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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have signed safety Robenson Therezie and waived fullback Algernon Brown. Therezie was waived by New Orleans on Saturday after playing in the Saints' 20-14 preseason-opening loss to Cleveland on Thursday night. Brown was signed by the Jets on August 5th after being waived by Seattle. He played 10 snaps for New York in the preseason opener.

CARSON, California (AP) - Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett on Sunday said he will sit during the national anthem this season to protest social injustice and segregation. Bennett sat on the visiting bench during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Seahawks' preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams, a decision he made prior to protests by white supremacists at the University of Virginia over the weekend. But what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, including the death of a young woman when she was struck by a car deliberately driven into a group of counter-protesters on Saturday, solidified Bennett's decision.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Justin Thomas has captured his first major, shooting 68 to win the 2017 PGA Championship. It is the fourth win of the year for Thomas, who entered the week as the world's 14th ranked player. The 24-year-old Thomas started the day two shots back of third-round leader Kevin Kisner, but began to make a move on the seventh hole.

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Dragon boats racing will soon be churning up the water in an Alabama river. The Gadsden Times reports that 250-meter dragon boat races are being planned for August 19th on the Coosa River.

MARION JUNCTION, Ala. (AP) - Wildlife officials are helping hunters and landowners in rural western Alabama learn more about managing the area's deer population. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a daylong workshop for Black Belt land owners on August 18th in Dallas County.

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