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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....

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....

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....

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

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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NFL, players union announce new game-day concussion protocol
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure....

5 Russian canoeists, including Olympic champ, get Rio bans
MOSCOW (AP) -- Olympic champion Alexander Dyachenko and four other Russian canoeists have been barred from competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after being named in a recent report alleging a state-sponsored doping cover-up....

AP source: Lue, Cavs agree to multiyear contract extension
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Along with a sparkling diamond ring, Tyronn Lue's getting another reward for an NBA title....

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

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