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Pelini calls for an improved recruiting process

If Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his way, National Signing Day would be a thing of the past. And the result would be an improved recruiting process.

NDSU picked to win football crown in MVC

Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State has a new coach and a new quarterback, but Missouri Valley Football Conference followers said Tuesday they don’t expect a change in fortunes for the Bison.

Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams

As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder.

Tuesday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on July 29, 2014

WNBA ROUNDUP: Tina Charles scored 23 points, Sugar Rodgers had five points and two huge defensive plays in overtime, and the New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 80-76 on Tuesday night.

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Price hopes to stay with Rays

As trade deadline nears

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price said he hopes to stay with the team as the trade deadline approaches.

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Hosmer back in lineup for Royals

Vargas improving

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is back in the lineup for tonight's game against Minnesota after starting just once in the last seven games because of a bruised hand.

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Bradford: Yet another make-or-break season

It’s become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.

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Chiefs’ offensive line a grab-bag of bodies in camp

The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout.

Monday's MLB Capsules

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

Rose Returns for U.S. basketball team

Derrick Rose says he feels old.

Manziel’s day at Browns camp

A look at Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel’s day at training camp Monday.

Fists flying in Philly

This Eagles defense won’t be pushed around.

Lions postpone talks with Suh until after season

The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season.

Jays send Hendriks, Kratz to Royals for Valencia

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.

Lincoln announces schedule for men's basketball

Three early season classics and two dates with the defending national champions highlight the Lincoln University men’s basketball team’s 2014-15 schedule, released on Monday.

Alewine honored

Former Central Missouri standout Erin Alewine was one of three athletes recently named an NCAA Division II Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Recovered from illness, Williams ready for return

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.

Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

Former University of Georgia 400-meter standout Torrin Lawrence died Monday morning in a car accident as he made his way home to Jacksonville, Fla. He was 25.

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2-billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Union push unified Northwestern

No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.