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Baseball HOF cuts election eligibility to 10 years

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The Baseball Hall of Fame has reduced the number of years a player can remain eligible to be voted in by the writers to 10 years from 15, giving Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens less time to be considered. More>>

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most... More>>

Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football

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With No. 2 jerseys ringing the field, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has begun his quest to win Cleveland's starting job. 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>>

Houston WR Andre Johnson reports to camp

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

AP NewsBreak: Cities to meet with USOC about 2024

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Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested... More>>

LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

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LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday. More>>

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Headley wins it in 14th inning of Yankees debut

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Chase Headley hustled to New York, eager to help his new team right away. That's exactly what he did - about 4 1/2 hours after pulling on his pinstripes. More>>

Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth

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Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving. More>>

CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

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The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. More>>

Moore has 48 points in the Lynx's 112-108 2OT win

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Maya Moore put on one of the best scoring displays in the history of the WNBA and it was barely enough to lift Minnesota. More>>

A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

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The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. More>>

Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

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The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said. More>>

Jets eliminating paper season tickets

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The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly. More>>

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

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Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. More>>

TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

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TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!" More>>

Selig still waiting on Tommy John report

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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers. More>>

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

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The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. More>>

Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

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The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping... More>>

Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

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A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. More>>

Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

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A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned painkiller, morphine. More>>

T.J. Ward hearing on Denver assault charge delayed

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A court hearing for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on charges stemming from an incident at a strip club has been delayed until next month. More>>

James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

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After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday. More>>

McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

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The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug. More>>

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

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The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to... More>>

Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. More>>

LeBron James begins tour of China

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LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy. More>>

Big Papi passes Yaz with 453rd career home run

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Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski on baseball's career home run chart. More>>

Rockies place 1B Justin Morneau on 15-day DL

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The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained neck. More>>

Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program

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Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed, his attorney said on Monday. More>>

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

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Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. More>>

Manziel scores as NFL's top-selling jersey

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Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. More>>

Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer

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A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl. More>>

Norway's Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

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Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. More>>

Dream coach Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

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Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. More>>

Watson shoots final-round 68 at British Open

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Tom Watson's ball rolled on to the 18th green at Royal Liverpool on Sunday and most of the spectators in the horseshoe grandstand gave him a prolonged standing ovation. And even a few shouts of "C'mon, Tom." More>>

Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

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By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012.... More>>

Vikings suspend Priefer for 3 games

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The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter... More>>

McIlroy has silver cup, now he wants green jacket

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Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf's oldest major championship. More>>

Slumping LA Sparks fire Carol Ross as coach

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Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season. More>>

Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

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IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy. More>>

Schimmel's 29 leads East over West 125-124 in OT

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Showtime Shoni had quite the All-Star debut. More>>

Padres' Despaigne loses no-hit bid in 8th vs. Mets

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Odrisamer Despaigne of the San Diego Padres lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth inning when Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets doubled. More>>

The 2 secret words for McIlroy: Process and spot

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Rory McIlroy looked out at a room packed with reporters and knew he was going to disappoint them. More>>

Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday. More>>

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

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Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy. More>>

Yankees' Sabathia (knee) expects to pitch in 2015

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CC Sabathia is disappointed and relieved all at the same time. More>>

'Ninja Warrior' competitor wants to inspire others

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A YouTube video that shows Kacy Catanzaro, a 5-foot, 100-pound gymnast, breezing through an obstacle course where others twice her size often fail has garnered more than 6 million views since she competed in the "American... More>>

Woods says Watson should pick him for Ryder Cup

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Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. More>>

Olympic leaders back TV channel, bidding changes

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By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer Moving forward on IOC President Thomas Bach's reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping... More>>

Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline

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A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline. More>>

Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

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Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. More>>

Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

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The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was... More>>

Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

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Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. More>>

LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

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LeBron James has to make another big decision. More>>

Rosberg claims pole position for German GP

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Formula One leader Nico Rosberg earned pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in qualifying on Saturday and will start 15th on the grid. More>>

Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

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Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro. More>>

Lohse, Brewers defeat Nationals 4-2

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Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse didn't need many words to sum up his effort in Friday night's 4-2 win at Washington. More>>

Canseco comes back to Coliseum for '89 reunion

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Jose Canseco was nervous and scared about showing up to the reunion for the 1989 World Series champion Oakland Athletics this weekend. More>>

Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

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Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance... More>>

AP sources: Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

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Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process... More>>

Astros fail to sign first pick in MLB draft

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By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year's draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday's deadline. More>>

5 former NFL players sue union over concussions

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Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries. More>>

UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

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The University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously their claims of sexual assaults on campus. More>>

In Alps, Nibali again dominates Tour de France

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If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here's why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage... More>>

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn't define me

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Lance Stephenson doesn't want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James' ear. More>>

Ex-major leaguer Offerman denies assault claims

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Former major leaguer Jose Offerman testified Friday that he neither swung his bat at two minor leaguers nor caused their injuries during a scuffle that broke out when he was hit by a pitch during a 2007 comeback attempt. More>>

NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

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The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed. More>>

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

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By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory. More>>

Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

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Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview. More>>

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Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

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Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives... More>>

Sabres re-sign C Ennis to 5-year $23 million deal

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The Sabres re-signed center Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth $23 million, addressing one of the final pieces of their offseason rebuilding plan. More>>

CBS won't dictate use of Redskins name on the air

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CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season. More>>

Laura Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

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Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic. More>>

APNewsBreak: Armstrong met cycling doping panel

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Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport's past, said an attorney for the champion who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over his use of... More>>

49ers open posh, high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

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San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come. More>>

Bama players motivated by sour ending to season

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Alabama receiver Amari Cooper has been through the offseasons filled with talk of repeat national championships, and now he's endured one that began with sour memories not celebratory confetti showers. More>>

Woods says round disrupted by cameras

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Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open. More>>

No charges against 2 Providence College players

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An investigation into an alleged sexual assault by two Providence College basketball players has concluded with no charges, the Rhode Island attorney general's office said Wednesday. More>>

AP Source: Hornets land SG Stephenson

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Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. More>>

Tour leader Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past

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Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages. More>>

McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

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Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. More>>

Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United

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By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer While avoiding starting his Manchester United reign with any bold predictions or statements of intent, Louis van Gaal still projected an aura of authority and conviction in... More>>

Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint

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Formula One leader Nico Rosberg ditched plans to put an image of the World Cup trophy on his helmet for the upcoming German Grand Prix following a complaint from FIFA. More>>

McEnroe's son charged with drug possession

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The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession. More>>

Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA

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UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries. More>>

Arrieta becomes bright spot for sputtering Cubs

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Each start was remarkably similar. That smooth, efficient motion. The devastating array of pitches. The easy cool that quickly spreads to his teammates, who are so confident when he takes the mound. More>>

Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

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Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16. More>>

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

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Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the... More>>

Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

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Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learned during the Donald Sterling saga, it's that there are no guarantees. More>>

Police: Stolen British Open golf cart hurts guard

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A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assault after he took a golf cart from the course staging the British Open and drove it into a security guard, the second police intervention involving a wayward cart in... More>>

Griner blossoming in WNBA after rough 1st year

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After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth. More>>

AP source: Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. More>>

A new generation emerging at golf's oldest major

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Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open. More>>

Sandusky son talks of father's bedtime 'ritual'

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A son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky says he enjoyed spending time with the family at their central Pennsylvania home - except when it came time to go to bed. More>>

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

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French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead. More>>

Brazil police suspend 4 officers in Rio de Janeiro

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Four police officers have been suspended after being caught on video as they beat journalists during an anti-World Cup protest, the Rio de Janeiro police department said Wednesday. More>>

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

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Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits. More>>

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

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On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass. More>>

Ex-NFL player back in Calif. court on rape charges

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Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was set to return to court in California on Wednesday for a pair of hearings as he faces sexual assault allegations in several states. More>>

All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

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Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. More>>

Griner dunks again as Mercury beat Mystics 90-78

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With a spark from Brittney Griner, in the form of her second dunk of the year, the Phoenix Mercury continued on its roll. More>>

Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

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US Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example

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World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the international interest in the tournament to teach soccer fans and young players about the dangers of... More>>

MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

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The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret. More>>

Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

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Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball. More>>

Bulls use amnesty clause to cut F Boozer

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The Chicago Bulls said goodbye to forward Carlos Boozer on Tuesday, using the amnesty clause to cut the veteran forward after four seasons with the team. More>>

Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in '16

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Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to... More>>

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World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

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As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history. More>>

Chris Kluwe's lawyer threatens to sue Vikings

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Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday. More>>

Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

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With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998. More>>

British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand. More>>

Penguins: No wrist surgery for Sidney Crosby

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The Pittsburgh Penguins say captain Sidney Crosby doesn't need surgery on his injured wrist. More>>

Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

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Rookie Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream has the top-selling jersey in the WNBA. More>>

Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

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At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans showed their admiration and adoration for their World Cup winners in a parade to the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday. More>>

A look at the venues hosting 2018 World Cup

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A look at the cities and venues to be used for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. More>>

From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup

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Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other pressing issues - including racism and violence. More>>

Saints confirm multiyear deal with Jimmy Graham

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The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. More>>

Kraft, Belichick interviewed in Hernandez probe

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick were interviewed by police investigating a homicide in which former player Aaron Hernandez has been charged. More>>

McIlroy has to get past that '2nd-round thing'

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Rory McIlroy calls it his "second-round thing." More>>

Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

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Rookie Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream has the top-selling jersey in the WNBA. More>>

Erik Compton has plenty of heart heading into Open

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Erik Compton was chatting outside the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool when Ernie Els strolled up with some disappointing news. More>>

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