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Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks, January 2013

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Seahawks WR Rice retires

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement…

Pat Bowlen, Broncos owner

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Broncos owner steps down to battle Alzheimer's

Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the…

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, December 2013

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Report: Charles gets extension from Chiefs

Running back Jamaal Charles reached an agreement on a two-year, $18…

Rafal Majka, 2014 Tour de France, 17th stage

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Rafal Majka proves King of the Mountains

When two-time winner Alberto Contador was forced to quit the Tour de…

Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks, January 2013

Tim Shaffer/Reuters

Seahawks WR Rice retires

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.

Pat Bowlen, Broncos owner

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Broncos owner steps down to battle...

Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team so he can battle Alzheimer's disease.

Rafal Majka, 2014 Tour de France, 17th stage

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Rafal Majka proves King of the Mountains

When two-time winner Alberto Contador was forced to quit the Tour de France after a painful crash the outlook looked bleak for the Tinkoff-Saxo team but since his departure a new star has emerged in…

Baseballs, sports, MLB

MLB suspends Padres' Maybin 25 games

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment…

Doug McDermott, Creighton

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Bulls include McDermott in Love offer

First-round pick Doug McDermott and two previous first-rounders -- Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic -- are part of the Chicago Bulls' trade offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love according…

Ray Rice runs throw defender

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Ravens bracing for Rice absence

The Baltimore Ravens are still waiting to hear from the NFL regarding a potential suspension for running back Ray Rice following a felony aggravated assault case this offseason.

NASCAR race

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NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 23

Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note.

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NFL

Eagles OT Johnson suspended four games

Second-year offensive tackle Lane Johnson will miss the first four games serving a suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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Avs, O'Reilly agree to two-year contract

The Colorado Avalanche and center Ryan O'Reilly agreed to a two-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing, the team announced Wednesday.

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NFL

49ers TE Davis reports to camp

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, a potential holdout as he seeks a new contract, reported to training camp Wednesday.

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Felton pleads guilty to gun charge,...

Raymond Felton pleaded guilty in Manhattan state Supreme Court to a felony gun charge to avoid jail time.

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots, Super Bowl XLVI

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Patriots TE Gronkowski cleared for...

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who had set a goal of returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament by September, has been fully cleared for training camp.

Michael Sam smiling

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Sam takes high road on Dungy comments

When defensive end Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, the man who hopes to become the first openly gay player in the NFL had to know he was going to take some flack.

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Nets sign 2011 draft pick Bogdanovic

The Brooklyn Nets have forward Bojan Bogdanovic under contract three years after the Croatian was selected in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.

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Cavs acquire three reserves from Jazz

The Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly in the market for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, made a trade Tuesday that gives them increased financial flexibility.

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