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College presidents say no to unions for athletes

Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the... Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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Brazil expects fewer difficulties against Colombia

Luiz Felipe Scolari thinks Brazil may be at an advantage by playing in the World Cup quarterfinals against a Colombia team that likes to attack often. Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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Colombia could be the gem of this World Cup

On Friday, Colombia plays in a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time — against host country Brazil. Colombia, with four wins in as many tries in this World Cup, has won more Cup games in 12 days than it had in its previous... Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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AP source: Knicks to meet with Anthony in LA

Anthony was in Los Angeles to meet with the Lakers, who are among the teams hoping to convince the All-Star forward to leave New York. Anthony already visited Chicago, Houston and Dallas this week. Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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Nowitzki agrees to take a huge pay cut to help Mavericks compete

Just like he did four summers ago when he gave them a hometown discount that helped the Mavericks build what would be a championship roster, Nowitzki agreed to a pay cut Thursday — this time... Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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AP source: Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 3-year deal

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final contract for the future Hall of Famer. Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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Dolphins' Dion Jordan suspended 4 games by NFL

Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended for the first four games of the season after testing positive for a stimulant prohibited under the NFL's policy on use of performance-enhancing... Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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Prosecutor says Pistorius acted methodically

Oscar Pistorius armed himself and took other methodical steps before he killed his girlfriend, the chief prosecutor said Thursday, trying to cast doubt on the athlete's account that he reacted... Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova in Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open finalist Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova. Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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Lowry agrees to re-sign with Raptors

Kyle Lowry is staying with the Toronto Raptors after leading them to the Atlantic Division title. Read more »

Published July 2, 2014

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FIFA to consider allowing 4th sub in extra time

Substitutes have made a big impact at the World Cup, and there could more of them in four years' time. Read more »

Published July 2, 2014

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Bucks owners admit errors made in luring Kidd

New Milwaukee Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens admit there may have been errors in the process but they are nonetheless happy to have Jason Kidd as their new head coach. Read more »

Published July 2, 2014

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Wacky haircuts a standout feature of World Cup

This World Cup has been a tournament full of goals, surprise results and breath-taking skills, but also some of the wackiest, most outrageous hairstyles you'll find in sports. Read more »

Published July 2, 2014

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Nets reach agreement with Lionel Hollins to become coach

The Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle Wednesday with Lionel Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd. Read more »

Published July 2, 2014

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Long faces, but chins up for USA fans in Brazil

It was all long faces, but heads held high, for the legion of American fans who traveled to Brazil for the World Cup, only to watch their team lose 2-1 to Belgium in extra time. Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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World Cup: Argentina sticks to script with late winner

Argentina's theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day. Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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Orlando MLS club formally introduces Kaka

Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva knows there's no way his MLS expansion franchise could take the place of any Brazil club in the hearts of any Brazilian soccer fan. Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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Johnny Manziel's playbook: hanging with Justin Bieber

Cleveland's rookie quarterback, whose social life has overshadowed his NFL arrival, posted photographs on Twitter of him and Justin Bieber. Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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Nets moving on after Bucks hire Jason Kidd as coach

Kidd was hired Tuesday morning by the Milwaukee Bucks, a day after they sent two second-round picks to the Nets as compensation. Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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Maria Sharapova falls to Angelique Kerber in 3 sets at Wimbledon

Former champion Maria Sharapova saved six match points before falling to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, ending her bid to win a second title at the All England Club a... Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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Friend: Soccer ref punched during game in Michigan is loved by many

A man who was critically injured while refereeing an adult-league soccer match at a Detroit-area park is an optimist who "never has a bad day," a longtime friend said Tuesday. Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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Cavs make a splash with max deal for Kyrie Irving

Neither side announced the terms of the deal, but several outlets reported that it was a maximum deal worth about $90 million that will keep him in Cleveland for the next six years. Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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Roger Federer back into Wimbledon quarters for 12th time

With a dominant display of grass-court tennis, Roger Federer kept up his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title by beating Tommy Robredo in straight sets Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals at the... Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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Cameroon investigates World Cup fixing allegations

Cameroon's football federation said it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possible existence of seven corrupt players on the squad, raising fears that... Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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5 memorable World Cup chants

With "I believe that we will win!" American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn't just involve shouting their country's name. Read more »

Published July 1, 2014

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