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Thu, Jul 31 2014

Seahawks running back Lynch ends his holdout

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- The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were given a welcome boost on Thursday when running back Marshawn Lynch ended a one-week holdout by reporting for camp at the team's practice facility.

31 Jul 2014

Serbia will struggle to repeat Yugoslav-era success, says coach

BELGRADE - Accustomed to basketball glory when they were part of the former Yugoslavia, Serbia will struggle to be more than also- rans as an independent nation at this year's World Cup in Spain, their coach Aleksandar Djordjevic said.

7:57am EDT

Settlement of German Ecclestone bribery case possible: court

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MUNICH - A bribery trial against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone that has been threatening his grip on the motor sport may end early, a spokeswoman for the Munich court said.

7:50am EDT

Steve the Giant Killer slays Karlovic in Washington

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- Steve Johnson pulled off another upset over one of the circuit's big men at the Citi Open in Washington on Thursday, ousting towering ninth seed Ivo Karlovic 3-6 7-6 7-6, while top-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych was also eliminated in the third round.

12:49am EDT

Kaymer would love to partner Langer at Ryder Cup

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LONDON - U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer has added his name to a growing list calling for Europe captain Paul McGinley to consider 56-year-old Bernhard Langer as one of his three Ryder Cup wildcard choices.

6:16am EDT

Watney soars high with 18 points in Reno

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- American Nick Watney has never missed out on the FedExCup playoffs and he put himself in good position to maintain that record after charging into the first-round lead at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

Leishman takes early control at Firestone

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

Sports, Tiger Woods 31 Jul 2014

Tigers, A's add aces in MLB arms race

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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.

31 Jul 2014

Muhammad Ali's 'Fight of the Century' gloves sell for nearly $400,000

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DALLAS - The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000.

People, Sports 31 Jul 2014

American Johnson takes leave for 'personal challenges'

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- 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.

31 Jul 2014
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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.