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NFL suspends Ravens RB Rice for 2 games

The NFL will suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of this season, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Cavs ink Wiggins; can't trade him for 30 days

The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract on Thursday, meaning he cannot be traded until at least Aug. 23.

49ers' Smith: I've stayed sober since Sept.

Aldon Smith said hours before the San Francisco 49ers started training camp Thursday that he has stayed sober since last September, when he was arrested for drunk driving for the second time since Jan. 2012.

Harden's 'cornerstones' belief miffs Parsons

A long-distance exchange of words between Chandler Parson and James Harden is heating up the rivalry between Houston and Dallas.

Twins call off Knoblauch induction post-arrest

Former Minnesota Twins star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife, KHOU.com reported.

Longhorns WRs charged with sexual assault

Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.

Lin joins Lakers, says 'Linsanity' part of past

The Lakers introduced Jeremy Lin at a news conference Thursday.

Bulls' original $33M Jordan contract on block

The Chicago Bulls' original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract -- the most valuable single-season contract in NBA history -- has hit the auction block.

Back to Seattle: Mariners acquire Morales

The Seattle Mariners made a move to upgrade one of baseball's weakest offenses Thursday when they acquired Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins in a trade for relief pitcher Stephen Pryor.

Ohio St. fires band director in harassment probe

Ohio State fired its band director on Thursday following a two-month investigation into sexual harassment of students, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Source: Pack's Nelson wants $10M per year

A source familiar with the negotiations said Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson wants a new deal worth at least $10 million per season.

Vikings coach Priefer apologizes for remark

Saying he's learned a "hard lesson," Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer apologized on Thursday for the homophobic remark he made during the 2012 season, while coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman stood behind the coach

Suspended WR Blackmon arrested for pot

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested a third time, this time in Edmond, Oklahoma, where police have charged him with possession of marijuana.

Epstein not thrilled with Cards 'gift' draft pick

The St. Louis Cardinals were unlikely winners Wednesday when they secured a bonus draft pick in Major League Baseball's competitive-balance lottery. Theo Epstein, for one, couldn't deny feeling a tad bitter about the Cardinals' good fortune.

Washington QB Miles suspended for opener

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the team's season opener against Hawaii, according to a school spokesman.