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Former Wrangler named to Military All-Star baseball team

Former Deer Lodge Wrangler Michael Lowery has been named to the U.S. Military All-Star team 'Heroes of the Diamond'

Zootown excited to host Western Regional tournament

On the softball diamonds this weekend, Missoula will be busy with Senior Little League action. The Western Regional Tournament starts up tomorrow morning in Missoula.

Allen could join LeBron in Cleveland

Ray Allen is reportedly leaning toward returning for his 19th season in the NBA to continue as a teammate of LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jags' Blackmon arrested, admits to smoking blunt

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana, according to multiple reports.

Report: Browns' Gordon to appeal suspension

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal a pending one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug. 1, according to an ESPN report.

Texas WRs charged with sexual assault

Arrest warrants were issued Thursday for University of Texas wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, who are charged with criminal sexual assault stemming from an incident July 22.

Ravens' Rice suspended two games

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season by the NFL following his offseason arrest on an assault charge stemming from an incident with his fiancee, according to ESPN.

Tigers bolster bullpen with Soria trade

Texas Rangers' reliever Joakim Soria is headed to the Detroit Tigers in a trade for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

Lewis fails physical; Mavs sign Aminu

Forward Rashard Lewis failed his physical with the Dallas Mavericks, who planned to sign him to a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum.

Gruden: RG3 'hands down' Redskins' best QB

Jay Gruden is not leaving any room for interpretation. The Washington Redskins' rookie head coach said Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback.

Game roundup: Colon, Mets stymie Mariners

Bartolo Colon showed the rookie a thing or two about pitching on Wednesday when the 41-year-old New York Mets right-hander flirted with a perfect game before beating the Seattle Mariners and 21-year-old phenom Taijuan Walker 3-2.

Defenseman Sarich injured in cycling accident

Cory Sarich, a 15-year NHL defenseman who is an unrestricted free agent, was in stable condition Wednesday after being in a cycling accident Monday, the Colorado Avalanche confirmed Wednesday.

Capital standout McKenzie Johnston commits to Lady Griz

Last week, Helena Capital standout McKenzie Johnston received one of the biggest phone calls of her life. The caller was Montana Lady Griz head coach Robin Selvig.

Seahawks WR Rice retires

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.

RB Charles gets extension from Chiefs

Running back Jamaal Charles reached an agreement on a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday as the team reported for training camp.

MLB suspends Padres' Maybin 25 games

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Bulls include McDermott in Love offer

First-round pick Doug McDermott and two previous first-rounders -- Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic -- are part of the Chicago Bulls' trade offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love according to NBA reporter Chris Sheridan.

Rafal Majka proves King of the Mountains

When two-time winner Alberto Contador was forced to quit the Tour de France after a painful crash the outlook looked bleak for the Tinkoff-Saxo team but since his departure a new star has emerged in Polish rider Rafal Majka.

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Ravens bracing for Rice absence

The Baltimore Ravens are still waiting to hear from the NFL regarding a potential suspension for running back Ray Rice following a felony aggravated assault case this offseason.

NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 23

Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note.

Eagles OT Johnson suspended four games

Second-year offensive tackle Lane Johnson will miss the first four games serving a suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Avs, O'Reilly agree to two-year contract

The Colorado Avalanche and center Ryan O'Reilly agreed to a two-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing, the team announced Wednesday.

49ers TE Davis reports to camp

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, a potential holdout as he seeks a new contract, reported to training camp Wednesday.

Felton pleads guilty to gun charge, avoids jail time

Raymond Felton pleaded guilty in Manhattan state Supreme Court to a felony gun charge to avoid jail time.

Patriots TE Gronkowski cleared for training camp

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who had set a goal of returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament by September, has been fully cleared for training camp.

Sam takes high road on Dungy comments

When defensive end Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, the man who hopes to become the first openly gay player in the NFL had to know he was going to take some flack.

Nets sign 2011 draft pick Bogdanovic

The Brooklyn Nets have forward Bojan Bogdanovic under contract three years after the Croatian was selected in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.

Cavs acquire three reserves from Jazz

The Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly in the market for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, made a trade Tuesday that gives them increased financial flexibility.

LeBron James sends cupcake apology to neighbors

Delicious cupcakes can make pretty much any situation sweet. So when NBA star LeBron James wanted to apologize to his neighbors in Cleveland for a recent bout of chaos he headed straight for the bakery.

Demoted Milone reportedly requests trade from A's

Left-hander Tommy Milone's demotion from the Oakland A's to Triple-A Sacramento earlier this month apparently did not sit well with him.

Rangers, Zuccarello comes to terms on 1-year deal

The New York Rangers and left winger Mats Zuccarello avoided an arbitration hearing, agreeing on a one-year, $3.5 million contract on Tuesday.

DE Fields 'separated' from TCU during investigation

TCU defensive end Devonte Fields, named the Big 12 preseason defensive player of the year on Monday, was "separated" from the university while an investigation is conducted into allegations that he threatened a former girlfriend with a gun.

Soccer team in Ukraine war zone changes homes

After Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa said he was "afraid" to return to Shakhtar Donetsk, the Ukrainian club located in a war zone announced that it would play its home games elsewhere.

Tapping into World Cup buzz? European giants head stateside

Europe's star soccer clubs have booked a summer holiday to the United States -- but this is strictly business not pleasure.

Broncos owner steps down to battle Alzheimer's

Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team so he can battle Alzheimer's disease.

Ex-Penn State assistant coaches sue for $1M

A pair of former Penn State assistant football coaches, including the son of the late head football coach Joe Paterno, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages from the university.

Donald Sterling sues wife, NBA and commish

Donald Sterling has filed a new civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking damages from his wife, the NBA and NBA commissioner Adam Silver in their attempt to sell the the L.A. Clippers for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Torry Hill ready to start coaching career

It has been a busy off-season for former Lady Griz star Torry Hill. She recovered after tearing another ACL, graduated from the University of Montana and this week she officially accepted her first job as a basketball coach.

Former Hawk wrestler named assistant coach at Purdue

Former Bozeman Hawk and Big 10 wrestling champion, Tyrel Todd, came back to Bozeman to help coach a Hawk summer wrestling camp

Queen's horse Estimate fails drugs test

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cheered Estimate on to success at the Gold Cup in 2013 but now her her 5-year-old filly is in the dock.

Yankees land 3B Headley in trade

The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.

Dungy addresses Sam comments

A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context.

Mudiay has $1.2 million deal in China

Southern Methodist University signee Emmanuel Mudiay has reached a deal to play for Guangdong Southern Tigers in the China Basketball Association.

USA Select team includes five first-year players

USA Basketball selected 13 players for the 2014 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team during training camp in Las Vegas.

Tyson to present Holyfield at Hall of Fame

Back when Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997, it seemed unlikely the two boxers could ever reconcile. But apparently, time heals all wounds.

Yankees' Teixeira continues to be plagued by injuries

Mark Teixeira thought being limited to 15 games last season due to two wrist injuries would lead him to find the 'fountain of youth." Instead, the veteran first baseman has encountered the fountain of nagging injuries.

Bowlsby rips NCAA, claims 'cheating pays'

The NCAA is in a dire situation. That is how Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby put in during a 45-minute state of the league address with reporters at conference media day on Monday.

ACC notebook: Winston faces no additional discipline

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was not subject to additional discipline for shoplifting seafood at a supermarket in April.

NHL roundup: Maple Leafs sign Franson

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenseman Cody Franson to a one-year contract on Monday, just hours before he was scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing.

Reports: Sterling, Ballmer meet

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling met with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to discuss the pending $2 billion sale of the franchise, multiple media outlets reported Monday.