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  • Tennis: Anderson faces another epic battle... to get fit for final

    As if surviving a six hour, 36 minute marathon was not enough punishment for his body, Kevin Anderson is now hoping his "sore" and "swollen" feet, and "jelly-like" legs will be able to withstand one final test in Sunday's men's final at Wimbledon.

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  • Anderson faces another epic battle... to get fit for final

    As if surviving a six hour, 36 minute marathon was not enough punishment for his body, Kevin Anderson is now hoping his "sore" and "swollen" feet, and "jelly-like" legs will be able to withstand one final test in Sunday's men's final at Wimbledon.

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  • Calls for tiebreaks to end absurd fifth-set contests grow louder

    With no end in sight to his Wimbledon semi-final, American John Isner sat slumped in his chair deep into the fifth set and pleadingly looked up at umpire Marija Cicak with a request: "Can we play a tiebreak please?"

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  • Former Pro Bowl running back Murray retires

    Three-time Pro Bowl running back and 2014 NFL Offensive Player of the Year DeMarco Murray announced Friday that he is retiring from the NFL.

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  • University of Louisville drops Papa John's name from stadium

    The University of Louisville announced Friday morning that it is removing the Papa John's name from its football stadium. The stadium will instead be known as Cardinal Stadium while the school evaluates the naming rights deal, university President Neeli Bendapudi said in making the announcement, according to The Associated Press. The change from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium comes as the pizza chain is removing Papa John's founder John Schnatter's image from its marketing in the wake of his...

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  • JJ Watt donates $10K to help family of fallen firefighter

    J.J. Watt has stepped up to help the family of a Wisconsin firefighter killed in an explosion Tuesday. The Houston Texans defensive end and former Wisconsin Badger star player donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe effort benefiting the family of Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr, according to a report by The Associated Press. Barr was killed in an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie caused by a natural gas leak. He leaves behind a wife and 3-year-old twin daughters. The AP reported that Kate...

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  • Louisville might rename Papa John's Cardinal Stadium after racial slur

    The fallout from former Papa John's chairman John Schnatter's use of a racial slur continued Thursday, with University of Louisville president Neeli Bendapudi saying the school is considering its options regarding the naming rights to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

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  • NFL notebook: McCoy's ex-girlfriend alleges possible setup

    The ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy told police McCoy possibly "set her up" in the Tuesday home invasion that resulted in her being the victim of an alleged assault.

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  • Former Giants coach McAdoo takes shots at ex-foes, players

    Speaking publicly for the first time Thursday since he was fired last December, former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo still sounded very much like a fan of the club. However, between his criticisms of NFC East rivals and praise for the Giants' new regime, he took a couple shots at some of his old players, as well.

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  • McCoy's ex-girlfriend alleges possible setup in home invasion

    The ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy told police McCoy possibly "set her up" in the Tuesday home invasion that resulted in her being the victim of an alleged assault.

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  • Kellen Winslow II faces new charge: rape of teen

    Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II was charged with a 2003 rape of a 17-year-old girl on Thursday, shortly after a judge ruled during a pretrial hearing in Vista, Calif., that Winslow will stand trial on felony counts of kidnapping and rape of two women in their 50s.

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  • FanDuel announces sportsbook at Meadowlands

    FanDuel announced Thursday that it will open the first legal sportsbook on the grounds of an NFL stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey on Saturday.

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  • NFL notebook: McCoy reportedly hires defense attorney amid investigation

    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has hired a defense attorney as an investigation continues into a home invasion that resulted in the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend.

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  • Nobel winner Malala slams Trump's child separation policy

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai described as "cruel" a policy launched by U.S. President Donald Trump to separate children of illegal immigrants from their families, during her first visit to South America to promote girls' education.

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  • Nobel winner Malala slams Trump's child separation policy

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai described as "cruel" a policy launched by U.S. President Donald Trump to separate children of illegal immigrants from their families, during her first visit to South America to promote girls' education.

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  • Ex-cornerback Browner faces attempted-murder charge

    Former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Browner was charged with attempted murder and three other felonies Tuesday in relation to an alleged incident Sunday in La Verne, Calif.

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  • NFL notebook: Bills' McCoy denies assault allegations

    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy issued a statement on Instagram on Tuesday denying allegations of domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and performance-enhancing drug use made by another Instagram user.

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  • NFL policy to stop anthem protests challenged by players union

    The union representing National Football League players on Tuesday said it had filed a grievance against the NFL over its policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem or wait in dressing rooms, saying it infringed on their rights.

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  • New Panthers owner Tepper high on coach Rivera

    Though there are several changes new Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper intends to make now that he officially has taken over control of the team, one area he feels is in good hands is the coaching staff.

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  • Bills' McCoy denies assault allegations

    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy issued a statement on Instagram on Tuesday denying allegations of domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and performance-enhancing drug use made by another Instagram user.

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  • NFLPA files grievance over national anthem policy

    The NFL Players Association filed a grievance Tuesday over the league's new national anthem policy. In a news release, the union said the new policy, which was imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is "inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on player rights." The union also said that the NFL has agreed to work with the NFLPA Executive Committee on a solution to the issue rather than immediately proceed with...

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  • NFL players challenge league's anthem policy

    The union representing National Football League players on Tuesday said it had filed a grievance against the NFL over its policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem or wait in the locker rooms, saying it infringed on players rights.

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  • NFL notebook: Tepper's purchase of Panthers official

    The sale of the Carolina Panthers from founder Jerry Richardson to new owner David Tepper is complete, the team announced on Monday.

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  • Ex-Lions tight end Pettigrew arrested, charged with punching cop

    Former first-round pick and ex-Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew reportedly was arrested early Monday morning in Pittsburgh, with police alleging he punched a police office three times in the chest.

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