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Humphrey to savor Hall of Fame day with ‘wingman’

Monday, July 28, 2014

ATLANTA — Claude Humphrey wishes he could have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame “a long time ago where I could have actually enjoyed it more.” Even so, there’s a bonus for Humphrey, the former standout defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. Now that he’s 70, it’s the perfect time for Humphrey’s 12-year-old grandson to savor the honor with him. Humphrey’s daughter, Cheyenne Humphrey-Robinson, will make … 0

Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in … 0

Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

Monday, July 28, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city’s newly formed organizing committee. It’s one of … 0

Chemistry primary goal for Giants secondary

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. NFL veterans Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Zack Bowman, Stevie Brown, Quintin Demps and Trumaine McBride know the ropes. Now, they all … 0

Johnny Be Good: Browns expect Manziel to behave

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BEREA, Ohio — Johnny will be good. That’s what the Browns expect from Johnny Manziel now that training camp is about to start. Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said he’s not worried about the popular rookie’s wild off-field behavior … 0

Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterling, who had … 0

Timberwolves weighing options with Kevin Love

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody’s guess. The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland … 0

AP source: Chiefs, Charles reach 2-year deal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The deal will keep Charles in Kansas City through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed details. … 0

Troops entertain NASCAR driver Earnhardt Jr., Rahal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EDINBURGH, Ind. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track. They saw the real thing Wednesday visiting Indiana National Guard troops at Camp Atterbury. They got an … 0

Gronk cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice … 0

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s … 0

Playful Pole wins Tour stage as Nibali marches on

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PLA D’ADET, France — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made … 0

Yankees acquire 3B Chase Headley from Padres

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor … 0