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Barcelona's Neymar walks on the field during the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match against Manchester United, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

La Liga rejects payment of Neymar's buyout clause from PSG

La Liga, the top division of Spanish soccer, refused to accept payment of Neymar's EUR222 million ($262 million) buyout clause from French club Paris Saint-Germain Thursday, delaying the Brazilian winger's transfer from FC Barcelona. Published August 3, 2017

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) tosses a pass during practice at the Washington Redskins NFL training camp in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Cousins only Redskins player in NFL's Top 50 sales list

The NFL Players Association revealed its Top 50 NFL Player Sales List for the first quarter of the 2017-18 season Tuesday, and only one Washington Redskin made the cut: quarterback Kirk Cousins, coming in at No. 48. Published August 2, 2017

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer follows through on a delivery during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Max Scherzer credits neck spasms for first career home run

Max Scherzer only pitched one inning in the Nationals' 7-6 loss to the Miami Marlins Tuesday night due to neck spasms. Nonetheless, the All-Star right-hander still managed to hit a three-run home run in the second inning, his first major league bomb. Published August 2, 2017

Washington Redskins' Jordan Reed lays on the ground after suffering an unknown injury during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Reed to see specialist for injured big toe

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has gone to see a foot specialist in Charlotte, North Carolina, to get a second opinion on his injured big toe, head coach Jay Gruden told reporters Tuesday. Published August 1, 2017

UCF kicker ruled ineligible because of YouTube videos

The University of Central Florida announced Monday afternoon that kicker Donald De La Haye has been ruled ineligible to play football, after the rising junior refused to non-monetize YouTube videos that reference his student-athlete status or depict his football abilities. Published August 1, 2017

FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish throws to against the Miami Marlins in the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Arlington, Texas. As the hours tick down to baseball's trade deadline, three standout pitchers remain at the center of attention. Sonny Gray, Justin Verlander and Yu Darvish each have the potential to help a contending team down the stretch, and if any of them are traded Monday, July 31, 2017, it would certainly spice up what has been a fairly pedestrian stretch of deals so far. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) **FILE**

Report: Dodgers add Yu Darvish, Tony Watson, Tony Cingrani

In a flurry of deals before the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly acquired starting pitcher Yu Darvish and relief pitchers Tony Cingrani and Tony Watson. Published July 31, 2017

FILE - In this May 27, 2017, file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game, in Pittsburgh. The Mets have agreed to trade reliever Addison Reed to the Boston Red Sox, Monday, July 31, 2017, for three 22-year-old right-handed pitching prospects, a deal contingent on the teams approving medical records of the players involved. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Mets trade closer Addison Reed to Red Sox for prospects

Trailing the NL East-leading Washington Nationals by 14 games, the New York Mets have become sellers ahead of Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, sending closer Addison Reed to the Boston Red Sox for three minor leaguers. Published July 31, 2017