SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is back following three surgeries and last season's benching, determined and ready to prove himself as a starting quarterback again. Blaine Gabbert insists he is prepared to keep the San Francisco job going into this season.
ALAMEDA (AP) - After 13 straight seasons without a winning record, playoff berth or even much hope most years, the Oakland Raiders head into training camp this year with an unfamiliar burden: expectations.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's top Olympic official expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of state-sponsored doping.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.
FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.