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Daniel Cormier goes to Instagram to congratulate Jon Jones, thank team for support

In making his first public comments since he relinquished the light heavyweight championship at UFC 214 by falling via knockout to Jon Jones on Saturday night, Daniel Cormier posted a statement via Instagram thanking his supporters and lauding Jones with praise for his victory. Cormier’s statement also included an apology to referee John McCarthy, who called the fight in the third round after Cormier staggered backward and then around the cage with Jones in pursuit and took a vicious head kick and a series of merciless strikes on the ground…

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Former Oakland Raiders DB Dave Grayson dies at age 78

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Former Oakland Raiders defensive back Dave Grayson has died. He was 78. Oakland owner Mark Davis said Sunday that the Raiders family is saddened by Grayson’s death. The team did not give a cause of death. Remembering former Raiders defensive back Dave Grayson, who has passed away at 78: https://t.co/WxAn6SF8BK pic.twitter.com/AftTXHG61R — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) July 31, 2017 Grayson played 139 career games with the Raiders, Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs. He had 48 career interceptions, including five returned for touchdowns. Grayson’s best season came in…

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Colorado Rockies acquire Jonathon Lucroy from Texas Rangers

The Colorado Rockies have acquired Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy for a player to be named. As the July 31 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis. Speculation is heating up as the baseball world counts down to Monday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Find out what our writers are hearing today. 1 Related Lucroy, a two-time All-Star catcher, joined Texas last season after a trade-deadline deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. The deal was announced Sunday while the Rockies were…

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Erynne Lee wins Symetra Tour’s FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship by 2 strokes

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Erynne Lee won the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship on Sunday at Battle Creek Country Club for her second Symetra Tour title of the year. Lee all but wrapped up an LPGA Tour card through the money list, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Thailand’s Benyapa Niphatsophon. Lee, the 24-year-old former UCLA player from Silverdale, Washington, finished at 12-under 204. She earned $15,000 to jump from fourth to third on the money list with $70,998. The top 10 after the final seven events…

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Jhonattan Vegas defends Canadian Open title with playoff win

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended his RBC Canadian Open title Sunday at Glen Abbey, beating Charley Hoffman with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Vegas’ approach from the left bunker on the par-5 18th hit the grass just above the sand lip and still had enough power to clear the water and go through the green. “When I heard the clip, because obviously I didn’t see it, I knew that it was probably going to go in the water, because I didn’t know exactly how…

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Minnesota Wild, Nino Niederreiter agree to 5-year, $26 million contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with right wing Nino Niederreiter on a five-year, $26.25 million contract. The Wild announced Sunday their deal with the restricted free agent, who established career highs last season with 25 goals, 32 assists and a plus-17 rating among several other categories. The 24-year-old Swiss star was one of four players to appear in every game for the Wild last season. Niederreiter will make $4.6 million this season. The annual average value of the contract is $5.25 million for salary-cap…

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Owner Steve Bisciotti says Ravens still deciding whether to sign Colin Kaepernick

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said Sunday that the team is still deciding whether to sign controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “We’re very sensitive to it, and we’re monitoring it and we’re still, as [general manager Ozzie Newsome] says, we’re scrimmaging it,” Bisciotti said at a fan forum with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at M&T Bank Stadium. “We’re trying to figure what’s the right tact. Pray for us.” Kaepernick has been a free agent since March 1 when he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers….

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Allen Iverson an unexpected no-show at BIG3 game in Dallas

Allen Iverson did not show up for his team’s BIG3 game in Dallas on Sunday, an absence that was unexpected for the fledging 3-on-3 basketball league. “We had no advance warning and do not have information as to all the circumstances surrounding his absence. The league is launching an investigation to gather all the facts and then will make an informed, official statement,” the league said. Basketball Hall of Famer Allen Iverson serves a player and coach for Three’s Company of the BIG3 league. Mitchell Leff/BIG3/Getty Images Iverson is one of…

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John Isner beats Ryan Harrison in 2 tiebreaks to win 4th Atlanta Open title

ATLANTA — John Isner rode an overpowering service game to his fourth BB&T Atlanta Open title, beating fellow American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7) on Sunday before a friendly crowd at Atlantic Station. The second-seeded former University of Georgia standout has won two straight ATP tournaments since bowing out of Wimbledon in the second round, and the victory Sunday will move him up two spots in the world ranking to No. 18. Isner has won a third of his 12 ATP titles in Atlanta, where he has reached the…

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