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Minnesota court orders NFLPA, Tom Brady case moved to New York

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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The Phillies' Cole Hamels era apparently at an end with trade to Texas

Cole Hamels gave fans in Philadelphia one final show Saturday, throwing a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs.

Now, after spending all 10 years of his major league career in a Phillies uniform, Hamels is about to become a member of the Texas Rangers.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Hamels and left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman, along with some cash, are being traded to the Rangers for five...

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Galaxy puts goalie Jaime Penedo on waivers, pursues Donovan Ricketts

The Galaxy sent one goalkeeper out Wednesday and may soon be welcoming another in after a busy day in which it placed Jaime Penedo on waivers while accelerating talks to reacquire Donovan Ricketts from Orlando City in time for this weekend’s game in Colorado.

Penedo, unhappy with the club's refusal to redo a contract that had been revised in February, asked to be released and the club granted that...

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NFLPA turns to federal court for help in Tom Brady case

As expected, the NFL Players Assn. filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Brady on Wednesday, a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of the New England Patriots quarterback.

The appeal was filed in U.S. District Court of Minnesota, where the players' union has had success with Judge David S. Doty.

Shortly after Goodell upheld the original suspension he imposed, the NFL...

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UFC's John Dodson promises new outcome in Demetrious Johnson rematch

The Ultimate Fighting Championship lists flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson as its third-best pound-for-pound fighter, but in a division that Johnson has dominated with seven consecutive title wins, an injection of personality is needed.

So in walks John Dodson (18-6), who fought Johnson (21-2-1) to a competitive loss by unanimous decision in January 2013, and returns on a three-fight win streak,...

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