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Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."

Tennessee enters preseason football camp relying on newcomers

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season.

Spurrier: Clowney was not distraction

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said having one of college football's top playmakers in Jadeveon Clowney was never a burden for the Gamecocks last season, no matter how big a distraction he seemed to be at times.

Manziel battling playbook, Hoyer in first NFL camp

Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.

Fired band head says he was fixing vulgar culture

The attorney for Ohio State's fired band director released a document where the director tries to explain his actions.

Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court. The former No. 1 player figures that with a bit more training, she can cover 26.2 miles.

Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins

Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

The court was inundated by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst.

Pat Riley insists Heat will be competitive

Miami Heat President Pat Riley expects the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions to compete once again this coming year. But much of his first session offering in-depth remarks about free agency revolved, predictably, about LeBron James.

Usain Bolt controversy steals bit of spotlight from Commonwealth Games competitions

Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt.

Athletics Australia suspends coach for criticizing hurdles champion

Head coach Eric Hollingsworth was suspended after releasing an unauthorized statement criticizing an athlete for not attending the team's pre-Glasgow training camp, in preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

Mississippi State quarterback embraces SEC expectations

Quarterback Dak Prescott's breakout sophomore season produced some impressive moments last fall, including 13 touchdown runs, 10 touchdown passes and a comeback win over a bitter in-state rival. It also produced some rapidly skyrocketing expectations.

Less zone-read under new Washington coach

Robert Griffin III was among new generation of young, agile quarterbacks who appeared set to revolutionize the NFL two years ago with designed runs that kept defenses hopelessly off-balance, but the look plays a minor role in the Washington football team's scheme under new coach Jay Gruden.

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's "First Take" last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality.

La Russa part of robust HOF class

Nearly 50,000 people celebrated the newest baseball Hall of Fame class in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday.

Chiefs offensive line a grab-bag of bodies in camp

The Chiefs are trying to cobble together a better offensive line this season.

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

Thirteen years after Jeff Gordon launched "The Drive for 5," Gordon is on track to collect that elusive fifth title.

Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose looks to be back to his old form during U.S. basketball practice.

Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.

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