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Pujols' RBI in 13th lifts Angels over Orioles 1-0

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Albert Pujols hit an RBI single in the 13th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Thursday night to avert a three-game series sweep. More>>

Moore, Lynx end Mercury's 16-game win streak

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With the WNBA playoffs about three weeks away, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury gave a peek at what the postseason could bring. More>>

Phelps to compete in 4 events at US nationals

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By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer Michael Phelps will match his most grueling program since coming out of retirement, entering four events at next week's U.S. national championships. More>>

Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process

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Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills. More>>

A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

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Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first. More>>

Bucks sign free agent guard Jerryd Bayless

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Free agent Jerryd Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in large part because of Jason Kidd. More>>

Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig

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The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline. More>>

Price, Lester, Lackey traded in deadline flurry

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By The Associated Press Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal... More>>

Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

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The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. More>>

Rich get richer: Price traded to Tigers

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When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. More>>

Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

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Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. More>>

Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

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Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. More>>

Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

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Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court. More>>

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

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Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the... More>>

Comm Games athlete convicted for assault on rival

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An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another Commonwealth Games competitor in the athletes' village and Australia's athletics coach was sent home for criticizing his top... More>>

Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp

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Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions. More>>

Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury

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Eric Berry made the first trip to the injury tent. Marcus Cooper followed soon afterward. More>>

Seychelles fears Ebola, bars Sierra Leone team

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By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian... More>>

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

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Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life." More>>

Sky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer It's been a frustrating month for Elena Delle Donne. More>>

Ginobili will not play for Argentina at World Cup

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Manu Ginobili will not play for Argentina at the FIBA World Cup because of a stress fracture in his right leg that has bothered the San Antonio Spurs guard since... More>>

Sky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York

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Elena Delle Donne will return to the Chicago sky lineup against the New York Liberty on Thursday night after missing 17 of the last 18 games because of a recurrence of Lyme disease. More>>

Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streak

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak. More>>

China's Li Na pulls out of US Open because of knee

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Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months. More>>

WWE Network hits 700K subscriber mark in 5 months

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By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer WWE is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe. More>>

NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner

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By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday. More>>

Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion

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A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships. More>>

Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

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Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup. More>>

Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

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Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous... More>>

Dodgers beat Braves 3-2 for 5th straight win

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Matt Kemp has suddenly found his power, and it's helping keep the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West. More>>

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... More>>

Century-old pipe break points to national problem

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The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many... More>>

Kluber outpitches Hernandez in 2-0 win

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The Indians' new ace outdueled one of the top pitchers in baseball Wednesday night. More>>

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

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Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village. More>>

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

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The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season. More>>

Jerry Jones: Brent out of rehab, NFL question next

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks. More>>

Jeter gets presidential farewell in Texas

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Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night. More>>

SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

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Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days. More>>

Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

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Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league. More>>

Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games

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Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games. More>>

Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive

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One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. More>>

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

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ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. More>>

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

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The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. More>>

Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

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Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say. More>>

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Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the... More>>

Chiefs' Murray says bro, 'Bachelorette' very happy

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Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question. More>>

Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall

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Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams. More>>

Dolphins' credo on T-shirts after bullying scandal

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The Miami Dolphins, rocked by a bullying scandal last season, are now wearing T-shirts bearing a credo of togetherness that was coined by the players. More>>

German federation drops amputee jumper from team

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Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage. More>>

Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio

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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. More>>

NBA players union elects female executive director

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers. More>>

NBA players union elects new executive director

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers. More>>

Cubs beat Rockies in 16 innings, 4-3

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Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher - and won. More>>

NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. More>>

Peterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal

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Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. More>>

'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old

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In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. More>>

Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

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A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the... More>>

Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

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Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. More>>

Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case

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A minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit on Tuesday, an attorney said. More>>

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session

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To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp. More>>

AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense

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Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. More>>

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

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Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to... More>>

Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

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Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes. More>>

Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work

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The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind. More>>

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

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NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. More>>

Jamaican wins 110 hurdles at Commonwealth Games

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Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole's 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica. More>>

Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

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A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release. More>>

Jones' HOF induction adds to Seattle's big year

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As Walter Jones started going through names to give his induction speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he constantly came back to his son Walterius. More>>

Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

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Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer. More>>

Gstaad champion Andujar wins opener in Kitzbuehel

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Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad. More>>

16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

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A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday. More>>

Cincinnati picked to win American

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Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second. More>>

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Fists flying in Philly

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This Eagles' defense won't be pushed around. More>>

Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach

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The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night. More>>

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

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Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More>>

Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp

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Derrick Rose says he feels old. More>>

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

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The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. More>>

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

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Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. More>>

Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat'

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. More>>

Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

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If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to... More>>

Quarterback Johnny Manziel's day at Browns camp

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A look at Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's day at training camp. More>>

Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres

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Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit. More>>

Panthers' Hardy: 'I hate I've distracted my team'

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Convicted Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said he wants to remain with the Carolina Panthers beyond this season. More>>

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

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By The Associated Press LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. More>>

Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

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A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. More>>

Reed HOF induction gives Bills cause to celebrate

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There are two things receiver Andre Reed is most certain of in preparing to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. More>>

Commonwealth Games get royal audience

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His family may have castles to choose from, but Prince Edward, alas, is a man without a pingpong table. More>>

Commonwealth Games lifter faces sex assault charge

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A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket. More>>

Olympic high jump champion out of Euros

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Russia's team coach says Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova will miss next month's European championships in Zurich because of an injury. More>>

Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

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The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games. More>>

Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

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A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. More>>

First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

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Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West. More>>

Ortiz's 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid

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The Tampa Bay Rays didn't like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it's back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East. More>>

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

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With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. More>>

Santana hits 2 more HRs, Indians stop Royals

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Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn't do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City. More>>

Spain sweeps to victory in International Crown

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Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain. More>>

Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open

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Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. More>>

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

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Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. More>>

AP PHOTOS: Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

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By The Associated Press Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year-old Sicilian who calls himself "a flag-bearer of anti-doping," won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first Italian to do so in 16 years. More>>

Carl Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

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Carl Edwards' 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. More>>

Baseball HOF cuts election eligibility to 10 years

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Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. More>>

Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

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Clayton Kershaw continued to spoil his manager with another brilliant performance. More>>

Griner leads Mercury to 15th straight victory

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Old Detroit Pistons "Bad Boy" Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty tried to rough up the streaking Phoenix Mercury - with little success. More>>

Rays beat Red Sox 3-0 for 9th straight win

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The resurgent Tampa Bay Rays are on their best run in a decade. More>>

Lawler beats Brown to set up title rematch

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Robbie Lawler withstood a flurry of stinging punches by Matt Brown in the fifth round and held on for a unanimous decision Saturday night, setting up a rematch with UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. More>>

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Kevin Love still doesn't know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a seldom-used league rule complicates a potential trade to... More>>

Tulowitzki's name bungled in giveaway gaffe

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Troy Tulowitzki has a tough name to spell, even at his own ballpark. More>>

South Korea eliminates US in International Crown

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The top-seeded United States left the inaugural International Crown without a trophy and with no shortage of reasons for its surprisingly early exit. More>>

Giants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox

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The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. More>>

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at IMS

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The season-long rivalry between Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske heads into the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Kevin Harvick will try to crash their party. More>>

Roethlisberger OK with choice to wait on new deal

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There are days when Ben Roethlisberger can feel every single hit he's absorbed during a decade as one of the NFL's most fearless quarterbacks. More>>

Jim Furyk opens 3-shot lead in Canadian Open

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Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal. More>>

Toronto ends 17-game Bronx skid, beats Yanks 6-4

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For nearly two years, the Toronto Blue Jays had walked off the field at Yankee Stadium with losses. Every time. More>>

49ers' depth to be tested after Hunter tears ACL

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Training camp is not even a week old and already the San Francisco 49ers' depth at running back is about to be tested. More>>

Colts' Ballard out for season due to torn Achilles

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Colts running back Vick Ballard spent 10 months working his way back from a serious injury. More>>

Langer takes 8-shot lead at Senior British Open

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Bernhard Langer stretched his lead to eight strokes Saturday in the Senior British Open, shooting a 3-under 68 at Royal Porthcawl to reach 14-under 199. More>>

Pack signs Nelson to extension after 1st practice

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Jordy Nelson had a secret on the way to the first practice of Packers training camp. More>>

Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

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Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. More>>

Houston WR Andre Johnson reports to camp

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Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans. More>>

Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football

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There were No. 2 jerseys everywhere, ringing the practice fields in various shapes, sizes and colors. More>>

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

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Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. More>>

Dalton's future with Bengals secure ... for now

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Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers. More>>

White Sox: Reinsdorf hospitalized in Cooperstown

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The Chicago White Sox say owner Jerry Reinsdorf has been hospitalized after feeling lightheaded in Cooperstown, New York. More>>

Price, Rays beat Red Sox for 8th straight victory

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David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays are on quite a roll. More>>

Browns' Manziel: "I've made some rookie mistakes"

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Like reading a blitz, Johnny Manziel knew the questions about his off-field wildness were coming. So the Browns quarterback struck first. More>>

Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

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Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. More>>

Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead

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Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard. More>>

Marshawn Lynch missing as Seahawks camp begins

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Marshawn Lynch famously said during Super Bowl week that he was "all about that action, boss." More>>

Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama

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A judge on Friday convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term that could interrupt the player's bid to restart... More>>

US rebounds to win twice in International Crown

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A switch in pairings led to a change in fortune for the United States in the International Crown. More>>

With Nibali in command, Tour is about 2nd place

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Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this - the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali. More>>

Gronk's back: Star tight end practices with Pats

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Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. More>>

NASCAR drivers want changes on the schedule

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NASCAR Chairman Brian France says nothing drastic will be done to next year's schedule. More>>

Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. More>>

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

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FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." More>>

Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

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It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on... More>>

Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian GP practice

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Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg second. More>>

Euro hurdles champ out of Comm Games for doping

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European 400-meter hurdles champion Rhys Williams was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after becoming the second Welsh athlete suspended for a doping offense this month. More>>

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Lynch expected to hold out from Seahawks camp

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Marshawn Lynch isn't expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday. More>>

AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

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A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. More>>

Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days

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Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. More>>

Cowboys' Romo happy to spend hours nursing back

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Tony Romo paused to add up how long it would take to coddle his surgically repaired back on the first day of training camp. More>>

Indians' Kluber is perfect through 6 innings

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Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians has had his perfect game broken up with a one-out single in the seventh inning by Omar Infante of the Kansas City Royals. More>>

AP source: Gordon to meet with league Aug. 1

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The Browns may soon learn whether they'll have Josh Gordon this season. More>>

Petrovic, Putnam share Canadian Open lead

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Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal. More>>

The un-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali wins Stage 18

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As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he's the "boss" of the Tour de France. Just don't compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling's greatest race, Lance Armstrong. More>>

Pack prez hopeful Favre returns for game this year

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Flush with cash, the Packers have a 112,000 name-long waiting list for season tickets filled with die-hards eager to see a team that figures to be an NFC contender for years to come. More>>

Frank Lampard joins New York City FC of MLS

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The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars. More>>

Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension

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The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday. More>>

Taiwan sweeps US in 1st day of International Crown

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A winless day left the top-seeded United States with the feeling there's nothing left to lose in their quest to capture the International Crown More>>

2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

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Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. More>>

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

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Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he's starting over again. More>>

Titans agree with NFL's last unsigned draft pick

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The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with left tackle Taylor Lewan on Thursday, making the 11th overall selection out of Michigan the last of this year's draft picks to reach a deal. More>>

Stroman's no-hit bit ends after 6 innings for Jays

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Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays has had his no-hit bid broken up after six innings against the Boston Red Sox. More>>

Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to part ways with troubled receiver Justin Blackmon. More>>

Hamilton hoping to extend Mercedes contract

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Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes want to extend his contract beyond next year, although they have yet to hold formal talks about a new deal. More>>

Austrians investigate disturbance at Israeli game

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Federal and local law enforcement agencies in Austria are investigating an incident in which pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch during a football match between an Israeli club and a French team. More>>

Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

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Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to its former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl. More>>

NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

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Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done. More>>

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

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Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,... More>>

Yankees top Rangers 2-1 in rain-shortened game

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A wet field gave the New York Yankees one weird win. More>>

Chiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal

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Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. More>>

Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

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Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More>>

Playful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

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On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna. More>>

Mets' Colon loses perfect-game bid in 7th

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Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets has lost his bid for a perfect game when he allowed a single to Seattle's Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning. More>>

NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California. More>>

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's Video included

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Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training... More>>

Gronk cleared to play at Patriots training camp

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Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. More>>

Wayne hoping Colts get off to faster start in 2014

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Reggie Wayne wants the Colts to live this season in the fast lane. More>>

Bills DT Marcell Dareus wants to earn team's trust

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Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus can finally start focusing on football again, even though he spent much of Wednesday riding a stationary bike on the sideline. More>>

Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. More>>

US movie theaters to show Premier League games

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Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. More>>

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