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No joke: Kings’ Cousins hopes for Team USA shot

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS — DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team’s first two days of practice, about which big man is better. But with the Americans in desperate need of big men, with the absences of Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin, Cousins is serious when it comes to making the final 12-man roster. The Sacramento Kings’ 6-foot-11, 270-pounder, who has … 0

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. LOUIS — To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp. Such guidance could be valuable for the St. Louis Rams, even if by all accounts they have welcomed Michael Sam into the fold. “I don’t think it ever hurts to just talk about general respect … 0

Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and brain injuries does more than just give … 0

War & games: Ex-pilot heads Redskins special teams

Sunday, July 27, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent. Ben Kotwica used to be one of … 0

Michael Vick embracing role as mentor to Geno Smith with Jets

Sunday, July 27, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Michael Vick dropped back, peered down the field and flicked his wrist. The football zipped through the air about 50 yards and dropped into the arms of a wide receiver running in stride. And it … 0

Baseball Hall of Fame inducts 6 new members

Sunday, July 27, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even … 0

Patriots defensive backs train together in Phoenix

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play … 0

Carl Edwards leaving Roush-Fenway at end of season

Sunday, July 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Carl Edwards’ 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. Roush confirmed the decision Sunday, a move that had been long expected but could not be substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss … 0

Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open

Sunday, July 27, 2014

MONTREAL — Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his … 0

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Sunday, July 27, 2014

PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Chants of … 0

Lakers say no deal yet with Byron Scott

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal … 0

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2 3(equals)6 We still family 6.” The tweet included an Instagram post with … 0

David Price, Rays beat Red Sox for 8th straight victory

Friday, July 25, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night. … 0