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Chiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal

Jul 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night.

The two-year extension runs through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said on condition of anonymity ...

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Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

Jul 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony has ended in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers.

Shelly Sterling, who had testified early in the trial, was expected to be the final witness Wednesday, but her husband's lawyers decided not to call her to ...

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Playful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

Jul 23, 2014

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.

Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday.

For ...

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NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

Jul 23, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — 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.

Barnes took to his Twitter and Instagram accounts Tuesday, asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of 51-year-old Michael ...

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Gronk cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Jul 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery.

This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice Thursday.

"He's been cleared to play," coach Bill ...

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Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

Jul 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted ...

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US movie theaters to show Premier League games

Jul 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings.

The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas,

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LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

Jul 23, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — 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.

The crowd chanted "LBJ" as he entered the store to meet with a small group of shoe-collecting "sneakerheads."

He ...

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Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

Jul 23, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.

The team announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named as the ...

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Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth

Jul 23, 2014

By STEVE HUNTER, Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving.

Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an ...

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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Jul 23, 2014

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — 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, large-scale national survey.

In a ...

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Moore has 48 points in the Lynx's 112-108 2OT win

Jul 22, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore put on one of the best scoring displays in the history of the WNBA and it was barely enough to lift Minnesota.

Moore scored 48 points, the second most ever in the league, to help the Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double-overtime.

She hit 16 of 30 shots from ...

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A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

Jul 22, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.

After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to keep ...

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TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

Jul 22, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — 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!"

Officers said 20-year-old Haley Brown's right ...

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Selig still waiting on Tommy John report

Jul 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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.

A handful of experts, including Dr. James Andrews and New York Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, are ...

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AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Jul 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small ...

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CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

Parsons made the statement in a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 ...

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Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

Jul 22, 2014

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the Seahawks, San ...

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Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

Jul 22, 2014

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — 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 suspicions ...

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Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

Jul 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — 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.

The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that tests on five horses under the care of various trainers ...

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