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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Rookie and number one overall draft pick Jameis Winston, recently named starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, told ESPN that he has "matured," since his time at Florida State University.

Winston, who was notably involved in some off-field incidents at Florida State, said Saturday that he has "matured since I was an 18-year-old kid, just getting into mischievous things." Now, Winston says, "I love this opportunity that I've been given. It's a blessing."

"My dream always was to be a professional quarterback and I've achieved that dream," he said.

Winston won the Heisman trophy in his freshman season at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to a national championship. During his two seasons there, Winston was accused of sexual assault, cited for shoplifting and suspended for shouting a vulgar phrase on campus.

Winston was never charged in the alleged sexual assault after prosecutors noted flaws in a police investigation.

"On this team, I'm just accepting my role," Winston told ESPN. "We have a lot of veterans...those guys are our leaders. My job right now is just to play quarterback."

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Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Wrestling icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61.

Roderick Toombs, commonly known as Roddy Piper, died in his sleep Friday night, according to a statement from his agent.

"He was an icon, a legend, an amazing man and a true friend," said the statement. "He was also one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all."

The wrestling legend, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1954,was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and had more than 30 titles to his name.

“Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world," said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon in a statement. "I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”

Piper was known for appearing in the ring wearing a kilt and blowing bagpipes to honor his Scottish heritage, even though he was Canadian.

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Photo by Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL and the player's union have agreed it's "in everyone's best interest" for Tom Brady to know beforehand whether he can be the starting quarterback when the Patriots open for the regular season on September 10.

The union wants a federal judge in New York to vacate Brady's suspension.

The league wants its punishment over deflated footballs affirmed.

There was talk of a temporary injunction to let Brady play until the court fight is resolved but both sides agreed to work things out so the judge can rule by September 4.

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David Lee/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- After a glut of moves earlier in the week, Friday's Major League Baseball trade deadline passed with a series of smaller deals.

The biggest name to be shipped out before the deadline was Yoenis Cespedes. The Detroit Tigers outfielder was sent to the New York Mets, who just days earlier saw a trade for outfielder Carlos Gomez fall apart at the last minute. The Mets will be Cespedes' fourth team in the last two seasons.

Also on the move Friday, Philadelphia Phillies speedster Ben Revere. Sent to the Toronto Blue Jays to strengthen an already formidable lineup, Revere will join shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and ace David Price as the newest players north of the border.

The Milwaukee Brewers sent away a pair of players, dealing outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Baltimore Orioles and relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Johnny Cueto and cash to Kansas City Royals for LHP Brandon Finnegan, LHP Cody Reed and LHP John Lamb.

Oakland Athletics traded RHP Tyler Clippard and cash to New York Mets for RHP Casey Meisner.

Boston Red Sox traded LF Shane Victorino and cash to Los Angeles Angels for 2B Josh Rutledge.

Philadelphia Phillies traded RHP Jonathan Papelbon and cash to Washington Nationals for RHP Nick Pivetta.

Colorado Rockies traded SS Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins to Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes, RHP Miguel Castro, RHP Jeff Hoffman and RHP Jesus Tinoco.

Oakland Athletics traded 2B Ben Zobrist and cash to Kansas City Royals for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea.

Tampa Bay Rays traded LF David DeJesus to Los Angeles Angels for RHP Eduar Lopez.

Cleveland Indians traded LF David Murphy to Los Angeles Angels for SS Eric Stamets.

Kansas City Royals traded RHP Joe Blanton to Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.

Cleveland Indians traded 1B Brandon Moss to St. Louis Cardinals for LHP Rob Kaminsky.

Detroit Tigers traded LHP David Price to Toronto Blue Jays for LHP Matt Boyd, LHP Daniel Norris and LHP Jairo Labourt.

Seattle Mariners traded LF Dustin Ackley to New York Yankees for RHP Jose Ramirez and LF Ramon Flores.

Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Mike Leake to San Francisco Giants for 1B Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella.

Miami Marlins traded RHP Mat Latos, 1B Michael Morse and cash to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Victor Araujo, RHP Jeff Brigham and RHP Kevin Guzman.

Atlanta Braves traded LHP Alex Wood, RHP Jim Johnson, LHP Luis Avilan, 2B Jose Peraza, RHP Bronson Arroyo and cash to Los Angeles Dodgers for 2B Hector Olivera, LHP Paco Rodriguez and RHP Zack Bird.

Milwaukee Brewers traded CF Carlos Gomez, RHP Mike Fiers and Other Considerations to Houston Astros for RHP Adrian Houser, OF Brett Phillips, RF Domingo Santana and LHP Josh Hader.

Detroit Tigers traded RHP Joakim Soria to Pittsburgh Pirates for SS JaCoby Jones.

Milwaukee Brewers traded RHP Jonathan Broxton and cash to St. Louis Cardinals for LF Malik Collymore.

Philadelphia Phillies traded LHP Cole Hamels, LHP Jake Diekman and cash to Texas Rangers for LHP Matt Harrison, C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, OF Nick Williams, RHP Alec Asher and RHP Jake Thompson.

Milwaukee Brewers traded LF Gerardo Parra to Baltimore Orioles for RHP Zach Davies.

Seattle Mariners traded RHP Mark Lowe to Toronto Blue Jays for LHP Rob Rasmussen, LHP Jacob Brentz and LHP Nick Wells.

Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Kevin Jepsen to Minnesota Twins for RHP Chih-Wei Hu and RHP Alexis Tapia.

Philadelphia Phillies traded LF Ben Revere and cash to Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Jimmy Cordero and RHP Alberto Tirado.

Toronto Blue Jays traded LHP Felix Doubront to Oakland Athletics for cash.

Miami Marlins traded RHP Dan Haren and cash to Chicago Cubs for RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto.

Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Tommy Hunter to Chicago Cubs for RF Junior Lake.

Seattle Mariners traded LHP J.A. Happ to Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Adrian Sampson.

San Diego Padres traded CF Abraham Almonte to Cleveland Indians for LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

Detroit Tigers traded LF Yoenis Cespedes to New York Mets for RHP Luis Cessa and RHP Michael Fulmer.

Miami Marlins traded RHP Sam Dyson to Texas Rangers for C Tomas Telis and LHP Cody Ege.

Oakland Athletics traded RHP Ryan Cook to Boston Red Sox for Player To Be Named Later.

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PongsakornJun/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- One of the men charged with corruption tied to international soccer pleaded not guilty to the charges on Friday.

Alejandro Burzaco pleaded not guilty to a number of charges that accuse him of paying "bribes and kickbacks to obtain the media rights" to several soccer tournaments.

Prosecutors said Burzaco and others were part of a scheme to pay $110 million dollars in bribes to FIFA officials.

Burzaco is from Argentina and ran a sports media and marketing company that eventually won the rights to Copa America tournaments.

The judge has set bail at $20 million dollars.

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Richard Heathcote/Getty Images(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- The 2022 Winter Olympics are headed to China.

The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that Beijing will be the host city for the Games. The IOC made its decision in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after hearing final appeals from officials representing Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, the other city in contention.

Beijing now becomes the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics after it hosted the Summer Games in 2008.

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Jerry Markland/Getty Images(LONG POND, Pa.) -- The Sprint Cup Series will race in Pennsylvania this weekend.

Pocono Raceway will host the Windows 10 400 on Sunday afternoon. NBC Sports Network's coverage of the event will begin at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Kevin Harvick enters the weekend with a 69-point edge over Joey Logano atop the Sprint Cup points standings.

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Detroit 9, Baltimore 8
Toronto 5, Kansas City 2
Boston 8, Chicago White Sox 2
Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 6
Houston 3, L.A. Angels 0
Minnesota 9, Seattle 5
Cleveland 3, Oakland 1

San Diego 8, N.Y. Mets 7
Washington 1, Miami 0
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 5
St. Louis 9, Colorado 8
Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2 

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Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, fresh off a four-game suspension for use of marijuana, was charged with multiple traffic violations and resisting arrest following an incident earlier this month.

According to a release from the St. Charles County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar, Richardson is believed to be the driver of one of two vehicles seen driving at "exceedingly high rates of speed" on July 14. Officials claim Richardson's vehicle was clocked at 143 mph. Richardson allegedly fled from officers, sped through a traffic light, turned off its vehicle lights and attempted to hide in a residential driveway.

Officers located the vehicle after they were able to see its brake lights. At that point, Richardson complied with a command to exit the vehicle and received multiple summonses.

Two other men and a minor were in the vehicle at the time of the incident, but were not charged.

Richardson is set to appear in court on Oct. 27 for arraignment.

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Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros bolstered their lineup in advance of the trade deadline on Thursday, acquiring Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez less than a day after a trade involving Gomez to the New York Mets fell through.

On Wednesday night, reports of a Gomez trade to the Big Apple, where he began his career, were silenced for unspecified reasons. Speculation that the Mets were concerned about issues with Gomez' hip was brought to the outfielder's attention Thursday.

Gomez noted that he's missed very little time in recent weeks. "I have no problem," he said, according to ESPN. "I'm playing and I feel really sexy."

Gomez was sent, along with pitcher Mike Fiers, to Houston in exchange for four prospects.

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