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NFL

Ex-Buc, Bull Jenkins signs with Cardinals

Former USF and Bucs cornerback Mike Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Jenkins, 31, played the past two seasons with Tampa Bay. He became USF's first first-round draft pick ever when he was chosen 25th overall by the Cowboys in 2008. He appeared in 14 games last season for Tampa Bay, five as a starter, with 14 tackles and five passes defensed. The Bradenton native and one-time Pro Bowl selection has played 101 games, 68 as a starter. Jenkins played five seasons with Dallas and one with Oakland before joining Tampa Bay.

Crowell's amends: Browns running back Isaiah Crowell attended the weekend funeral of one of the five Dallas police officers slain in a recent attack by a gunman. Crowell was heavily criticized for posting a gruesome illustration on social media of an officer being killed after the shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota by police. Crowell expressed regret and offered to donate one game check of $35,000 to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation after attending Saturday's funeral for officer Patrick Zamarripa in Fort Worth.

Raiders: Cornerback David Amerson signed a four-year contract extension.

Soccer

Forward joins Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rowdies signed forward Carlos Preciado, who has spent most of his career in South America. Preciado, 31, of Colombia, arrives from Qatari club Al Sailiya, where he had four goals in 10 games. Before that he played for clubs in Peru and in his homeland, gaining experience in the two biggest club competitions in South America, the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

Orlando City hires coach: Orlando City of Major League Soccer named Jason Kreis as its coach. He replaces Adrian Heath, who was fired last week.

NBA

Magic's Meeks has surgery

The Magic announced Jodie Meeks, a guard who was acquired last month, had surgery on Tuesday to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Meeks, acquired June 29 in a trade with Detroit, will be out indefinitely. He averaged 7.3 points and 1.7 rebounds last season.

Social media: The league will deliver a free live stream of a weekly pregame show on Twitter next season, part of an expanded partnership with the site.

Clippers: They signed forward Brandon Bass, who played last season for the Lakers.

Nuggets: They signed first-round pick Jamal Murray and agreed to a deal with veteran Mike Miller, a former college standout at Florida.

Pistons: First-round draft pick Henry Ellenson signed a multi-year deal.

Suns: Veteran guard Leandro Barbosa signed to rejoin the team with which he played eight of his 13 NBA seasons.

Tennis

Bouchard weighing Rio

Eugenie Bouchard is out of the Citi Open but hasn't decided if she'll bow out of the Olympics. The fifth-seeded Bouchard was upset in straight sets in the first round in Washington by Camila Giorgi, 7-5, 6-4. Bouchard said she is a "last-minute person" and would decide next week on playing in Rio.

Generali Open: Jurgen Melzer, once ranked eighth, won in his return from a 10-month injury layoff, beating Taro Daniel 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Melzer's homeland.

ET CETERA

Cycling: British sprinter Mark Cavendish withdrew from the Tour de France in a bid to improve his medal chances at next month's Olympics in Rio. Cavendish won four stages on this year's Tour, which had a rest day Tuesday.

Doping: Brock Lesnar's sample from the night of UFC 200 had the same banned performance-enhancing substance for which he tested positive on June 28, the UFC announced. Lesnar, 39, defeated heavyweight Mark Hunt July 9. … A British court ordered Russian marathoner Liliya Shobukhova to repay prize and appearance money from the London race after being banned for doping, event organizers said. The High Court judgment mandates Shobukhova to repay about $498,000 plus costs relating to her 2010 London Marathon victory and second-place finish in 2011.

Concussion suit: More than 50 former professional wrestlers sued World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., saying the company is responsible for repeated head trauma including concussions suffered in the ring. Among them was Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, 73, who last month was found mentally incompetent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend. His defense partly blamed head trauma he suffered in the ring. Brandon native Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff, 66, who played football at the University of Tampa in the early 1970s, was another plaintiff listed in the suit.

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