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Jerry — Deals must fit within confines of salary cap

[ad_1] OXNARD, Calif. -- At the opening of training camp on July 27, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the team had to not just do deals with quarterback Dak Prescott, receiver Amari Cooper and running back Ezekiel Elliott -- but make the right deals to keep a young roster together for the future.With the Cowboys' time in Southern California coming to an end Thursday, the team
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I wouldn’t lie about transfer

[ad_1] ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jim Harbaugh lashed out Tuesday night at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who said Michigan did not support a transfer's attempt to immediately play for the Bearcats.Harbaugh said he told Fickell months ago he wouldn't lie about what he knew regarding the transfer of James Hudson.Fickell told The Athletic that Michigan didn't support Hudson's waiver request."They can say they didn't undermine it, but they didn't work
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Pan Am Games’ athletes ponder Tokyo 2020

[ad_1] Aug 12, 2019Mauro DiazESPN LIMA, Peru -- Few if any of the big names at the 2019 Pan American Games had anything at stake with regard to next year's Olympics. Medalists in Lima such as gymnast Riley McCusker, sprinter Mike Rodgers and swimmer Nathan Adrian will take other avenues seeking access to Tokyo.Catch all the action from the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, on ESPNU, ESPN Deportes
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Oregon up, Arizona down in Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20

[ad_1] We're now inside 100 days until the start of the college basketball season, and most of the pieces are in place around the country. This version of the Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 underwent the fewest changes from the previous month, with Oregon the big riser because it added UNLV graduate transfer Shakur Juiston. Only USC dropped out, and that was purely a numbers thing.Before next month's update, we should
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UFC’s biggest problem — and the unlikeliest man to solve it

[ad_1] MATT HUGHES HAS Frank Trigg in a rear-naked choke. It's April 16, 2005 -- UFC 52 -- and with just over a minute remaining in the first round, Hughes stretches Trigg's body to its limit. Trigg's ribs push against his skin as he tries to breathe. Hughes' legs are wrapped around Trigg's waist, pulling his hips to the floor as Hughes curls his elbow underneath Trigg's chin -- and
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Serena withdraws from Cincy, again due to back

[ad_1] MASON, Ohio -- Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open, citing a lingering back injury.The 23-time Grand Slam champion retired because of the same injury during Sunday's Rogers Cup final in Toronto against Bianca Andreescu but had been expected to open play in Cincinnati on Tuesday.She made the announcement shortly before the start of her scheduled first-round match against Zarina Diyas on Tuesday night.Williams, a two-time
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Patriots end Etling WR experiment, release QB

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots waived Danny Etling on Tuesday, the team announced, which ends an experiment in which the quarterback was attempting to switch to wide receiver.The Patriots needed to create a roster spot to make room for tight end Eric Saubert, who was acquired in a trade from the Atlanta Falcons for a conditional seventh-round draft choice.Etling's transition to receiver, with additional responsibilities on special
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Sale eclipses Pedro as fastest ever to 2,000 K’s

[ad_1] CLEVELAND -- Boston Red Sox lefty Chris Sale has reached 2,000 career strikeouts faster than any other pitcher in history.Sale, 30, entered Tuesday's game against the Indians with 1,995 strikeouts. He struck out the side in the first and reached the milestone in the third when he fanned rookie Oscar Mercado.According to information provided by the Red Sox, Sale broke Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez's mark by getting to
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Giants WR Tate’s appeal of 4-game ban denied

[ad_1] New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has lost his appeal of his four-game suspension, leaving his new team without a key acquisition for the first quarter of the season.Tate tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance that he said came from prescribed fertility medication. His appeal was heard Aug. 6 by an arbiter in New York.The suspension will cost Tate $465,000 in salary ($116,176 per game). He will miss
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Colts GM says Luck now has high-ankle problem

[ad_1] Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said quarterback Andrew Luck's calf strain has become a high-ankle issue.Ballard isn't ready to say what Luck's status will be for the Week 1 game at the Los Angeles Chargers."We're three-and-a-half weeks away from regular season, so I'm not ready to say (Luck's regular-season opener is in jeopardy)," Ballard told reporters on a conference call Tuesday night.Ballard says "most likely" Luck will not