McNair family calls for Durkin's firing

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired.

McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN reported that coaches had been bullying the players.

On Tuesday, the university said it takes "legal and moral responsibility" for the death.

Browns hosting ex-Cowboys WR Bryant

CLEVELAND (AP) Dez Bryant has stopped in to meet the Browns.

The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver arrived at the team's headquarters on Thursday, and the free agent's visit could lead to Bryant signing with Cleveland. Bryant posted a photo on Twitter signing autographs at Cleveland's airport. (MORE)

Braves' Acuna day-to-day after plunking

ATLANTA (AP) Braves rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. is day to day after being plunked on the left arm by Miami's Jose Urena.

The team announced Thursday that a CT scan on Acuna's elbow was normal. X-rays also were negative. (MORE)

Snedeker opens Wyndham with 11-under 59

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship - but not this low.

Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. (MORE)

Kahne to step aside as full-time driver

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kasey Kahne announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time racing in NASCAR and plans to focus on the sprint car team he owns.

Kahne said in a Twitter post that he is at ease with the decision after 15 years racing in NASCAR. Kahne, from Enumclaw, Washington, made it to NASCAR via sprint car racing and his Kasey Kahne Racing team competes in the World of Outlaws series. (MORE)

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