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Greg Hardy Admits to Being a 'Distraction' for Panthers


Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(SPARTANBURG, S.C.) --  Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has had a tumultuous offseason after he was arrested in May.  As the team kicked off training camp last week, the Pro Bowler admitted that his legal situation has been a huge distraction for the team.

"I hate that I have distracted my team," Hardy said as he addressed the media for the first time since being arrested and subsequently found guilty for assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend in May.

Hardy, 26, was arrested on May 13 after an incident in his Charlotte, North Carolina apartment.  He was found guilty by a Mecklenburg County judge on July 15 and sentenced to 18 months probation and 60 days in jail, the latter of which was suspended.

The decision was appealed by Hardy's attorney, who asked for a jury trial. That trial won't take place until after the season.

"I can't answer that question," Hardy said when asked if he has apologized to his teammates. "It's a team thing."

The Panthers made Hardy their franchise player after he led the team in sacks last season, guaranteeing him $13.1 million in 2014.  He will be a free agent in 2015.

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Ray Rice Chooses Not to Appeal Two-Game Suspension


Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Ravens running back Ray Rice has chosen not to appeal his two-game suspension for violating the NFL's conduct policy.

Rice was not expected to appeal the ban, which means he will miss the Ravens' Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and their Sept. 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He had a three-day window to take action, but that time has now elapsed.  Rice has yet to publicly comment on the suspension.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also fined Rice three game checks, which is worth a total of $529,000.

The three-time Pro Bowler is still allowed to participate in training camp and play in all four of the Ravens' preseason games.

Rice was accused of striking his now-wife, Janay, unconscious during an altercation in an Atlantic City casino last February. 

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Vikings Extend TE Kyle Rudolph's Contract


Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Minnesota Vikings have rewarded tight end Kyle Rudolph with a contract extension, the team confirmed on Monday.

The deal is reportedly for five years and worth a minimum of $36.5 million, with $19.4 million guaranteed.  It could wind up being worth as much as $40 million.

"I'm extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings," Rudolph said in a statement. "I've said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I'm excited about where this team is going. I'm looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal."

The 24-year-old Rudolph has 109 receptions for 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns in 39 games over three seasons with Minnesota.  The team selected Rudolph in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Rangers Agree to 5-Year Deal with Brassard


Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Rangers agreed to a five-year contract with center Derick Brassard, according to Brassard's agent Allan Walsh.

ESPNNewYork.com reports the deal is worth $25 million.

Brassard, 26,  recorded a career-high 18 goals during the 2013-14 season.

The new contract means the Rangers avoid going to an arbitration hearing Monday.

Brassard has been with the Rangers since the 2012-13 season when he was traded to New York by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

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Tim Clark Earns First PGA Win Since 2010


ThinkStock(MONTREAL) -- Tim Clark birdied five of the last eight holes to rally past Jim Furyk and win the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal on Sunday.

Furyk, who entered the day with a three-stroke lead, shot a 1-under 69 Sunday, but Clark's 5-under 65 was enough to edge Furyk by one stroke.

"It looked like Jim wasn't going to make any mistakes," said Clark, who earned his first PGA win since the 2010 Players Championship. "He was pretty solid, so I knew I had to make birdies. At that point, there was nothing to lose. Suddenly I got hot and I went with it."

Clark finishes at 17-under 263, which ties the tournament record for total score set in 1952 by Johnny Palmer.

Dicky Pride shot a 63 Sunday, matching the course record.

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Maddux, Glavine Headline Baseball HOF Inductees


(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas, and skippers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were all inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.

Maddux captured four Cy Young Awards and won 15 or more games for 17 straight seasons. He finishes his 23 season career with 355 wins, a 3.16 ERA, 3,371 strikeouts and a 1.14 WHIP

"I spent 12 years in Chicago, 11 in Atlanta, and both places are very special," Maddux said. "Without the experiences in both cities, I would not be standing here today."

Maddux wasn't the only inductee to serve time in Atlanta. Glavine also pitched with Maddux, winning two CY Young Awards, while Cox coached the team to the 1995 World Series Championship.

"I'm truly humbled to stand here before you," Cox said. "To Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and I have to mention the third member of the big three -- John Smoltz -- I can honestly say I would not be standing here if it weren't for you guys."

Thomas finishes his 19 major league seasons with two MVP Awards, a .301 batting average, 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs.

Torre managed the New York Yankees to six World Series, winning four of them.

La Russa finishes his career third all-time in coaching victories (2,728) and won three World Series titles -- one with the Athletics and two with the Cardinals.

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Wainwright Earns League-Leading 13th Win


Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings allowing no runs, five hits, and three walks while striking out five to earn his major league-leading 13th win in the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Wainwright (13-5) bounces back from his last start when he allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays.

"The results usually follow my delivery," said Wainwright, who lowered his ERA to 1.92. "When I control my delivery -- I told you I was gonna get things under wraps -- and get my arm in the right spot, success was following that.

"They hit some balls hard, but we played some great defense and made some pitches when we needed to."

Cubs rookie pitcher Kyle Hendricks was the tough luck loser allowing only one run, a solo homer to outfielder Matt Holliday.

The win puts the Cardinals (56-48) two games behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 7/27/14


Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Philadelphia Phillies 4 (46-59) - Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (45-60)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (56-50) - New York Yankees 4 (54-50)

Washington Nationals 4 (57-45) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (52-52)

Boston Red Sox 3 (48-57) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (51-54)

St. Louis Cardinals 1 (56-48) - Chicago Cubs 0 (42-61)

Miami Marlins 4 (51-53) - Houston Astros 2 (42-63)

Minnesota Twins 4 (47-57) - Chicago White Sox 3 (51-55)

Cleveland Indians 10 (52-53) - Kanas City Royals 3 (53-51)

New York Mets 2 (50-55) - Milwaukee Brewers 0 (59-47)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2 (63-41) - Detroit Tigers 1 (57-45)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (58-46) - Seattle Mariners 2 (54-51) - 10 Innings

Atlanta Braves 8 (57-48) - San Diego Padres 3 (46-58)

Pittsburgh Pirates 7 (55-49) - Colorado Rockies 5 (43-61)

Oakland Athletics 9 (65-39) - Texas Rangers 3 (41-64) 

Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (59-47) - San Francisco Giants 3 (57-48)

NASCAR: Sprint Cup Series: Jeff Gordon won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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LeBron James to Wear No. 23 for Cavaliers


Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- LeBron James tweeted on Sunday that he'll go back to wearing No. 23 this season as he makes his return to Cleveland.

When James left Cleveland in 2010, fans burned his No. 23 jersey, but now they'll have to go out and buy another one.

"23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2·3=6 We still family 6. #HomeTeam #StriveForGreatness," James tweeted.

James switched to his Olympic No. 6 with the Miami Heat, but decided to switch back after the league did not retire the number for Michael Jordan.

James has led the league jersey sales for six of the 11 seasons he's played in the NBA.

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Jeff Gordon Wins the Brickyard 400


Chris Graythen/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 in his rookie year and took home his fifth on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 43-year-old has competed in all 21 Brickyard 400s in his career and passed Kasey Kahne at lap 144 during a restart to grab the lead for good.

"Never know when your next win is going to come," Gordon said.  

"We've been close a couple times, to getting number five," Gordon continued. "Everytime I come here to Indianapolis, I feel like we have a shot at winning.

Kyle Busch finished second and was followed by Denny Hamlin.

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