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Bears activate Clinton-Dix

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have removed safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the physically unable to perform list and he is expected to begin practicing Tuesday. Clinton-Dix suffered a knee sprain in minicamp in June and has not been on the field yet at training camp. The Bears ...

Judge orders Goodell, officials face questions on no-call

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January's NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about the infamous "no-call" that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints in January's NFC title game, a ...

Kunitz retires from NHL after 15 seasons

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Kunitz announced his retirement Tuesday after winning four Stanley Cup titles in 15 NHL seasons. He wasn’t out of work for very long. Kunitz is joining the Chicago Blackhawks’ front office as a player development adviser. He will work with the coaching staffs for ...

US coach Ellis steps down after 2 World Cup titles

With two Women's World Cup titles in hand, U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis says it's time to move on. Ellis announced Tuesday that she's resigning, just more than three weeks after the United States raised a second consecutive World Cup trophy following a dominant and record-setting run. ...

Bats come alive in Tigers’ 7-2 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At long last, Jordan Zimmermann found himself at the center of a locker room celebration. "It's been a while," he said. Zimmermann got his first win in 18 starts dating to last season, ending a skid of 10 consecutive losing decisions as the Detroit Tigers beat the ...

Brewers acquire pitcher Lyles from Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jordan Lyles is heading back to the Milwaukee Brewers, who are desperate for starting pitching as they try to repeat as NL Central champions. The Brewers acquired the right-hander from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday for pitching prospect Cody Ponce, giving them a ...

Packers OC Hackett: Rodgers, LaFleur a great combo

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All the talk surrounding the Packers this offseason has been about the relationship between new head coach Matt LaFleur and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. But another very important piece to Green Bay's offensive puzzle this season is offensive coordinator Nathaniel ...

Cubs beat Brewers 11-4, avoid sweep

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After losing consecutive nail-biters in a matchup of NL Central contenders, Kyle Schwarber made sure the Chicago Cubs could breathe easier in the series finale. Schwarber hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to power the Cubs past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 on Sunday, ...

Daniels sings Patricia’s praises after joining Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit coach Matt Patricia apparently made quite an impression on his new defensive lineman. Mike Daniels was at training camp Sunday, a day after the Lions announced that they'd signed him. When asked what made Detroit an attractive destination, the former Green ...

Hamlin holds on for win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Denny Hamlin had enough speed In his Toyota, enough confidence in his crew chief, and just enough fuel to reach the finish line. Hamlin got the win Sunday at Pocono Raceway — his fifth at the tri-oval track nestled in the mountains — but so much more could be on the ...

Battle for the top: Brewers beat Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ben Gamel hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat Chicago 3-2 Friday night and knock the Cubs out of first place. Gio Gonzalez didn’t allow a hit to the Cubs until the sixth, when Alberto Almora Jr. reached on an ...

Daniels signs with Lions after Packers cut him

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have reached a one-year deal with defensive lineman Mike Daniels, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal had not been announced. The 30-year-old Daniels, a former Pro Bowler, ...

Mack has more adjusting to do in Year 2 with Bears

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Almost a year ago linebacker Khalil Mack watched and read what people said about his contract situation with fascination. Much has changed since then, like his teammates, the money and now where he has to sleep. It's another season, another new experience for Mack ...

Football begins: Rodgers, LaFleur building rapport

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers considers himself and first-year Packers coach Matt LaFleur to be friends. He also knows building chemistry on the field will take a lot of time and patience. “The on-the-field relationship is one that grows over time,” Rodgers said Thursday after ...

Lions open camp; coach arrives in cast

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia took a hands-on approach during his debut season as an NFL head coach, getting close enough to the Detroit Lions during practices that they could easily hear him and see him demonstrate proper fundamentals and techniques. To get his point across at ...

Woeful Tigers fall to Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Beckham hit his second grand slam of the season and Kyle Seager connected for a solo drive, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 10-2 victory over the lowly Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. J.P. Crawford added two hits and scored three times as Seattle won two in a row for ...

Bucks sign veteran guard Korver

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have added veteran guard Kyle Korver. The team announced the signing Thursday. The 38-year-old guard was waived July 7 by Phoenix — which acquired him in a trade with Memphis — making him a free agent. Korver had been traded to Memphis by Utah, ...

Cubs beat Giants to avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A whirlwind afternoon that included the demotion of struggling shortstop Addison Russell, a late change in starting pitchers, an ejection of Anthony Rizzo and an injury to All-Star third baseman Kris Bryant put the Chicago Cubs in a must-win situation as far as manager ...

Lions begin training camp with Slay, Harrison reporting

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Darius Slay and Damon "Snacks" Harrison eliminated a potential distraction, reporting with the rest of the Detroit Lions for training camp. "Everybody's here," Lions defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni said Wednesday. "We had a good morning. A good start." Both ...

Packers cut DT Daniels after 7 seasons

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur opened his first training camp as Packers head coach by saying the offense is still a "work in progress." The Packers defense might need some attention, too. Green Bay released former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels after seven seasons Wednesday, ...