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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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James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

Jul 22, 2014

By HAROLD HECKLE, Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped Colombia reach the quarterfinals in Brazil, passed a medical ...

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Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

Jul 21, 2014

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer

DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

"You're going to hate it going forward," Bowlsby said. "There's a lot of change coming."

During his opening address at Big ...

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Big Papi ties Yaz with 452nd career home run

Jul 21, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has hit his 452nd home run, tying Boston great Carl Yastrzemski for 36th place on baseball's career list.

Big Papi connected for a two-run shot to center field off Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Brad Mills in the fourth inning Monday night for his 394th ...

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Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program

Jul 21, 2014

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed, his attorney said on Monday.

Rod Giddens wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Dareus was ...

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Manziel scores as NFL's top-selling jersey

Jul 21, 2014

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list.

The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league's top-selling jersey since April 1. The league said Monday that ...

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Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer

Jul 21, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl.

Officials said Keelan Johnson, a first-year safety, was arrested early Saturday following a confrontation with officers outside a bar in the ...

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Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Jul 21, 2014

By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles ...

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McIlroy has silver cup, now he wants green jacket

Jul 21, 2014

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf's oldest major championship.

Now he's got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably.

With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the ...

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Slumping LA Sparks fire Carol Ross as coach

Jul 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and she will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season.

The team made the move on Sunday. The Sparks are in fourth place in the Western Conference, 8½ games behind ...

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Padres' Despaigne loses no-hit bid in 8th vs. Mets

Jul 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Odrisamer Despaigne of the San Diego Padres lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth inning when Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets doubled.

Despaigne had struck out five, walked three and hit two batters before Murphy's hit. The Padres, who have never thrown a no-hitter in ...

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