Tuesday , 25 July 2017

National Sports

Jim Harbaugh: 3 quarterbacks battling for starting job

While addressing reporters at Big Ten media days Tuesday morning, Harbaugh said incumbent starter Wilton Speight is “in a good spot,” but he expects there to be an extended and legitimate competition for the job in Ann Arbor. “[Speight] comes in really tied for first with John O’Korn and Brandon Peters, legitimately, through competition,” Harbaugh said. “Throughout all the spring, …

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Big Ten to coaches: 'Stay put. Sideline isn't a stage.'

Watch your step, Jim Harbaugh. The rest of you Big Ten coaches, too. Conference officials are tired of coaches who treat the sideline like a stage and rage like Hamlet over calls they don’t like — and they’re prepared, finally, to do something about it. Of the several rules changes in store for the 2017 season, stricter enforcement of the …

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While interviewing with Cavs, Chauncey Billups says he knew Kyrie Irving was unhappy

Billups also said his concern over the amount of assets in the franchise if LeBron James left in free agency next year contributed to his decision to pass on the job. “(Irving’s trade request) didn’t surprise me. I knew as (the Cavs) were doing their due diligence on me I was doing the same thing on them,” Billups said in …

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AP Source: Broncos bring back Kubiak in scouting role

A person with knowledge of the hire has told The Associated Press that Gary Kubiak, who stepped down as Denver’s head coach because of health concerns seven months ago, is returning to the Broncos in a scouting capacity. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the hire hadn’t been announced, said Kubiak will serve as a senior …

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen reports, says holdout 'not fair' to team

“It all came down to I just didn’t think it was right for me to put my situation and my own personal best interest above that of the team,” Olsen said after arriving at Wofford College. “If I didn’t show up here today and I caused a big stink, what would have come from that was not fair to everybody. …

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Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead; WR says he wasn't in Va. at time of alleged incident

According to the Prince William County Police Department, Whitehead was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. on June 22 after an employee at a Wawa convenience store noticed he left without paying for some items. Whitehead was charged with shoplifting/petit larceny — under $200, a misdemeanor — and then failed to show for his arraignment on July 6, which resulted in …

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Broncos exec John Elway agrees to 5-year deal to stay in Denver

“This is a special place, and the Broncos are home to me,” Elway said in a statement. “While there’s still a lot of work to be done, I’m excited about the future of this team and this organization.” Elway, 57, had one year remaining on a three-year extension he signed in 2014. The new deal will be the third contract …

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3 world records fall on 3rd day of swimming worlds

Britain’s Adam Peaty has broken a pair of 50-meter breaststroke world records on the same day at the world championships, and Canada’s Kylie Masse took down a mark from the rubber-suit era. Peaty set the first mark Tuesday with a time of 26.10 seconds in the morning preliminaries, shaving 0.32 seconds off the standard he set at the 2015 worlds …

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Katie Ledecky breezes to 3rd worlds gold in 1,500 freestyle

Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships on Tuesday, capturing the 1,500-meter freestyle by more than half the length of the pool on her most grueling night of the meet. Ledecky touched in 15 minutes, 31.82 seconds — more than 6 seconds off her world-record pace from the championships in Kazan two years ago, but …

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Final major for Grand Slam not easy to attain

Three down, one to go for Jordan Spieth. Only it’s not always that simple. Spieth only has to wait three weeks until he gets his first crack at the career Grand Slam at the PGA Championship. He won the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, and he added the British Open with his furious finish at Royal Birkdale. Of the …

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