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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have the NFL's highest-paid safety Kevin Byard at the back of their defense, and a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle anchoring the line in Jurrell Casey.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About the only thing the football programs at Kansas and Kansas State have had in common much of the past three decades is the often desolate stretch of Interstate 70 that connects them.

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Sorry to be a bummer at a time of the year usually reserved for hope and optimism, but there is a decent chance your favorite college team is going to be a big disappointment this season.

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.

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DENVER (AP) — Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo each made a triumphant return to action Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers' backups engineered a 24-15 preseason win over the Denver Broncos.

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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are getting kicker Ryan Succop and tight end Jonnu Smith back on the field and off the physically unable to perform list after each passed physicals.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported.

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PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Andy Ogletree was in danger of being blown out of the U.S. Amateur final. He kept his poise — and his confidence — and came back to win.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans got their chance to measure themselves against the defending Super Bowl champs with a pair of joint practices and a preseason game.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — When his sponsorship dried up early last season, Matt DiBenedetto took the unique step of making a social media video asking for funding ideas.

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PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a bicycle race at Mount Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the second place finisher in the women's division. Her name is Lane Marder, not Lane Marden.

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Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he became a head coach in the Pac-12, he found an unfamiliar environment at some high school games in California.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota jumped into the air and flipped over Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon into the end zone for a 2-point conversion.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his oh-so-close effort.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late.

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BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR's playoffs, and as free agency hits full steam drivers are trying to secure their futures as fast as possible.

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced multiple times during a crash landing and veered off the runway before ending up on a Tennessee highway, investigators said Friday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 100 boys train daily on a baseball field next to the biggest slum in Caracas, using old bats, balls and gloves in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal: a professional baseball career in the United States and an escape from Venezuela's hardship.

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NEW YORK (AP) — By the time José Ramírez and the Cleveland Indians were finally done thrashing the Yankees on Thursday night, rookie designated hitter Mike Ford was at least enjoying a chuckle at his own expense on the mound for New York.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — If the realities of facing an NFL defense that turned up its pass rush, and dealing with penalties, missed receivers and an interpretation of the rules didn't hit Kyler Murray in his Arizona Cardinals debut last week, they undoubtedly did Thursday night.

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TOKYO (AP) — First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there's the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are being inflated due to unprecedented demand. And the summer heat and humidity will be off-putting for some.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brett Moffitt pulled away on a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series' playoff opener Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6.

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MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — On the range, Justin Thomas had no idea where the ball was going. Some five hours later, he had a share of the course record at Medinah.

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Oregon is on the rise. Utah might have its best team since joining the Pac-12. Washington has a new former five-star quarterback. And USC has a coach planted firmly on the hot seat.