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Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) -- 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....

5 things to watch for weekend at The Barclays
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major....

Phelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) -- 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....

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger....

Nationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 an end....

Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- 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 unsteady offensive line....

AP Source: Machado 'probably' having knee surgery
BALTIMORE (AP) -- 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....

Selig hasn't changed outlook about Rose
CINCINNATI (AP) -- As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling....

US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title....

Boston's Farrell: Castillo is "exciting, athletic"
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo "an exciting, athletic player."...

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