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  • Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark. They already know what it will be called. At a groundbreaking celebration Tuesday, the Braves announced a naming rights deal with Georgia's largest bank that will result in the...

  • FIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA's central board met over the weekend at the men's world cup and voted to allow a two-year...

  • Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. Flanked by Hall of Famer Dominique...

  • Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream. Now that he is facing a felony...

  • LeBron banner could rise again in Cleveland

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 10-story tall LeBron James could tower over downtown again. Sherwin-Williams Co. has asked the city for approval to hang a new banner of James on its headquarters across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, the Plain Dealer reported Tuesday. The banner is similar...

  • Bucs backup RB Rainey making name for himself

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It hasn't taken long for Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith to develop an appreciation for Bobby Rainey, the diminutive running back who's making a name for himself as Doug Martin's backup. The play of the third-year pro has been one of the few encouraging...

  • Fuller emerges for Bears in win over 49ers

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — With two late interceptions, Kyle Fuller showed his athleticism and instincts. If this is a sign of things to come, the Chicago Bears will take it. The rookie cornerback made a big impression by picking off Colin Kaepernick twice to help the Bears rally from...

  • Dolphins center Mike Pouncey returns to practice

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins starting center Mike Pouncey practiced Tuesday for the first time since undergoing hip surgery back in July. Pouncey, who was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season, confirmed that he participated in every drill. But he is leaving it up to the...

  • Colts trying to bounce back after rare 0-2 start

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis got back to work Tuesday. Less than 24 hours after blowing a 14-point second-half lead and letting a seemingly secure win slip away in the final five minutes, the Colts coaches began searching for answers. At 0-2, Indy looks like a team in trouble....

  • Stanton posts pictures of facial injuries online

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton posted online side-by-side graphic photos of his face, showing healing in the five days since he was struck by a pitch. Stanton had tests in Miami on Tuesday to determine whether he can play again this season. He posted the...

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