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Darren McFadden opens Dallas Cowboys camp in a familiar way -- injured

Darren McFadden opened Dallas Cowboys training camp Thursday with an unfamiliar team… and in a painfully familiar way.

The oft-injured running back – now with the Cowboys after spending his first seven seasons with the Oakland Raiders – is hobbled again, nursing a bum hamstring. The Cowboys put him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

“He tweaked his hamstring maybe a couple of weeks ago...

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Cory and Colby Rasmus could turn Houston into the City of Brotherly Love

O brother, where art thou? In the opposing dugout in Minute Maid Park on Thursday night.

The Angels recalled reliever Cory Rasmus from triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, creating the possibility of a rematch between the right-hander and his brother, Colby Rasmus, who is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Colby, then with the Toronto Blue Jays, got the...

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Mike Trout meets NFL star, then returns to Angels lineup against Astros

Mike Trout returned to the lineup Thursday night after missing two games because of a sore left wrist, an encouraging development for an Angels team that is trying to salvage the finale of a three-game series against the American League West-rival Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.

“It’s big; not being in there stinks,” said Trout, who is batting .315 with a major league-leading 31 homers, 64 runs...

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Olympic leaders set to choose host city for 2022 Winter Games

With so much attention being paid to an uncertain U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, it can be easy to forget that another Games is up for grabs this week.

Representatives from Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, will make their final presentations at an International Olympic Committee session in Malaysia -- beginning about 7:30 p.m. PT Thursday -- with the winner getting to host the 2022 Winter Games.

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Judge orders all involved in Tom Brady case to 'tone down their rhetoric'

A day after the NFL and its players association filed separate lawsuits in different states over the Tom Brady suspension, a U.S. District Court judge in Minnesota ordered the two cases to be conjoined in New York.

That can be considered a small victory for the league, which filed its suit first Wednesday in Manhattan asking the federal court to affirm Brady's four-game suspension for his role in...

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Water pollution at 2016 Summer Olympics remains a concern

Amid continuing worry about pollution at open-water sites for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a new study shows swimmers and boaters could face serious health risks.

The venues where numerous events will take place are tainted with human sewage, according to tests conducted over five months by the Associated Press.

The situation remains a concern to the International Olympic Committee.

“On the one...

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