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NFL asks police in Maine to keep a close eye on Roger Goodell's home

It appears the NFL isn't taking any chances when it comes to the safety of Commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of his decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

Police in Scarborough, Maine, said they received a request from the NFL on Tuesday to keep a close eye on a $6.5 million home Goodell owns on the peninsula of Prouts Neck, south of Portland.

"They did reach out and let us know...

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Royals must work Fetty Wap reference into interviews -- or pay the price

Baseball's regular season is quite long. Kansas City has a nine-game lead in the American League Central, so there's no real division race to keep things interesting during the next two months before the postseason finally gets underway.

So some of the Royals players have been amusing themselves by requiring each other to drop a reference to rapper Fetty Wap into postgame interviews.

Specifically,...

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Kings' Slava Voynov serving jail time in Seal Beach

After pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge earlier this month, Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is spending part of his summer in the Seal Beach Police Detention Center.

The Seal Beach city attorney confirmed Tuesday that Voynov started serving his 90-day sentence in the city’s facility July 7.

The Seal Beach Police Department previously refused to confirm Voynov’s presence,...

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Olympic officials insist on U.S. bid for 2024 Summer Games

The International Olympic Committee is continuing to pressure the U.S. to submit a replacement for Boston's failed 2024 Summer Games bid.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, IOC President Thomas Bach said the U.S. Olympic Committee had earlier promised to be part of the bidding cycle.

"We are sure the USOC will deliver on this commitment," Bach said.

Los Angeles officials hope to fill the vacant slot....

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft calls NFL's Brady decision 'unfathomable'

In the wake of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upholding his four-game suspension of New England’s Tom Brady, the Patriots opened training camp Wednesday with a Bill Belichick news conference. Predictably, the comments from the coach were comically unrevealing and spoken in that familiar monotone.

But the highlight of the news conference was Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is clearly incensed with...

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Jonathan Papelbon trade suddenly got a little awkward for Nationals

The Washington Nationals traded for closer Jonathan Papelbon on Monday, even though they already had a perfectly capable ninth-inning pitcher in Drew Storen.

No big deal, General Manager Mike Rizzo said after completing the transaction with Philadelphia. The move will just make the team's pitching staff even stronger.

“Papelbon is our ninth-inning pitcher,” Rizzo said. “Drew will pitch the ninth inning...

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