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  • LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland. Ending a saga that had the NBA virtually at a standstill while he made up his mind, James told Sports Illustrated for a story published Friday that he's decided to go

    July 11, 2014

  • Pirates Cardinals Molina Injury Baseball [Duplicate] Cardinals lose first game without Molina, 9-1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Life without All-Star catcher Yadier Molina did not start out well for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pittsburgh Pirates, behind a six-hit complete-game performance from Edinson Volquez, beat the Cardinals 9-1 to avoid being swept in t

    July 11, 2014 5 Photos

  • Cubs Wrigley Field-9 [Duplicate] Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission unanimously approved a major expansion of planned renovations including several more electronic signs and ere

    July 11, 2014 6 Photos

  • Cubs Reds Baseball-3 [Duplicate] Cubs snap streak with 6-4, 12-inning win over Reds CINCINNATI (AP) — Arismendy Alcantara needed just one day to get the feel of the big leagues. After going 0-for-4 in his major league debut on Wednesday, the highly regarded Cubs prospect had four hits and scored the tying and winning runs as Chicago

    July 11, 2014 5 Photos

  • Baseball Capsules LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday nig

    July 11, 2014

  • Slovenia Ski Rigged Results-3 [Duplicate] Four suspended for rigging skiing results LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, us

    July 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Doping probe launched into Russian walkers MOSCOW (AP) —The Russian Anti-Doping Agency says it has begun an investigation into the country's dominant race-walking team after several athletes were banned. RUSADA says on Friday it opened "a preliminary investigation into possible breaches of an

    July 11, 2014

  • Soccer WCup Argentina Germany Finals [Duplicate] World Cup defeat can hurt domestic stock market LONDON (AP) — Argentina and Germany face off in the World Cup final on Sunday and investors in both countries will do well to be alert to potential drops on their stock markets the day after in case of defeat. With markets driven by sentiment as well

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Baseball Capsules DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, outdueling Zack Greinke and helping the short-handed Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday. Detroit was without sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, but the

    July 10, 2014

  • Pirates Cardinals Baseball-27 [Duplicate] Lynn wins 10th, Cardinals top Pirates 5-2 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn reached double figures in wins before the All-Star break for the third straight year and the St. Louis Cardinals are charging hard in the NL Central. Still, after they made it three straight over the Pittsburgh Pirates the

    July 10, 2014 13 Photos

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