Nats club 4 HRs in row, 8 total in rout

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(TSX / STATS) -- WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals exhibited such a display of power in the third inning Thursday that poor Daniel Murphy was lightly booed after flying out to center.

If that sounds harsh, consider that Murphy's out ended a string of four consecutive home runs by the Nationals. And for good measure, the next hitter, Anthony Rendon, blasted another longball to give Washington five homers in the inning on its way to a 15-2 blowout of the Milwaukee Brewers.

"What a team we have, what a lineup we have," Bryce Harper said. "It's super-special and a lot of fun to be part of that. When you have that type of talent in your lineup and momentum going, anything can happen."

Kaepernick drawing interest from Ravens

(TSX / STATS) -- John Harbaugh has known Colin Kaepernick for many years, having coached against the elusive quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII while also gaining an inside perspective from his brother, Jim, during his time coaching the San Francisco 49ers.

On Thursday, John Harbaugh was asked about Kaepernick with the Ravens experiencing a potential need to bolster their quarterback position in lieu of starter Joe Flacco dealing with a back injury. (MORE)

Belichick: No limits for Gronk at camp

(TSX / STATS) -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski received a clean bill of health for the start of training camp.

"He doesn't have limits that I know of," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday of Gronkowski, who saw his 2016 season cut short due to a back injury that required surgery. (MORE)

Bengals CB Jones won't appeal 1-game ban

(TSX / STATS) -- CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones indicated on Thursday afternoon he does not plan to appeal his one-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

"I take all accountability for what I did and my actions," Jones said, on the day Bengals players were required to report for training camp. "I accept it, the one-game suspension. I'm ready to move on. I'm happy to be here." (MORE)

Vikings QB Bridgewater won't rush return

(TSX / STATS) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater addressed reporters on Thursday for the first time since dislocating his left knee and tearing the ACL at the outset of training camp in 2016.

"Right now, I can't even think long term," said the 24-year-old Bridgewater, who was placed on the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday. (MORE)

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