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NFL PRESEASON

Browns at Colts 4 p.m. After two days of physical workouts and minor skirmishes, Cleveland and Indianapolis get together one more time. Indy needs to see more productivity out of its offense. In last week’s loss to Buffalo, the Colts managed only two first downs on their first seven ...

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Josh Gordon reinstated BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon’s winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He’s getting yet another ...

Little Leaguers to slug it out

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Little League is about to stage its own version of Major League Baseball’s home run derby. The Little League Home Run Derby championship will take place at Bowman Field, site of the Little League Classic — the MLB game played during the tournament — on ...

Dale Jr.’s airplane bounced

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced multiple times during a crash landing and veered off the runway before ending up on a Tennessee highway, investigators said Friday. “It’s just the grace of the good Lord that a vehicle ...

Indians come back to earth

NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Aaron Judge broke out of his slump with two hits and two runs, and the New York Yankees rebounded from their worst home loss of the season with a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. New York (82-42) ...

Tucker comes through for Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Kevin Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out in the ninth inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Friday night. Tucker, pinch-hitting, worked a bases-loaded walk off Brandon Kintzler ...

Bernie Sanders needs a shot of dignity

I have never been a big fan of Bernie Sanders. His authoritarian tendencies and aggressive attacks on any who would disagree have outweighed the good in him. The good is his working-class voice, emphasis on economic issues and some solid ideas. But his recent lashing out at The Washington ...

For the survivors: We remember

In two weeks’ time, three mass shootings killed 34 people and left dozens more injured. We were outraged and in shock, and for a few days we managed to sustain a collective call for new laws that would make our country safer. Now, we are moving on. This is our human nature, to search for ...

Why not permit selling an organ?

Have you volunteered to be an organ donor? I did. I just clicked the box on the government form that asks if, once I die, I’m willing to donate my organs to someone who needs them. Why not? Lots of people need kidneys, livers, etc. When I’m dead, I sure won’t need mine. Still, there ...

Harris’ hypocrisy on guns

Kamala Harris weighs in on guns on her campaign website with the headline “Taking executive action if Republicans continue to cower to the NRA.” Sure, the National Rifle Association, with a reported 5 million members nationwide, is an influential policy group. But is it really running ...