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All ingredients in place for mouthwatering Tour de France
PARIS (AP) -- The Tour de France is like a good bouillabaisse, the traditional Mediterranean seafood stew. Take out one ingredient, and it does not taste the same....

California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage....

US prevails in 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany
MONTREAL (AP) -- Julie Johnston thought she had blown it....

The Latest: Vandeweghe eliminates Pliskova at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):...

Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf injury
LONDON (AP) -- After fighting through a calf injury in the first round at Wimbledon, Kei Nishikori couldn't even step onto Centre Court for his second match....

AP source: Anthony Davis, Pelicans agree to max extension
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million....

AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal
Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come....

Big names, big markets in pursuit as NBA free agency opens
Big names, big bucks and big markets in pursuit....

Struggling Padres 1-hit by Mariners rookie Mike Montgomery
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres are 5-9 since they fired manager Bud Black on June 15....

Sale ties strikeout record, White Sox edge Cardinals in 11th
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus....

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