes said goodbye to Los Angeles on Sunday in an emotional closing ceremony for the Special Olympics marked by cheers, tears and pride....
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