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Arizona Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

Monday, July 27, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason. The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter played running back and special teams in 2014 for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, becoming the first woman to hold a non-kicking …

A-Rod homers on 40th birthday in Yankees’ 6-2 win at Rangers

Monday, July 27, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Monday night. A-Rod’s solo drive in the sixth off Matt Harrison (1-2) made him only the fourth player in major league history to homer both as a teenager and in his 40s, according …

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox for stretch run

Monday, July 27, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. He has spent the past three years …

New England Patriots Preseason Capsule

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4) OPEN CAMP: July 29, Foxborough, Massachusetts. LAST YEAR: Easily won AFC East for 11th time in 12 seasons, then beat Baltimore 35-31 and Indianapolis 45-7 to reach Super Bowl for sixth time in Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era. Beat Seattle 28-24 when Malcolm Butler intercepted …

Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez to have number ‘45’ retired at Fenway

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame career took off in the late 1990s in a ballpark usually know for offensive numbers. From Ted Williams to Carl Yastrzemski to Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox have retired …

AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

Monday, July 27, 2015

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league’s plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs will be documented as part of the new policy. But …

Canadian Olympic head to back Toronto to make 2024 bid

Monday, July 27, 2015

TORONTO — The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee said Sunday he would push Toronto to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Marcel Aubut, head of the COC, told a press conference he wants to see Canada’s largest city …

Beijing touts experience, facilities in 2022 Olympic bid

Monday, July 27, 2015

BEIJING — Beijing has marketed its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics as the reliable choice, despite concerns about a lack of natural snow, notoriously bad air pollution and warnings about the government’s treatment of political dissidents …

IOC President Thomas Bach: Facilities and sustainability key to winning 2022 bid

Monday, July 27, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The vote to determine which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics will come down to the quality of sports facilities for athletes and sustainability, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Monday. Bach …

Landon Donovan stays connected to the game

Monday, July 27, 2015

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — There’s nothing like a visit to the field to get Landon Donovan’s competitive juices flowing again. The former Major League Soccer star will make his coaching debut in the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game on …

US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying opener

Monday, July 27, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans’ opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Seeking their eighth straight World Cup …

Boston’s bid withdrawal puts LA back in the running for 2024 Olympics

Monday, July 27, 2015

Boston’s short-lived campaign to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics ended Monday after months of struggles with local opposition and low public support. Officials from the city and the U.S. Olympic Committee issued a joint statement announcing the withdrawal. The USOC also said it will immediately begin exploring …

Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday to retire after victory tour

Monday, July 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. soccer formally announced that midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday will retire from the U.S. national team following a victory tour to celebrate the Women’s World Cup title. Both players had previously voiced their intention to step down from the team. U.S. Soccer said …