NFL: Chiefs' Berry leaves practice with leg injury
Eric Berry left Kansas City Chiefs practice on Thursday after hurting his lower right leg, the second injury that the Pro Bowl safety has sustained so far in training camp.
MLB: A's acquire Lester, Gomes from Red Sox
A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.
Iowa offers free tuition to boost football sales
The University of Iowa is offering a year's worth of free tuition to five randomly selected students who've purchased season tickets for the 2014 football season.
FOOTBALL: Auburn, Clemson agree to play in 2016, 2017
Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.
The schools announced the deal on Wednesday.
QB questions abound in SEC
Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.
Big names, not so much.
Division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters. Ditto for Texas A&M, Georgia and defending East Division champion Missouri.
MLB: Indians trade starting pitcher Justin Masterson to Cardinals
Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians' ace. He'll end it with a different team in a different league.
Cleveland traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow the Indians to get something in return for the 29-year-old righty who was in his final year under contract.
Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.
NFL: Cowboys sign OL Tyron Smith to 8-year deal
Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.
The Pro Bowl left tackle signed an eight-year, $98 million extension Wednesday that pushes the total value of his deal to $110 million over 10 years, locking him up through 2023.
NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions
A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions.
NFL: Cowboys QB Romo skips full-pad session
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.
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