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Julian Edelman plans to mount a vigorous defense in his appeal of a four-game drug suspension that will be heard Monday, sources say.
The Capitals and John Carlson agreed Sunday to a new eight-year contract that will pay the veteran defenseman an average value of $8 million per year.
Justin Turner hit the Dodgers' seventh home run of the game, a go-ahead drive in the 11th inning that led Los Angeles over the New York Mets 8-7 Sunday.
After injuring his groin in Sunday's loss to the Rays, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is likely a candidate for the DL, though he will undergo an MRI on Monday.
Reliever Pedro Strop called the Cubs' fourth straight loss to the last-place Reds "a tough one to swallow" after a move to the bullpen once again backfired. Cincinnati's four-game sweep was its first against the Cubs since 1983.
England and Belgium go into their Group G game on Thursday with identical records, meaning there is an intriguing situation for the top spot.
If Lionel Messi is to be more like Diego Maradona and Ronaldo -- two comparisons he dislikes most of all -- he must deliver against Nigeria.
With a last-16 spot assured, Thursday's game presents a quandary. But Gareth Southgate should not veer away from what got his England side into this position.
Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.
Kevin Pelton answers questions on the Lakers, All-Star moves and European prospects.
With seven shutout innings, 13 strikeouts and the fastest pitch of his career, Red Sox ace Chris Sale showed the Mariners he's a Cy Young candidate.
Whether future free agent Bryce Harper sticks around or not, Washington should continue to be a top contender with young stars like Juan Soto.

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The NFL

We crafted deals -- trade and extension -- for the disgruntled safety, then picked the one the Seahawks and Thomas should take.
Although a deal for Earl Thomas would be highly unlikely for New England, the Patriots do put a premium on players with similar skill sets.
Julian Edelman plans to mount a vigorous defense in his appeal of a four-game drug suspension that will be heard Monday, sources say.
Peyton Manning knows Saints quarterback Drew Brees will break his NFL record for career passing yards, and he told NOLA.com on Friday that Brees is deserving of the record. "He's been a great player for a long time," Manning said.
NFL referee Gene Steratore has joined Ed Hochuli, Jeff Triplette and Terry McAulay in retirement. He's the second official to retire from the league this week.

The NBA

Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.
Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?
Carmelo Anthony has chosen not to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Thunder and will earn $27.9 million in 2018-19.
Billy Preston, a former five-star recruit whose career at Kansas was derailed by an NCAA investigation into his eligibility, has agreed to join the Cavs' summer league roster, sources told ESPN.
Bruce Bowen has issues with Kawhi Leonard. "You got $18 million this year, and you think that they're trying to rush you? You didn't play for the most part a full season this year ... and you want to say that they didn't have your best interest at heart?"

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Reese Fernandez-Ruiz's social impact fashion line Rags2Riches has helped lift hundreds of artisans out of poverty.
Japan's stagnant mutual fund industry is hunting for revitalization.
General Electric is close to a deal that would sell its industrial engine unit to a private equity firm named Advent.
Goodr collects businesses' leftovers and delivers them to local charities.
Rice trays introduced to North Korea by a U.S.-based private organization have boosted rice production up to 15 percent.
Congress must reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act to modernize our education system, say IBM and Northrop Grumman CEOs.
Morgan Stanley is telling its clients to pay attention to a market that could grow very quickly, as the firm said it expects "significant development" from space ventures.
Departing Executive Chairman Howard Schultz tells CNBC Starbucks' stock is "cheap" and "undervalued."