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At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown
LONDON (AP) -- Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition....

Wimbledon's Centre Court evacuated after small fire
LONDON (AP) -- A small electrical fire broke out inside Wimbledon's Centre Court building on Wednesday, causing an evacuation after play had ended for the day....

Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix....

Kevin Love staying in Cleveland with LeBron and Cavs
After all the speculation and intrigue surrounding Kevin Love's foray into the free agent market, the star power forward ended up right where he said he would all along - in Cleveland....

Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto quits after 3 1/2 years with Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto says he has resigned, but the team is refusing to confirm his departure....

Golf organizations distance themselves from Trump
Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because "they know I'm right." Four leading golf organizations said he's wrong....

Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agency
On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight....

Blatter says he has 'clear conscience' despite FIFA probes
BERLIN (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is not corrupt and that he has a "clear conscience" despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body....

Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions over fights
Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights....

Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity....

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