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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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>>

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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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

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>>

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