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Brady testimony in NFL 'Deflategate' released
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn't turn over his cellphone....

Dombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over
DETROIT (AP) -- The end of Dave Dombrowski's tenure in Detroit came suddenly and unexpectedly - like so many of the moves he made to build the Tigers into an American League powerhouse....

Mayweather announces Sept. 12 fight with Andre Berto
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. will return to the ring for the first time since boxing's richest fight ever, facing Andre Berto on Sept. 12 in what he has said will be his final fight....

AP NewsBreak: Miami lineman speaks of his heatstroke ordeal
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Hunter Knighton once went a week without sleeping, afraid to close his eyes because the nightmares were inevitable. Panic attacks were common. Memories were hazy. Breathing was a struggle....

Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez suspended 3 games, John Gibbons 1
TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez was suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one for their roles in Sunday's brawling game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals....

AP Pro32: Packers are preseason No. 1 in AP's power rankings
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a healthy Aaron Rodgers ready to resume his pinpoint passing, the Green Bay Packers will start the season as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 power rankings....

With Rio next, Olympics still a major draw on television
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Olympics move at their own pace, when an athlete can go from unknown to celebrity in a matter of hours....

Polian follows unconventional route on road to Hall of Fame
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Bill Polian relied on simple, solid principles to build winners....

The brain or a game, former player Utecht asks
EDS NOTE: Ben Utecht was a standout tight end for the University of Minnesota who played in the NFL for six years, becoming a starter and winning a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. He retired in 2009 due to multiple concussions and memory loss. Utecht is now a national speaker, concussion advocate, and musician....

GM Baalke: 49ers would like to keep Aldon Smith beyond year
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday night that the 49ers plan to keep Aldon Smith beyond this season and indicated the linebacker would like to re-sign with the team....

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