‘Day-by-day’ call for QB Rodgers’ return

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have enough concerns about Aaron Rodgers‘ sore back that they held him out of practice again Sunday and have not committed to playing him in the preseason. But coach Matt LaFleur continued to paint it as a precautionary measure and maintained things likely would be different if this were the regular season. “Yeah, I’m pretty sure that would be the case,” LaFleur said Sunday. “I think even the other night … but with it being the preseason, it wasn’t worth it.” The…

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Angels Players’ Weekend Nicknames guide

ANAHEIM — Players’ Weekend returns for a third straight year from Friday to Sunday, when the Angels play the Astros in Houston. Here’s a look at the nicknames that Angels players will wear on their backs while wearing all-black uniforms, with the Astros wearing all-white. • Every team’s Players’ Weekend ANAHEIM — Players’ Weekend returns for a third straight year from Friday to Sunday, when the Angels play the Astros in Houston. Here’s a look at the nicknames that Angels players will wear on their backs while wearing all-black uniforms,…

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Who has the best kicks on Team USA?

10:28 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN With the platform of USA Basketball’s road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in store, several players have looked to turn heads with their patriotic pairs during the team’s training camp and early exhibition games. For Kyle Kuzma and P.J. Tucker, it could be their final stretch in Nike sneakers, as both will be among this fall’s most sought-after sneaker free agents, with their current swoosh endorsement deals set to expire in late September. Both have been wearing exclusive pairs of the Kobe 4 Protro…

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[News] ESPN NBA Ranks Al Horford No. 40, Marcus Smart No. 65, Carmelo Anthony No. 64 | Healthy…

Join the Celtics Newsfeed and Roundtable Fantasy Football Listener League at FanDuel.com/CeltsRoundtable ! The ESPN NBA 100 player rankings came out this week and the Boston Celtics have two players thus far. Marcus Smart landed 65th, while Al Horford dipped to No. 40. Carmelo Anthony was a shocker at No. 64. Jae Crowder landed No. 38 and Isaiah Thomas No. 33. Daniel Theis played for Germany in the FIBA Eurobasket quarterfinals. Andrew Bogut expects to be cleared to start the 2017-18 NBA season. View at DailyMotion

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Investigators reveal cause of ex-NASCAR driver Earnhardt’s plane crash – NASCAR

Collapsed landing gear caused the plane carrying ex-NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and his family to crash off the runway before bursting into flames, says the National Transportation Safety Board. Earnhardt’s jet caught fire and burned out within minutes during the incident at Elizabethon Municipal Airport in Tennessee. The plane had careered off the end of the runway and through the fencing at the end of the airstrip. Earnhardt, his wife Amy, daughter Isla, their dog and the two pilots escaped the Cessna Citation 680 before it burst into flames.…

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Rosenqvist to hospital after multicar Pocono crash

IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist has been taken to a hospital for further evaluation after a big crash on the first lap of Sunday’s race at Pocono. Takuma Sato triggered a dangerous wreck when he tried to dart through an opening on a three-wide start to the race and took out Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi. Rosenqvist’s car dragged on its rear wheels against the wall before settling back on the track. IndyCar tweeted that he had been sent to a local trauma center for further evaluation with…

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