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Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland walks on the field during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bashaud Breeland bounces back with strong showing vs. Browns

- The Washington Times

Little more than a week ago the Redskins rookie cornerback had just been cited for marijuana possession, busted next to a run-down gas station in Richmond, where the Redskins held training camp. Monday night, he was whacking opponents on national television.

Washington Nationals left fielder Nate McLouth slides to catch a foul ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nate McLouth to have shoulder surgery, miss rest of season

- The Washington Times

McLouth was placed on the disabled list Aug. 2 with what was initially described as shoulder inflammation. Manager Matt Williams said the 32-year-old outfielder has since been diagnosed with a torn labrum. He will have surgery Thursday and is expected to be ready for spring training in 2015.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel stands with quarterback Brian Hoyer before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Browns hold off on picking between Manziel, Hoyer as starting QB

- Associated Press

Coach Mike Pettine’s decision became tougher after Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday night. Manziel also made an obscene gesture toward the Redskins’ sideline, an act Pettine called “extremely disappointing” and will likely result in a fine from the NFL.

**FILE** Ted Leonsis, second from right, Jon Ledecky, right, and Dick Patrick, left, hold up Washington Capitals jerseys at a news conference Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at the MCI Center in Washington. Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at the MCI Center in Washington Leonsis heads an investment group, including Patrick and Ledecky, which purchased the Washington Capitals NHL team from Abe Pollin, second from left, (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

New York Islanders sold to Jon Ledecky, Scott Malkin

- Associated Press

The team says under the agreement, current owner Charles Wang will continue as majority stockholder for two years. At that point, ownership will transfer to the Ledecky-Malkin group.

FILE - In this July 15, 2014, file photo, former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, right, speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis. Kluwe says he's reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release. Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him over his activism on gay rights issues. He said Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that the Vikings have agreed to donate to several nonprofits to help raise awareness in professional sports about LGBT issues. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores, File )

Chris Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement, avoid lawsuit

- Associated Press

Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him in 2013 over his outspoken support for gay marriage. Financial details of the settlement weren’t released, but Kluwe said he would get no money. Five different charities will benefit over the next five years.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, kicks the ball during the Joan Gamper trophy friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Leon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spanish league keeps growing star power

- Associated Press

Two months after Spain's national team flopped at the World Cup, the country's domestic league is ready to shine with even more star power.

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, center, poses with Barcelona's sports director Andoni Zubizarreta, left, and Barcelona's vice-president Jordi Mestre during a press conference of his presentation at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Barcelona unveiled Suarez on Tuesday, an event delayed for over five weeks since his transfer from Liverpool due to his latest suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Top 10 signings for the 2014-15 Spanish League

Associated Press

Barcelona and Real Madrid have again been the biggest spenders this offseason in the Spanish league, while defending champion Atletico Madrid has also had to rebuild.

15-year-old Norwegian to play UAE friendly

Associated Press

A 15-year-old has been selected by Norway for their upcoming friendly against the United Arab Emirates on Aug. 27, making him the youngest ever player to be called into the squad.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, controls the ball during the Joan Gamper trophy friendly soccer match against Leon at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Risks and rewards for Barcelona in Spanish league

- Associated Press

Aligning Luis Suarez with Lionel Messi and Neymar to spear Barcelona's attack looks like a winning formula, if the three can set aside their problems and possible distractions.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, left, and Fiorentina's Borja Valero  challenge for the ball during their friendly soccer match  in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

10th European Cup in hand, Madrid turns to Liga

- Associated Press

Real Madrid is set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending its quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season.

Bastian Schweinsteiger won't be ready soon

Associated Press

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is nursing a knee injury and is not expected to return any time soon.

Miami Open new name for Key Biscayne tennis

- Associated Press

It's not uncommon for the top stars in tennis to refer to South Florida's premier tournament simply as Miami, even though that has never been in the event's official title.

Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

- Associated Press

Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment that would put slot machines at New Jersey's four horse racing tracks, a business group increased its planning for an anticipated full-blown casino at the Meadowlands sports complex and the state gave final approval for the Showboat to shut down.

FILE - In this March 8, 2004, file photo, Colorado Avalanche NHL hockey player Steve Moore is taken off the ice by medical staff  after he was hit by Vancouver Canucks'  Todd Bertuzzi during the third period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia. A settlement has been reached in Moore's lawsuit against Bertuzzi for his career-ending hit during an NHL game 10 years ago. (AP Photo/The Canadian Presss, Chuck Stoody, File)

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

Associated Press

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.