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Segura out after son's death, Brewers fall to StL

Jul 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A most difficult day for the Milwaukee Brewers only got harder when they had to face Adam Wainwright.

After shortstop Jean Segura left the team and traveled home to the Dominican Republic to mourn the death of his 9-month-old son, the Brewers lost their seventh straight game ...

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Cards win, Brewers SS Segura out after son's death

Jul 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals sent Milwaukee to its seventh straight loss, 10-2 on Saturday as the Brewers mourned the death of shortstop Jean Segura's young son.

Segura left the team and traveled home to the Dominican Republic, a day ...

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LeBron: World Cup final 'bigger' than NBA finals

Jul 12, 2014

By STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James says the World Cup final is bigger than the NBA finals "in the sense that it's the world and you have so many countries here."

James landed in Rio on Saturday, a day after announcing he ...

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Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

Jul 12, 2014

By TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

Van Persie converted a penalty kick three minutes into the match after Arjen ...

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Pele remembers despair of last Maracana final

Jul 12, 2014

By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's the day of the last World Cup finale in Brazil. Pele is nine years old. Back then, he's just Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

Edson has been playing outside. He rushes into his house and notices his father is crying. Brazil has just lost to ...

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Tennis hall opens doors for Lindsay Davenport

Jul 12, 2014

By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Lindsay Davenport remembers picking up a tennis racket as a child and the feeling that came with the ease of a powerful return. After giving up on two other sports, she found something she liked.

On Saturday, she reached her sport's highest ...

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Kadri wins 8th Tour stage in entree to Vosges

Jul 12, 2014

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

GERARDMER, France (AP) — In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one:

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Jazz match Charlotte offer for Gordon Hayward

Jul 12, 2014

ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

Gordon Hayward is staying in Utah after all.

The Jazz on Saturday matched Charlotte's four-year, $63 million offer for the restricted free agent. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed Utah's move first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

"I think it's certainly a ...

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Inbee Park has 1-shot lead at Royal Birkdale

Jul 12, 2014

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — A late ruling took Inbee Park from one shot behind to leading the Women's British Open on Saturday, the slightest head start in her quest to become only the seventh player to win four of the LPGA Tour's major championships.

Park handled the ...

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James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

Jul 12, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.

Yes, the Cavaliers are going to be good, no doubt. It's impossible not to be with the game's best player. But even LeBron James knows Cleveland has a lot of work ...

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5 things to watch as Cavs bring in LeBron James

Jul 12, 2014

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer

LeBron James' decision to come home to Cleveland is being hailed as a story about the power of forgiveness and maturity and a victory for a blue-collar Northern city over a destination spot in glitzy Miami.

Now that the decision has, finally, been made, what ...

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The Return: James goes home to Cavaliers

Jul 12, 2014

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James returns older, more mature. He's got a little less hair, and a ton more experience.

Like anyone, he changed in four years.

The NBA's biggest star left four summers ago on poor terms, despised by fans who burned his jersey and scorned by an ...

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LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

Jul 12, 2014

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

To Ohio. Home.

Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and ...

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LeBron move makes Cavs a betting favorite in Vegas

Jul 11, 2014

By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LeBron James says it will take time to turn the Cleveland Cavaliers into a championship team. Oddsmakers in this gambling city aren't so sure.

The decision by James to return to Cleveland immediately turned the Cavaliers from also-rans into title ...

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Johnson, McGirt on top at John Deere

Jul 11, 2014

By TIM CRONIN, Associated Press

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — For the past five years, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker have had a near-monopoly on the John Deere Classic.

Johnson won in 2012, lost to Jordan Spieth in a three-way playoff last year, and tied for second in 2009.

Stricker won three straight ...

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AP Sources: Bosh agrees to max deal with Heat

Jul 11, 2014

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Chris Bosh said countless times in recent weeks that he did not want to leave Miami.

Not even LeBron James' departure changed his mind.

And shortly after the Heat took a King-sized hit, their future started coming together.

Bosh is staying in Miami, agreeing ...

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ON THIS DAY: Zidane gives France 1st World Cup win

Jul 11, 2014

By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVE, Associated Press

On July 12 in World Cup history: Zinedine Zidane's headers help France beat subdued Brazil in 1998 home final.

France, which played such a central role in the establishment of the World Cup, strolled to its maiden title at home in 1998. Two ...

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A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup

Jul 11, 2014

By CHRIS LEHOURITES, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from ...

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World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

Jul 11, 2014

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.

While Germany barreled down on a ...

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Martin takes 3-shot lead in Women's British Open

Jul 11, 2014

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — American Mo Martin had a plan to play Royal Birkdale. It has worked better than she imagined at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

Martin took two putts from short of the green on the par-5 18th for her 10th birdie in two days. It gave her ...

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