Perine to 'Skins in 4th-round run of RBs

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Following an impromptu rendition of "Fly Eagles Fly" by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins, it was the ground game that got lots of attention in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Saturday began with an introduction from three of Philly's football idols: Troy Vincent, now in charge of the NFL's football operations, Brian Westbrook and Dawkins . Dawkins sang, then Westbrook dared anyone representing the Cowboys to stand in front of the big crowd.

"If anybody from Dallas steps to this podium in my city, we are going to give them a true Philadelphia welcome," Westbrook promised in response to former Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson taunting the fans when announcing a Dallas pick on Friday night.

Bengals face backlash over Mixon pick

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals are facing a backlash over their decision to draft running back Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face while at Oklahoma.

Cincinnati added to its reputation for embracing players with troubled histories when they took Mixon in the second round on Friday night. Even before Mixon arrived in town, the choice was getting panned. (MORE)

Nats put OF Eaton on DL with knee strain

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Adam Eaton on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee strain. Eaton is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

"We're hopeful it's not as serious as it looked," said manager Dusty Baker on Saturday. (MORE)

Sharapova's return ends in semifinals

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Maria Sharapova's first tournament since her controversial return to tennis is over after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals.

Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Saturday. (MORE)

Bayern wins 5th Bundesliga title in row

BERLIN (AP) Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich ensured a record fifth straight Bundesliga title with a 6-0 rout of Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Lewandowski took his season tally to a joint league-leading 27 goals for Bayern to seal its 27th German title overall with three games to spare. (MORE)

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