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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....

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....

Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn't negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all the shares....

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again....

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....

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days....

Reed HOF induction gives Bills cause to celebrate
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- There are two things receiver Andre Reed is most certain of in preparing to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend....

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs
LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland....

First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West....

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