NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations


The NFL has cleared former Broncos QB Peyton Manning after a seven-month probe into allegations made in an Al-Jazeera America documentary.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis. Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Gordon in a letter that he is suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season, but he can join the Browns...

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s and also coached the Arizona Cardinals, has died at 67

Boldin, Bush, Welker among big-name unemployed NFL vets

They were once big names with huge contracts

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Josh Tiven's story just keeps getting better and better

This is no longer the local-guy-makes-good story. Josh Tiven is a veritable veteran now, six years...

Elliott keeps on rolling through golf's peaks and valleys

John Elliott, the former NFA star, divides time living between Westerly and Jupiter, Fla., but his...

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Camp a balancing act as Patriots prepare to be without Brady

The New England Patriots enter their 2016 training camp as close as they've been in nearly 19 months to ridding themselves of the cloud that has trailed them since the "Deflategate" saga began

Which quarterback will guide Denver's title defense?

Now that Von Miller's deal is done, the Broncos turn their attention to their quarterback competition

Quarterback questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback

Coughlin, Accorsi and Tuck to enter Giants Ring of Honor

Coach Tom Coughlin, former general manager Ernie Accorsi and recently retired defensive end Justin Tuck are being inducted into the New York Giants' Ring of Honor

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UConn AD preparing pitch and waiting to hear from Big 12

UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out for an official pitch to join the conference

UConn looks at Maui Invitational as potential springboard

Few things can make a group of college basketball coaches more giddy about the upcoming season then talking about playing in the Maui Invitational.

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Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity, good humor

Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who died in a car accident over the weekend, is being remembered for his outgoing personality and athletic ability

Sandusky scandal still casts shadow at Penn State

Penn State coach James Franklin sees an improved team in Happy Valley and a program that can't escape the shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal

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Waterford Babe Ruth 13s roll on

The Waterford 13-year old Babe Ruth all-star team breezed through pool play this week in the New England Regional tournament.

White pitches two-hitter as New London Legion beats Tolland

Quantique White pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts as New London beat Tolland on Monday, 4-0, to stay alive at the Northern Division Super Regionals at South Windsor's Rotary Field.

Brennan, Waterford finish their run at Senior League softball East Regional

Despite finishing 0-4 in the East Regional Senior League softball tournament, Connecticut champion Waterford had a meaningful summer.

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Major League Baseball roundup

Tyler Saladino hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Chicago White Sox put a damper on the Chicago Cubs' trade for Aroldis Chapman with a 5-4 victory

Yankees trade closer Chapman to the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century.

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7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

8 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros.

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10 p.m., NBA TV — Men's exhibition: United States vs. China from Oakland, Calif.

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WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward

WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union

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Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Candace Parker added 18 points and six assists and the Los Angeles Sparks ended a two-game skid with a 95-75 win over the Washington Mystics on Friday night