World Series of Poker's championship event starts Sunday, promises cash to 1,000 players
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Olympians have their gold. Actors have their Oscars. Poker players have the World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold `em Main Event....

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BRUCE! Some Springsteen-inspired reasons it's good for Triple Crown winner to run in Jersey
The race, date and place are set for American Pharoah's next start: the Haskell Invitational, Aug. 2, Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey....

Judge allows Aaron Hernandez defense to subpoena Verizon in effort to ID anonymous caller
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can take steps to identify an anonymous tipster who claimed that one of the jurors who convicted him of murder may have lied during jury selection, a judge ruled Friday....

Going green: Sports industry, environmentalists find themselves suitable doubles partners
CHICAGO (AP) -- Andrew Ference was at the beginning of his NHL career when he met Dr. David Suzuki, who hosts a TV show in Canada. The conversation with the award-winning scientist changed the life of the young defenseman....

CAS ruling explains why celebrity musician Vanessa-Mae was cleared of Olympic ski race fix
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae exploited weak International Ski Federation rules and got help from Alpine race officials "smitten" by her celebrity to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, according to sport's highest court....

Just 3 riders from US scheduled to start Tour de France, fewest in nearly 2 decades
As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht....


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