Ravens QB Flacco could be out 3-6 weeks

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(TSX / STATS) -- Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a back injury and will at least miss the start of training camp, according to multiple reports.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Flacco could be limited early in camp while nfl.com took it a step further, saying Flacco is preparing to miss 3-to-6 weeks with a disc issue in his back.

Veteran backup Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughan are the only other quarterbacks on the Ravens roster heading into camp.

Late Morris goal gives US Gold Cup title

(TSX / STATS) -- SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- When the CONCACAF Gold Cup began, United States men's national team coach Bruce Arena looked at the event as a chance to view some second-stringers and youngsters with an eye toward upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.

Winning the Gold Cup, the championship of soccer's North America, Central America and the Caribbean region, is nice, but the World Cup is the ultimate goal. (MORE)

Royals win 8th in row, rout Tigers 16-2

(TSX / STATS) -- DETROIT -- Eric Hosmer has won Gold Gloves and a championship in his seven-year career. The Kansas City Royals first baseman added a long-awaited grand slam to his resume on Wednesday.

Hosmer's first career grand slam highlighted a nine-run seventh inning and the Royals extended their season-best winning streak to eight games by pounding the Detroit Tigers 16-2 at Comerica Park. (MORE)

Vikes give Griffen 4-yr., $58M extension

(TSX / STATS) -- The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Everson Griffen to a four-year contract extension on Wednesday that will keep him with the organization through the 2022 season.

The deal is worth $58 million and includes $34 million in guarantees, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (MORE)

Browns' Kessler getting 1st-team reps

(TSX / STATS) -- Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler will get the first-team reps to start training camp, coach Hue Jackson announced Wednesday.

"He deserves the chance to walk out there first," Jackson told reporters at a press conference to kick off training camp, which opens with the first practice Thursday. (MORE)

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