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Reports: Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports.

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San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

49ers’ Harbaugh won’t tolerate domestic violence

Jim Harbaugh gave stern comments about the topic Tuesday during his radio show on KNBR-AM, two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports news you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Sam fails to secure spot on Rams practice squad

Defensive end Michael Sam's bid to become the first openly gay player in the NFL looks even more remote.

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Carrie Underwood expecting her first child

Singer Carrie Underwood and her pro hockey player husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child.

New Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, center, waits for his squad to huddle during a break in the annual Red-White NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014. At left is quarterback Brett Nelson (12).

NCAA Football on KPUG: Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut  

The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school.

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Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers

The 27-year-old Boone reached agreement on a restructured $6 million, two-year contract Sunday. The 49ers requested a roster exemption and Boone must be added to the 53-man roster before he can play.

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Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank Championship

Chris Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 on Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and bolster his case for a Ryder Cup pick.

Houston Astros manager Bo Porter is seen during batting practice of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager…

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Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) signals at the line of scrimmage behind offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72), guard Geoff Schwartz (74), and next to fullback Anthony Sherman (42) against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

AP source: Chiefs’ Smith agrees to 4-yr extension

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension that includes $45 million in guaranteed money, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, foreground, stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

49er McDonald jailed for alleged domestic violence

Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

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US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.

Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Irving, Texas. Missouri takes on Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl on Friday in Arlington, Texas.

Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

Tony Stewart smiles as he speaks with his crew before the start of the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 27, 2012.

Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing after fatal accident

Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track earlier this month.

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Reports: Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

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A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports.

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49ers’ Harbaugh won’t tolerate domestic violence

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San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

Jim Harbaugh gave stern comments about the topic Tuesday during his radio show on KNBR-AM, two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.

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Lynch has little to say ahead of Seahawks opener

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, third from left, carries the ball on the final day of NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Lynch spoke with the media for the first time this season on Tuesday.

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2014-15 WWU Men’s golf preview

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WWU opens its season on Sept. 19-20 at the Saint Martin's Invitational. The Vikings host their 43rd annual tournament on Sept. 22-23 at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

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Former Seahawk Ware arrested on suspicion of DUI

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Seattle Seahawks' Spencer Ware (44) in action against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the 49ers 29-3.

Former Seattle Seahawks running back Spencer Ware has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.