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Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR at Atlanta

Kyle Busch gets into the No. 14 Chevrolet on a restart and 50 laps later, Stewart suffers a flat<p>HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart's return to racing lasted half as long as he wanted.<p>Two meetings with the outside wall – neither his fault – ended Stewart's night before the halfway point of the Oral-B USA …

Rose struggles in U.S. win over Turkey

Derrick Rose played in back-to-back games for the first time since the ill-fated night he tore his right meniscus last Nov. 22 in Portland, Ore.<p>That might've been his biggest accomplishment Sunday.<p>On a day when Team USA trailed Turkey at the half before rallying for a 98-77 victory, Rose struggled …

Basketball

RG3, DeSean Jackson work out kinks as Washington opens camp

Matt Cassel is the No. 1 guy for the Vikings heading into camp, Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson aren't quite on the same page just yet, and Ryan Clark is weird.<p>Training camp got underway proper on Wednesday, but a slew of new teams joined the fray on Thursday (with more to come in the …

Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.<p>Terms haven't been released.<p>With players reporting for camp throughout the afternoon, White was not available for comment.<p>Coming off a 4-12 season, …

Former Baylor WR Robbie Rhodes plans to transfer to Bowling Green

Robbie Rhodes was dismissed from Baylor for undisclosed reasons in June. He will sit out 2014 and have three years of eligibility remaining.<p><b>More</b> …

NBA

Cavaliers sign Andrew Wiggins, can't trade him for month

The Cleveland Cavaliers' signing of rookie Andrew Wiggins on Thursday was a necessary, if complicated, component of a possible Kevin Love trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.<p>The first overall draft pick is known to be a target of Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders in trade talks with …

Jim Johnson Designated for Assignment by Oakland Athletics

For the Oakland Athletics, who currently own the best record in Major League Baseball at 62-38, it's hard to find a lot of things wrong. One of the few moves that backfired on general manager Billy Beane, however, was trading for reliever Jim Johnson last winter.<p>The A's have rectified that …

Baseball

Pac-12 media day: Washington QB Cyler Miles suspended for opener

Washingtonquarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the Huskies’ Aug. 30 opener at Hawaii, Coach Chris Petersen announced Thursday.<p>Miles, a sophomore, was considered the heir apparent to Keith Price as the Huskies' starter.<p>The Seattle Times reported that Miles was linked to two Feb. 2 assaults …

Phils trying to trade Howard, would need to pay most of $70M

Philly is offering to pay a vast majority of the money to cut ties with Ryan Howard.<p><b>More: Heyman: Cutting Howard is absurd | Latest MLB news, …

NASCAR goes back to the Brickyard

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns from a two-week break with one of its marquee races, the Brickyard 400, on Sunday.<p>Many Cup drivers say a victory at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway ranks second only to winning the series' crown jewel, the Daytona 500.<p>This is the 20th anniversary of the …

Saints brass: All good with Graham

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis both insisted there was no awkward tension or …

Football (U.S.)

Mariners get Kendrys Morales in trade with the Twins

Kendrys Moralesis on his way back to Seattle to try and give theMariners' struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot.<p>The<p>Minnesota Twinstraded Morales to the Mariners on Thursday for minor league pitcher <b>Stephen Pryor</b>. Morales hit 23 home runs and drove in 80 runs for the Mariners last …

Chuck Knoblauch accused of assault

Former Minnesota Twins star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife.<p>The Twins issued a …

Judge gives preliminary approval in NCAA video game settlement

Judge disagrees with NCAA's interpretation that its settlement releases all video game claims from the Ed O'Bannon case.<p><b>More college football: Jon</b> …

Marshawn Lynch to hold out from Seahawks training camp

SEATTLE — Jamaal Charles’ holdout threat succeeded without him even missing a practice. Now Marshawn Lynch will try the same tactic with the Seattle Seahawks.<p>Both star running backs had two years remaining on their existing contracts until Wednesday, when Charles, 27, got a two-year extension and a …

Fan with cellphone bumps into Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali

Hey, you got on camera*! (and almost ruined the entire Tour de France)<p>Vincenzo Nibali seems pretty unstoppable right now. He's over seven minutes ahead of the second-place rider, Thibault Pinot, with just three stages to go, meaning it's nearly impossible for another biker to stop him at this point.<p>…

Cowboys' Romo happy to spend hours nursing back

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Tony Romo paused to add up how long it would take to coddle his surgically repaired back on the first day of training camp.<p>The final tally for the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboys quarterback was about four hours.<p>Romo isn't worried about getting hit. He thinks he can play several …

Blake Griffin leaving Team USA was surprise

When Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo heard the news on Thursday afternoon that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin would not take part in this summer's FIBA World Cup tournament, the element of surprise that he endured was all too familiar.<p>"I'm disappointed he's not going to be …

Report: Ray Rice suspended two games for alleged assault

Ravens running back Ray Rice will only miss 1/8 of the season, despite a nasty-looking offseason incident.<p><b>More NFL: Photos | Videos & GIFs | Stories</b> …

Cowboys release all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware

The Cowboys have released star defensive end DeMarcus Ware.<p><b>More NFL offseason: Ware headed to Denver?| Mock Drafts | Top free agents</b><p>The Cowboys have …

Colts sign DE Arthur Jones, per report

Indianapolis has brought in defensive end Arthur Jones, who is familiar with head coach Chuck Pagano from their days together in Baltimore.<p>The Indianapolis Colts have signed defensive end Arthur Jones, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Exact terms of the deal have not yet been …

Cowboys release WR Miles Austin

In a move that has been expected, the Cowboys released veteran wide receiver Miles Austin and have designated him a post-June 1 cut.<p><b>More NFL</b> …