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Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a ball tossed to him during warmups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game was upheld Tuesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell said the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy Brady's cellphone on or just before March 6. Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells on that day.


AP source: Phillies agree to trade Papelbon to Nationals (Yahoo Sports)  

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon throws a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 5-4 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals.


Tampa Bay trades DeJesus to Angels (Yahoo Sports)  

Tampa Bay Rays' David DeJesus, left, slides around the tag from Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila while scoring on an RBI single by Logan Forsythe during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 27, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league pitcher Eduar Lopez.


Hamels' next start pushed back to Friday (Yahoo Sports)  

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels gets doused after pitching a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The Phillies won 5-0. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

TORONTO (AP) -- Cole Hamels is being pushed back one day in Philadelphia's starting rotation and is not scheduled to start for the Phillies again until after Friday's trade deadline has passed.


Steelers RB Bell has suspension reduced to 2 games (Yahoo Sports)  

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell makes a catch during practice at NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Le'Veon Bell will head back to work a little earlier than the NFL originally planned. The league reduced the suspension against the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back from three games to two on Tuesday, leaving him eligible to play when the Steelers travel to St. Louis on Sept. 27. Bell was arrested last August following a traffic stop along with then-teammate LeGarrette Blount.


Royals acquire versatile Ben Zobrist from A's (Yahoo Sports)  

Oakland Athletics' Ben Zobrist celebrates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 24, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Back in college, Ben Zobrist once kicked Ned Yost out of his apartment. The Royals made another big addition for the season's stretch run on Tuesday, acquiring the versatile Zobrist and nearly $2.6 million from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. The 34-year-old Zobrist, an infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs and 33 RBIs in 67 games for the A's, who are in last place in the AL West after three straight playoff seasons.


Mets' Mejia suspended for year for positive drug test (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia tosses the ball to throw out Colorado Rockies' Josh Rutledge at first base to end a baseball game, in New York. Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been banned for an additional 162 games following a positive test for Stanozolol and Boldenone, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been banned for an additional 162 games following a positive test for Stanozolol and Boldenone. Because of the first suspension, he would have been ineligible for the postseason, if the Mets make it that far.


AP source: Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson to report for camp (Yahoo Sports)  

This is a 2015 photo of Muhammad Wilkerson of the New York Jets NFL football team. This image reflects the New York Jets active roster as of Monday, June 8, 2015 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Big Mo will show for training camp. New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will report to the practice facility on Wednesday with the rest of his teammates despite being unhappy with his contract, according to a person familiar with his plans. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because neither Wilkerson nor the Jets announced the decision.


Chiefs Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe out after back surgery (Yahoo Sports)  

Team Carter's Dontari Poe #92 is seen against Team Irvin during the NFL Pro Bowl Game on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Team Irvin won the game (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

The Kansas City Chiefs are facing a potentially devastating loss on defense, even though training camp doesn't begin for veterans until this weekend. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe will miss camp and likely part of the season after undergoing surgery last week on a herniated disc. The injury initially occurred during the Chiefs' voluntary offseason program, but Poe aggravated it during a workout at home on July 8.


Mexico coach Herrera fired after claim he punched reporter (Yahoo Sports)  

Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera yells during the first half of the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship soccer match against Jamaica, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter's claim that the man known as ''El Piojo'' punched him. The ouster came just two days after Herrera led Mexico to victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. ''Our values, our principles, are above any result,'' de Maria said at a news conference.


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