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Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to concern about Zika

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is withdrawing from the Olympics because he is concerned about the Zika virus. Read more »

Published July 8, 2016

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Players in hunt for Pokemon Go monsters feel real-world pain

Beware: "Pokemon Go," a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health. Read more »

Published July 8, 2016

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'13 Wimbledon champ Murray faces new foe in 11th Slam final

The 11th Grand Slam final of Andy Murray's career will be unlike any of the others in at least one way: The opponent will not be Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic. Read more »

Published July 8, 2016

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Inflatable arch collapses over rider in Tour de France

Adam Yates didn't know what hit him. Read more »

Published July 8, 2016

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No. 1 pick Ben Simmons showing his potential already

Ben Simmons showed why he was the No. 1 overall pick by the downtrodden Philadelphia 76ers during his first two games in the Utah Jazz Summer League. It was also clear the former LSU star has... Read more »

Published July 8, 2016

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Larry Brown resigning after 4 seasons as SMU's coach

rown is leaving SMU after turning down a contract extension, ending a four-year run during which the Mustangs made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and then were banned from... Read more »

Published July 8, 2016

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Cummings wins Tour de France stage as inflatable device blocks riders

British rider Steve Cummings won the opening stage in the Pyrenees of the Tour de France with a solo attack on the well-known Col d'Aspin climb on Friday. Read more »

Published July 8, 2016

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Wizards acquire Trey Burke, sign 3 others

Burke was the No. 9 overall choice in the 2013 NBA draft out of Michigan and has averaged 12.1 points and 4.2 assists in three seasons with Utah, mostly as a starter for the first two but only as a... Read more »

Published July 7, 2016

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Splash! Kevin Durant finalizes two-year deal with Warriors

Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether they truly wanted him as a teammate. Read more »

Published July 7, 2016

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McGregor volunteers to save UFC 200, but focuses on Diaz

After Jon Jones' failed doping test threw UFC 200 into turmoil, Conor McGregor realized the UFC needed a last-minute opponent for light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Read more »

Published July 7, 2016

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Calvin Johnson says players could get painkillers like candy

Calvin Johnson says NFL players could get painkillers like they were "candy" during the first half of his career with the Detroit Lions. Read more »

Published July 7, 2016

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After best Wimbledon since '09, Venus Williams vows return

Even if this was Venus Williams' best Wimbledon in quite a while, it did not end the way she had hoped. Read more »

Published July 7, 2016

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France's path to final due to Deschamps as much as Griezmann

If France heads into the European Championship final against Portugal on Sunday as the favorite, it owes as much to the authoritative coaching of Didier Deschamps as to Antoine Griezmann's goals. Read more »

Published July 7, 2016

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Notre Dame, Michigan resuming football rivalry

Notre Dame and Michigan, the two winningest programs in college football history, have agreed to resume their football rivalry. Read more »

Published July 7, 2016

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Ronaldo leads Portugal to 2-0 win vs Wales, into Euro final

Cristiano Ronaldo had just propelled Portugal into another European Championship final when he made for Gareth Bale, shared a long conversation with his Real Madrid teammate and gave him a... Read more »

Published July 6, 2016

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Wimbledon: Roger Federer comes back from 2 sets down to beat Cilic in 5

Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title remains alive after he came from two sets down and saved three match points Wednesday before overcoming Marin Cilic in five sets, advancing... Read more »

Published July 6, 2016

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Tour de France: Van Avermaet takes 1st mountain stage and yellow jersey

Belgian rider Greg van Avermaet won the first mountain stage of the Tour de France with an audacious solo attack in the Massif Central on Wednesday and also claimed the overall leader's yellow jersey. Read more »

Published July 6, 2016

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian described by a judge as a "fallen hero," was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in a South African prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp,... Read more »

Published July 6, 2016

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Messi given 21 months for tax fraud, likely to avoid prison

A Barcelona court on Wednesday sentenced Lionel Messi and his father to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, with both sentences likely to be suspended. Read more »

Published July 6, 2016

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Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town

Promises that hosting the Games would remake even Rio's most ramshackle neighborhoods have been eclipsed by myriad problems: security threats and soaring violence, the Zika virus, slow ticket... Read more »

Published July 5, 2016

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Venus rising: Williams back in Grand Slam semi 6 years later

In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams. Read more »

Published July 5, 2016

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AP source: Mavs have deal with Nowitzki, will add Seth Curry

Dirk Nowitzki's new contract will give the Dallas forward a chance spend 20 seasons with the only franchise he has ever played for. Read more »

Published July 5, 2016

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Kevin Durant's move to the Warriors changes the NBA landscape

The Warriors already were a super team before one of the league's most unstoppable scorers decided to leave Oklahoma City for the Bay Area. Though not everyone is anointing them next year's champions. Read more »

Published July 5, 2016

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At $9,000 a second, free agency has been fast and furious

The math is staggering, as everyone knew it would be. In the first 96 hours of free agency, NBA teams committed about $3 billion toward contracts that can start becoming finalized later this week. Read more »

Published July 5, 2016

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Kevin Durant announces he will join Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant is joining All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson with the Golden State Warriors. Read more »

Published July 4, 2016

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