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Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint (Yahoo Sports)

Jacksonville Jaguars' wide receiver Justin Blackmon (14) runs a passing route during a game against the San Diego Chargers at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday, October 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Covatta)

Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said an officer detected a ''heavy smell of marijuana'' coming from the car, and that Blackmon admitted had smoked ''a blunt'' while driving and had another in his vehicle. Blackmon was arrested and booked into the Edmond jail, where he posted $657 bond.


Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This is a Sept. 29, 2013, file photo showing Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen looking on during an NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Denver. Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The team announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and roster. ''This place will never be the same,'' a choked-up general manager John Elway said. ''... It's going to be very hard to not see him walk through the front doors every day.'' Yet, Elway and team president Joe Ellis pledged to continue Bowlen's legacy and winning culture he fostered during his long stewardship of the franchise.


Chiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal (Yahoo Sports)

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs against Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (52) during the first half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year to help the Chiefs reach the playoffs. He also had 70 catches for 693 yards and seven more TDs as Kansas City went 11-5 before losing to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game. ''It was important for us to keep him here in Kansas City long-term.'' Charles was expected to take part in the first practice scheduled for Thursday.


Tigers add Joakim Soria, bolstering shaky bullpen (Yahoo Sports)

Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday, left, greets closer Joe Nathan (36) after a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Phoenix. The Tigers won 4-3. At right is Tigers' Victor Martinez. (AP Photo/Matt York)

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski says it was a necessity to bolster the team's bullpen.


Timberwolves weighing options with Kevin Love (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 14: Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a game against the Golden State Warriors on April 14, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land the versatile forward. Talks have picked up again this week, with the Cavaliers coming off of their long-held resistance to including No. 1 overall draft Andrew Wiggins in an offer and making a trade with Utah on Tuesday to help make an acquisition easier to pull off. Just as the Cavs appeared to be closing in on grabbing Love to pair with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in a new-look ''Big 3'' in Cleveland, the Bulls appear to be making one last run to try to wrestle him away from their Eastern Conference competitors.


Stark contrasts for RG3 as Redskins open camp (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this June 17, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, left, laughs with head coach Jay Gruden during NFL football minicamp in Ashburn, Va. It didn't take long for Gruden to figure out Robert Griffin III.

Robert Griffin III says it's a good thing to have coaches ''who believe in you.'' Griffin and the Washington Redskins opened training camp Thursday, and the contrast was stark from a year ago - when Griffin was recovering from knee surgery and was enduring a contentious relationship with coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan has been replaced by Jay Gruden, and Griffin looks and sounds like a different person. Veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall says, ''The stress is kind of off him.


AP source: Gordon to meet with league Aug. 1 (Yahoo Sports)

IFLE - This is a June 3, 2014 file photo showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon walking off the field after organized team activities at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio. Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh on Saturday, July 4, 2014, bringing the troubled Pro Bowler's already cloudy future into more doubt. Gordon was taken into custody after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh around 3 a.m. Saturday, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

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.


Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2013 file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) makes a touchdown catch against Carolina Panthers strong safety Quintin Mikell during the second half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. On the eve of training camp, the Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

On the eve of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver Roddy White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday. White holds the team records for career receptions (685) and yards receiving (9,436). With the retirement of tight end Tony Gonzalez and questions about the health of receiver Julio Jones, the 32-year-old White is still a vital part of the Atlanta offense.


2 Texas football players charged with sex assault (Yahoo Sports)

Texas receiver Kendall Sanders (2) runs with a pass against Oklahoma State during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were in custody at the university police station. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to ''get their story straight'' and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to the alleged assault on June 21. ''It's been made clear to everyone on our team that treating women with respect is one of our core values, and I'm extremely disappointed that two young men in our program have been accused of not doing that.'' The sexual assault charges carry prison terms of two to 20 years.


Cespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7 (Yahoo Sports)

Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- What should have been a runaway win for the Oakland Athletics ended with questions and concerns.


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