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Jerry Jones: Cowboys can’t stay in locker room for anthem

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doubled down Wednesday on insisting that his players stand for the national anthem, declaring that he wouldn't support anyone who chose to stay in the locker room. Speaking at his annual news conference to open training camp in ...

Packers report, eager to erase sting of ‘17 season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are jumping right into a midseason-like practice schedule in the first week of training camp. Right back into a routine as they seek to erase the sting of an unusual season without the playoffs. Players reported to camp Wednesday for physicals, ...

Triple Crown winner Justify retired

Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify's owners said caution over the horse's ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he'd be healthy enough to race by the fall. "What a way to go out: ...

CAS confirm 2 Russians to be stripped of 2008 Olympic medals

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes Tatyana Lebedeva and Maria Abakumova lost their appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday and were stripped of three silver medals for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games. CAS confirmed the IOC decisions in 2016 to disqualify the ...

Saladino’s sacrifice fly in 10th lifts Brewers past Nationals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain stood on third base watching teammate Tyler Saladino lift a fly ball to shallow left-center with one out in the 10th inning, and he was certain of one thing. He was heading home. "Honestly, it didn't matter. I was going regardless," Cain said. "I was going to ...

Wisconsin a favorite to win Big Ten West again

CHICAGO (AP) — Success for the Wisconsin Badgers is about as ho-hum as their leader's personality. All Wisconsin does is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst. The Badgers finished a school-best 13-1 last year, missing the playoffs following a loss to Ohio State in the Big ...

Tour de France chaos: farmers’ protest, tear gas and crashes

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents. The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe ...

Tigers score 3 in 9th to edge Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not since a week into the season had Detroit found a way to win when trailing after eight innings. Jim Adduci delivered a two-run double in the ninth and scored the go-ahead run on James McCann's double as the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City ...

Brewers’ Suter to have Tommy John surgery, out for season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' injury-plagued rotation took another hit Monday when lefty Brent Suter said he would have Tommy John surgery that will end his season. "It was pretty crushing news, but I'm kind of starting to accept it a little bit," Suter said before the Brewers ...

Pettine to Green Bay, Crennel to Houston notable DC moves

When longtime coordinators move from one defense to another, it's noteworthy. There were several such transfers for this season, including former head coaches Romeo Crennel, back to Houston, and Mike Pettine, now in Green Bay. Dean Pees, as successful as nearly any assistant coach over the ...

Sale shuts down Tigers in Boston’s 9-1 victory

DETROIT (AP) — Chris Sale is drawing comparisons from his manager to another dominant left-hander. "He's reminding me a lot of Randy — Randy Johnson," Boston manager Alex Cora said. "The thing with Randy, it looked like he was always grinding. With (Sale) it looks effortless right ...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing sailor off Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing sailor Saturday evening on Lake Michigan, some seven hours after he fell off a yacht that had just started the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. The sailor was identified as Jon Santarelli, 53, of Chicago. He fell off ...

Molinari survives to win British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Francesco Molinari didn't get the loudest cheers for the best golf at British Open. He was overlooked for so much of Sunday playing alongside Tiger Woods, who caused pure pandemonium at Carnoustie by taking the lead in the final round of a major for the first ...

MLB: Carpenter hammers Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Already in the midst of a monster game, Matt Carpenter almost left too early. Carpenter stuck around for one more swing, and connected for a three-run homer Friday that capped off a historic performance for the St. Louis Cardinals in an 18-5 romp over the Chicago ...

The Open: Housemates Johnson and Kisner share lead

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — A light rain in the morning that gave way to soft sunlight in the afternoon took some of the sting out of Carnoustie. Just not all of it. Kevin Kisner found that out with one swing that erased his two-shot lead Friday in the British Open and left him tied with ...

NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy

The NFL's two-month old national anthem policy is on hold. Hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week, the league and the players union issued a ...

Heyward helps Cubs beat Cardinals, 9-6

CHICAGO (AP) — The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Chicago ...

Kisner takes lead at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well. Kisner flew home from the British Open last year with Jordan Spieth, a flight that was delayed while waiting on Spieth to finish up his ...

After busy offseason, Bears ready to see how pieces fit

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears made sweeping changes to lift a struggling franchise, and general manager Ryan Pace can't wait to see how it all comes together. The next big step is here. The Bears reported to camp Thursday looking for bigger things after a busy ...

Dodgers land All-Star Machado from Orioles

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and third basemen Rylan Bannon and ...