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MLB suspends Marlins’ Jose Urena for six games

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves with a pitch.

Fantasy football guide: Use these tiers to ace your upcoming draft

The one thing no fantasy team owner can do without at a draft is a list of players, whether it comes in a fancy online app or simply printed out on good ol’ paper. However, for those who really want to ace their drafts, that list is divided into tiers.

John Elway may be calling around for backup QB but no Colin Kaepernick

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is trying to determine if he has his backup quarterback on his roster. Paxton Lynch has flopped this summer and Chad Kelly gets his chance this weekend against the Bears. If Elway doesn’t feel Kelly is ready to win games in a pinch, he’ll go get a veteran, but he insists Colin Kaepernick isn’t on his call list.

Athletic director Rob Spear fired at University of Idaho

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

The Idaho State Board of Education Thursday morning fired University of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear. The action concludes a four-month administrative leave for Spear. He was suspended by UI president Chuck Staben in April following complaints from two former Vandals women athletes that Spear five years prior did not appropriately address the fact they had been sexually harassed and in one case inappropriately touched by a former UI football player.