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Dungy’s Remarks Reveal Hypocrite

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Michael Sam, gay player = distraction, please go away. Michael Vick, dog killer = deserves a chance. Please explain the logic, Tony Dungy. The man who said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam because he is a distraction is the same man who stood in Michael Vick’s corner when a large number of poochie-lovers were putting together a lynch mob to extract revenge on Vick. Vick’s crime was dog-fighting. Those …

Padres Send Headley to Yanks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. Headley arrived at Yankee Stadium right around game time Tuesday night and was in uniform shaking hands with his new …

Nibali, Rogers Find Favor in Pyrenees

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bagneres-De-Luchon, France — Australia’s Michael Rogers led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Vincenzo Nibali, about 8½ minutes back, reined in his top challengers and retained the yellow jersey after Stage 16. But the contest for the podium …

Nickname Debate Splits Opinions Within One Native Family

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Donald Wetzel Sr. knew what the Washington Redskins meant to his father. But it wasn’t until he stepped onto the team’s Virginia training grounds a few weeks ago that he learned what his father meant to the Redskins. …

NFC East

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) Open Camp: July 25, Philadelphia. Last Year: Went from worst to first in UNH grad Chip Kelly’s first year as coach, lost first-round playoff game to New Orleans. Kelly’s fast-paced, up-tempo offense set several club …

NFC North

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Green Bay Packers (8-7-1) Open Camp: July 26, Green Bay, Wisc. Last Year: Withstood injuries to QB Aaron Rodgers, LB Clay Matthews and other key players to win third straight NFC North title before losing to 49ers again …

NFC South

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Carolina Panthers (12-5) Open Camp: July 26, Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. Last Year: Won NFC South and earned first-round bye, but lost at home to San Francisco in divisional playoffs. Coach Ron Rivera got extension. Important Additions: WRs …

NFC West

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Seattle Seahawks (16-3) Open Camp: July 25, Renton, Wash. Last Year: Seattle won first Super Bowl title with 43-8 dismantling of Denver. Had best defense in NFL led by All-Pros Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. Seahawks got another …

AFC East

Sunday, July 20, 2014

New England Patriots (13-5) Open Camp: July 23, Foxborough, Mass. Last Year: Despite injuries to key players, mediocre receiving corps and weak run defense, Patriots reached third straight AFC championship game. Lost to Broncos 26-16, allowing 507 yards, most in Bill Belichick’s 14 seasons as coach. Injuries sidelining …

AFC North

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals (11-5) Open Camp: July 24, Cincinnati. Last Year: Won AFC North and made playoffs for third year in row, only to lose opening game once again. Haven’t won playoff game since 1990 season, streak of futility …

Catch Him If You Can: McIlroy Running Away With British Open Lead

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hoylake, England — Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a …

Cubs Sue Fake Mascot

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chicago (ap) — The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online. The …

Fowler Getting Another Crack at McIlroy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hoylake, England — From the time they faced each other in the Walker Cup, a couple of 18-year-olds with the world at their feet, Rickie Fowler figured he’d go at it again someday with Rory McIlroy in a …