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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.

2012 training camp preview: Cincinnati Bengals (The SportsXchange) Bengals training camp preview

2012 training camp preview: New England Patriots (The SportsXchange) Patriots training camp preview

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. ...



  SI.com - NFL
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Sporting News: All eyes in Denver on Peyton's return

Giants' Tuck unhappy with his work ethic in 2011

Bucs agree to deal with No. 7 overall pick Barron TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round draft pick Mark Barron to a five-year contract.

Agent: Favre will be assistant high school coach Brett Favre's agent says the former NFL quarterback will be an assistant coach at a Mississippi high school this fall.

Jets' Tebow works with former MLB pitcher House 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.

NFL claims nine former on-field officials not fired NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says nine former on-field officials have not been fired from part-time jobs.

Titans WR Britt arrested for DUI at military base NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials at Fort Campbell, Ky., say Tennessee Titan wide receiver Kenny Britt was charged with driving under the influence as he attempted to pass through a security gate at the Army installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.

'Hawks' Lynch apologizes, 'will work to be better' SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has apologized following his arrest last weekend on charges of driving under the influence in Northern California.

NFL wants Vilma's suspension claims dismissed NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The NFL has asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss Jonathan Vilma's motion seeking to have his season-long suspension overturned.

Don Banks: 10 training camp questions Peyton Manning is in Denver. Tim Tebow is in New York. Sean Payton won't be in New Orleans. As NFL camps get set to open, Don Banks examines 10 questions waiting to be answered.



  ESPN.com - NFL
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Cowboys' Romo sticking by troubled Bryant Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he's sticking by teammate Dez Bryant despite the wide receiver's recent legal troubles.

49ers' Smith has mixed emotions over bounty San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith said Friday he has "mixed emotions" about the bounty program that targeted him during last season's NFC playoffs.

Report: Jets' Revis plans to show up for camp Darrelle Revis is planning to show up for training camp.

Titans WR Britt arrested for DWI on Army base Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt was arrested for a DWI at Fort Campbell, ESPN has confirmed.

Tebow works out with L.A.-based throwing guru New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has been working out with a throwing guru on the campus of the University of Southern California for the last week.

Seattle's Lynch apologizes after arrest for DUI Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch apologized Friday for drawing negative attention following his arrest last weekend on charges of driving under the influence in Northern California.

Agent: Favre to join high school coaching staff as an assistant high school coach in Mississippi.

Bucs sign 1st-round pick Barron to 5-year deal The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round draft pick Mark Barron to a five-year contract.

Report: Lions DT Williams facing DWI charge Detroit Lions defensive tackle Corey Williams was in court Wednesday to face a DWI charge, according to a report by Monticello's Daily News.

WR Nicks' records at UNC to receive asterisk North Carolina will mark Hakeem Nicks' school records with an asterisk after he was ruled to be competing while academically ineligible during his final season at North Carolina in 2008.

NFL: Ex-officials not fired from part-time jobs Updates.

Ex-Colts safety Francisco, Titans agree to deal The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with safety Aaron Francisco.

NFL asks district court to dismiss Vilma motion The NFL asked a U.S. District Court judge on Friday to dismiss Jonathan Vilma's motion seeking to have his season-long suspension overturned.

Chargers sign 1-year deals with Franklin, Battle The San Diego Chargers have agreed on a one-year contract with free-agent defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin.

Colts ink top pick Luck in time for training camp The Indianapolis Colts have signed quarterback Andrew Luck, who was taken with the first overall pick in the April draft, to a four-year contract, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.



 
 
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