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Adrian Peterson, Saints closing in on deal

Adrian Peterson and the New Orleans Saints appear to be close to signing a one year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas makes debut for…

Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Oakland's Last Major Sports Team Says It's…

As Oakland bleeds pro sports teams, the Athletics say they want a new ballpark — in town.

Report: Jabrill Peppers tested positive for…

Former Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the NFL combine, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

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Thames hits 2 HRs, Perez goes deep Brewers beat…

Eric Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-7

Hawks rally to even series with Wizards, win…

Aaron Hernandez's family to receive copies of his…

Aaron Hernandez's family will receive copies of the three suicide notes that he allegedly left behind when he killed himself at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center last week, according to The Boston Globe.

Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in…

Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first round playoff series

Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even…

Paul Millsap bounced back from a sluggish start to score 19 points, Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away from the Washington Wizards 111-101 to even the opening-round playoff series at 2-all

Former No. 1 pick Jake Long retires

After being the top pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Jake Long has decided to retire.

Madison Bumgarner's rented bike slipped near end…

Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains an hour outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped on the trail and took the pitcher to the ground

The old guys are coming up big so far in these…

Joe Johnson, Nene and others are showing how much veteran experience matters at playoff time

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Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills - just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season.

John Stevens believes small changes will be big…

The Los Angeles Kings have introduced John Stevens as the 27th head coach in team history

Former All-Star Delabar suspended 80 games for…

Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar, a veteran of six major league seasons with Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program

Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after…

Jimmie Johnson has won consecutive races for the 11th time in his career with a rare victory at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg blasts refs

The trend of NBA head coaches criticizing game officials continued Sunday after the Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg ripped into the way refs handled Game 4 of the Bulls' first round series against the Boston Celtics.

David Ortiz to address grads at Rhode Island tech…

Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will deliver the commencement address at a private Rhode Island university

Serena Williams speaks out against Ilie Nastase

Serena Williams has spoken out against suspended Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase

Report: 49ers considering a quarterback with No…

The San Francisco 49ers will consider taking a quarterback with the team's No. 2 overall pick in this week's NFL draft, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapaport.

Red Sox pitcher Barnes suspended 4 games for…

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined for throwing a fastball past the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado. The commissioner's office issued the penalty Monday

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Cowboys honor Ware, ponder need with post-Romo…

Dallas owner Jerry Jones honored DeMarcus Ware with the announcement that the franchise sacks leader would retire as a Cowboy, then engaged in a draft discussion centered largely on finding the team's next dominant pass rusher

Holocaust survivors hail Allianz golf tourney…

Holocaust survivors say termination of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida golf tournament may boost their efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era Jewish policies

Media Circus: Preparing for the NFL Draft

In this week's Media Circus, Richard Dietsch spoke to Trey Wingo about taking over for Chris Berman as the host of the NFL Draft show on ESPN.