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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....

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....

7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping
MOSCOW (AP) -- Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday....

Doping in ex-Soviet nations echoes Russia's problems
MOSCOW (AP) -- While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system....

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....

Can hard-throwing Cabrera challenge Chapman's throne?
Aroldis Chapman may finally have some competition for the title of baseball's hardest-throwing pitcher....

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