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Michael Sam notches six tackles in Rams' final preseason game

"I'm very confident that I'll be playing on a NFL roster this fall," said Michael Sam, a former Missouri defensive end and the NFL's first openly gay player.

Goodell admits mistake, sets strict domestic violence penalties for NFL

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams to distribute his memo to all players and to post it in locker rooms. It reads in part: "Domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong. They are illegal. They are never acceptable and have no place in the NFL under any circumstances."

Michael Sam, Rams tune up for final preseason showing

The NFL's first openly gay player is battling for a spot on St. Louis' defensive line, which just happens to be a position where the Rams are extremely deep. Sam has shown some flashes of great potential — his sacks of Johnny Manziel against Cleveland last week foremost among them — but knows those plays alone won't win him a job.

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night played mostly by reserves.

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Serena Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win

Quickly putting behind a poor-serving start, Williams dismissed 81st-ranked American Vania King 6-1, 6-0 in 56 minutes to reach the third round.

Tony Stewart will race, NASCAR says

 

NASCAR released a statement saying that Stewart was eligible to return because he "has received all necessary clearances required to return to all racing activities." NASCAR said it would have no further comment until President Mike Helton speaks Friday afternoon.

Adam Wainwright struggles in Cards' 3-1 loss to Pirates

 Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wainwright's subpar pitching is showing how the grind of a long season is taking its toll.

 

Sam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression

Sam and the Rams visit the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, the last exhibition for both clubs and the last opportunity for players to state their cases before teams pare down their rosters to the NFL-mandated 53 by Saturday afternoon.

Royals score six runs in 8th inning to best Twins

The Royals extended their lead over Detroit to 2 1/2 games in the AL Central with their 11th win in their past 13 games at Kauffman Stadium. They've won four straight over the Twins.

Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at U.S. Open

On Wednesday, Sharapova found herself down by a set and facing a break point early in the second at Flushing Meadows, bothered by the whipping wind, her own off-target strokes and an opponent who wasn't backing down.

Browns' Josh Gordon suspended for 2104 NFL season

The Browns learned Wednesday that Josh Gordon's indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Rams cut T.J. Moe, leave Michael Sam, Tim Barnes, E.J. Gaines

The St. Louis Rams cut their roster to 75 players, and three of the four former Missouri players stayed with the team.

Former Tiger Justin Britt takes over starting spot for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks released their latest depth chart Tuesday, and former Missouri offensive lineman Justin Britt is atop the list at right tackle.

Alex Gordon hits walk-off homer in Royals' 2-1 win over Twins

The Royals had been shut down all night by Ricky Nolasco, who scattered three hits over seven innings. But after going quietly in the eighth, the American League Central leaders managed to break through against closer Glen Perkins (3-1) in the ninth.

Late homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 5-2

Jon Jay and Randal Grichuk each drove in a run for the Cardinals. Lance Lynn gave up two runs over six innings in a bid for his fourth consecutive win.

Chiefs trying to build on big bounce-back year

The cash-strapped Kansas City Chiefs had to watch helplessly as three Pro Bowl players and several other key pieces departed in free agency, their big bounce-back seasons resulting in big-money deals elsewhere. And with little money under the salary cap, coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey were forced to plug holes with a bunch of unproven football vagabonds.

Shaun Hill takes the reins for St. Louis Rams

Jeff Fisher keeps repeating the mantra: We're going to be fine, it'll be business as usual with no decrease in production.

CiCi Bellis becomes youngest player to win U.S. Open match since 1996

CiCi Bellis, 15, rallied from down a break in the third set for a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 first-round victory Tuesday over 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova. With an overflow crowd at a cozy side court roaring, she broke Cibulkova's serve to clinch the match.

Kevin Love pledges full commitment to Cavaliers

The Cavs know nothing is certain, and there's risk in bringing aboard Kevin Love. But with LeBron James, Love, Kyrie Irving, guard Dion Waiters, relentless rebounder Anderson Varejao and newly signed veterans Shawn Marion, Mike Miller and James Jones, the Cavs have the makings of a championship team.

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