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Leishman takes early control at Firestone


- Australian Marc Leishman upstaged the game's biggest games as he charged into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the elite the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Thursday.

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Tigers, A's add aces in MLB arms race


NEW YORK - Division leaders Detroit and Oakland forged an American League arms race as the Tigers got David Price from Tampa Bay and the A's dealt for Boston's Jon Lester in a frenzied finish to Thursday's trade deadline.

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Muhammad Ali's 'Fight of the Century' gloves up for auction


DALLAS - The gloves that boxing legend Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century will come up for auction on Thursday and are expected to fetch more than $300,000.

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NFL's Rice publicly apologizes to wife for violent incident


- Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who has been suspended by the National Football League without pay for the first two games of the 2014 season for hitting his wife, apologized to her on Thursday and vowed to speak out against domestic violence.

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American Johnson takes leave for 'personal challenges'


- Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," the big-hitting American said on Thursday in a decision that will keep him from playing in the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup.

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China's Li ruled out of U.S. Open


- China's world number two Li Na has been ruled out of next month's U.S. Open with a knee injury, she said on Thursday.

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NBA-League adding @NBA social media handle to game ball

- The National Basketball Association is adding its @NBA social media identifier to its official game ball starting with the 2014-15 season in October.

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Cardinals take Masterson from Indians ahead of deadline


- The St Louis Cardinals beefed up their rotation for the second half of the season by acquiring starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.

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Neymar aiming to return to action with Barca on Aug 18


MADRID - Neymar's injured back is healing well and he is aiming to return to action in a friendly for his club Barcelona on Aug. 18, the Brazil forward said on Thursday. | Video

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Wed, Jul 30 2014

Bosh officially re-signs with the Heat


- The Miami Heat on Wednesday officially confirmed the re-signing of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh, nearly three weeks after the move had been reported by multiple media outlets.

30 Jul 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.