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  • WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

    ''Rowdy'' Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. Piper's death also comes days after Hulk Hogan, his biggest rival for decades, was fired by the WWE. Hogan had used racial slurs in a conversation captured on a sex…

    The Associated Press
  • Melvin Gordon tested at Chargers camp

    Running back Melvin Gordon was tested - and Chargers coach Mike McCoy was smiling. ''The defense did a nice job a couple of times there where he had to do something.'' McCoy said. Gordon, the Chargers' top pick from Wisconsin, often broke free for yardage Saturday in the training camp practice.

    The Associated Press52 mins ago
  • Padres inquired about Paul Goldschmidt in trade talks for Craig Kimbrel

    Padres GM A.J. Preller swings for the fences in trade talks with Arizona.

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  • Jack Beckman has quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history

    Jack Beckman powered to quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday night in qualifying for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Beckman finished with a record time of 3.921 seconds at 323.43 mph in a Dodge Charger. ''We're in a wonderful position right now,'' said Beckman, who will earn a 20-point bonus…

    The Associated Press
  • Big Ten mandates Power 5 foe, no FCS opponents in 2016

    The Power Five requirement is similar to what the ACC and SEC have installed for 2016.

    Dr. Saturday
  • ESPN Analyst Chris Mortensen Cancels Boston Radio Interview in Wake of Deflategate Outcry

    ESPN analyst Chris Mortensen was not keen to enter enemy territory on Friday. The NFL expert was scheduled to appear on Boston radio talk show “Dennis & Callahan” on WEEI to discuss his January report about the New England Patriots that was later debunked, according to multiple media outlets. “You…

    The Wrap
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    20 most lucrative NFL contracts (20 photos)

    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson got the big deal July 31 that he had been seeking this offseason. Was it enough to crack the top 20? Here's a list of the league's top 20 highest-paid players (figures according to Spotrac.com).

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  • Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from 76ers for Wallace

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

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  • Stars collide: Mike Trout meets J.J. Watt in Houston

    What happens when unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Apparently they take batting practice.

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  • Gordon to wave goodbye to winless races in final season

    Jeff Gordon's request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of wine, even a track named in his honor. In the final season of his trailblazing career, there was another tribute this…

    The Associated Press
  • More injury heartbreak for Broncos receiver Williams

    Kyle Williams' NFL hard luck continued on Saturday as the Denver Broncos wide receiver said he would miss the 2015 season after an Achilles tendon injury at training camp. Williams was carted off the practice field in Denver after he was injured while returning a punt during special teams practice.…

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  • Pads go on at Dolphins camp; Suh finds new gear

    The second-year offensive lineman probably thought he was ready for what was coming Saturday, the first day of in-pads work at the Miami Dolphins training camp. Then he lined up against Ndamukong Suh, the prize acquisition by the Dolphins this offseason and perhaps the top defensive lineman in the…

    The Associated Press
  • Hawks' Mike Scott faces felony charges after arrest on pot, MDMA possession

    The third-year forward and his brother were arrested by Banks County, Ga., sheriff's deputies on Thursday morning.

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    New NFL head coaches for 2015 season (7 photos)

    Seven head coaches have been hired for the 2015 season, including a couple of first-timers. Here is a look at their previous head coaching gigs, biggest upcoming challenge, and some note-worthy quotes.

    Yahoo Sports21 mins ago
  • Missing father of golfer Billy Hurley found safe in Texas

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday.

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  • Wie drops out as Pettersen sets pace at windy Turnberry

    Norway's Suzann Pettersen surged two strokes clear of the field while world number 17 Michelle Wie of the U.S. pulled out with a sore ankle in the Women's British Open second round on Friday. Pettersen, ranked sixth in the world, overcame a strong breeze at the Turnberry links to shoot a…

    Reuters
  • American Pharoah draws crowd for Haskell gallop

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had an enthusiastic rooting section as he galloped Friday morning in preparation for the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational. Monmouth Park built a ''Pharoah Fan Fest'' around the colt's appearance in the race on Sunday. The first event was a free open house…

    The Associated Press