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Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer....

Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer....

Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres
ATLANTA (AP) -- Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday....

Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat'
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz....

Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Derrick Rose says he feels old....

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy....

Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee....

Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels....

Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night....

Panthers' Hardy: 'I hate I've distracted my team'
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Convicted Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said he wants to remain with the Carolina Panthers beyond this season....

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