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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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Mike Conway wins 2nd race of Toronto doubleheader

Jul 20, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.

The series had planned to run one race Saturday and one on Sunday until rain washed out the first event. It instead began Sunday morning, roughly five hours before the start ...

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Norway's Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

Jul 20, 2014

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

NIMES, France (AP) — Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.

A bunch of sprinters leading the pack came speeding like a runaway ...

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Rory McIlroy closes in on British Open title

Jul 20, 2014

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy closed in on his third major championship at the British Open, holding a three-shot lead over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler with two holes to play Sunday.

McIlroy failed to blow away the field as he did at the 2011 U.S. Open ...

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Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

Jul 19, 2014

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at thousands ...

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Schimmel's 29 leads East over West 125-124 in OT

Jul 19, 2014

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX (AP) — Shoni Schimmel scored an All-Star game record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday over the West in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime.

Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a record-tying ninth ...

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Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

Jul 19, 2014

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.

She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail ...

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Majka wins 14th Tour stage; Nibali extends lead

Jul 19, 2014

RISOUL, France (AP) — Rafal Majka of Poland has won the 14th stage of the Tour de France — a second day of punishing Alpine climbs that took the peloton over the highest point on the race.

Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead, and again gained time by finishing second on Saturday.

The ...

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Lohse, Brewers defeat Nationals 4-2

Jul 18, 2014

By HARVEY VALENTINE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis homered and Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 in a meeting of division leaders Friday night.

Aramis Ramirez added a two-run single for the NL ...

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Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

Jul 18, 2014

By JIM LITKE, AP Sports Writer

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few — if any— safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and ...

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5 former NFL players sue union over concussions

Jul 18, 2014

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries.

The lawsuit on behalf of Smith, Ladell Betts, Anthony Davis, Christian ...

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McIlroy shoots another 6-under 66 at British Open

Jul 18, 2014

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway.

As for Tiger Woods, he was fortunate just to make the cut at the ...

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