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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant out after concussion in practice
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant will miss the next preseason game after sustaining a concussion in practice....

Settling it on field: Bowls, role of AP poll change in 1990s
Florida State moved into the Atlantic Coast Conference and Penn State joined the Big Ten. South Carolina landed in the Southeastern Conference. The Big East gathered Miami, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Pittsburgh....

Notre Dame's Butler charged; accused of tackling officer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A Notre Dame cornerback taken into custody after allegedly punching a police officer and slamming the officer to the ground has been formally charged with felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official....

Brady ready after 'silly accident' with scissors cuts thumb
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady is ready to play after cutting his right thumb with scissors in a "silly accident" before the Patriots' preseason game against the Bears last week....

Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics
GENEVA (AP) -- Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program....

Gooden denies Strawberry's claim that he's a 'junkie-addict'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dwight Gooden has denied Darryl Strawberry's accusation that he is "a complete junkie-addict ," saying his former teammate is just taking it personally that Gooden couldn't make a scheduled public appearance with Strawberry last week....

Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC's nightly prime-time averages took the week's top seven Nielsen slots. And NBC again left rival networks far behind in overall viewership....

AP Explains: Super Mario's global appeal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985....

Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never anticipated the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date....

McGregor gets 6-month medical suspension after UFC 202
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Conor McGregor has received a medical suspension of up to six months following his five-round victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202....

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