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NFL releases ‘Deflategate’ transcripts

NEW YORK — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn’t turn over his cellphone. In a 457-page transcript […]

Kocjan wins Stage 2 of Tour of Utah

OGDEN, Utah — Jure Kocjan finished with a final sprint to edge Robin Carpenter by a bike length to win Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah. Team SmartStop’s Kocjan won the 100.3-mile stage in 3:37:27, followed by Hincapie Racing’s Carpenter and BMC Racing’s Brent Bookwalter. Kiel Reijnen continues to hold a narrow overall lead […]

Pence’s HR powers Giants to win

ATLANTA — A little heat and humidity was not going to discourage Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants. Peavy threw six solid innings and Hunter Pence hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Giants bounced back from a deflating loss with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday […]

Jazz draftee Exum injured playing for Australia

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum has injured his left knee while playing for the Australian National team. They were playing the Slovenia National team in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Tuesday. Exum was driving into the paint and came to a jump stop in the middle of the lane when his left […]

Raiders training camp gets a makeover

What a difference nine years makes! The raucous, fan-filled Raiders training camp I experienced on Saturday at the Napa Marriott was a far cry from the first time I visited in 2007. Back then the Raiders were (in) famous for having closed practices. They would have certain days that fans could come, but there were […]

Former QB Pryor getting comfortable at receiver

BEREA, Ohio — Terrelle Pryor took the handoff, set his feet and unloaded a deep pass that fluttered, floated and somehow landed in Travis Benjamin’s hands for a touchdown. Pryor knew the trick-play toss would get poor reviews. “They said it was wobbly and ugly,” Pryor joked. “They said I lost my QB skills. I […]

Clowney’s father charged with attempted murder

ROCK HILL, S.C. — The father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for a shooting at a bar in Rock Hill. Rock Hill Police Department Capt. Mark Bollinger says David Morgan also was charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Bollinger said Tuesday […]

Niners O-line wants to show improvement

SANTA CLARA — Alex Boone strolled through Levi’s Stadium in a tank top with his large, tattooed arms on full display. “You don’t see very many fat guys walking around here anymore,” he quipped. “That’s for a reason.” High-intensity, fast-paced practices early in training camp certainly help that cause. The 49ers left guard and his […]

China volleyball chief center of corruption probe

BEIJING — China’s sweeping drive against corruption has again turned to the country’s sports programs, with the head of the national volleyball program the latest to be targeted. The ruling party’s corruption watchdog said in a statement Tuesday that Pan Zhichen has been placed under investigation for “serious violations of discipline and law”; the standard […]

Elite runners dropped from Athens Marathon

ATHENS, Greece — Organizers of the Athens Marathon say the elite competition has been dropped from this year’s race due to financial difficulties. In a statement Tuesday, the Greek Athletics Federation said the decision had been taken for the Nov. 8 race “in light of the economic challenges facing the country and its people.” The […]

Winds force Spieth from practice round at Whistling Straits

Jordan Spieth was on the 14th green and battling in conditions so severe the wind approached 40 mph. “They pulled us off the course,” he said. Spieth wasn’t talking about St. Andrews. This was Sunday at Whistling Straits, where he took a two-day scouting trip of the course that will host the final major of […]

TC Legion heads to state tournament Thursday

FAIRFIELD — After dropping two games in the championship round of the Junior Legion Area 1 tournament, TC Legion is looking to finish something they haven’t been able to in the last two tournament they’ve been in. After losing in the title game of the District and Area 1 tournaments, TC Legion manager Mo Terrell […]

Police strike forces match postponements

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The opening match of the new Dutch Eredivisie league season has been postponed along with at least one other first-round fixture because of a planned strike by police. SC Heerenveen announced Tuesday that its match against newly promoted De Graafschap Doetinchem, scheduled for Friday evening, has been banned by Heerenveen Mayor […]

Bassitt picks up first win of season

OAKLAND — Marcus Semien hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning to help Chris Bassitt earn his first win this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Tuesday. Brett Lawrie added an RBI triple and Eric Sogard scored twice as Oakland won for only the third time in […]

Grand slam dooms Dodgers in loss to Philly

PHILADELPHIA — Maikel Franco’s first career grand slam came in a clutch spot. Franco hit a tiebreaking slam in the seventh inning to spoil Jimmy Rollins’ return to Philadelphia and lead the Phillies to a 6-2 victory over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. “It’s amazing for me,” Franco said. “I knew […]

Federation: IAAF neglect in doping tests ‘simply false’

FRANKFURT, Germany — The ruling body of world athletics has strongly rejected suggestions that it failed to follow up on suspicious blood test results involving thousands of athletes over more than a decade. The International Association of Athletics Federations said on Tuesday that allegations that it was negligent in following up the suspicious results were […]

Lions’ RB Farr dies at 70

DETROIT — Mel Farr, a former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in seven pro seasons with the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 70. Farr, a running back, played college football at UCLA and finished seventh in the voting for the 1966 Heisman Trophy. He was drafted […]

Mets acquire O’Flaherty from A’s

NEW YORK — The New York Mets have acquired lefty Eric O’Flaherty and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Mets designated lefty Alex Torres for assignment. O’Flaherty, 30, was designated for assignment by the A’s on Aug. 1. The Walla Walla, […]

US tops diving podium at swim championships

KAZAN, Russia — The judges made them wait, but it was job done for the U.S. divers. Rachelle Simpson and Cesilie Carlton won gold and silver for the U.S. in the women’s high dive at the world championships Tuesday, but only after a lengthy wait for scores that left Carlton in suspense on the ground […]

Braves keep rallying, Garcia HR in 12th beats Giants 9-8

ATLANTA — Adonis Garcia hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning off Ryan Vogelsong and the Atlanta Braves completed their final comeback of the game, beating the San Francisco Giants 9-8 Monday night. Brandon Crawford hit two home runs, helping the Giants take a 6-0 lead. The Braves rallied with four runs in the […]

No. 6 seed Petkovic advances at Bank of the West

STANFORD — Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic beat fellow German Carina Witthoeft in a first round match of the $731,000 Bank of the West Classic on Monday. Petkovic won 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. American teenager CiCi Bellis lost her match to qualifier Misaki Doi, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Bellis was the youngest player in 15 years to win a […]

Quinton Dial could be big part of revamped 49ers DL

SANTA CLARA — Quinton Dial is running with the first-team defense for the San Francisco 49ers, who are looking to once again turn a young, raw prospect into a producer along their defensive line after the departure of long-time starters Ray McDonald and five-time Pro Bowler Justin Smith. As the team prepares for its first […]

Left fielder Crisp returns from neck injury for Athletics

OAKLAND — Oakland Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp has been activated from the 60-day disabled list after being sidelined with a strained neck since May 20. Crisp was in the lineup and batting second for his return Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Bob Melvin said he […]

Reijnen wins at Tour of Utah, Phinney finishes third

LOGAN, Utah — Kiel Reijnen won a sprint from a small group of riders Monday to win the opening stage of the Tour of Utah, while Taylor Phinney finished third in his first race in more than a year. Phinney attacked near the conclusion of the rain-soaked 132-mile stage, but the BMC Racing star couldn’t […]

After 6-year wait, Tim Brown ready for Hall induction

OAKLAND — Perhaps more than any other position in football, wide receivers are forced to depend on teammates for success. Without a quarterback to throw it, a line to block or other running backs and receivers to divert attention, it is nearly impossible for a wideout to accumulate the big numbers necessary to become a […]

McKenzie optimistic about Raiders in 4th year as GM

NAPA — Reggie McKenzie knew it would take some time to build the Oakland Raiders the way he wanted to after being hired as general manager in January 2012. McKenzie has endured 37 losses in his first three seasons as he tore down the roster, got the salary cap in order and began building the team back up […]

An NBA trailblazer: Becky Hammon breaks a barrier with Spurs

NEW YORK — Becky Hammon believes the possibilities are limitless for women coaching in pro sports. One year ago this week, she broke the gender barrier becoming the first full-time paid female assistant coach in the NBA. Now Hammon’s happy to see she’s no longer the only woman in the profession. Nancy Lieberman accepted an […]

Quintana to ride in Vuelta after 2nd place at Tour de France

MADRID — Movistar cycling team says Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana will race in the Spanish Vuelta. The Colombian climber will be joined by former Vuelta champion Alejandro Valverde, the third-place finisher at this summer’s Tour. Movistar will announce its complete team “in a few days’ time.” The Vuelta is the third grand tour […]

Tom Danielson tests positive for synthetic testosterone

PARIS — American cyclist Tom Danielson tested positive for synthetic testosterone in an out-of-competition test last month and was immediately suspended by his team on Monday. Danielson, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, said on Twitter that he did not take any banned substance. “I would never ever take anything like this especially after everything […]

Giants GM Reese speaks with injured DE Pierre-Paul

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries. Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Monday morning in a radio interview that “it was a personal conversation, and I want to keep it private between him and I.” Reese added that the Giants are not […]

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