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Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion

Jul 31, 2014

By NESHA STARCEVIC, AP Sports Writer

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, however, said Thursday he would use all means at his ...

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Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

Jul 31, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow.

Etoundi is due in court in Glasgow later Thursday after being arrested ...

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Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

Jul 31, 2014

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

The Hanjin ...

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Dodgers beat Braves 3-2 for 5th straight win

Jul 31, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp has suddenly found his power, and it's helping keep the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West.

Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning after homering in consecutive games for the first time in over a year and the ...

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Century-old pipe break points to national problem

Jul 31, 2014

By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities ...

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Kluber outpitches Hernandez in 2-0 win

Jul 30, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' new ace outdueled one of the top pitchers in baseball Wednesday night.

Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout and Cleveland defeated the Seattle Mariners 2-0.

"Obviously, it's a challenge going up against one of the ...

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Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

Jul 30, 2014

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.

"We will never raise the white flag," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. "That's not an option. Anybody who stands next to ...

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SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

Jul 30, 2014

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

A timely, heads-up glance by Machi helped San Francisco take advantage of a ...

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Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

Jul 30, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.

Stern said his successor, Adam Silver, has been "forceful" but also "demonstrated a compassionate ...

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Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games

Jul 30, 2014

By ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.

A day after mingling with British royalty at the Glasgow athletes' village, Bolt scrambled Wednesday to deny that he made derogatory comments about the ...

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Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive

Jul 30, 2014

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat President Pat Riley is speaking out at length for the first time since LeBron James left the franchise, saying that he wants the team "to be as good as it's ever been" going forward.

Riley spoke with reporters Wednesday after the team ...

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Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

Jul 30, 2014

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.

Officer Anthony Gioannetti responded to a ...

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Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

Jul 30, 2014

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a ...

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Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall

Jul 30, 2014

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX (AP) — Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams.

But that didn't prevent him from pursuing excellence, becoming one of the best cornerbacks in the league and earning a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In his 10 seasons with Arizona, the ...

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Dolphins' credo on T-shirts after bullying scandal

Jul 30, 2014

By ANDY KENT, Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins, rocked by a bullying scandal last season, are now wearing T-shirts bearing a credo of togetherness that was coined by the players.

One by one some of the members of the offense and defense removed their shoulder pads Wednesday ...

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German federation drops amputee jumper from team

Jul 30, 2014

By NESHA STARCEVIC, AP Sports Writer

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.

Paralympic champion Markus Rehm won the long jump ...

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Cubs beat Rockies in 16 innings, 4-3

Jul 30, 2014

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher — and won.

John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a ...

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Peterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal

Jul 30, 2014

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed.

Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time ...

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'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old

Jul 29, 2014

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.

Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month ...

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Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

Jul 29, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning ...

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