Packers’ top running back Ryan Grant has moved past a tough 2008 season, ready to go


Lions DT Grady Jackson participates in first practice

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions welcomed defensive tackle Grady Jackson to practice Tuesday. The 12-year veteran missed the first three days of training camp with an unspecified illness.

Josh Morgan making a bid to becoming 49ers’ top receiving threat

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Josh Morgan is breaking out from the San Francisco 49ers’ logjam at wide receiver.

Mark Reynolds hits 2 HRs as Arizona Diamondbacks beat New York Mets 6-5

NEW YORK — Mark Reynolds hit two more home runs at spacious Citi Field, powering Dan Haren and the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-5 victory over the scuffling New York Mets on Monday night.

Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb has season-ending shoulder surgery

NEW YORK — Arizona Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb had shoulder surgery Monday, putting an end to a difficult season for the usually durable right-hander.

Fight club: Skirmishes break out during Jets’ training camp practice

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Ding! Ding! Ding!

Lions TEs Pettigrew, FitzSimmons miss practice with injuries

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit Lions tight ends Brandon Pettigrew and Casey FitzSimmons missed Monday’s training camp practice with injuries that could keep them out a few days.

Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb set for right shoulder surgery

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Willingham’s homer during Nationals’ 3-run seventh leads to 5-3 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Josh Willingham is healthy and feeling good. He continued his hot streak Sunday.

Broncos WR Brandon Marshall pulls up with left leg injury at training camp

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Disgruntled Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall missed the last hour of practice Sunday after pulling up with an apparent hamstring injury while running a deep sideline route.

Scott Rolen leaves Reds-Rockies game after getting in helmet with pitch

CINCINNATI — Third baseman Scott Rolen left his second game with the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning when he was struck on his batting helmet by a pitch from Colorado’s Jason Marquis.

Andrew McCutchen homers 3 times as Pirates hand Nationals fourth straight loss, 11-6

PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen homered three times and had a career-high six RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Washington Nationals their fourth straight loss, 11-6 on Saturday night.

McCutchen homers three times as Pirates hand Nationals fourth straight loss, 11-6

PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen homered three times and had a career-high six RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Washington Nationals their fourth straight loss, 11-6 on Saturday night.

CB Champ Bailey returns to Denver Broncos practice along with Marcus Thomas, Renaldo Hill

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Champ Bailey returned to the football field and also coach Josh McDaniels’ good graces Saturday after failing his conditioning test 48 hours earlier.

Singletary kicks off first training camp with 49ers focused largely on the basics

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Mike Singletary’s old-school, focus-on-the-fundamentals approach to football showed up all over San Francisco’s practice field on the first day of training camp.

Iannetta, Gonzalez team up for late back-to-back homers to lift Rockies to 5-3 win over Reds

CINCINNATI — Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez hit home runs on consecutive pitches leading off the eighth inning to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 5-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Detroit Lions sign rookie tight end Brandon Pettigrew to 5-year contract

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick tight end Brandon Pettigrew to a five-year contract.

First-round picks Moreno, Ayers absent, Champ Bailey sits out first Broncos workout

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Knowshon was a no-show, and Champ Bailey a no-go.

Drew Gooden joins Mavs to back up Nowitzki at forward and play next to him at center

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks signed Drew Gooden and expect him to back up Dirk Nowitzki at power forward and play alongside him at center.

Indianapolis signs 3 draft picks with training camp approaching

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have signed three more draft picks: punter-placekicker Pat McAfee, defensive tackle Terrance Taylor and guard Jaimie Thomas.

Arizona’s Brandon Webb has another setback with ailing right shoulder

PHOENIX — Arizona pitcher Brandon Webb has had another setback with his ailing right shoulder, raising the possibility the Diamondbacks ace may need surgery.

Venable sets career high with four RBI to lead Padres to 7-4 win over Reds

CINCINNATI — Rookie Will Venable hit a three-run homer to help Tim Stauffer earn his first win in almost three years and the San Diego Padres romped to a 7-4 win over the reeling Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

Patriots place DE Ty Warren, and 4 others on physically unable to perform list

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive end Ty Warren is starting training camp on the active physically unable to perform list.

Latos, 2 relievers combine on 1-hitter, Gonzalez and Banks homer as Padres beat Reds 7-1

CINCINNATI — Rookie Mat Latos and two relievers combined on a one-hitter and San Diego beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Wednesday night, the Padres’ first consecutive wins in a month.

Bills ‘close’ to signing rookie first-round draft pick, G Eric Wood

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are “close” to signing first-round draft pick Eric Wood, with coach Dick Jauron saying he’s optimistic the guard will report to camp by Wednesday.

Kyle Orton arrives at Broncos camp as definitive No. 1 quarterback for first time

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Not since his days at Purdue has Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton entered training camp as the definitive starter.

Bucks sign first-round draft pick Brandon Jennings to rookie scale contract

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks signed first-round draft pick Brandon Jennings to a two-year contract worth almost $4.5 million on Tuesday.

Disgruntled Broncos WR Brandon Marshall misses morning workout with soreness

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Disgruntled Denver Broncos wideout Brandon Marshall missed practice Tuesday for health reasons.

Brandon Phillips hits first of Reds’ 4 HRs in slump-busting 6-4 win over Padres

CINCINNATI — Brandon Phillips hit the first of Cincinnati’s four homers on Monday night, a three-run shot that set up a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres and helped end the Reds’ longest losing streak of the season at six games.

WR Brandon Marshall reports to the Denver Broncos camp but isn’t happy about it

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Brandon Marshall is one unhappy camper.

WR Brandon Marshall reports to the Denver Broncos camp after offseason of chagrin

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Recalcitrant receiver Brandon Marshall reported to the Denver Broncos headquarters on Monday. He missed all offseason workouts while rehabbing from hip surgery and protesting his contract and his medical treatment from the team.

Sources close to negotiations tells AP that journeyman Drew Gooden is headed to Dallas

DALLAS — A source close to the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Mavericks have reached an agreement with free agent big man Drew Gooden.

Agent: Bills rookie 2nd-round pick, G Levitre signs 4-year deal

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills second-round pick Andy Levitre signed a four-year contract on Sunday, leaving the team with three unsigned rookies after two days of training camp.

Broncos’ offseason of drama ends with revamped roster hitting practice field this week

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos’ offseason of change and chagrin is about to give way to the team’s first training camp without Mike Shanahan in 15 years.

Scott Rolen hits three-run homer as Blue Jays beat Rays rookie Jeff Niemann in 5-1 victory

TORONTO — Scott Rolen hit a three-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 5-1 on Sunday, handing Rays rookie Jeff Niemann his first loss in his last six decisions.


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