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Last Update on August 04, 2015 22:54 GMT


NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL Players Association has released a transcript of Tom Brady's his June testimony in the deflated balls controversy in a filing in Manhattan federal court. In the 457-page document, Brady denies tampering with footballs in the AFC championship game, or told anyone to.

His testimony occurred in an arbitration hearing before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL'). Goodell last week decided to uphold a four-game suspension of Brady issued by a subordinate.

The league asked federal Judge Richard Berman last week to find that the NFL acted properly. Berman has ordered Brady and Goodell to appear before him next week. He has strongly urged they settle.

Brady was suspended after it was found that the Patriots had used deflated footballs in the AFC title game.


DETROIT (AP) -- Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers and been replaced by Al Avila.

The move comes with the Tigers at 51-54 and 11 1/2 games out of first place in the AL Central.

Dombrowski joined the Tigers as team president in 2002. He presided over Detroit's AL-record 119 losses in 2003. But he built a roster that reached the postseason five times, losing the World Series in 2006 and 2012.

Avila has served as Dombrowski's top assistant since 2002 and also worked under him with the Marlins.


UNDATED (AP) -- The red-hot New York Mets look to extend their winning streak to five games tonight with another contest in Miami. The Mets surge has moved them into first place in the NL East.

The Nationals are looking to end their four-game skid with at home against Arizona. Washington ace Max Scherzer gets the nod. He allowed a run in seven innings against the DBacks in May.

Jimmy Rollins returns to Citizens Bank Park tonight for the first time since the Phillies traded him to the Dodgers last off season. The Phillies' career hits leader is hitting just .216 for the Dodgers with eight steals. The former National League MVP played 15 seasons for the Phillies, who plan to honor him before the game.

After falling behind the Angels in the American League West standings, the Astros have been hot and regained the division lead as the Angels have been losing. Tonight Houston is in Arlington, Texas, for a game with the Rangers, while the Angels are home to the Indians.

The rest of the schedule has the Yankees home to the Red Sox, the Cubs in Pittsburgh, Minnesota playing in Toronto, the Tigers home to the Royals, St. Louis at Cincinnati, Chicago's White Sox home to the Rays, San Diego at Milwaukee, the Rockies entertaining the Mariners and the Orioles at Oakland.


TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one for their roles in Sunday's brawling game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. Major League Baseball also fined Sanchez an undisclosed sum for intentionally throwing at Alcides (al-SEE'-dehs) Escobar with warnings in place during the top of the eighth inning of Toronto's 7-6 win. Sanchez contends his pitch just got away.

Gibbons is to miss Monday night's home game against Minnesota. He was disciplined for coming back on the field when the benches cleared following Sanchez's pitch. Gibbons already had been ejected in the seventh inning.


KAZAN, Russia (AP) -- Katie Ledecky of the United States has lowered her own world record by 2.23 seconds in winning the 1,500 freestyle at the world swimming championships. The 18-year-old led all the way and touched in 15 minutes, 25.48 seconds. That improved her mark of 15:27.71 set in the preliminaries of the non-Olympic event on Monday.

Americans also had success in diving. The winner of the gold in the 20-meter high diving competition was Rachelle Simpson, who beat defending champion Cesilie (SEHS'-ihl-ee) Carlton for the top spot.

This was high diving's second appearance at the world championships, after Carlton won on the 2013 debut in Barcelona.


DETROIT (AP) -- Running back Mel Farr of the Detroit Lions was the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1970. He spent his entire seven year career with the Lions and finished with just over 3,000 yards rushing.

The club says his son has confirmed that Farr has died at the age of 70.

Farr played college football at UCLA, finishing seventh in the voting for the 1966 Heisman Trophy.

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