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What to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO?

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If Maria Sharapova's opponent Wednesday at the U.S. Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. More>>

Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win

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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. More>>

College football begins with low-key opening game

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Welcome back, college football! More>>

Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the... More>>

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

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Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. More>>

New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach

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The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday. More>>

Women's World Cup turf war heats up

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By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. More>>

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Philadelphia plans parade for Little League team

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The Taney Dragons are getting the champion's treatment as the city of Philadelphia hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World Series. More>>

Bumgarner's perfect game broken up in 8th

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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff double in the eighth inning by Colorado's Justin Morneau. More>>

Orioles grind out 4-2 win over Rays

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During a season in which the Baltimore Orioles have made a habit of slugging the opposition into submission, there have been times when they have been forced to patiently carve out a victory one out at a time. More>>

US OPEN SCENE: Serena sizzles in leopard dress

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Serena Williams doesn't just play fierce. More>>

CiCi Bellis, 15, youngest US Open winner since '96

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While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside. More>>

Mankins traded; Bradford, Raji on IR

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer On the NFL's first preseason cutdown day, a trade and several key players going on injured reserve overshadowed other moves. More>>

Royal box: His Airness now a member of Club Fed

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His Airness is now a member of Club Fed. More>>

Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw's heroic story

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Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's claim that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. More>>

UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident

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North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. More>>

Jeter recalls day he and Rivera were sent down

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It's the type of anecdote that sounds like an urban legend: The New York Yankees once sent Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera down to the minors at the same time? More>>

Women talk about sports on CBS Sports Network

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By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they're set to make television history. More>>

MLB denies Rays' weekend protest in Toronto

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Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays last weekend in Toronto. More>>

Love struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

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Kevin Love's phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. More>>

American Bellis, 15, upsets Cibulkova at US Open

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American teen CiCi Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 - almost three years before she was born - when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova. More>>

Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

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Mike Krzyzewski's big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain's imposing frontcourt. More>>

Vikings' Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

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Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn't lose it. More>>

US OPEN SCENE: Rubin's excellent summer vacation

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Noah Rubin will stick around the U.S. Open for at least a few more days before he starts his freshman year at Wake Forest. More>>

Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

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Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. More>>

OSU's Meyer: Surgery on Braxton Miller successful

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Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine. More>>

Florida State's Fisher emerging as a top QB coach

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The foundation of Jimbo Fisher's coaching philosophy began during rides home with his father after Pop Warner games. His dad would pepper him in the car with a single question: Why? More>>

Malzahn: Johnson will start for Auburn at QB

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Jeremy Johnson will be No. 6 Auburn's starting quarterback against Arkansas, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point. More>>

Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

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Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most... More>>

Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

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By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a... More>>

NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. More>>

CBS Sports Network to launch all-women sports show

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CBS Sports Network will air an all-women sports show starting next month. More>>

USC's Shaw jumps from second floor to save nephew

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Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning in a pool. More>>

Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

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The season's first Associated Press global soccer poll has Lionel Messi back at the top of the list. More>>

What to watch at US Open: Serena faces US teen

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Taylor Townsend doesn't get to ease her way into her first U.S. Open. More>>

Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

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Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. More>>

Michigan shrugs off bad memories of Appalachian St

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Drake Johnson will never forget it. More>>

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

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The quarterback throws toward the sideline, where a receiver hauls the pass in, gets two feet down and flips the ball to the official. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

Holliday's hit lifts Cardinals over Pirates 3-2

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Jon Jay already had a bat in hand before St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny even called his name. More>>

Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

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Michael Pineda kept throwing strikes. The Royals kept taking them, trying in vain to drive his pitch count up. When Yankees catcher Brian McCann looked up in the third inning, his right-hander had still thrown just 35... More>>

US OPEN SCENE: Fireworks rock opening ceremony

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Fireworks, strobe lights, thumping music and gyrating dancers on the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium. It can only mean one thing: the official start of the U.S. Open. More>>

Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

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Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport up for good. More>>

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. More>>

Buccaneers bringing in Incognito for a visit

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to determine if Richie Incognito is a good fit for their struggling offensive line. More>>

American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

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American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal. More>>

Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

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By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player... More>>

Meyer not kidding when he says Buckeyes are good

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A week after the loss of three-year starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is going through final preparations for the Buckeyes' opener on Saturday against Navy. More>>

Jets suspend CB Dimitri Patterson 'indefinitely'

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Dimitri Patterson ended his puzzling absence after 48 hours, but his future with the New York Jets is now uncertain. More>>

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

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Matt Cassel has seen a lot in 10 years in the NFL, including by his count seven different offensive coordinators in his last six seasons in the league. More>>

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

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A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head... More>>

Tiger Woods splits with swing coach Sean Foley

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Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. More>>

Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

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Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids. More>>

Could favorable schedule help Royals?

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Just about everything is going right for the Kansas City Royals these days. They've won 24 of their last 31 games to take over first place in the AL Central. More>>

A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays

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Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards. More>>

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Dick Bavetta never missed a game. More>>

Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

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The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series. More>>

Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

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The long, deep breaths were a sign: Elation, satisfaction, relief. And just a touch of exhaustion. More>>

Hamilton powers Angels past A's

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Josh Hamilton is heating up at the right time, and Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia hopes he can keep going. More>>

Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs

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Michael Phelps gave an incredulous look, an almost indignant response and strode away to collect a gold medal. More>>

Jets' Patterson rejoins team after going AWOL

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Dimitri Patterson's mysterious absence is over. More>>

Chance for players other than Big 4 at US Open

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Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon. More>>

Sam Mikulak rallies for US gymnastics title

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Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret. It's just not his thing. More>>

Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power 10th

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Will Power thought the world was ending when an earthquake shook him out of bed. A few hours later at Sonoma Raceway, the sleep-deprived driver plummeted from the pole to 20th place before fighting back for a finish that... More>>

So Yeon Ryu wins Canadian Women's Open

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So Yeon Ryu missed out on the LPGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record. She got the champagne shower she was longing for on the final green- reversing roles with Inbee Park. More>>

Mahan comes up with timely victory at The Barclays

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About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses. More>>

Bradford out for season with ACL tear

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Jeff Fisher shared the bad news with Sam Bradford on Sunday morning. More>>

Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

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In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate. More>>

Panthers QB Newton has hairline rib fracture

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Quarterback Cam Newton will miss the Carolina Panthers' final preseason game after an MRI on Sunday revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs. More>>

Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

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Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. More>>

Reports: Bradford out for season with ACL tear

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season, according to multiple reports. More>>

Cubs' Wada has no-hitter broken up in 7th

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Tsuyoshi Wada of the Chicago Cubs has lost his no-hit bid when Baltimore's Steve Pearce led off the seventh inning with a home run. More>>

Bengals' Mike Brown treated for 'minor' problem

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Bengals owner Mike Brown was treated on Sunday for what the team called a "minor medical situation" and was expected to return to Cincinnati later in the day. More>>

True freshman Brad Kaaya wins Miami QB job

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Brad Kaaya arrived on Miami's campus in May. Barely three months later, the true freshman is already the Hurricanes' starting quarterback. More>>

South Carolina's Spurrier ready for kickoff

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Steve Spurrier's done with talking season. He's ready to see No. 9 South Carolina live up to the high expectations its dealt with since finishing a third-straight 11-win season a year ago. More>>

Marino back with Dolphins as special advisor

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Dan Marino is returning to the Miami Dolphins. More>>

US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18

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Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. More>>

US OPEN 2014: What to watch at year's last major

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Heading into the U.S. Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005... More>>

Ledecky sets another WR; Phelps finishes with gold

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Michael Phelps completed his comeback meet in international competition with a gold medal in the medley relay to cap off a Sunday night program that kicked off with Katie Ledecky setting her second world record within 24... More>>

Ledecky sets world record in 1,500 freestyle

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Katie Ledecky sliced almost six seconds off her own world mark in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle on Sunday, winning in 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds to post her second world record in as many nights at the Pan Pacific... More>>

Crisp scores on wild pitch as A's beat Angels 2-1

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The Oakland Athletics are hardly relishing being back in a first-place tie with the rival Los Angeles Angels. More>>

Bradford hurts knee in Rams' 33-14 win over Browns

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Sam Bradford's left knee failed him again. The Rams are once more a little shaky. More>>

Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

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Joey Logano is looking more and more like a Sprint Cup title contender. More>>

Biles easily defends US women's gymnastics title

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Simone Biles hopped off the beam, cut her longtime coach Aimee Boorman a knowing look and went in for a relieved hug. More>>

Power, Castroneves chase IndyCar title in Sonoma

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Just two races stand between Will Power and his first IndyCar series championship. After a big victory in last week's race, he starts on the pole Sunday on a track he has utterly dominated for the past four years. More>>

Orioles 3B Machado to have season-ending surgery

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Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has decided to have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, leaving the Orioles without one of their best players as they try for their first division title in 17 years. More>>

Spun by Harvick, Hamlin fires safety device at him

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Denny Hamlin got spun out and wrecked while racing as the leader by Kevin Harvick at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hamlin later fired his HANS device at Harvick's car as it passed under caution. More>>

Rams QB Sam Bradford reinjures knee in 1st quarter

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St. Louis starting quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured his surgically repaired left knee in the first quarter against the Browns on Saturday night. More>>

Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder to 7-year deal

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The Boston Red Sox are hoping another touted Cuban outfielder can help them turn things around next season. More>>

Houston's arm, bat lift Chicago by Vegas in LLWS

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After Joshua Houston allowed a two-run home run in the top of the fifth that cost his team the lead, he was face down near the mound and pounded his fist into the turf. More>>

Day, Furyk tied for lead at The Barclays

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Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win. More>>

Fister has skin cancer removed, says he's OK

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A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they're at risk for the disease. More>>

Rays protest game over timing of replay challenge

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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun. More>>

Kvitova takes 2nd Connecticut Open title

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Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to win her second Connecticut Open title in the past three years. More>>

Federer's confidence soaring before US Open

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The question made Roger Federer smile. More>>

Rams, Cardinals watching Ferguson with sadness

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More than most, Kenny Britt can relate to the drama unfolding just a few miles from Rams Park in Ferguson. More>>

Yankees retire Torre's No. 6

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Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honor New York's four-time World Series winning manager. More>>

Rusney Castillo on field before Red Sox game

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Cuban defector Rusney Castillo appeared at Fenway Park on Saturday, wearing Boston Red Sox shorts and a T-shirt before the game with the Seattle Mariners. More>>

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

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Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. More>>

US basketball decides bigger is better with roster

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A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable. More>>

Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

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Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas. More>>

5 Things to watch this weekend at The Barclays

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In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major. More>>

Phelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record

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The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record. More>>

Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

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Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday. More>>

Smith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants

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Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday... More>>

US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

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The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title. More>>

Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

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Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately. More>>

Nationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp

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As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals - who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak - had to admit that their good thing was coming to... More>>

Orozco takes lead at US gymnastics championships

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There were times during John Orozco's grueling rehab after he tore the ACL in his left knee during a post-Olympic tour two years ago that he figured his gymnastics career was done. More>>

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

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The wait is almost over. More>>

Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

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Jake Arrieta said he enjoyed running into some of his old Orioles teammates before Friday's game at Wrigley Field. More>>

AP Source: Machado 'probably' having knee surgery

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A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will "probably" have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee. More>>

Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

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Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season. More>>

Selig hasn't changed outlook about Rose

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As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling. More>>

Boston's Farrell: Castillo is "exciting, athletic"

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Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo "an exciting, athletic player." More>>

Injured minor leaguer airlifted, game suspended

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A minor league player in the New York Mets' organization could soon be released from the hospital after he was airlifted from the field Friday because of a head injury. More>>

Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

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Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks. More>>

Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

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Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title. More>>

AP PHOTOS: A look back at Mo'ne Davis' tournament

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Mo'ne Davis' moment is over. Her legacy may just be beginning. More>>

Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

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This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. More>>

Versatile Martin looks to earn 49ers roster spot

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Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other. More>>

Chase outsiders not leaving anything to chance

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It's the kind of jumble that can make even the most seasoned driver nervous. More>>

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

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An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business. More>>

Browns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling

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Josh Gordon smiled as he walked off the field on an insufferably muggy day. Nothing, it seemed, was bothering him. More>>

Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

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The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. More>>

Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

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Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already... More>>

Cleveland greets reopening of historic ballpark

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Even in Cleveland, League Park probably doesn't mean much to a casual baseball fan. The former home of the Cleveland Indians sat neglected and largely forgotten for decades in a not-so-well-traveled east side... More>>

Mercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Sandy Brondello guided the Phoenix Mercury to the best record in WNBA history and Brittney Griner's defense was a big reason why. More>>

Bayern is fast and favored in Travers at Saratoga

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He already knows Bayern is fast, and now Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to give the 3-year-old colt a chance to see how far he can stretch his speed. More>>

Phelps gets relay gold on international comeback

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Michael Phelps is back on top of the podium. More>>

Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade

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The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. More>>

Good start for Van Pelt in playoff opener

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Bo Van Pelt began the FedEx Cup playoffs by going fishing for stripers, which is not unusual for a guy living in Oklahoma. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

Dodgers beat Padres 2-1 behind Kershaw's 10 Ks

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The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings. More>>

Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

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Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. More>>

Foles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers

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This was more like last year's Eagles. More>>

AP Source: Phoenix has top coach, defensive player

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the... More>>

AP source: Griner's WNBA defensive player of year

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award. More>>

World champ Biles leads at US gymnastics nationals

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Simon Biles and her coach Aimee Boorman don't talk about the pressure that comes with being a world champion. More>>

No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

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Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. More>>

Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

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Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds. More>>

Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award. More>>

Ryu sets course record at Canadian Women's Open

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On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers. More>>

Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

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Denard Span and the Washington Nationals ran off with another victory. More>>

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months

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Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. More>>

Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

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Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series. More>>

Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

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A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took... More>>

Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

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Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. More>>

Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

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The Tampa Bay Rays overcame a masterful performance by David Price. More>>

Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

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On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched. More>>

Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

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Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice. More>>

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

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Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family. More>>

Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

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David Price allowed only one hit in his first start against his former team, an RBI triple to Brandon Guyer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. More>>

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

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By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the... More>>

Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury

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The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago. More>>

5 challengers sign up for next America's Cup

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By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer Only five challengers have signed up for the chance to take on software billionaire Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in the 2017 America's Cup. More>>

Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

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Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open. More>>

Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke Video included

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Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. More>>

Ledecky wins 2 gold; Missy Franklin misses out

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Katie Ledecky grinned and nodded her head, very slightly, in a show of approval as she surveyed the times on the scoreboard for the 800-meter freestyle. More>>

The finish line is in sight on the PGA Tour

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Rory McIlroy isn't just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam. More>>

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Rory McIlroy isn't just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam. More>>

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Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

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The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. More>>

AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. More>>

Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1

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Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage. More>>

Bouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open

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Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open. More>>

US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

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Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would've loved to give them what they wanted. More>>

3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility Video included

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Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. More>>

Steelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges

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Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Mo'ne Davis pulled in LLWS after 55 pitches

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Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas. More>>

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

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Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years. More>>

Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

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The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. More>>

Rex, Giants RB spice up 'Snoopy Bowl' rivalry

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Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry. More>>

Rose sits out US exhibition vs Dominican Republic

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Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards. More>>

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    Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau.
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  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

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    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:29 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:29:01 GMT
    Chicago's beloved Little League champions are getting their own parade, from their ballpark on the city's South Side to Millennium Park downtown.
    The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
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    The Taney Dragons are getting the champion's treatment as the city of Philadelphia hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World Series.
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  • Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:42 GMT
    A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
    A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
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  • Islanders announce sale of minority stake of club

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    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:46:31 GMT
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor.
    The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.
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