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Cowboys’ Witten: ‘Jitters were real’ in return

HONOLULU — Jason Witten admitted that he had more jitters than he normally would for a preseason game after 15 years in the league. A year away from playing for the Dallas Cowboys will do that to an 11-time Pro Bowl tight end. In his first action since Dec…

Diaz bests Pettis in first UFC fight in 3 years

ANAHEIM, Calif. — What’s three years anyway, right? In his highly anticipated return to the Octagon, Nate Diaz was brilliant in a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) win over Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 241 on Saturday at Honda Center. …

AB takes walkthrough reps, ‘didn’t miss a beat’

NAPA, Calif. — From running routes and catching passes on Thursday in Arizona to taking part in a Saturday morning walkthrough in wine country to being a full participant in practice as soon as Sunday? Welcome to Antonio Brown’s world as he concludes his fi…

Red Sox seek second opinion as Sale lands on IL

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left elbow inflammation. The move was retroactive to Aug. 14. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters the injury is “brand new” and the club will seek …

Texas WR Moore faces misdemeanor gun charges

Texas receiver Joshua Moore faces misdemeanor gun charges after police arrested him carrying a loaded pistol in downtown Austin in early July. Moore, a sophomore from Yoakum, Texas, did not have a license to carry the gun and was released on a $6,000 bond. H…

Yanks’ Boone, Gardner ejected again for ump tiff

NEW YORK — Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees again hammered away at the umpires Saturday, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field, while beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5. For t…

Rivera: Time for championship to go back to NY

Mariano Rivera, whose induction into the Hall of Fame was celebrated in the Bronx Saturday, said the New York Yankees have everything they need to hang another championship banner at the stadium this year. “The only thing that will stop them is God and thems…

McCown unretires, agrees to deal with Eagles

Josh McCown, who announced his retirement this summer to spend more time with his family, is returning to play his 17th NFL season with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Saturday. A source said the Eagles are giving McCown a one-year deal that incl…

Kings’ Fox leaves Team USA prior to Australia trip

In a surprising move, Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox has withdrawn from Team USA, managing director Jerry Colangelo told ESPN on Saturday. The decision comes just hours before the group was scheduled to fly to Australia for exhibition games leadin…

Sources: Chargers’ James to miss 3-4 months

Los Angeles Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James will undergo surgery on the stress fracture of his right foot next week with Dr. Robert Anderson, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The news of James’ surgery was first reported by the the NFL Network. James…

Sources: McCown unretiring to sign with Eagles

Josh McCown, who announced his retirement this summer to spend more time with his family, is returning to play his 17th NFL season with the Philadelphia Eagles, sources told ESPN. A source said McCown is signing a one-year deal with the Eagles. McCown, 40, …