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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at “discrimination” against the country’s banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:40 p.m. | | Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off Comments 0 Comments

US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | US women’s hoops beat France Comments 0 Comments

Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitz Magic has returned and — voila! — the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal Comments 0 Comments

Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady Comments 0 Comments

Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs Comments 0 Comments

Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MIAMI (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:38 p.m. | | Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play Comments 0 Comments

Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:38 p.m. | | Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major Comments 0 Comments

Bumgarner, Giants fall to Reds for 9th loss in 11 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The way the San Francisco Giants are going these days, even a solid outing from their four-time All-Star and staff ace wasn ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:38 p.m. | | Bumgarner, Giants  fall to Reds for 9th  loss in 11 games Comments 0 Comments

Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:37 p.m. | | Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep Comments 0 Comments

Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) — Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans’ first touch and slammed ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:51 p.m. | | Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena Comments 0 Comments

Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:51 p.m. | | Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds  Comments 0 Comments

Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:51 p.m. | | Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win  Comments 0 Comments

Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A’s bandanna worn by the ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy  Comments 0 Comments

Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays Comments 0 Comments

New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn’t remember what ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed Comments 0 Comments

Federer to miss rest of season

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | Federer to miss rest of season Comments 0 Comments

At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

MOSCOW (AP) — At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far Comments 0 Comments

Stoudemire retires from NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Amare Stoudemire’s greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Stoudemire retires from NBA Comments 0 Comments

Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin joining Lions via free agency

DETROIT (AP) — Anquan Boldin is joining the Detroit Lions, according to messages on the free-agent receiver’s Twitter account Tuesday.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin joining Lions via free agency Comments 0 Comments

Seattle agrees to contract extension with coach Pete Carroll

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have agreed on a contract extension, keeping the oldest head coach in the NFL locked ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Seattle agrees to contract extension with coach Pete Carroll Comments 0 Comments

Baltusrol is last chance for 2016 major for McIlroy, Spieth

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Baltusrol is last chance for 2016 major for McIlroy, Spieth Comments 0 Comments

Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:48 p.m. | | Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open Comments 0 Comments

Busch hoping to use Brickyard for momentum

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch used his first Brickyard 400 victory as a springboard to his first Sprint Cup title.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Busch hoping to use Brickyard for momentum Comments 0 Comments

Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it Comments 0 Comments

49ers promote Tom Gamble to assistant GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have promoted Tom Gamble to assistant general manager.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | 49ers promote Tom Gamble to assistant GM Comments 0 Comments

Players union announce new game-day concussion protocol

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:04 a.m. | | Players union announce new game-day concussion protocol Comments 0 Comments

NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:04 a.m. | | NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon Comments 0 Comments

NFL clears Peyton Manning ofHGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:04 a.m. | | NFL clears Peyton Manning ofHGH allegations Comments 0 Comments

White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are going to put Chris Sale right back on the mound after his suspension ends.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday Comments 0 Comments

Rangers’ Fielder expected to have season-ending neck surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years, and his career ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Rangers’ Fielder expected to have season-ending neck surgery Comments 0 Comments

Cubs get closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

CHICAGO (AP) — Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Cubs get closer Chapman in trade with Yankees Comments 0 Comments

Beltre hits 2nd homer in 9th, rallies Rangers past A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre got the fastball he wanted.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | Beltre hits 2nd homer in 9th, rallies Rangers past A’s Comments 0 Comments

Bruce homers twice to power Reds past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the trade deadline less than a week away, Jay Bruce isn’t sure how much longer he’ll be in Cincinnati.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | Bruce homers twice to power Reds past Giants Comments 0 Comments

49ers tackle plans return to NFL after 1-year retirement

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Offensive tackle Anthony Davis says he plans to return to the NFL after announcing his retirement a little more than a year ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | 49ers tackle plans return to NFL after 1-year retirement Comments 0 Comments

Suspended Raider Aldon Smith to be investigated by NFL

ALAMEDA (AP) — The NFL is investigating whether a video linked to an account from suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith shows him using illegal drugs.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | Suspended Raider Aldon Smith to be investigated by NFL Comments 0 Comments

Durant leads US to second exhibition rout, 106-57 over China

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just two games into the U.S. basketball team’s pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:57 p.m. | | Durant leads US to second exhibition rout, 106-57 over China Comments 0 Comments

Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team

LAS VEGAS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins considers the thought, and one of the NBA’s most recognizable scowls quickly turns into a bright smile.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:56 p.m. | | Cousins looks to make most of  chance with US basketball team Comments 0 Comments

USA wins UL International Crown

GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Cristie Kerr brought the wine for the final team dinner of deep dish pizza. She sent text messages to her teammates to ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:56 p.m. | | USA wins UL International Crown Comments 0 Comments

Vegas rallies to capture Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas birdied his way off Glen Abbey and waited to see if anyone could catch him. No one could.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:56 p.m. | | Vegas rallies  to capture Canadian Open Comments 0 Comments

Mark Mulder successfully defends Tahoe Celebrity title

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Mark Mulder rallied Sunday at Edgewood Tahoe to successfully defend his title in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:56 p.m. | | Mark Mulder successfully defends Tahoe Celebrity title Comments 0 Comments

White Sox suspend top pitcher for 5 days

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox were set to wear throwback uniforms. Chris Sale had other ideas.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:55 p.m. | | White Sox suspend  top pitcher for 5 days Comments 0 Comments

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:55 p.m. | | Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza  inducted into Hall of Fame Comments 0 Comments

Johanna Konta nets Bank of West title

STANFORD (AP) — As Johanna Konta pounded the ball from every spot on the court Sunday and rarely missed, there were moments Venus Williams could do ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:54 p.m. | | Johanna Konta nets Bank of West title Comments 0 Comments

Road skid: Giants lose to Yankees, finish 1-7 road trip

NEW YORK (AP) — The San Francisco Giants headed into the All-Star break a major league-best 57-33.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:53 p.m. | | Road skid: Giants lose to Yankees,  finish 1-7 road trip Comments 0 Comments

Butler home run in 8th helps A’s beat Rays

OAKLAND  (AP) — With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate — even in ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:53 p.m. | | Butler home  run in 8th helps  A’s beat Rays Comments 0 Comments

Busch earns historic sweep

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:53 p.m. | | Busch earns historic sweep Comments 0 Comments

‘Vive la France’: Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech

PARIS (AP) — After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner’s podium on ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 7:49 p.m. | | ‘Vive la France’: Froome makes  emotional Tour  victory speech Comments 0 Comments

Quakes beat Toronto FC, snap 7-game winless streak

SAN JOSE (AP) — Simon Dawkins scored in the 70th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes, playing down two men most of the second half, beat ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 10:41 p.m. | | Quakes beat Toronto FC, snap 7-game winless streak  Comments 0 Comments

Crawford’s 3 errors send Giants to 6th loss in row

NEW YORK (AP) — Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford earned his first Gold Glove last season, enhancing his reputation as a guy with a rocket arm.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 10:40 p.m. | | Crawford’s 3 errors send Giants to 6th loss in row  Comments 0 Comments

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New team. Same old result.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 10:40 p.m. | | US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition  Comments 0 Comments

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