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Report: NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day between Cavs & Warriors

Marc Stein's report indicates that nothing is "set in stone" and that NBA reserves the right to change the schedule.

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Dombrowski says there were no contract talks with Tigers

Dombrowski guided Detroit to two American League pennants and four Central division titles. He says it does "sadden" him that the team was unable to win the World Series while he was in charge.

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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: ‘Football is my life’

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said he believes he's grown personally and professionally. Manziel said he's committed and beginning to find his stride after a stumbling start in the NFL.

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Kelly says Everett native KeiVarae Russell will practice with Irish

Kelly says Notre Dame feels confident the NCAA will rule Russell eligible, saying he did everything necessary. Kelly described the process with Williams as "ongoing."

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Jets’ Cromartie: Patriots’ Brady shouldn’t be suspended

Cromartie, speaking on ESPN's "First Take" at Jets training camp Thursday, says fining Brady $25,000 should suffice for punishment since the team was also fined and docked draft picks.

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NHL expansion hopefuls still drawing interest

Las Vegas and Quebec City have advanced to the second of three phases in their bids to land NHL expansion franchises.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi shows off his new app

"Portalball" is a virtual reality sci-fi baseball game you can play on your phone.

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NFL will allow athletic trainers to stop play

The National Football League announced that beginning with this season, a third party athletic trainer will be able to stop play if they spot an injury on the field.

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PREVIEW: 2015 Bridgestone Invitational

John Swantek and Kelly Hawkins take an in-depth look at the 2015 Bridgestone Invitational being held at Firestone Country Club.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 6.

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Rangers win 4-3 to complete sweep of AL West-leading Astros, heard on KPUG

The Rangers have won four in a row and seven of eight, moving within five games of the division lead, the closest they have been since June 30.

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NFL doctor: Super Bowl medical timeout might have helped

The NFL's new rule calling for a medical timeout when a player appears possibly concussed might have helped after a Super Bowl play involving Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 17, 2012, the NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and if a deal with the players' association isn't reached soon the whole season could be lost. The league wiped out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest round of cancellations. Negotiations between the league and the players' association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week.

Las Vegas, Quebec City NHL expansion bids advance to Phase 2

The league isn't expected to expand until 2017-18. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has proposed an expansion fee of $500 million.

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Donald Sterling files for divorce from estranged wife

Sterling is suing his wife and the NBA in federal court over the $2 billion sale of the team.

.S. women's soccer head coach Jill Ellis speaks during the U.S. Women's National Team World Cup media day, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. The U.S. Women will face the South Korea on May 30 in its final send-off match at Red Bull Arena, before leaving for Canada and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

US women’s coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

Ellis guided the United States to its third World Cup crown last month with a 5-2 victory over defending champion Japan. The Americans have won the last three Olympic gold medals.

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Rio Olympics: 1 year away and mayor says all will be ready

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said "we are literally making a miracle happen here."

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Opossums are baseball fans, too

The Oakland A's had a very creepy, four-legged fan show up to a recent game.

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Brady’s Deflategate testimony released

In the 457-page transcript Brady denies tampering with - or telling anyone to tamper with - footballs in the AFC championship game.

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Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks

Public health officials, advocates, and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling are among those supporting the proposal.

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Jays’ Sanchez gets three-game ban for bench-clearing brawl

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one following a bench-clearing confrontation with the Kansas City Royals

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The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

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LLWS: Being home team can be blessing and curse for Lewisberry

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Little League officials are expecting about 40,000 fans Saturday for the U.S. championship game between Pearland, Texas and Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.

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