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Last Update on July 25, 2014 05:35 GMT


NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1.

Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was released on bail.

The 23-year-old player was suspended for two games last season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He still led the league with 1,646 yards receiving.

Gordon also reportedly failed another drug test during the offseason, which could lead to a season-long or indefinite ban. In May, he was ticketed for speeding, and a passenger in his car was cited for marijuana possession.


CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss at the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3.

The Hall of Famer will represent Buffalo as an honorary captain, while former linebacker Harry Carson will be the New York Giants' honorary captain when the teams face off in the first NFL preseason game.

Kelly, inducted into the hall in 2002, in May completed radiation and chemotherapy sessions to treat sinus cancer, which spread from his jaw.

Kelly's top receiver, Andre Reed, is among the seven members of the hall's class this year.

"I have always said that God willing, I will be back in Canton every summer," Kelly said. "This year especially, I am so thankful that I can be on hand..."


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, a contract that prevents him from being traded for 30 days.

Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can't be finalized for at least 30 days.

The Cavs had been reluctant to include Wiggins in a package for Love, but the team has softened its stance and may be willing to part with the former Kansas standout.

Cleveland is interested in bringing in Love to form a "Big 3" with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. That trio would make the Cavs an overwhelming favorite in the Eastern Conference.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 26, 2014 00:56 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Luis Valbuena (vahl-BWAY'-noh) cracked a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6.

The teams combined for five home runs and 23 hits with the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field.

The Cardinals tied the score 5-5 on solo homers by Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday in the fifth inning. Pinch-hitter Oscar Taveras singled to break the tie in the sixth, but the lead was short-lived.


UNDATED (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of veteran right-hander Jerome Williams, who is starting tonight in the series opener against AL West-leading Oakland. Williams is the 52nd different player, and 31st pitcher, used by Texas this season.

The 32-year-old Williams is 43-51 with a 4.45 ERA in 181 major league games since 2003 for San Francisco, the Chicago Cubs, Washington, Los Angeles Angels and Houston.

In other baseball news:

-- Second baseman Dan Uggla, recently cut by the Braves, has been recalled by the Giants from their Triple-A Fresno affiliate. He's in the starting lineup tonight against the Dodgers.

-- The Minnesota Twins plan to bring up left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in place of ailing Kyle Gibson.

-- The Mets say pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (DYS'-kay maht-soo-ZAH'-kah) is returning to New York to have his right elbow examined. Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that the 33-year-old Matsuzaka felt something in his elbow a day earlier.


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have waived wide receiver Darius Johnson. He made a surprising contribution last season after star receiver Julio Jones went down with a season-ending injury. Johnson played in 10 games with two starts, making 22 catches for 210 yards and one touchdown.


DECATUR, Ala. (AP) -- A judge has convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown. McClain has been sentenced to an 18-day jail term that could interrupt his bid to restart his career.

McClain was accused of yelling an obscenity at police trying to arrest him during a disturbance in a crowded city park in 2013.

McClain won't have to report for his jail sentence until after an appeal is complete in state court and was free to leave the state to report to the Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, California.


ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed Adreian Payne who was the team's first-round pick last month. The 6-foot-10 power forward from Michigan State was the 15th overall pick in the draft.

Payne averaged 12.5 points and seven rebounds while starting all six games for the Hawks' Las Vegas summer league team this month.

He finished his college career as Michigan State's career leader with 141 blocked shots. He averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior.

Terms of the deal were not released.


PORTHCAWL, Wales (AP) -- Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) followed up his Thursday 6-under 65 with a second round 5-under 66 to grab the midway lead in the British Senior Open at 11-under. The German tops Chris Williams of England, who shot a second-round 1-under 70 to stand 4-under for the tournament, and Scotland's Colin (KAH'-lihn) Montgomerie, who shot a 66 to finish at 4-under as well.


MONTREAL (AP) -- Two-time champ Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk) shot a course record 7-under 63 to grab a share of the lead in the second round of the Canadian Open. Furyk is at 10-under par, tied with Tim Petrovic (peh-TROH'-vihk) who shot 66.

Graham DeLaet (deh-LEHT') played in the same group as Furyk and also shot a record-tying 63 and is two shots off the pace. He's trying to become the first Canadian in 60 years to win his country's national championship.


OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The teams of Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr along with Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis scored wins for the United States over Spain in the LPGA International Crown. The victories come a day after the top-seeded U.S. lost twice to Taiwan and was the only country without a point. The Americans will finish off better ball play against Thailand Saturday, trying to earn a spot in the singles matches Sunday that will determine the winner.


TORONTO (AP) -- Goalie James Reimer (RY'-mur) and the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to a two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

Reimer lost the starting job to Jonathan Bernier (BURN'-yay) last season, but was forced into service late in the season after Bernier sustained a knee injury.

Reimer was 12-16-1 with a 3.29 goals-against average last season. In four seasons with Toronto, he's 65-48-15 with a 2.85 GAA.


ATLANTA (AP) -- Michael Cooper, who was part of five NBA championship teams with the Lakers, has had surgery for tongue cancer. The 58-year old is the current head coach of the WNBA Atlanta Dream and is a former head coach of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks.

The Dream report that Thursday's procedure was successful and Cooper "will be back coaching soon."


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