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Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Erik Jones really needed to win, and Kyle Busch would have loved to celebrate the first Cup win for the kid he discovered....

Marshawn Lynch sits once again during national anthem
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch once again sat during the national anthem....

Sabathia strong in return from DL, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-3
BOSTON (AP) -- Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run, Todd Frazier added a solo homer and CC Sabathia retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Saturday night....

MMA fighters, pro wrestlers blur line in fight game
Jon Jones has teased making an appearance at WWE's SummerSlam event to stir things up in his quest for a mega fight with Brock Lesnar....

MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest 'abusive' treatment
Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting "abusive player behavior" after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez....

Raisman: scandal marred USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Aly Raisman is ready to talk about "the elephant in the room." And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it's time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue....

FANTASY PLAYS: Wide receivers more important as game shifts
When it comes to fantasy football we all hear several pieces of advice. Don't draft quarterbacks early as that position is deep. Make sure to get at least one top running back in the first couple of rounds as that pool will dry up quickly. Don't ever take a kicker or defense/special teams until the last few rounds. What about wide receivers?...

Brady has TD in preseason debut as Pats fall to Texans 27-23
HOUSTON (AP) -- Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game on Saturday night....

Carr, Goff shine in Rams 24-21 exhibition win over Raiders
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch and the rest of Oakland's first-team offense looked sharp in their first action of the preseason. The starting defense once again was plagued by the same issues that doomed the Raiders last year....

Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League....

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