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Raiders linebacker Marquel Lee steps up in training camp

Aug. 15, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Marquel Lee wasn't quite ready to end the revolving door at middle linebacker for the Oakland Raiders when he was thrown into the starting lineup to start his rookie season last year. With a year of experience and a defensive scheme that better suits his game, Lee is doing his best to...

Jackets No. 2 QB could face season-ending surgery

Aug. 15, 2018 7:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lucas Johnson, Georgia Tech's No. 2 quarterback behind starter TaQuon Marshall, will meet with the team's medical staff Thursday to decide if he will have season-ending surgery on his lower right leg. Coach Paul Johnson said the sophomore had an MRI after suffering the non-contact injury...

Cardinals wrap up short training camp, head to New Orleans

Aug. 15, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their shortest training camp in recent memory Wednesday with a workout at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals reported on July 27 for their first camp under new coach Steve Wilks and scattered a handful of outdoor practices in the desert heat...

Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson unlikely to return this season

Aug. 15, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery last September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who went 12-6...

Rizzo leads Cubs past Brewers 8-4

Aug. 15, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It's purely about the math for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. A three-game lead is better than a one-game advantage, and that was all that mattered Wednesday. Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers...

Seahawks running back Penny has surgery on broken finger

Aug. 15, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Rashaad Penny had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken finger. Head coach Pete Carroll said the surgery went well and Penny isn't expected to miss more than a couple of weeks. "He can already move it and it's not going to be in a cast or any of that...

Kerryon Johnson was raised for opportunity he has with Lions

Aug. 15, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson was just a kid when his older siblings hit him with elbows while playing hoops. And his parents, both of whom played college basketball, did not swoop in to save their young son from the physical games. Sure, playing at Auburn and in the SEC did a lot to get the...

Forsythe has 3 RBIs in Twins' 6-4 win over Pirates

Aug. 15, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Logan Forsythe may be best known by Minnesota fans as the player who replaced fan favorite Brian Dozier. The lone major leaguer of the three players the Dodgers sent to the Upper Midwest on July 31 for the second baseman, Forsythe has filled in capably. Forsythe had three RBIs, the...

Johnny Manziel placed under concussion protocol by Alouettes

Aug. 15, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel was placed under the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol Wednesday. The Montreal Alouettes quarterback was hit at the goal line last weekend, leading to a fumble that a teammate recovered for a touchdown in a 24-17 loss at Ottawa. Manziel completed the game, but...

Falcons' Bryant kicks in practice, may play against Chiefs

Aug. 15, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant, who missed last week's preseason opener with an undisclosed injury, may return this week. Coach Dan Quinn says the 43-year-old Bryant kicked "about 15 times" but was limited in Wednesday's practice. A decision has not been made about Bryant's...