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At least 85 athletes from Russian Olympic team banned so far
MOSCOW (AP) -- At least 85 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have so far been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal....

Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees
CHICAGO (AP) -- Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason....

White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday at Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox ace Chris Sale told MLB.com on Monday he got upset with the team when he felt it placed more emphasis on a promotion than winning....

NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations
The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year....

Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn....

Falcons release return specialist Devin Hester before camp
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have released star return specialist Devin Hester before the opening of training camp....

The Latest: Summer Olympic sports see 'politics' in report
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):...

Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cops
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement....

Carmelo Anthony gathers athletes, cops, kids in conversation
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team's precious day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center because he can't sleep anymore....

LEADING OFF: Chapman joins Cubs; Mets and Cards play 2
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