FOOTBALL

Bryant joins teammates

Dez Bryant joined his Dallas Cowboys teammates for the last day of minicamp yesterday. Bryant didn't practice since he still has not signed his franchise tender that would guarantee him $12.8 million this season. But the All-Pro receiver sat with teammates in the stands when coach Jason Garrett addressed the team before the final organized workout and he then went on the field. "Great to have him here," Garrett said. "He's dropped in really throughout the offseason program. Dez is a special guy . . . Very important to our football team."

Benson ruled competent

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson remains competent to run his business empire, a civil judge ruled as he dismissed accusations by Benson's estranged heirs who've been ousted from ownership positions with the clubs. The ruling upholds the 87-year-old Benson's decision to place his third wife, Gayle, first in line to inherit control of his NFL and NBA teams and other businesses instead of the recently disowned heirs.

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SOCCER

Liberian seeks to head FIFA The president of the Liberia Football Association is seeking the FIFA presidency, saying Africa should take the lead rebuilding world soccer's governing body as it reels from criminal investigations. Musa Bility is the second candidate to emerge since Sepp Blatter announced on June 2 -- four days after being re-elected to a fifth term -- that he would step down amid the corruption scandal rocking FIFA. Former Brazil star Zico has already declared his interest in running.

HORSE RACINGPharoah back in California

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned home to Santa Anita in California and was greeted by a crowd, including actress Julia Roberts. After a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a police escort from Ontario Airport to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's barn at Santa Anita, the 3-year-old colt settled in comfortably. -- AP