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NFL upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspension

Tom Brady’s attorneys expected to take case to federal court

With Tuesday’s ruling by Roger Goodell, Tom Brady is currently slated to miss the Patriots’ first four regular-season games: the Sept. 10 home opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sept. 20 at the Buffalo Bills, Sept. 27 at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oct. 11 at the Dallas Cowboys before the team’s Week 5 bye.

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Arizona Cardinals hailed for hiring NFL's first female coach

Jen Welter will be a coaching intern during training camp this year

Jen Welter, who has a Ph.D. in psychology, joins the Cardinals’ staff after playing for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League.

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Georgia Bulldogs have fun with QBs at UGA Day

Quarterback still a question mark for coaches

Aside from quarterback, there will be at least one noticeable change on offense: New offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will most likely call plays from the sideline, as he did the past nine seasons in the NFL.

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FSU's Dalvin Cook won't practice until legal matter is resolved

Running back is facing misdemeanor battery charges

Coach Jimbo Fisher told ESPN Radio on Tuesday that Cook’s misdemeanor battery charges — for allegedly punching a woman in the face several times — must be settled before he’s welcome at practice.

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Kyle Busch will make history with another NASCAR victory

His run could also make a good comeback story

For the first time since his extraordinary comeback following injuries in February, Kyle Busch declared himself to be happy with his life’s situation in the post-race victory ceremonies at Indy, where he was joined by his wife and infant son.

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CFB Playoff officials in Atlanta to assess title-game bid

College Football Playoff officials were in Atlanta Tuesday, scouting the city as a possible site for the national championship game in January 2018.

Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Santa Clara, Calif, submitted bids last month to host the game, and playoff officials plan to choose the site by the first week of November.

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U.S. makes Gold Cup roster changes

Jozy Altidore was part of a U.S. roster shakeup on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match on Saturday in Baltimore.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann shuffled the roster after the team’s 1-1 draw on Monday night with Panama, adding DeMarcus Beasley, Joe Corona and Alan Gordon for the knockout rounds. The three will replace Altidore, Alfredo Morales and Greg Garza.

Ex-Falcons prospect Johnson retires from NFL

Former Falcons offensive lineman Mike Johnson, after suffering three gruesome injuries over five seasons, has elected to retire.

Johnson, 28, played in 18 games with one start. He served as the jumbo tight end in 2012, playing in all 16 games and catching a touchdown pass as the Falcons went 13-3 and reached the NFC championship game.

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UGA to introduce Uga X during upcoming football season

The University of Georgia will introduce its newest mascot, Uga X, at a yet-to-be announced date during the upcoming football season.

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Deerfield-Windsor School wins Drake Award

Program wins five state titles to garner top honors

DWS finished with 94 points, topping runners-up Augusta Prep who finished second with 66 points.

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Jason Grilli vows return for spring training

Reliever faces surgery and extensive rehab

The 38-year-old closer sustained a season-ending ruptured left Achilles tendon while running to cover first base on a ninth-inning ground ball

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Auburn believes defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will improve sagging defense

Tigers defense ranked ninth in SEC last year

Fired by Florida, Will Muschamp is regarded as one of the best defensive minds in the country, with the energy and wits to stand toe-to-toe with his new practice field peer, Auburn play-caller and head coach Gus Malzahn.

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John Samuel Shenker, Steven Williams selected to Team USA squad

Deerfield-Windsor standouts will play on first 17U National Development Team

The 2015 National Team Development Program will be held in Orange, Calif. at Lutheran High School Aug. 16-24.

Edy Tavares chose Hawks over several European teams

The 7-foot-3 center had several lucrative offers to continue his professional career in Europe. However, they weren’t enough to delay his NBA dream.

Tavares signed a three-year deal to play for the Hawks last week after last year’s second-round pick spent another season playing for Gran Canaria in Spain’s ACB League.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Josh is definitely one of us now

Outdoors: Welcome to the club, boy

Oh, if only Josh would have exhibited such velocity as a high school footballer, my young friend would today be an all-pro pulling guard for New England or Seattle.

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Fishing the grassy spots can be rewarding

Bass need grass to survive

Green vegetative cover provides what every freshwater predatory fish must have to survive: summertime shade, an ample oxygen supply, and strategic ambush points from which the predator can attack and subsequently consume its prey.

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It’s the Millers’ time at All-Star Game

Shelby Miller has finally earned his first All-Star nod

Shelby Miller has been a rookie of the year hopeful in St. Louis (2013). He has pitched 13-plus postseason innings for the Cardinals over three seasons. He has flashed special-quality stuff, losing a no-hitter against the Marlins with two out in the ninth earlier this season and retiring 27 straight after yielding a lead-off hit to Colorado in 2013.

Braves sign top draft pick Kolby Allard

The 14th pick of the 2015 MLB draft has agreed to a terms with the Braves

Allard, the 17-year-old California left-hander selected by the Braves with the No. 14 pick in last month’s draft, agreed to terms Thursday on a bonus of $3,042,000, which was $200,000 above the assigned slot value for that pick.

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Maybin playing way Padres once envisioned

Maybin’s play with the Braves is what the Padres envisioned when they gave him a five-year, $25 million contract after his career-best 2011 season.

Maybin entered Thursday with a .295 average, eight home runs, 43 RBIs, 15 stolen bases and a .362 on-base percentage in 76 games.

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NFL legend Kenny Stabler dies at age 69

Reports say Stabler died from complications related to colon cancer

Kenny Stabler, who led the Raiders to the Super Bowl, dies Wednesday at age 69.