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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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CEO: Sterling staying on a 'disaster' for Clippers

Jul 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.

"If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach,"

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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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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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