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Friday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press) LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) -- Brandt Snedeker and Adam Scott were steady as can be at the British Open, and Tiger Woods was lurking right behind them.
Jets' Tebow working on his throwing with Tom House (The Associated Press) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has been working on his throwing mechanics with former major league pitcher Tom House, ESPN.com reported Friday.
Eagles Hyped by Vick as Potential Dynasty Instead of Dream Team This Time: A Fan's Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network) The Philadelphia Eagles were flying high after a brief but huge offseason in 2011. As such, Eagles fans like myself weren't completely discouraged when Vince Young called the club a "Dream Team" - and some of us may have even believed it. But once Young was proven to be quite wrong, his statement became the symbol of that disappointing season - just as Michael Vick's newfound "dynasty" talk will become infamous without even one Super Bowl for Philadelphia.
5 offenses coming off 'the big swing' (National Football Post) Trends donít lie. And weíve found a good one.
Patriots sign first-round choice, LB Hightower (The Associated Press) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots signed first-round draft choice Dont'a Hightower on Thursday to a four-year contract.
Flacco contract front and center for Ravens (The SportsXchange) Now that the Ravens have inked Ray Rice to a $40 million contract, the next priority for the organization is locking up quarterback Joe Flacco to a long-term deal.
Patriots to take a look at Shiancoe (National Football Post) Ex-Vikings tight end still looking for landing spot as camp time nears.
Patriots, Hightower agree to deal (National Football Post) Four-year contract has expected value of about $7.7 million.
Indianapolis to make bid for 2018 Super Bowl (The Associated Press) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The city of Indianapolis, flush from the economic and public relations successes of this year's Super Bowl, wants to host the big game again in 2018.
Sources: Rams are looking to place safeguards in rookie CB Janoris Jenkins' contract (Yahoo! Sports) The club is proposing a four-year deal in which the signing bonus will be stretched out.
Ochocinco highlights homecoming games (Pro Football Weekly) On Monday, Kevin Youkilis returned to Boston to a standing ovation, as he gave his former fan base a tip of the cap. We see those moments in baseball often, where the sportís focus on one player at the plate allows fans a time to recognize him for his return.
Trial delayed for Pats' pick Dennard from Nebraska (The Associated Press) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- New England Patriots rookie Alfonzo Dennard has been granted a delay in his trial on a charge of assaulting an officer.
Who is going to top Drew Brees' contract? (National Football Post) Four players who could land an even bigger deal than the Saints quarterback.
Some franchised players left longing for delayed gratification in 2013 (The SportsXchange) In the kind of flurry of negotiating and deal-making activity that always seems to accompany any NFL deadline -- and which spurred agreements with an aggregate face value of nearly $215 million and that included a record $100 million contract for New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees -- five players previously assigned the franchise tag signed accords in about 80 hours starting last Friday morning.
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NFL roundup: Bears, Forte reach agreement on contract (The SportsXchange) The Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte agreed to a four-year contract Monday, hours before the deadline for franchise players to sign new deals.
Report: No long-term contract for Welker (The SportsXchange) The New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, according to the Boston Globe, and, as a result, Welker will play the 2012 season under a $9.5 million franchise tag.
Pasquarelli: Short shelf life? RBs continue to rake in huge contracts (The SportsXchange) The surprise wasn't that three "franchised" players - wide receiver Dwayne Bowe of Kansas City, defensive end Cliff Avril of Detroit and San Francisco safety Dashon Goldson - failed to reach any kind of agreement before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for signing multi-year deals.
Manchester United world's most valuable team: Forbes (Reuters) (Reuters) - English soccer club Manchester United retained their title as the world's most valuable sports team, according to an annual top 50 list released by Forbes on Monday that was dominated by National Football League (NFL) franchises. The 19-times English champions, who are preparing for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange, were valued at $2.23 billion, up from $1.86 billion last year and 19 percent above No. 2 Real Madrid ($1.88 billion). ...
AFC East training-camp reports (Pro Football Weekly) BUFFALO BILLSSite: St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y.Report dates: July 24 (rookies and veterans).Key veteran arrivals: DE Mark Anderson, TE-FB Dorin Dickerson, DE Mario Williams, QB Vince Young.Key veteran departures: OLT Demetress Bell, CB Drayton Florence, WR Ros-coe Parrish.Juiciest story lines: DEs Mario Williams and Mark Anderson joined the Bills this offseason in an effort to revamp the defensive line and the pass rush. With Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus manning the interior, there are high expectations for the defensive front under coordinator Dave Wannstedt. ...