Former Manchester, Bloomfield and Purdue running back Kory Sheets, who rushed for nearly 2,900 yards the past two seasons in the CFL, is in the Oakland Raiders camp. He told ESPN: "This is my last shot. As a 29-year-old unproven running back in the NFL, you don't really get too many chances to mess up." ... The NFL is back Sunday night with the Giants playing the Bills in the Hall of Fame Game (8 p.m., NBC). Not a bad way to drift back into the work week. ... Wouldn't we all like to be in the position to tweet what Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson did: "Happy to announce my 5 year extension with @AZCardinals! $70M and $48M Guaranteed!!" ... Speaking of corners, Ty Law goes into the Patriots Hall of Fame Friday. Said coach Bill Belichick: "Fun player to coach; he had a personality and he didn't always do things exactly by the book or quite the way that maybe it was outlined but he was a football player and when the game started he played football and he was very good."

After his batting practice performance Monday night (six runs in two-thirds of an inning), Felix Doubront is being sent packing by the Red Sox to the Cubs. He's a mess, the Sox are a mess and there's no Bobby V to blame. .... "Great to hang out wt the Living Legend @MagicJohnson before the Dodgers game. Greatness on and off the court!!" tweeted UConn coach Kevin Ollie of the LA game Tuesday night. ... Good news for UConn fans: Morgan Tuck gets medical hardship waiver and will have three seasons left in Storrs. ... Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne, who has played once in the past 17 games because of Lyme disease, is planning to play Thursday. Part of her issue has been headaches, which she gives the opposing team when healthy. ... Frank Bensel of Fairfield won his third Connecticut Open golf tournament.

Minor league baseball is known for its publicity stunts. Myrtle Beach Pelicans exec Andy Milovich recently underwent a prostate exam while sticking his head out the press box window and singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame." Not sure where this falls on the all-time list, but it isn't behind many. ... Central Florida is talking about adding a tiki bar-like area to its football stadium, says the Orlando Business Journal. Top that, Rentschler. ... Fitz and The Tantrums perform at opening ceremonies of the U.S. Open Aug. 25 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. John McEnroe should sit in.

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