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NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice

The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years.

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Hall cuts eligibility time

The Baseball Hall of fame's board has cut the time a player will be eligible for election from 15 years to 10.

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Giants acquire Peavy from Red Sox

The San Francisco Giants have acquired right-hander Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) from Boston for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love gets ready to play the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.

Texas safety Josh Turner (25) celebrates his interception of a pass by Iowa State's Steele Jantz in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Texas won 33-7.

More players are dismissed from Texas

According to ESPN.com’s Max Olson the Texas Longhorns have released three players from the team on Friday. Olson writes, “Safety…

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cleveland.

Sources: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott

Lakers, Byron Scott talking offer

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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.

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WATCH: The history of the ‘high-five’

It's the gesture associated with all things awesome but the history behind this iconic handshake might surprise you.

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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, where FIFA says the tournament can "create positive change."

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, July 25.

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Judge denies Hernandez’s request for dismissal

A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man.

Oakland Athletics pitcher Jim Johnson (45) is relieved by manager Bob Melvin, rear, during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Indians won 6-4. Johnson was the losing pitcher. In front is Athletics catcher Derek Norris.

Oakland’s Johnson designated for assignment

Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games with the A's.

Texas head coach Charlie Strong listens to a question from a reporter during the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Two Texas football players charged with sex assault

Spokeswoman Cindy Posey says the players charged Thursday are wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander. Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography.

Top NBA draft prospect Andrew Wiggins of Kansas prepares for an interview during the NBA draft lottery in New York, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Cavaliers sign rookie Andrew Wiggins

The Cavaliers have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, a contract that prevents him from being traded for 30 days.

Minnesota Twins' Chuck Knoblauch takes a hard swing at a pitch by Cleveland Indians pitcher Chad Ogea, and falls down as he misses the ball in the second inning in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 13, 1996.

Knoblauch charged with assaulting ex-wife

Knoblauch has been released on $10,000 bond. His first court date is set for July 30

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Ohio State University fires marching band director

OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

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Ravens’ Rice suspended 2 games

Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

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Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games.

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Mike Tyson to induct Evander Holyfield into Boxing Hall

Seventeen years after Tyson nibbled off part of Holyfield's ear in a championship bout, the boxer-turned-actor will be on hand to salute his former foe.

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Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

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A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

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A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

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Drew Barrymore’s sister found dead

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Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actors John Drew Barrymore and Nina Wayne, was found dead in her car.

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Bells take 2-1 pitchers duel over Medford

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Teams wrap-up series at Joe Martin Field tonight