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Browns hosting former Cowboys star WR Dez Bryant

Aug. 16, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant's getting to know the Browns better and vice versa. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is visiting the team's headquarters in Berea, Ohio, on Thursday and there's a chance the meeting could lead to Bryant signing with Cleveland. Before meeting with team officials, Bryant...

Giants' Beckham: 'Back in love with what I've always loved'

Aug. 16, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. looks as if he has fully recovered from ankle surgery. The New York Giants star receiver sounds like it, too. "Just to be back in the swing of things, I just feel like I'm back in love with what I've always loved," he said Thursday. Giants coach Pat Shurmur...

'Really cool feeling': Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham

Aug. 16, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60....

Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

Aug. 16, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian and Ross...

Braves' Acuna back in lineup after being plunked with pitch

Aug. 16, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after being plunked in the left arm with a pitch that sparked a national debate about whether it's ever acceptable to throw at a hitter intentionally. Acuna said his elbow felt fine — less...

Column: Suspend Urena for rest of season for plunking Acuna

Aug. 16, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. is good for baseball. Jose Urena and his defenders are not. Jose, take the rest of the season off. And while you're at it, take Keith Hernandez with you. In a nod to the bad ol' days when it was apparently acceptable to plunk a guy who was playing too well, Urena unleashed a...

Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach

Aug. 16, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN reported that...

Even with Meyer sidelined, expectations high for Ohio State

Aug. 16, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coach Urban Meyer's future at Ohio State might be in doubt, but the talent level on the field for the Buckeyes certainly isn't a question. Meyer was put on paid leave Aug. 1 — two days before preseason practice opened — while the university investigates his handling of...

AP Interview: Wilder to announce next fight _ if Fury wins

Aug. 16, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is on a business trip this weekend in Belfast. He'll be ringside as a TV commentator for Saturday's fight between Tyson Fury and Francesco Pianeta. But even Wilder has something riding on the outcome of this matchup. If Fury wins, Wilder plans to...

Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

Aug. 16, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice to sit...

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Foles leaves preseason game with shoulder strain

Aug. 16, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Thursday's exhibition game against the New England Patriots with a shoulder strain. His return was questionable, the team said. The Super Bowl MVP appeared to be in pain when he was hit by Patriots defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn in...

Defenses steal the show in Jaguars-Vikings practices

Aug. 16, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Jacksonville and Minnesota each fell one game short of the Super Bowl last season, and they had another important trait in common, too. Dominant defense. The Vikings finished first in the NFL last season with both the fewest yards and points allowed, and that didn't go unnoticed by the...

Intentional plunkings come under fire after Urena hits Acuna

Aug. 16, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge saw Jose Urena's plunking of Ronald Acuna Jr. before the Yankees played a day game Thursday, and he felt Acuna's pain. The reigning AL home run leader knows that with so many big flies comes a risk that some disgruntled pitcher may try burying a fastball in your ribs. "Oh yeah,...

Chip Kelly's UCLA Bruins aim for quick success by going fast

Aug. 16, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Theo Howard was still sweating from the exertion of an early training camp practice at UCLA when the receiver paused to sum up his experience so far with coach Chip Kelly. "It's high tempo," Howard said. "It's pretty fast. It's a step up from what we were doing last year. We're always...

Salas shoots 62 to tie course record, take Indy LPGA lead

Aug. 16, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas matched the Brickyard Crossing record with a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the Indy Women in Tech Championship, birdieing the final three holes for a two-stroke lead over fast-starting Angel Yin and Japan's Nasa Hataoka. Yin birdied eight of the first nine holes in her...

Storm-damaged historic Indiana fieldhouse set for repairs

Aug. 16, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana fieldhouse that's one of the nation's largest high school basketball venues is set for emergency repairs nine months after a severe thunderstorm ripped a hole in its roof and ruptured water lines that flooded its hardwood basketball court. The Muncie Community School...

Madison Keys advances, Sloane Stephens upset in Cincinnati

Aug. 16, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Madison Keys used her forehand to beat Angelique Kerber — one of her toughest matchups — and advance to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday night between bursts of rain that resulted in hours-long delays to start times. Keys had lost five...

3 Eagles stay off field for anthem before Super Bowl rematch

Aug. 16, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before the Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots, a week after raising their fists in protest in the exhibition opener. Defensive lineman Michael...

Beltre still out of Texas lineup because of left hamstring

Aug. 16, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is still out of the lineup because of his troublesome left hamstring, but still on the active roster and hoping to avoid a third trip to the disabled list this season. "That's the question right now. We want to wait a couple days," the...

Rookie Sam Darnold starts at QB for Jets at Redskins

Aug. 16, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Rookie Sam Darnold is starting at quarterback for the New York Jets in their preseason game at the Washington Redskins. The third overall pick was the third QB to play in the Jets' preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Darnold was 13 of 18 for 96 yards and a touchdown. Despite...