By The Associated Press, Associated Press
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--A-ROD STARING AT LIFE BAN AS MLB DOPING D-DAY NEARS
A life ban is contemplated for New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez as Major League Baseball prepares to announce penalties in doping scandal.
--REAL MADRID CLOSE ON WORLD RECORD TRANSFER DEAL WTH BALE
Real Madrid prepares to break the world transfer record with a massive bid to lure Welsh wingback Gareth Bale from Tottenham.
--PARK AIMS FOR HISTORY AT BRITISH OPEN
Inbee Park of South Korea aims to become the first woman to win four majors in a season as the British Open begins.
--HINGIS CRUISES TO VICTORY IN COMEBACK TO WTA TOUR
Former world No.1 Martina Hingis makes her comeback to the tour, teaming up with Daniela Hantuchova to record an impressive doubles victory.
--INJURED ENNIS-HILL PULLS OUT OF ATHLETICS WORLDS
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is forced to pull out of the world championships due to injury.