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  • Some Minneapolis residents upset by late fireworks MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Sleepless in Minneapolis." That's just one of the tweets from city residents upset by post-midnight fireworks shot off after the All-Star Gala in downtown Minneapolis. The invitation-only event was scheduled to start after the Hom

    July 15, 2014

  • Lowering the Mound Baseball-3 [Duplicate] With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound? MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a new generation

    July 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • Brazil WCup LeBron James [Duplicate] Akron plans party for LeBron's homecoming AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James' hometown is planning a big party for his homecoming. Akron city spokeswoman Stephanie York says details of the event are still in the works — but it will be big. York tells the Akron Beacon Journal (

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Britain Golf Scottish Open-3 [Duplicate] Two down, one to go as Rose eyes 1st British Open win HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Two down, one to go. And for Justin Rose, it's the biggest one of all. Rose heads into the British Open as probably the hottest player in golf after winning back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, at the Quicken

    July 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party BERLIN (AP) — Germany's World Cup winners shared their fourth title with hundreds of thousands of fans by parading the trophy through cheering throngs to celebrate at the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday. An estimated 400,000 people packed the "fan mile"

    July 15, 2014

  • Making All-Star game worth big money for Gordon MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Despite missing the All-Star game because of a sprained right wrist, just getting picked was rewarding for Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon. Gordon was among 47 of the 81 All-Stars who had bonus provisions in their contracts trig

    July 14, 2014

  • Baseball Capsules NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings, David Wright doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of Miami with a 9-1 victory on S

    July 14, 2014

  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Argentina-3 [Duplicate] United Germany stands at the top of the world RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — United they stand, right at the top of the football world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title on Sunday, but its first since a country torn apart by political divisions at the end of World W

    July 14, 2014 6 Photos

  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Netherlands [Duplicate] Man United clinches $1.3bn Adidas kit deal Manchester United has secured the most lucrative kit deal in football, announcing that Adidas has agreed to pay $1.3 billion over 10 years to take over the sponsorship from Nike. The deal, worth 75 million pounds ($128 million) a year from 2015, was

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany-3 [Duplicate] Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait BERLIN (AP) — It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title. The Die Welt newspaper celebrated Monday with a three-word headline in the national colors of black, red and gold that read simply: "It is true," while Der

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

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