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Aldon Smith expects to hear from Roger Goodell soon

Aldon Smith, a former Missouri defensive end, was sentenced last Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges. The NFL could dole out punishments for his actions on top of what the criminal justice system decided.

Chiefs welcome back Jamaal Charles

Charles, who signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, entered the practice field Thursday to thunderous cheers from fans in attendance.

Bears aiming high in Year 2 under Trestman

After going 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons, the Bears are looking for more.

Toronto group inquires into sale of Buffalo Bills

The group, led by rocker Jon Bon Jovi, is represented by Goldman Sachs and is one of at least 10 groups to have submitted a nondisclosure agreement form to Morgan Stanley, the banking firm overseeing the Bills sale on behalf of Wilson's estate.

NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and "broken," the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools.

The un-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali wins Stage 18

In a tour de force on Thursday, Nibali blew away the peloton on a Pyrenees ascent too tough to be rated in Stage 18, all but locking up victory when the race ends in Paris in three days.

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos cope with change

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is back in good physical form, but he's still dealing with change throughout the roster and trying to acclimate in ways he didn't have to in Indianapolis.

Chiefs sign Josh Mauga to 1-year contract

The 27-year-old linebacker was an all-state selection at Churchill County High School in Fallon, Nev., and originally signed with the New York Jets in 2009 after going undrafted out of Nevada.

Royals beat White Sox 2-1 with run in 9th

Mike Moustakas scored the tie-breaking run when he jarred the ball out of the catcher's glove in the ninth inning and the Royals beat the White Sox 2-1 Wednesday to take the three-game series.

Tampa Bay beats St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb

Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading the Rays to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

Denver Broncos brass was emotional in announcing that owner Pat Bowlen can no longer operate the team.

Chiefs, Charles reach 2-year deal

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Timberwolves weighing options with Kevin Love

The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody's guess.

Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals

Odorizzi, pitching 33 miles from his hometown of Highland, Illinois, allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Cities to meet with U.S. Olympic Committee about 2024

Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.

Clippers CEO: Sterling staying would be 'disaster'

Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.

Michael Sam excited about next phase of career

As the preseason fast approaches, Michael Sam and other St. Louis Rams draft picks are back on the practice field.

UPDATE: Royals break out for 7-1 win over White Sox

Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Rams, Chiefs in middle of AP Pro32 NFL power rankings

In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days.

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