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Can Brees, Peterson lead Saints past Falcons in NFC South?

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 27, New Orleans Saints headquarters, Metairie, Louisiana. LAST YEAR: New Orleans was competitive in most games thanks to league-leading offense run by QB Drew Brees, but posted third consecutive 7-9 record because porous defense and some game-turning special teams blunders. Lack of depth …

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Roddick, Clijsters among Tennis Hall of Fame inductees

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Andy Roddick says jokingly he can now keep Roger Federer from a unanimous selection for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. As a new inductee, Roddick gets to vote on future candidates. He jested ahead of his enshrinement on Saturday that he’ll use it to get back …

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Vargas seeks return to All-Star form vs. White Sox

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the Kansas City Royals to be serious postseason contenders, they will need left-hander Jason Vargas to pitch like he did the first three months, not like he has in July. Vargas will start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a three-game …

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Preview: Twins vs. Tigers

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Detroit Tigers’ lineup has been weakened with the trade of slugger J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Detroit is hoping another big bat isn’t out as it faces the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera left Friday’s game with a right clavicle contusion after a ground ball …

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Spieth faces a good forecast and a long wait

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SOUTHPORT, England (AP) Jordan Spieth faces a good forecast and a long wait to take his two-shot lead into the third round of the British Open. Spieth and Matt Kuchar did not tee off until shortly before 4 p.m. at Royal Birkdale. After a second round that featured 30 mph …

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