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Watson watching Woods closely for Ryder Cup

Jul 14, 2014

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at the British Open to talk to him directly about the Ryder Cup.

But on Monday, the captain said there wouldn't be a lot to say.

Watson says it's all about performance,

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Nibali wins Tour 10th stage; Contador quits

Jul 14, 2014

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) — Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has stamped his dominance on the Tour de France by winning the 10th stage in the Vosges mountains on Monday — shortly after his biggest rival for the title, two-time champion Alberto Contador, crashed out due ...

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World Cup title ends 10-year project for Germany

Jul 14, 2014

By NESHA STARCEVIC, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Cup title for Joachim Loew and his "golden generation" crowned a process that was 10 years in the making. With a talented crop of new players coming through, the future looks bright for Germany.

The 1-0 victory over Argentina at ...

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Blatter: FIFA must do more against racism

Jul 14, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized the way discrimination incidents were dealt with at World Cup matches.

Blatter says "I am not at all happy with the way we fought against racism."

The FIFA president says he spoke with Russia's President Vladimir Putin at Sunday's ...

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From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup

Jul 14, 2014

By JAMES ELLINGWORTH, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Brazil just barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues ahead of football's next showcase tournament — including the threat of ...

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2-time winner Contador drops out of Tour de France

Jul 14, 2014

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) — Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains.

The 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank becomes the second big favorite to drop out this year after defending champion Chris ...

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Brazil rethinks future after World Cup failure

Jul 14, 2014

By TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer

SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil - the country, not the team.

Yet the country pulled of a magnificent tournament, albeit with a few bumps. It's the team that has left many Brazilians wondering what went horribly wrong.

The cup was ...

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What worries? Brazil World Cup scores high

Jul 14, 2014

By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's World Cup organizers can say it now: "Esta tudo bem" — it's all OK. What was everyone so worried about?

After being plagued by doubts over whether the stadiums would be ready and stay standing, and if Brazil's people would join in the ...

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Dempsey scores as Seattle beats Portland 2-0

Jul 14, 2014

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE (AP) — The intent was for Clint Dempsey to go 65 or 70 minutes and not push too hard in his return from the World Cup rejoining the Seattle Sounders.

Dempsey didn't want an abbreviated appearance. Not against Portland. Not in front of another massive crowd.

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Anthony, a 'Knick at heart,' stays in New York

Jul 13, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now.

Anthony is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled "My City, My Heart" on his website.

"This organization has supported me and in ...

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Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

Jul 13, 2014

By MATTIAS KAREN, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title — and denied Messi the one title he needs to forever take his ...

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Montgomerie wins US Senior Open in playoff

Jul 13, 2014

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Colin Montgomerie won a three-hole playoff against Gene Sauers to win the U.S. Senior Open title Sunday at Oak Tree National.

Both entered the playoff at 5 under. Montgomerie entered the third extra hole with a one-shot lead, then made a putt on ...

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Bumgarner, Posey hit grand slams, SF beats D-backs

Jul 13, 2014

By RICK EYMER, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in a season, and Buster Posey also hit a slam Sunday that boosted the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4.

Posey and Bumgarner became the first ...

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Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

Jul 13, 2014

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski hopped out of his car and grabbed an oversized broom to give a playful sweep of all the confetti already collected around his Ford.

He then truly savored his victory, snagging a New England lobster and raising it in triumph.

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Dejected Argentine fans, elated Germans in Brazil

Jul 13, 2014

By JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Argentine football fans gathered on the golden sands of Copacabana beach gasped and then fell into silence when Germany scored a stunning extra-time goal to claim the World Cup title on Sunday.

More than 70,000 Argentina fans ...

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Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

Jul 13, 2014

By JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.

The now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports with a ...

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Harman edges Johnson to win John Deere Classic

Jul 13, 2014

By TIM CRONIN, Associated Press

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Brian Harman used three straight birdies down the stretch to hold off Zach Johnson by one stroke and win the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title.

Harman had a 5-under 66 in the final round for a 22-under-262 total. The ...

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Kramer head injury revives concussion concern

Jul 13, 2014

By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concern about the way football deals with concussions.

It was the latest in a series of head injuries at the World Cup that appeared to have not ...

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AP Interview: Bosh 'excited for the challenge'

Jul 13, 2014

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Chris Bosh is staying in Miami because of his family, and because he believes the Heat will still be competitive even without LeBron James.

Bosh made his comments Sunday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from Ghana, where he's been doing some ...

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Jeremy Lin joins Lakers in trade with Houston

Jul 13, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk.

Lin will make about $15 million this season in the last year of a deal that counts ...

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