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  • WATCH: Robert Griffin III joins middle school TV program

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    Look out, Larry Michael!  It looks like Eliot-Hine Middle School is coming after you and Redskins Nation with their special guest Robert Griffin III, who joined the school's TV program ahead of training camp.

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  • Tony Dungy's comments on Rams' rookie Michael Sam, as a coach or an analyst?

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    NFL writer Ira Kaufman interviewed former NFL coach Tony Dungy, where Dungy stated that he would not have drafted Michael Sam if he had the choice.  Kaufman explains the interview in-depth, including the context and possible motivation behind Dungy's comm

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  • WATCH: Arena-league running back channels Tecmo Bowl

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports14 hrs ago

    The Philadelphia Soul on Sunday rolled the San Jose SaberCats in a 42-20 victory at the Wells Fargo Center.

    The game's biggest highlight came with 1:10 remaining in the first half, when Soul fullback Derrick Ross energized the crowd and his team with a thundering 32-yard touchdown catch that saw the 6-foot, 250-pounder carry several San Jose defenders more than 20 yards into the end zone.

    “The momentum was huge after that,” Dolezel said. “The whole crowd. Our bench. It was definitely an up-lifter. It probably could have changed the game.”

    The 30-year-old fullback turned in an astonishing effort. He had two first-half touchdowns -- a rushing TD and that 32-yard TD reception -- and added two more in the second half.

    “He was definitely our strong point on the offensive side tonight and he carried us through it,” Dolezel said.

    Ross finished with 16 touches (14 rushes, two receptions) for 109 total yards and four TDs.

    “That’s what he does, man. He’s a bowling ball,” Raudabaugh said. “He’s ‘The Boss’ for a reason. You can’t come in there and not bring everything with you if you’re trying to get him down.

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  • Breer: Brady-less title would cement Bill Belichick's legacy

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    Where does Bill Belichick rank among the best coaches of all time?

    No matter where he stands now, Albert Breer of NFL Network believes Belichick has a chance to cement his legacy after Tom Brady leaves the Patriots.

    "Eventually, would he like to prove that he can win with a different quarterback? Yes," said Breer. "That doesn't mean he's pushing Tom Brady out the door . . . I think there's a legacy component to all of this. Someday would he like to hoist the Lombardi Trophy with a second quarterback that would put him in a different class of coaches? Absolutely."

    Breer takes a look at Belichick's legacy in comparison to other coaching greats.

    "If there's one way you separate yourself from Vince Lombardi, and Chuck Noll and Bill Walsh is you win with another quarterback," explained Breer. "Bill Walsh only won with Joe Montana. Chuck Noll only won with Terry Bradshaw. Vince Lombardi only won with Bart Starr."

    -- CSNNE.com

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  • Rory McIlroy dreaming of Masters' green jacket after Open win

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    In back-to-back years the Open Championship has propelled a world-class player within one leg of the career Grand Slam.

    A year ago it was Phil Mickelson, whose stunning victory at Muirfield set him up for a pressure-packed week at Pinehurst.

    This time it’s Rory McIlroy, who on Sunday became the third player in history to capture three or more majors by age 25.

    The world No. 2 already knew what such an achievement would mean when he was asked about it on the eve of the final round.

    “A lot of hype heading into Augusta,” he said with a smile.

    We’re nine months away from the 2015 Masters, but already that tournament was on the minds of some players – McIlroy included.

    It was in 2011 when Boy Wonder, then 21, looked as though he would become the second-youngest player ever to slip into the green jacket. Then he squandered a four-shot lead with a Sunday 80.

    Since then, he hasn’t finished better than eighth.

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  • WATCH: Jonathan Toews takes on Patrick Kane in dance-off

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports14 hrs ago

    A year ago, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each displayed their dancing skills in front of hundreds of fans at the Blackhawks Convention. But that was only Part I of the "Kaner Shuffle" — which became famous when he shimmy-shaked on stage at a Jimmy Buffet concert — vs. the "Tazer Moonwalk " — which went viral following the Blackhawks' Game 6 Stanley Cup win against Boston in 2013.

    On Saturday, fans asked for a rematch, and Kane and Toews delivered. They even tried to persuade Brad Richards to get in on the action, but the newly-acquired forward didn't want to interrupt the moment.

    -- Charlie Roumeliotis, CSNChicago.com

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  • Ortiz homers twice, Red Sox rout Blue Jays 14-1

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    David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.

    Dustin Pedroia was the only Boston starter without a hit as the Red Sox set season highs in runs and hits (18). Pedroia went 0 for 4 before being replaced and is hitless in 13 at-bats.

    John Lackey (11-6) allowed one run and two hits in seven innings to win his second straight start. Felix Doubront worked the eighth and Craig Breslow finished.

    The Red Sox took the lead with two runs in the second and added four in the third, chasing Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison. Boston blew it open with two more in the fourth and six in the fifth against Mills.

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  • Cliff Lee struggles in first start back from disabled list; addresses trade rumors

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports15 hrs ago

    Plenty of scouts were in attendance tonight for Cliff Lee‘s first start in the majors in over two months. They likely didn’t come away impressed.

    Lee, sidelined since May 18 with a left elbow strain, allowed six runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Giants. He tied a career-high by giving up 12 hits. The first 10 hits were singles, but he gave up a double to Joaquin Arias and a home run to Adam Duvall in his final inning of work. Sitting mostly in the high-80s with his fastball, he threw 59 out of 90 pitches for strikes while walking one and striking out three.

    Lee projects to make just one more start before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, so he’s running out of time to prove his health and effectiveness to contenders. Of course, a deal could still happen in August, but it’s a bit more complicated. The 35-year-old is owed around $12 million for the rest of this season and $25 million for next season while his contract includes a $27.5 million vesting option or $12.5 million buyout for 2016.

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  • French cyclist stops mid-race, confronts heckling fans

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    French cyclist Thomas Voeckler hears fans heckling along the roadside on the final climb of Stage 15 and stops his bike mid-race to confront them. He has a heated exchange with the fans and can be heard yelling, "Have you ever ridden a bike before?"

    In most professional sports, athletes are conditioned to ignore the heckling or even use it as motivation. But for Voeckler - who is somewhat known for his aggressive style on a bike - responding and lashing out seemed like the better option.

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  • WATCH: Mayor Rob Ford takes a spin at Toronto IndyCar event

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 day ago

    To say that former CART champion Paul Tracy and Toronto mayor Rob Ford both know a thing or two about controversy may be putting it mildly.

    But things went smoothly between the two colorful personalities when Tracy – now one of NBCSN’s Verizon IndyCar Series analysts – took the politician for a high-speed pace car ride around the 1.75-mile Honda Indy Toronto street circuit.

    So how did the mayor handle things from the passenger seat? Check out the clip above to find out.

    -- Chris Estrada, MotorSportsTalk.com

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