Jets sign D-lineman Courtney Upshaw after minicamp tryout

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed veteran defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw after a three-day tryout during minicamp. Upshaw spent the last two seasons with Atlanta after being a second-round draft pick by Baltimore out of Alabama in 2012. He has seven...
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Detroit hires ex-Indiana and Texas Southern coach Mike Davis

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy has hired basketball coach Mike Davis away from Texas Southern. The Horizon League school in the Motor City announced the move Thursday, adding a coach with a 352-241 career record in college. Davis led Texas Southern for the previous six...
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Verlander gets plenty of support in Astros 7-3 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched five-hit ball over seven innings and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 Thursday afternoon for their eighth straight win. Brian McCann homered for the first time in nearly a month. Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and...
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Police: Former pitcher held alleged mail thieves at gunpoint

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a former major league All-Star pitcher held two people at gunpoint after they took mail from his mailbox. The Bibb County Sheriff’s office said on Facebook that deputies responded just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to a call from Kevin...
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Column: Mickelson gives US Open the silent treatment

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson almost won the U.S. Open once while wearing a beeper — yes, a beeper — in case he had to be summoned for the birth of his daughter. He skipped another one because the same daughter was graduating from high school. If it...
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Cousins, Vikings head into summer break with more to learn

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins pushed himself so hard last summer that by Washington’s second regular-season game, he felt as if his body and mind aged 10 extra weeks. This time, even though he’s in a new place in Minnesota, his goal for the summer break is to...
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Sabres sign prospect goalie Luukkonen to 3-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed prospect goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to a three-year, entry level contract. Luukkonen is from Finland and was Buffalo’s second-round pick in last year’s draft. Luukkonen entered the draft listed first among...
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Giants 3B Longoria has broken hand after being hit by pitch

MIAMI (AP) — San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria has a broken left hand after being hit by a pitch. Longoria was struck by Dan Straily in Miami on Thursday. There is no timetable for Longoria’s return. The 32-year-old Longoria says he will decide in the...
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Benjamin eagerly catching up in 2nd season with Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kelvin Benjamin burst up the right sideline, timed his turn some 20 yards upfield, and made a leaping catch by using his imposing 6-foot-5 frame to box-out cornerback Tre’Davious White on the opening day of the Bills’ mandatory...
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Former Western Michigan basketball player cleared of murder

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former Western Michigan basketball player of murder in the shooting death of a fellow student but convicted him of armed robbery and a weapons charge. The Kalamazoo County jury deliberated two days before returning the verdict...
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