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  • Tom Brady suspension in jeopardy

    NEW YORK — A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL’s four game suspension of Tom Brady over “Deflategate” is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice.

  • Making an impression

    TAMPA — Rookie Kwon Alexander has done more than create a good first impression in training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The fourth-round draft pick of out of LSU has played his way into the starting middle linebacker job.

    The regular-season opener is more than three weeks away, however, coach Lovie Smith already has seen enough of Alexander to move him ahead of veteran Bruce Carter on the depth chart.

  • Season-ending scrimmage

    Major injuries marred the first day of a joint practice between the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers on Wednesday.

    Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and Dolphins safety Louis Delmas both suffered torn ACLs, ending their seasons.

  • Gonzalez's 10th-inning homer gives Astros 3-2 win over Rays
  • Pirates doing work on the practice field
  • Winston’s slow preseason start doesn’t worry Bucs

    TAMPA — Jameis Winston’s preseason debut didn’t go as smoothly as he would have liked, however the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came away from the outing feeling good about the rookie’s progress.

  • Rays melt down in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Colby Lewis won his 13th game, three teammates hit home runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 on Saturday night.

    Lewis (13-5) allowed five hits, two walks and one run in six innings, throwing 111 pitches. The last 15 were to Asdrubal Cabrera, who fouled off 10 pitches before flying out to end the top of the sixth with the tying run on base.

    The Rangers broke loose for seven runs in the bottom of the inning for a 10-1 lead.

  • Tanaka pitches 5-hitter, leads Yankees over Blue Jays 4-1

    TORONTO — With key relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller both unavailable, the New York Yankees were counting on a solid outing from starter Masahiro Tanaka.

    He gave them that, and kept right on going.

    Tanaka pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in more than a year, leading the Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Saturday.

  • Philbin preps ’Phins for the road

    DAVIE — Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin figures an extended trip during the preseason might help his team win on the road this year.

    The Dolphins will head to Spartanburg, South Carolina on Tuesday for two days of joint practice with the Carolina Panthers before the teams meet in an exhibition game Saturday night in Charlotte.

  • Seizing the day

    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — With six straight 3s on his card, Jason Day looked determined as ever Saturday to finally get that first major. He had a 6-under 66 and built a two-shot lead in the PGA Championship, the third straight major he has at least a share of the lead going into the final round.

    One look at the leaderboard at the name right behind him — Jordan Spieth — made it clear it won’t be easy.