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Lane Kiffin ready for start of his first camp at FAU

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Lane Kiffin's first training camp as coach at FAU is set to begin, and he'll be in more of a CEO capacity. More>>

Cavaliers execs reject Irving trade talk, deny team in chaos

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Cavs owner refutes Irving trade demand, expects All-Star guard to be in training camp. More>>

Stunner in Budapest: Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds

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Katie Ledecky's bid to win six gold medals at the world championships ended Wednesday when she was beaten in the 200-meter freestyle by Italy's Federica Pellegrini. More>>

Huskies, Buffs taking next step after surprising Pac-12 runs

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Washington and Colorado are returning to defend their Pac-12 division titles with the knowledge that they've lost the element of surprise. More>>

Djokovic will sit out rest of 2017 because of injured elbow

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Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow. More>>

Panthers LB Davis: CTE study 'alarming,' will keep playing

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Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis called the latest medical report on brain injuries involving former football players "alarming," and said it's something NFL players are talking about. More>>

Astros' Dallas Keuchel set to rejoin rotation on Friday

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All-Star left-hander Dallas Keuchel is set to rejoin the Houston Astros' rotation on Friday at the Detroit Tigers. More>>

Pac-12 will test shorter halftime, reduced TV timeouts

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The Pac-12 will shorten halftime and reduce the number of commercial breaks during its non-conference schedule this season as part of a trial program to reduce the length of its football games. More>>

Sale Away: Red Sox ace Ks 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

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Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, top prospect Rafael Devers became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run in more than 50 years, and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 to salvage the final game of the series. More>>

PepsiCo deal shows companies not shying away from Redskins

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PepsiCo's long-term deal with the Redskins is further evidence that companies are not shying away because of the NFL team's name. More>>

Browns' top pick Myles Garrett healthy, ready for camp

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Browns rookie Myles Garrett recovered from foot injury, set for camp. More>>

Browns' star Thomas not worried about recent memory loss

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Browns Pro Bowler Thomas "not worried" about recent memory loss. More>>

Wizards announce contract extension for John Wall

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The Washington Wizards have signed John Wall to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that begins in 2019-20. More>>

Jets claim WR-KR Whitehead after Cowboys cut him

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The New York Jets claimed wide receiver-kick returner Lucky Whitehead two days after the Cowboys cut him following a shoplifting charge in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. More>>

Father of Australian tennis star accused of child abuse

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A San Diego County sheriff's official says the father of a retired Australian tennis star has been arrested on suspicion of molesting two children, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. More>>

Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

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A search mission is underway for Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones' missing earring. More>>

NCAA rule ending two-a-days forcing teams to adjust

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NCAA rule change barring two-a-days causes teams to alter practice schedules while they hope decision reduces preseason injuries. More>>

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report Video included

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Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most. More>>

Who's winning? Who knows? Welcome to mixed medley relay

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The United States has set a world record in the preliminaries of the 4x100 mixed medley relay at the world championships in Budapest. More>>

Team Penske brings Blaney back in 2018 from Wood Brothers

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Ryan Blaney will make the move to Team Penske and drive a third entry for the team in 2018. More>>

USC, Washington picked to win their divisions in Pac-12

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Southern California and Washington have been picked to win their divisions in a preseason poll of Pac-12 football media. More>>

Outcry grows over Virginia Tech's plan to honor Michael Vick

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Public opposition is growing against the induction of Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. More>>

LEADING OFF: Darvish Texas finale? Cobb on mound for Rays

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LEADING OFF: Darvish Texas finale?; Cobb on mound for Rays; Estrada seeks to end skid. More>>

Michael Phelps defends Shark Week 'race' against great white

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Don't expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special. More>>

PSU coach Franklin has one eye on present, other on future

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After restoring Penn State football's reputation, coach James Franklin casts a long glance down the road. More>>

Giants trade infielder Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

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Infielder Eduardo Nunez was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox for minor leaguer right-handers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos. More>>

Cardinals, Rockies experiment with shortened inning breaks

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The Cardinals and Colorado Rockies tried to speed up the pace of play as Major League Baseball experimented with having the timing clock between half innings set at 1 minute, 45 seconds. More>>

Rose ceremony: Cavs sign Derrick Rose to 1-year contract

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed free agent guard Derrick Rose to a 1-year contract. More>>

Segura's single in 13th rallies Mariners past Red Sox 6-5

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Jean Segura rolled an RBI single up the middle with two outs in the 13th inning to cap a two-run rally and give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. More>>

Dodgers first to win 70 games with 6-2 victory over Twins

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Chris Taylor hit two run-scoring doubles and the Los Angeles Dodgers became baseball's first team to reach the 70-win mark with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. More>>

Ledecky breezes to 3rd worlds gold, brash King wins again

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Katie Ledecky has breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, capturing the 1,500-meter freestyle by half the length of the pool on her most grueling night of the meet. More>>

US sets world record in prelims of mixed medley relay

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The United States has set a world record in the preliminaries of the 4x100 mixed medley relay at the world championships in Budapest. More>>

Davies, power bats launch Brewers over Nationals 8-0

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Zach Davies threw 7 2/3 shutout innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Tuesday night. More>>

Warriors' Draymond Green sued over alleged assault by couple

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Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has been sued by a couple who claim he and his entourage assaulted them last year in Michigan. More>>

Wainwright, Fowler put on DL by Cards, who bring up Bader

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Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright and outfielder Dexter Fowler were put on the disabled list, and St. Louis brought up outfielder Harrison Bader to make his major league debut. More>>

Broncos bring back Gary Kubiak in scouting role

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A person with knowledge of the hire has told The Associated Press that Gary Kubiak, who stepped down as Denver's head coach because of health concerns seven months ago, is returning to the Broncos in a scouting capacity. More>>

Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

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With his quick wit off the field and demanding nature on it, U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has instilled a calm and a swagger that the U.S. squad so desperately needed, and that has bred success again. More>>

Bader doubles, slides home as Cards top Rockies 3-2 in debut

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Harrison Bader doubled leading off the ninth inning for his first major league hit and slid across the plate to score the winning run of his debut on Jedd Gyorko's short sacrifice fly, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 3-2. More>>

Brock Lesnar on Jon Jones superfight: "Anytime, anywhere"

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If Jon Jones is really interested in a superfight with Brock Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion will be ready to roll. More>>

Royals beat Tigers 3-1 for 7th straight victory

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Whit Merrifield homered on the first pitch of the game and the Kansas City Royals led the rest of the way, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-1 for their seventh consecutive victory. More>>

Mike Brown defends Bengals' decision to keep Pacman Jones

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Bengals owner Mike Brown defended his decision to keep suspended cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones despite another arrest, saying he's been "punished enough" for his latest troubles. More>>

Stephen Curry, Warriors finalize $201 million, 5-year deal

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Stephen Curry has finalized his new contract, signing his $201 million, five-year deal after he reached agreement when the free agency period began July 1. More>>

Panthers' Olsen: Holding out 'wasn't the right thing to do'

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Panthers' star tight end Greg Olsen reported to training camp on time, saying he didn't want to hold out and be a distraction to the organization. More>>

Nats' Strasburg expected to make next start after early exit

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The Nationals are hopeful that Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start despite exiting Sunday's outing after two innings with pain in his forearm. More>>

Earnhardt defends crew chief Ives in shaky final season

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends crew chief Ives in shaky final season. More>>

Royals get pitchers Cahill, Maurer, Buchter from Padres

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The contending Kansas City Royals have acquired three pitchers from San Diego, getting starter Trevor Cahill, closer Brandon Maurer and reliever Ryan Buchter. The Royals gave up pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz and cash. More>>

Funny thing happened to Harbaugh on the way to the Forum

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Tourism as team-building: Harbaugh takes young Wolverines to Rome to see the sights and forge bonds for Big Ten season. More>>

Penske inks NASCAR's Brad Keselowski to multiyear extension

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Team Penske has reached an agreement with 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski on a multiyear extension. More>>

Canada names Burke as GM, Desjardins as coach for Olympics

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Sean Burke will be in charge of picking the roster and Willie Desjardins will coach for Canada at the first Olympics without NHL players since 1994. More>>

Big Ten to coaches: 'Stay put. Sideline isn't a stage.'

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Big Ten officials are promising to push back against coaches who treat the sideline like a stage. More>>

4 world records fall on 3rd day of swimming worlds

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Britain's Adam Peaty has broken a pair of 50-meter breaststroke world records on the same day at the world championships, and Canada's Kylie Masse took down a mark from the rubber-suit era. More>>

Police: Ex-Cowboys WR Whitehead misidentified in heist

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Police in Lucky Whitehead's home state of Virginia say the former Dallas Cowboys receiver's identity was falsely used in a shoplifting arrest. More>>

Meyer has Ohio State running like Fortune 500 juggernaut

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Urban Meyer looks like the CEO of a Fortune 500 juggernaut for good reason. More>>

Peaty breaks 50 breast record; Ledecky sets up big night

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Britain's Adam Peaty has set a world record of 26.10 seconds in the preliminaries of the men's 50-meter breaststroke at the world championships. More>>

AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs

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Two people familiar with the meeting say free agent Derrick Rose is meeting Monday with the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss a contract. More>>

Kershaw has back strain, not herniated disk like last season

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The Los Angeles Dodgers say they're encouraged that ace Clayton Kershaw's back problem doesn't seem as bad as his injury last year. More>>

Cowboys dump WR Whitehead after link to shoplifting arrest

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The Dallas Cowboys have released receiver and kick returner Lucky Whitehead after the third-year player was linked to a shoplifting arrest in his home state of Virginia, with his agent saying he believes it was a case of mistaken identity. More>>

Colts to put Andrew Luck on PUP for start of training camp

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Andrew Luck will go on the physically unable to perform list when the Indianapolis Colts report to training camp Saturday. More>>

Sale of Aaron Hernandez's home falls through

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Aaron Hernandez's home is back on the market after an agreement to sell it for $1.3 million fell through. More>>

DeGrom wins 8th straight start, Mets hold off Padres 5-3

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Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash's bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. DeGrom (12-3) gave up two runs in eight innings, striking out eight. More>>

John Elway agrees to 5-year contract with Denver Broncos

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John Elway agrees to a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos on the eve of training camp. More>>

LEADING OFF: Altuve streaks, Stanton surges, Devers debuts

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LEADING OFF: Stanton surges, Devers debuts, Gray auditions. More>>

White Sox end 9-game slide with 3-1 win over Cubs

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Adam Engel and Matt Davidson homered and the White Sox snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the crosstown rival Cubs at Wrigley Field. More>>

Twins acquire LHP Jaime Garcia, Recker from Braves for Ynoa

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The Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-hander Huascar Ynoa. More>>

Cavaliers name Koby Altman full-time general manager

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The Cavaliers have promoted Koby Altman to be their full-time general manager. More>>

Mississippi's Luke earns his dream job, but in a tough spot

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Mississippi's Luke earns his dream job, but in a tough spot. More>>

NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year _ and there may be more options for NASCAR's most popular driver once he retires. More>>

New IndyCar aero kits bring back retro fit for fans, drivers

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The IndyCar Series is going retro, with designs from past decades that should improve safety. More>>

State attorney: No sex assault charges for Michael Irvin

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Sexual assault charges won't be filed against Michael Irvin, a former football star for the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Miami. More>>

Iron Lady seizes the moment at swimming world championships

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With Katie Ledecky taking the night off, Adam Peaty and Sarah Sjostrom share the spotlight at the world championships. More>>

Dantonio vows Spartans will 're-establish ourselves'

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Spartan coach Dantonio says program rocked by tragedy and dogged by disciplinary issues ready to move on. More>>

Spain's sports court opens disciplinary procedure vs. Villar

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Spain's administrative court for sport has initiated disciplinary procedures against the president of the Spanish football federation after he was arrested and jailed in a corruption probe. More>>

Spieth takes road less to traveled to British Open

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Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion everyone expected with a finish that no one imagined. More>>

Robert Kubica to test 2017 Renault car, fuels talk of return

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Robert Kubica's road to a remarkable Formula One return should be clearer after testing Renault's current car next week. More>>

Jerry Jones backs Elliott, puts on pre-camp show for Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reiterated his belief that star running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn't guilty of domestic violence in a case the NFL has been investigating for a year. More>>

Dodgers lose injured Kershaw, beat Braves 5-4 in 10

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Logan Forsythe singled in the winning run with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers over the Atlanta Braves 5-4 to gain a split of the four-game series after Los Angeles lost injured starter Clayton Kershaw. More>>

LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost

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LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost. More>>

Brazil's 1982 World Cup goalkeeper dies after heart attack

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Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of the 1982 World Cup team, dies aged 66 after a heart attack. More>>

Manchester City signs left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco

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Manchester City has announced the signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco. More>>

Contreras homers as Quintana, Cubs beat Cards, tie Brewers

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Willson Contreras homers as Jose Quintana, Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 and tie Brewers for first place. More>>

Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400

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Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 for his first NASCAR Cup victory in three years. More>>

Make it a double: Ledecky begins worlds with a pair of golds

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China's Sun Yang got a bit of payback for his Olympic defeat by pulling away for a dominating win over rival Mack Horton of Australia in the men's 400-meter freestyle, the first swimming final of the world championships. More>>

O.J. Simpson had a 'conflict-free life'? Not really

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When O.J. Simpson told a parole board last week that he led a "conflict-free life" before going to prison for a bungled Las Vegas heist, he seemed to forget that he had some serious run-ins with the law. More>>

Jamaica stuns Mexico 1-0 to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final

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Kemar Lawrence scored on an exquisite 24-yard free kick in the 88th minute, and Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a 1-0 upset victory over Mexico. More>>

Hockey Hall of Famer Dick Gamble to get ring back

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A scuba-diving treasure hunter who found an American Hockey League Hall of Fame ring in one of New York's Finger Lakes is returning it to its owner. More>>

NL West-leading Dodgers lose Kershaw to DL with back injury

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left his start against the Atlanta Braves after two innings. More>>

Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

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Spieth closes with flourish to win British Open, his third major championship. More>>

LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost

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LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost. More>>

Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101

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John Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, has died at 101. More>>

Rookie Murray holds on at Barbasol for first PGA Tour title

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Rookie Grayson Murray won the Barbasol Championship for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 5-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory. More>>

Yankees win first series in 6 weeks, beat Mariners 6-4

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The New York Yankees won a series for the first time in six weeks when Aroldis Chapman struck out Ben Gamel with a runner on to preserve a 6-4 victory over Seattle, their third win in four games against the Mariners this weekend. More>>

Chelsea apology to China for player's offensive online posts

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Chelsea has apologized China for social media comments by Brazilian player Kenedy which it accepts "caused great offence and hurt the feelings" of the country during the Premier League champions' pre-season tour. More>>

Kim wins Marathon Classic; 2nd 2-time LPGA winner this year

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In-Kyung Kim rallied to win the Marathon Classic to become the second two-time winner this season on the LPGA Tour. More>>

Brickyard 400 resumes after 1-hour, 47-minute delay

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The Brickyard 400 has resumed after a 1-hour, 47-minute rain delay. More>>

Nationals' Strasburg leaves game after 2 innings

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Washington standout right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Sunday's game after two innings. More>>

Dodgers trade reliever Sergio Romo to Rays

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded reliever Sergio Romo to the Tampa Bay Rays in a deal between playoff contenders. More>>

Tearful Bertens beats Kontaveit to win Gstaad Ladies title

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A tearful Kiki Bertens used an emotional change of ends in the deciding set of the Gstaad Ladies Championship final to beat Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday. More>>

Dempsey record goal, assist leads US into Gold Cup final

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Clint Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal, then scored on a free kick to match Landon Donovan's American record with his 57th international goal and lead the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 and into the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship game. More>>

Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

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The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million. More>>

Team Sky rider Chris Froome wins 4th Tour de France title

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Defending champion Chris Froome is just hours from sealing a fourth Tour de France title as he sets off on the final stage of this year's race. More>>

The Latest: Spieth wins British Open

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Dustin Johnson stumbles on first hole, 10 back in British Open. More>>

The Latest: Pennsylvania man OK with 2nd at main poker event

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New Jersey's Scott Blumstein is this year's World Series of Poker champion. More>>

Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

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Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in the ever-tightening NL Central race. More>>

Philipp Lahm voted Germany's top player in his final season

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Lahm voted Germany's player of the season before retiring. More>>

Spieth sets out to try to add 3rd leg of career Grand Slam

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A record crowd at Royal Birkdale as Spieth takes 3-shot lead into final round of the British Open. More>>

Kyle Busch's closing qualifying flurry lands Indy pole

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Kyle Busch won the pole position as he chases an unprecedented third consecutive Brickyard 400 victory. More>>

Grace sets major championship record with 62 at British Open

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Amazing Grace! Branden Grace shoots 62 at British Open for lowest score in major championship history. More>>

Danilo joins City from Madrid, providing versatility at back

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Manchester City has signed Danilo from Real Madrid, increasing the Premier League club's threadbare options at full back after selling Aleksandar Kolarov to Roma. More>>

Spieth 1 round away from 3rd leg of Grand Slam

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Jordan Spieth shoots 65 in British Open to build 3-shot lead, move a big step closer to 3rd leg of career Grand Slam. More>>

LEADING OFF: Quintana-Wacha at Wrigley, Kershaw aims at 16th

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LEADING OFF: Quintana-Wacha at Wrigley, Kershaw aims at 16th. More>>

Earnhardt backs wife, blames himself for 'Clash' debate

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his own statement Saturday. More>>

El Salvador's Romero, Ceren suspended after bites

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El Salvador defender Henry Romero was suspended for his nation's next 6 competitive matches and midfielder Darwin Ceren for the next 3, penalties announced after they bit American players during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal. More>>

Step by halting step, Nieto walks down aisle with his wife

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Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine. More>>

Santana drives in go-ahead run, Brewers end 6-game skid

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Santana drives in winning run, Brewers end 6-game skid with 9-8 win over Phillies. More>>

They're back! Grevers, Beisel return for another worlds

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Matt Grevers and Elizabeth Beisel both thought their careers might be over, but here they are in Budapest for another world championships. More>>

Moore leads West past East 130-121 in WNBA All-Star Game

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Maya Moore scored 23 points, reigning league MVP Nneka Ogwumike added 22 points and the West outlasted the East 130-121 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, where most of the attention was on Seattle's Sue Bird. More>>

Scott Stallings shoots 60, takes 1-shot lead in Alabama

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Scott Stallings birdied the final hole for an 11-under 60 and a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship. More>>

AP Sources: John Wall, Wiz agree to $170M, 4-year extension

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A person familiar with the deal tells the AP that All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will take effect starting in the 2019 season. More>>

AP sources: Kyrie Irving asks Cavaliers to trade him

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A person familiar with the situation says All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him. More>>

18-year-old Nelly Korda takes Marathon Classic lead

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Nelly Korda birdied the final two holes for a 5-under 66 and a two-stroke lead in the Marathon Classic. More>>

Tom Terrific! Britain's Daley beats Chinese off big tower

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China has claimed two more gold medals at the at the world championships in Budapest. More>>

The Latest: Spieth will take a 3-shot lead into final round

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The first weekend score is in the books at the British Open _ and it's a good one. More>>

Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

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Spieth, Kuchar, Koepka brace for a forecast of bad weather at British Open. More>>

7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy probe

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A federal lawyer says seven suspended soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing. More>>

Judge nearly leaves yard in Yankees' 5-1 win over Mariners

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Aaron Judge hit a colossal three-run homer that nearly left Safeco Field, and CC Sabathia allowed one run while pitching into the sixth inning of the New York Yankees' 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. More>>

Braves beat Dodgers 12-3 after Wood unravels in 1st loss

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Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia hit a grand slam off previously unbeaten Alex Wood to highlight Atlanta's 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. More>>

LEADING OFF: Trout vs Price; JD in desert; Wrigley rivalry

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LEADING OFF: Trout vs Price; JD in desert; Wrigley Field rivalry; McHugh makes season debut, Salazar also returns from DL. More>>

Arizona starts with 3 homers, finishes 6-5 win in the 9th

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The Arizona Diamondbacks opened the game with three straight home runs off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer and ended it with Brandon Drury's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory. More>>

Matt Luke tries to pull together shattered Ole Miss program

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Luke tries pulling together shattered Ole Miss program. More>>

Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

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Hugh Freeze replaced Houston Nutt as Mississippi's football coach when he took the job, and now Nutt is at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall. More>>

Cincinnati Bengals' 'Pacman' Jones suspended 1 game

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Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been suspended for the regular-season opening game after his role in an altercation at a downtown Cincinnati hotel earlier this year. More>>

AP Source: Cavs to promote Koby Altman to full-time GM

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A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Cavaliers are promoting assistant Koby Altman to be their full-time general manager. More>>

D-backs open with back-to-back-to-back HRs

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David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for Arizona to start the first inning against Washington star Max Scherzer, the first time the Diamondbacks have started a game with three straight homers. More>>

AP Source: Pau Gasol agrees to 3-year deal with Spurs

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Pau Gasol has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs. More>>

Ledecky prepares for another big week at world championships

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Katie Ledecky is preparing to swim 6,300 meters at the world swimming championships in Budapest, but she shrugs it off as no big deal. More>>

McGregor completes community service for pre-fight fracas

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UFC star Conor McGregor has completed the 25 hours of community service imposed by Nevada officials following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during a pre-fight news conference last year in Las Vegas. More>>

Chad Collins misses 59 chance, parring final 2 holes for 60

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Chad Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and third of the season, parring the final two holes for an 11-under 60 in the Barbasol Championship. More>>

Hall of Famer Roddick asked more about '09 loss than '03 win

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Andy Roddick says he gets asked more about his loss to Roger Federer in the 2009 Wimbledon final than his victory in the 2003 U.S. Open final. More>>

Gerina Piller maintains 1-shot lead in Marathon Classic

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Gerina Piller followed her opening 8-under 63 with a 68 to maintain a one-stroke in the Marathon Classic. More>>

Vets of the West vs. youth of the East in WNBA All-Star Game

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The WNBA has brought its All-Star Game to Seattle for the first time and it's probably appropriate the event is taking place out West where most of the league's big-name stars play. More>>

Cardinals score 9 in 8th, cool off Cubs with 11-4 win

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St. Louis Cardinals score 9 in 8th inning, cool off Chicago Cubs with 11-4 win. More>>

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months. More>>

The Latest: Spieth leading going into weekend at Birkdale

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Matt Kuchar is trying to set the target in blustery conditions at the British Open. More>>

Nastase banned from Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019

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Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's captain during a Fed Cup match against Britain. More>>

AP source: Cavaliers talking contract with Derrick Rose

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AP source says Cavaliers in contract talks with Derrick Rose, former NBA MVP. More>>

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

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Hugh Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons; assistant Matt Luke named interim coach. More>>

Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

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Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement next season. More>>

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US

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Biting criticism for El Salvador players, a day after pair of Americans gnawed on during CONCACAF Gold Cup match. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns

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LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns. More>>

Braves end Dodgers' 11-game winning streak with 6-3 victory

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Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves finally cooled off the sizzling Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-3 victory that snapped their 11-game winning streak. More>>

Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep

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Gregory Polanco homered, Chris Stewart added three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 4-2 victory. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star Video included

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

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O.J. Simpson's supporters have arrived at a Nevada prison where the incarcerated former football star will ask a parole board for his freedom. More>>

An All-American start to the British Open

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An ominous start to the British Open with rain, wind and big numbers. More>>

AP source: Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants

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A person with knowledge of his plans tells The Associated Press that Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the San Francisco Giants. More>>

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LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns. More>>

Marlins trade RHP David Phelps to Mariners for 4 prospects

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Person familiar with situation says Marlins trade Phelps to Mariners for prospects. More>>

The Alps behind him, Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

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French rider Warren Barguil has triumphed on the barren slopes of the fearsome Col d'Izoard climb. More>>

Bartomeu tells AP that Xavi will coach Barcelona some day Video included

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AP Interview: Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu expects Xavi Hernandez will return to Barcelona and eventually coach the team he helped lead to 15 major titles. More>>

Capitol Hill Buzz: Miami fan Rubio ponders a Brady-free NFL

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. More>>

The Latest: Official: NFL arena has panels like London tower

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Cleveland's chief building official says panels used on a city-owned NFL stadium are "similar if not identical" to those used on a London apartment tower that burned. More>>

Pep talk from caddie inspires McIlroy at British Open

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A pep talk by his caddie inspired Rory McIlroy's turnaround in his first round at the British Open. More>>

The Latest: Rahm escapes penalty for moving vine at Open

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Royal Birkdale bares its teeth as players find going difficult in early play. More>>

AP Interview: Barcelona says Neymar will not be sold

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AP Interview: Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu says Neymar will not be sold and that activating his release clause would cause any club to violate UEFA financial fair play rules. More>>

Blues avoid arbitration, sign Parayko to $27.5M, 5-year deal

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The St. Louis Blues signed defenseman Colton Parayko to a $27.5 million, five-year contract just before the sides were set to go to arbitration. More>>

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Nostradamus and braised beef in Provence

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Nostradamus, red wine and braised beef for a grand day out in Provence. More>>

Fearsome 6th hole the ultimate test at Birkdale

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The sixth hole at Royal Birkdale has played the hardest on the course in each of the last two British Opens there. More>>

US survives bites, tops El Salvador 2-0 to advance

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Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the U.S. beat El Salvador 2-0 in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal in which Henry Romero appeared to bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and pull the American forward's nipple. More>>

Dodgers win 11th straight, spoil Moncada's White Sox debut

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Kike Hernandez had two home runs to lead the surging Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 win in a rain-shortened game, spoiling the Chicago White Sox debut of top prospect Yoan Moncada. More>>

Dallas police suspend probe into incident involving Elliott

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Dallas police have suspended an investigation into an incident at a bar involving Ezekiel Elliott, the latest off-field issue for the Cowboys' star running back. More>>

Arenado hits 3 homers, powers Rockies past Padres 18-4

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Nolan Arenado lined three homers as part of his five-hit afternoon and tied a career-high with seven RBIs, helping the Colorado Rockies complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 18-4 victory. More>>

LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals. More>>

11 key players in OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada Video included

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The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. More>>

Montgomery homers as Cubs beat Braves 8-2 for 6th straight

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Mike Montgomery throws 6 strong innings, hits first career HR to lead streaking Cubs to 8-2 win over Braves. More>>

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