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Nibali wins Tour de France 2nd stage

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali outfoxed other Tour de France title contenders to win a hilly second stage through Yorkshire countryside on Sunday, wresting the overall race leader's yellow jersey. Read more »

Published July 6, 2014

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Final 3: IOC set to keep 3 bids for 2022 Games

leaders meet Monday to decide which cities make the cut in the race for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It should be an easy choice. Read more »

Published July 6, 2014

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Final 3: IOC set to keep 3 bids for 2022 Olympic Games

Olympic leaders meet Monday to decide which cities make the cut in the race for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It should be an easy choice. Read more »

Published July 6, 2014

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Kittel's thrill, Cavendish spill in 1st Tour stage

Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel's hands went up in victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of... Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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Special K: 2nd Wimbledon title for Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she owns two championships to prove it. Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at night. Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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Netherlands beats Costa Rica in penalty shootout

Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup... Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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After World Cup, MLS looks to steady growth

fore millions of people packed into outdoor fan parties, ran out to bars for long lunches and sneaked peaks of games at their offices during the Americans' World Cup run, Major League Soccer began... Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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Defense stands up, Argentina into World Cup semis

This time for Argentina, it was less about Lionel Messi and more about the men behind him. Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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101st Tour de France starts in England

The 198 competitors in the 101st Tour de France have started their grueling three-week ride through four countries before ending the world's greatest cycling race in Paris on July 27. Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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101st Tour de France starts in England

The 198 competitors in the 101st Tour de France have started their grueling three-week ride through four countries before ending the world's greatest cycling race in Paris on July 27. Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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Protesters march against Tokyo Olympic stadium

A group of protesters marched around Tokyo's National Stadium on Saturday, demonstrating against plans to destroy the 56-year-old facility and replace it with a colossal, futuristic structure for... Read more »

Published July 5, 2014

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AP Sources: A's get Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel from Cubs

One of baseball's best rotations is about to get even better. Read more »

Published July 4, 2014

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Brazil, Germany set up semifinal at World Cup after wins on Friday

RIO DE JANEIRO — What it lacks in beauty, Brazil's World Cup team is making up for with backbone. The home side is now just one step from a World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana... Read more »

Published July 4, 2014

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AP Source: Cavaliers meet with agent for LeBron James

Four years after their messy breakup, the Cavaliers and LeBron James are at least talking about a reunion. Read more »

Published July 3, 2014

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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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