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AP Source: Sandoval reaches deal with Red Sox
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said....

Bills president: Stadium should be ready Sunday
DETROIT (AP) -- Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon says all indications are that Ralph Wilson Stadium will be ready for next weekend's game against the Cleveland Browns....

Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said....

Beckham thought during 1-hand grab: just catch it
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Odell Beckham Jr.'s mindset was simple before making a one-handed catch quickly heralded as one of the best in NFL history: Just catch the ball....

LeBron on Cavaliers' issues: "I stink"
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling, and then some. LeBron James believes he's a major reason for their early failures....

Bills vs Jets a hot ticket in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) -- Die-hard fans of the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets might be hard to come by in the hometown of the Detroit Lions. But there's certainly no shortage of fans of free tickets to an Empire State matchup in the Motor City....

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble
Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week....

South Carolina women No. 1 in AP Poll for 1st time
Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks finally have ascended to the top of the poll....

Pacquiao fight a boost to boxing in China
MACAU (AP) -- Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at his company's first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event....

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot
NEW YORK (AP) -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot....

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