Officials: pipe repairs could take several days (Yahoo Sports) - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus. Moyes bar 'scuffle' case dropped - Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is no longer being investigated over an alleged scuffle in a bar in Lancashire, police say. NBA players union elects female executive director (Yahoo Sports) - Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. When she saw an interview last year with an NBA player and noticed how passionately he talked about trying to improve his embattled union, she wanted to be more than a fan. Now the Washington trial lawyer is the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union. Roberts was elected Tuesday as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, and she's eager to provide the leadership it needs after a few difficult years. England diving pair win silver medal - England's Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow are just beaten by Canada to gold in the women's synchronised 10m platform. Southampton 'will produce more stars' - Southampton will have more young players ready to break into the first team, says Arsenal new boy Calum Chambers. Kallis retires from internationals - South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces his retirement from all international cricket at the age of 38. Greene fails to reach hurdles final - Defending champion Dai Greene fails to make the final of the 400m hurdles after finishing fifth in his heat. England beat Scotland to reach semis - England survive a Scotland fightback to reach the Commonwealth Games semi-finals where they are likely to face New Zealand. Bolt: Games slur reports 'nonsense' - Van Gaal right about fitness - Shaw - Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.

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Peterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 5:27 am]
Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with Arizona through 2020.

Romo skips full-pad session for 1st time at camp (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 2:18 am]
The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back. Romo sat out a competitive practice for the first time at training camp Tuesday, although coach Jason Garrett said it wasn't because of any setbacks from surgery for a herniated disk in late December. Garrett said the Cowboys are making daily decisions on workload, and Romo is in on them as well. Romo said after the practice that camp was going as planned.

AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:10 am]
Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland's talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.

Harris passes physical, will return to practice (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:09 am]
The last of the Denver Broncos' defensive starters who missed the Super Bowl has been cleared to return to practice. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who tore his left ACL in the playoffs and underwent surgery after the season, passed his physical and was taken off the PUP list Tuesday. Second-year pro Kayvon Webster has been getting the bulk of the first-team snaps during the absence of Harris, who will ease back into the mix, doing individual and 7-on-7 drills at first. Harris' ligament wasn't completely torn when he got hurt against San Diego and the Broncos are optimistic he'll be able to return to the starting lineup by the season opener Sept. 7 against Indianapolis and resume his role as a leader on Denver's defense.

Jets' Pryor sits out, Amaro limited at practice (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:25 pm]
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Jets rookie safety Calvin Pryor sat out practice while he recovers from a concussion, although coach Rex Ryan says the first-round pick is ''making strides.''

Seattle's McCoy goes down with Achilles injury (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:11 pm]
Tight end Anthony McCoy left Seattle Seahawks practice on Tuesday after being helped to a cart and the team fears he could have a serious Achilles injury to his left leg. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the initial diagnosis is that McCoy's injury is significant and that it's on the opposite leg of a previous torn Achilles that cost him all of last season. McCoy injured the Achilles on his right leg during offseason workouts before the 2013 season. Left guard James Carpenter (calf) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (hamstring) were both pulled out of drills on Tuesday after feeling discomfort.

Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:05 pm]
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Tony Romo will sit out a competitive practice for the first time at training camp as the Dallas quarterback continues to ease his way into playing shape coming off back surgery.

Vikings hire Wells, Kaplan to help in Kluwe talks (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:04 pm]
The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Vikings announced on Tuesday that Ted Wells and Roberta Kaplan have been retained. Kluwe is threatening to sue the team after it released a 29-page summary of a report that found the team cut him for football-related reasons. Kluwe wants the entire report made public.

Cardinals center Sendlein out with calf injury (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 7:53 pm]
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says center Lyle Sendlein will be sidelined three weeks because of a calf injury. Sendlein hurt his left calf during the team's first practice in pads Monday.

Man facing charges for urinating on Modell's grave (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 7:04 pm]
Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. ''Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect,'' Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a written statement. Art Modell died in 2012 at the age of 87.

Panthers WR Benjamin feels 'like a new man' (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 6:17 pm]
Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin says he woke up Tuesday morning feeling ''like a new man'' and plans to play in preseason games. Benjamin sat out practice Tuesday. Benjamin says he injured his left knee Sunday when it hit the ground while trying to make a catch. Benjamin has been working with the starters during training camp.

Schaub settles in as Raiders starting QB (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 6:10 pm]
The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it. Matt Schaub is showing signs that last year's disastrous season in Houston might have been an aberration as he looks in complete command as Oakland's starter. The performance comes in stark contrast to what happened with Matt Flynn last summer. Despite the presence of big-armed rookie Derek Carr, Schaub is showing no signs of giving up the starting position with the Raiders.

Manziel's college jersey up for auction (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 6:04 pm]
One of the jerseys Johnny Manziel wore during his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Texas A&M will be auctioned off this week. The No. 2 jersey, with an estimated value of $100,000, was worn for six games in 2012 by Manziel, the dazzling quarterback who became the first freshman to win college football's most prestigious award. It will be up for auction online starting on Aug. 6 through the National Sports Collectors Convention. Manziel is in his first NFL training camp with the Browns.

Austin eager for fresh start with Browns (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 5:51 pm]
Not too long ago, Miles Austin was on his way to becoming one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL. In his breakout 2009 season, Austin caught 81 passes for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns.

AP Source: Gordon hires attorney for NFL hearing (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 5:46 pm]
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the NFL.

Seattle signs NFLPA president Eric Winston (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 5:06 pm]
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their offensive line by signing NFLPA president Eric Winston, and adding cornerback Terrell Thomas and wide receiver Randall Carroll.

Arizona Cardinal John Abraham charged with DUI (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 3:50 pm]
Authorities say Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham was arrested on a drunken driving charge a month ago in the Atlanta area. Abraham has been absent from the team's training camp since Friday. The records show Abraham was charged with driving under the influence involving alcohol, as well as stopping, standing or parking in a prohibited place. The Cardinals have said only that Abraham has been absent from camp for personal reasons.

49ers sign former Cardinals RB Alfonso Smith (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 3:17 pm]
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.

Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 2:57 pm]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.

Manning 'dance' shows he's not all business (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 12:34 am]
The star quarterback showed his lighter side Monday when he did a dorky dance during the team stretch when ''Rocky Top'' was blared through the loudspeakers at the Denver Broncos' training camp. While Manning was dancing to the unofficial anthem of his Tennessee Volunteers, fellow alum Britton Colquitt joined in and Wes Welker even added a hoedown. ''I love it,'' said defensive end Malik Jackson, another former Vol. ''They need to play it every day. Go Vols.'' Every day the Broncos begin their stretch with music blaring from the loudspeakers.





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