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  • Notre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigation

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame added reserve safety Eilar Hardy to the list of four Irish players being withheld from practice and games as the university completed its investigation into whether they may have turned in homework and papers completed by others. Notre Dame coach...

  • Bills WR Watkins hurts ribs against Lions

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins hurt his ribs after being struck in the side during the first quarter of Buffalo's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Watkins was hurt on Buffalo's second possession, when he cut in from the right...

  • Mets activate RHP Matsuzaka, put RHP Black on DL

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have put reliever Vic Black on the 15-day disabled list because of a herniated disk in his neck and activated right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Mets made the moves before Thursday night's game against Atlanta. Matsuzaka was put on the 15-day DL on...

  • Phillies CEO Montgomery takes leave for cancer

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies President and CEO David Montgomery is taking a leave of absence to continue his recovery from jaw cancer surgery and will be replaced by former general manager Pat Gillick. The 68-year-old Montgomery returned to the team after surgery on May 19 and was...

  • USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian also said Thursday that the suspended...

  • Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup. Mickelson thought about skipping the Deutsche Bank Championship this week. Instead, the five-time major champion showed up at the...

  • Braves LHP Venters shut down with elbow tear

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have shut down left-hander Jonny Venters for the rest of the season after the reliever tore an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery. The 29-year-old Venters hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, a season...

  • Royals claim Jayson Nix off waivers

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nix hit .133 in 34 games this season with the Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies. He is a career .214 hitter in seven big league seasons. He's also played for...

  • Lions resting many starters in preseason finale

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Drew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson are among several Detroit Lions starters being held out of the team's preseason finale at Buffalo on Thursday night. Other Lions' starters getting a rest include defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, running...

  • Yankees fall to Tigers 3-2 on Avila's hit in 9th

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Aside from one big inning, this was a forgettable series for the New York Yankees. Manager Joe Girardi's team can't afford many more setbacks in the race for a postseason spot. "We can't let this gap get too big," he said. Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in...

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