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Will a Heisman longshot prevail for third straight season?
Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy....

Chris Long supports Malcolm Jenkins during anthem protest
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo....

After doping scandals, Russia touts reformed testing agency
MOSCOW (AP) -- After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency wants to show it's capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene....

Mazara homers, drives in 5 as Rangers top White Sox 9-8
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Nomar Mazara keeps driving in runs, and it's helping the Texas Rangers climb in the AL wild-card race....

Zimmerman's homer lifts Nationals to 2-1 win vs Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- With 33-year-old Edwin Jackson mostly frustrating the San Diego Padres for seven innings, Ryan Zimmerman and the rest of the Washington Nationals figured out a way to win on just four hits....

Bye, bye Bortles? Jaguars open up quarterback competition
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Blake Bortles may have started his last game in Jacksonville....

Haunted by legacy, Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance....

Hopkins is first female baseball scout in more than 50 years
SEATTLE (AP) -- Nearly two years ago, Amanda Hopkins' phone rang. It was a call she dreamt of receiving, one that broke barriers and made her a part of baseball history....

LEADING OFF: Stanton powers into NY, Red Sox host Yankees
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated....

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