Aug 21

Since joining Royals, Ian Kennedy has done something special for service members

Not long after Ian Kennedy signed a contract to pitch for the Royals, he and with wife, Allison, talked about what they could do for Kansas City. That may seem odd to some, but Kennedy had signed a five-year, $70 million contract, and he felt a respons…

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Aug 21

Twins put Sano on DL with shin injury, recall Vargas

CHICAGO (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed All-Star third baseman Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left shin bone. First baseman Kennys Vargas was recalled Monday from Triple-A Rochester for the fifth time this season to fill Sano’s spot. The Twins also designated

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Aug 21

Bird closer to Yankee return as Judge struggles in No. 3 spot

DETROIT — Greg Bird should get his chance to prove himself soon enough. Maybe they’re only minor-league rehab hits with Triple-A Scranton, but the fact that the 24-year-old first baseman is finally driving the ball again is an encouraging sign. Bird, who underwent right ankle surgery a little more

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Aug 21

Olympic champion Katie Archibald hoping for more solo outings

Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald wants more opportunities to compete as an individual after her success at the World Championships.

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Aug 21

White Sox, Twins open 5-game series with doubleheader

With six weeks remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Twins find themselves in the thick of the American League playoff race. The Chicago White Sox, meanwhile, are reduced to playing the spoiler role. The Twins enter their Monday doubleheader…

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Aug 21

Greg Holland, who Royals tried to re-sign, returns to KC this week as Rockies’ closer

The last time reliever Greg Holland was at Kauffman Stadium, he wore a dark suit. It was April 5, 2016, the first week of the baseball season. Holland emerged from the first-base dugout and collected his 2015 World Series ring with the rest of his form…

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Aug 21

Video: James Harden, Chris Paul combine for an alley-oop and a butt-bump

The new Houston Rockets backcourt again showed glimpses of their chemistry to come.

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Aug 21

Lions sign Orndoff as injuries ravage tight ends

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have added another tight end, a ninth to the 90-man roster, to help alleviate the steady stream of injuries the team has dealt with at the position. The Lions signed Scott Orndoff, an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh, on Monday. To clear roster space, the team waived

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Aug 21

Boldin turns focus from NFL to bridging racial divisions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Anquan Boldin says a violent, racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, caused him to re-assess his priorities and led to the Buffalo Bills receiver’s decision to retire after 14 NFL seasons. In interview Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Boldin said he’s ”uncomfortable

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Aug 21

Boldin turns focus from NFL to bridging racial divisions

Anquan Boldin says a violent, racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, caused him to re-assess his priorities and led to the Buffalo Bills receiver’s decision to retire after 14 NFL seasons. In interview Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Boldin said he’s ”uncomfortable’

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Aug 21

Dolphins could begin 2017 season without Kraig Urbik

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Kraig Urbik is battling a right knee injury that could force him to miss the season opener. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Urbik, who missed Sunday’s 31-7 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, will likely have his knee scoped, which means he could be sidelined

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Aug 21

Paul Ryan: Leaders must push beyond 'passions of moment'

Paul Ryan: Leaders must push beyond 'passions of moment'WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s leaders “have an obligation” to steer the country past “the passions of the moment,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday in remarks that didn’t explicitly criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of this month’s deadly clash in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Aug 21

What’s inside the new NFL helmets you’ll be seeing this football season

With awareness of head trauma in the NFL increasing every year, a lot is being done to get the league to try to protect its athletes. However, something that people aren’t necessarily looking closely at is the helmets themselves. VICIS, a helmet manufacturing upstart NFL teams are contracting for

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Aug 21

Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome takes red jersey as Vincenzo Nibali wins third stage

Britain’s Chris Froome takes the red jersey and leads the Vuelta a Espana, as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins the third stage.

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Aug 21

Saints 28-year-old rookie Adam Bighill shows NFL not too big for him

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Follow on Twitter METAIRIE, La. — Chances are, the New Orleans Saints won’t be counting on 28-year-old

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Aug 21

Alabama starts atop AP poll for 2nd straight year (Yahoo Sports)

No need to overthink it: Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25. The Crimson Tide became the first program in 12 years to take the top spot in The Associated Press preseason media poll two straight years, and will start the season ranked in the t…

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