An arbitrator ruled in favor of the New Orleans Saints, allowing them to use the franchise tag on Jimmy Graham as a tight end, and not as a wide receiver, saving the team $5 million.


The Buffalo Bills confirmed LB Kiko Alonso suffered a torn ACL in his knee and will likely miss the upcoming season.


ESPN: The Nets are finalizing a deal to make Lionel Hollins their new head coach.


Adrian Wojnarowski: Spurs guard Manu Ginobli could miss about 2 months of action with a stress fracture in his leg, but should be ready for training camp.


Defending champion Andy Murray was upset in straight sets in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, losing to 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov.  #1 Novak Djokovic and #4 Roger Federer did advance to the semifinals.


Twins placed catcher Joe Mauer on the 15 day disabled list with a strained oblique.


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