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Jackson says Knicks still awaiting word from Melo

Jul 10, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

Knicks President Phil Jackson says he hasn't heard from Carmelo Anthony, though expects word from the All-Star forward soon.

Jackson says he hoped to get news Thursday, but adds that he "expected one yesterday and the day before yesterday."

Speaking to ...

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Yankees' Tanaka to meet with team doctor

Jul 10, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, was expected to meet with a team doctor Thursday night in Seattle.

New York manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka has flown from New York to Seattle, where Dr. Christopher Ahmad,

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Chicago panel approves Wrigley Field upgrade

Jul 10, 2014

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league ballpark in the country on Thursday when a city commission unanimously approved the Chicago Cubs' massive renovation project that includes a Jumbotron and six other electronic signs.

The ...

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Police hunting for Whelan in ticket scalping case

Jul 10, 2014

By BRADLEY BROOKS and RENATA BRITO, Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A World Cup hospitality company director has been declared a fugitive by Brazilian police investigating a ticket scalping scheme.

Police have told The Associated Press the probe is set to expand to include FIFA and domestic ...

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Shelly Sterling returns to witness stand

Jul 10, 2014

By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day after being berated in court by her husband, Shelly Sterling has returned to the witness stand in a trial to determine if Donald Sterling was properly removed from the family trust that owns the Los Angeles Clippers.

She testified ...

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As LeBron decides, Miami and Cleveland wait

Jul 10, 2014

By TIM REYNOLDS and TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writers

When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.

Miami or Cleveland?

The same choice he faced four years ago is the one facing the four-time NBA MVP now. He ...

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Azinger: Swing changes making Woods worse

Jul 10, 2014

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Paul Azinger believes that a plan by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him.

Azinger said Thursday on a conference call for ESPN that Woods has made major changes to his swing in a quest to improve. He says the result is ...

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Valbuena lifts Cubs to 6-4 win over Reds in 12

Jul 10, 2014

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the 12th inning and the Chicago Cubs avoided a rare five-game sweep in Cincinnati with a 6-4 win Thursday.

Highly regarded prospect Arismendy Alcantara singled with one out and went to second on ...

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White Elephants: Looking for games, events, fans

Jul 10, 2014

By STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once the World Cup and its traveling circus leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that cost $1.6 billion and hosted massive crowds will echo noisily as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them.

In the western ...

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NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Jul 10, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

Signing day has arrived in the NBA, though the biggest free agents aren't rushing to grab their pens.

Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron James — isn't everybody? — before making their decisions. There's been no indication ...

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Rollins' single ends Brewers' Garza's no-hit bid

Jul 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Garza of the Milwaukee Brewers had his no-hit bid broken up after the Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins led off the top of the seventh inning with a single.

Rollins hit a hard chopper just past diving first baseman Mark Reynolds for the single into right. Until then, the ...

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Uehara's 68 leads Women's British Open; Wie has 75

Jul 10, 2014

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under ...

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Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

Jul 10, 2014

REIMS, France (AP) — Andre Greipel of Germany won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as the pack entered Champagne country, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the yellow jersey on Thursday.

The German champion collected his sixth career Tour stage victory by outpacing Norway's ...

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$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus

Jul 10, 2014

By ROBERT JABLON and ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after his savage beating at the hands of Los Angeles fans at Dodger Stadium drew attention to sporting event violence, Bryan Stow was awarded about $14 million when a jury found the team was negligent.

For one juror,

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Vatican casts doubt on papal World Cup party

Jul 10, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday that the hour of the final is late for ...

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Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

Jul 10, 2014

By KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.

But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate ...

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AP Sources: Riley, LeBron meet, no decision yet

Jul 9, 2014

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.

The Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, speaking on ...

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Cavs agree to 3-way trade, make room for James

Jul 9, 2014

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writers

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to return to Cleveland.

They've made their moves. They're just waiting for him to make his.

The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free agent a maximum contract on ...

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Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

Jul 9, 2014

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit on Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were partly to blame for the ...

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