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Sterling needs to sell Clippers to pay his debts



    LOS ANGELES — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

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FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.

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Return of Rory

Return of Rory



    HOYLAKE, England — The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

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Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.

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McIlroy looking unbeatable

McIlroy looking unbeatable

    HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

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Underclassmen evaluations restricted

Underclassmen evaluations restricted



    NEW YORK — The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

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Dozens of players join lawsuit against NFL

Dozens of players join lawsuit against NFL



    Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few — if any— safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.

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Rory rolling at Hoylake

Rory rolling at Hoylake



    HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

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My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

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SEC players leave lobbying to others

SEC players leave lobbying to others

    HOOVER, Ala. — Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they're complaining.

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Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

    HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

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Young guns aim for title

Young guns aim for title



    HOYLAKE, England — Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

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A's, Giants give Bay Area 1-2 punch

A's, Giants give Bay Area 1-2 punch


       

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SEC Network to launch, fans will be left in dark

SEC Network to launch, fans will be left in dark


       

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Talansky's tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

Talansky's tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France — Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

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Outdoor Life: Compound bow shooting tips

Georgia’s archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow.  There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.

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New course, new Tiger

New course, new Tiger



    HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

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Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again

Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again



    MINNEAPOLIS — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

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Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France — With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

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72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

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Felix v. Wainwright

Felix v. Wainwright

    MINNEAPOLIS — Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

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Plenty of topics at SEC media days

Plenty of topics at SEC media days

    There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.

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Lefty confident about links

Lefty confident about links

    HOYLAKE, England — Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

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Germany wins World Cup

Germany wins World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 9:13 p.m.
Germany seeks to become 1st Euro team to win Cup on American soil

Germany seeks to become 1st Euro team to win Cup on American soil



    RIO DE JANEIRO — No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina.

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Harman clinging to 1-stroke lead at John Deere Classic

Harman clinging to 1-stroke lead at John Deere Classic



    SILVIS, Ill. — Brian Harman is going to play in the final pairing of a PGA Tour stop for the first time. His playing partner is one accomplished part-timer.

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James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

NEW YORK — A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.

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Cubs walk off

Cubs walk off

    CHICAGO — Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4.

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Three-way tie at John Deere Classic

Three-way tie at John Deere Classic

    SILVIS, Ill. — Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."

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Michael Phelps not up to speed

Michael Phelps not up to speed

    ATHENS, Ga. — Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.

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Martin takes 3-shot lead in Women's British Open

Martin takes 3-shot lead in Women's British Open

SOUTHPORT, England — Mo Martin had a plan for Royal Birkdale, and it's working better than she imagined at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

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World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

RIO DE JANEIRO — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

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LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland.

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Miami and Cleveland waiting for LeBron to decide

Miami and Cleveland waiting for LeBron to decide



    When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.

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3-way tie at John Deere Classic

3-way tie at John Deere Classic



    SILVIS, Ill. — Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman shot 8-under-par 63s Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the John Deere Classic.

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World Cup final features best player vs. best team

World Cup final features best player vs. best team



    RIO DE JANEIRO — The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.

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Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

ATHENS, Ga. — Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.

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Local Roundup: Around the Horn wins state title

Local Roundup: Around the Horn wins state title

    Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week. 

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Argentina reaches final with PKs

Argentina reaches final with PKs

    SAO PAULO — Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

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'Scholarships for life'

'Scholarships for life'

    WASHINGTON — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

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Statesboro Blue Devils volleyball camp returns

Statesboro Blue Devils volleyball camp returns

    In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program — with next to no previous experience in the sport — into a two-time state playoff qualifier.

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World Cup host Brazil humiliated by Germany

World Cup host Brazil humiliated by Germany

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

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Wie, Lewis lead women's golf revival

Wie, Lewis lead women's golf revival

    SOUTHPORT, England — The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.

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Outdoor Life: Frog gigging — a tasty tradition

Outdoor Life: Frog gigging — a tasty tradition

Frog gigging is a dying art. Like grabbling or noodling (reaching under river banks for turtles and catfish) frog gigging is an outdoor activity that seems to be fading from view.

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Djokovic's pep talk swept aside 'fear', 'demons'

LONDON — Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem.

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Kittel wins stage as Tour prepares to leave UK

Kittel wins stage as Tour prepares to leave UK



    LONDON — At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel.

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LeBron, Cavs owner could mend fences, reunite

LeBron, Cavs owner could mend fences, reunite



    CLEVELAND — There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.

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Aaron Hernandez moved to new jail

Aaron Hernandez moved to new jail



    FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can transfer to a jail closer to Boston for easier access to his lawyers while he awaits trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled Monday.

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Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

LONDON — Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.

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Netherlands and Argentina move on to semis



    BRASILIA, Brazil — This time for Argentina, it was less about Lionel Messi and more about the men behind him.

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