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ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith

ESPN on Tuesday announced a one-week suspension for one of its most controversial commentators, Stephen A. Smith, in the wake of his widely-criticized remarks about domestic abuse that referred to possible "provocation" by victims.

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07-29 Pomponio's Road To Rio

Sports Director Chris Alvarez (@TheChrisAlvarez) caught up with Olympic hopeful Anthony Pomponio before he moves to Colorado to live and train at the Olympic Training Center.

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FIFA asks Italy to investigate allegations of racism

FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate alleged comments from the front runner to become its next president that referred to African players as "banana eaters."

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Serena Williams feeling fit after Wimbledon scare

As Serena Williams prepares to return to action at the WTA's Stanford tournament, the 32-year-old says the commotion caused by her viral illness at Wimbledon had taken her by surprise.

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Wild's Fontaine signs two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild avoided an arbitration hearing with Justin Fontaine and signed the forward to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

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Ryan Lochte shows off 10,000-calorie meal

He's used to making waves in the pool, but Ryan Lochte has caused a few ripples of excitement on social media after tweeting out a photo of himself in front of what he claims was 10,000 calories worth of food, including piles of chicken and asparagus.

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Michele Roberts named NBPA exec. director

Michele Roberts was elected executive director of the NBA Players Association nearly 18 months after Billy Hunter was ousted.

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Browns acclimate to protecting Johnny Football

Brian Hoyer, who has fewer than 200 career pass attempts and three career starts, and rookie Johnny Manziel are vying to convince coach Mike Pettine that they are the right man for the starting job in 2014.

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Lions, Suh table extension talks

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said the team tabled discussions with two-time All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the 2014 season, but they remain focused on keeping Suh in Detroit.

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Red Sox shopping Lester

With Boston out of contention in the American League East and the non-waiver trade deadline set for 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Red Sox are taking calls about potential trades for Jon Lester, with the likelihood increasing that the ace left-hander could be dealt this week.


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