Monday, August 3, 2015
Professional Sports
Zimmermann gives up 3 quick HRs; Nats get swept by Mets, 5-2

After all their recent success at Citi Field, the Washington Nationals arrived in New York with every reason to think they would extend their lead in the NL East.

Now they have every reason to think they're in a tight race to the finish.

Raiders excited to break out the pads for first time

After months of practicing in shorts and shells, the Oakland Raiders finally got the chance to put on the pads.

The Raiders held their first padded practice under new coach Jack Del Rio on Sunday, a milestone that excites players ready to get back to the physical part of football after an entire offseason away from it.

Mets hit 3 homers in 5 pitches to sweep Nationals, 5-2

As the clock ticked past 11 p.m. and "Moondance" by Van Morrison practically wafted through the ballpark, young children ran around the bases as part of a family-friendly promotion normally reserved for Sunday afternoons.

For the first time in years, the New York Mets are a late show worth watching.

Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games

The Buffalo Bills suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Bills President Russ Brandon announced the suspension Sunday night. The disciplinary action comes two days after prosecutors in Florida dropped a battery charge for causing bodily harm against Kromer for allegedly confronting two boys for using his beach chairs, pushing one to the ground and punching him in the face last month.

Former Oregon player Daniel Miernicki wins in Canada

Former Oregon player Daniel Miernicki won the ATB Financial Classic on Sunday for his first Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada victory.

The 25-year-old Miernicki, from Santee, California, shot a 6-under 64 at The Links of GlenEagles for a one-stroke victory over Canada's Danny Sahl. Miernicki made a 35-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to reach 17 under, then waited for the final four groups to finish.

Cowboys' Bryant has prolonged incident with teammate at camp

Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.

Bryant, who has a history of sideline antics that include screaming at coaches and teammates, threw something at Patmon and later appeared to take a swing at him after the two tangled during a play in 11-on-11 work late in the practice Sunday.

Closing ceremonies held for Los Angeles Special Olympics

Thousands of athletes said goodbye to Los Angeles on Sunday in an emotional closing ceremony for the Special Olympics marked by cheers, tears and pride.

After more than a week of games, athletes from more than 160 countries gathered in chairs on the field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to receive applause and praise for their efforts. Placards from their national delegations were brought in along a giant red carpet.

Rams' Trumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines competing at cornerback

The St. Louis Rams' defense is so deep there are two starters, Trumaine Johnson and E.J. Gaines, competing for one of the cornerback spots.

Johnson may have gained the edge Sunday in an evening practice at Rams Park. Gaines left practice early with a foot injury. He walked off on his own and did not return.

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