Defense the key for Lakers rebuild, says new coach Scott

LOS ANGELES - With three Los Angeles Lakers greats looking on, newly appointed head coach Byron Scott pledged Tuesday to make defense his top priority as he bids to revive the flagging fortunes of one of the NBA's most storied franchises.

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Ecclestone seeks to settle German bribery case

MUNICH Germany - Lawyers for Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone held talks with German prosecutors on Tuesday to try to settle a bribery trial that threatens his grip on the motor sport.

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Analysis: Hamilton's statement means it's each man for himself

LONDON - Lewis Hamilton made a mistake in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix and it almost cost him dear.

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Caterham F1 team and ex-employees in legal action

LONDON - The Caterham Formula One team said on Tuesday they were taking legal action against former employees who have threatened to sue for alleged unfair dismissal.

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Deaths of eight race horses at California track probed

SAN DIEGO - California horse racing authorities are investigating the deaths of eight horses at a Southern California race track within the first two weeks of the racing season, a number described as unusually high, officials said on Monday.

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Golden boy Bailey-Cole steps out of Bolt’s shadow

GLASGOW - Usain Bolt's training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion's absence to coolly grab 100 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double.

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National Basketball Association roundup

(The Sports Xchange) - Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached.


Russia should lose 2018 soccer World Cup over Ukraine: UK deputy PM

LONDON - Russia should be stripped of the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup unless President Vladimir Putin stops destabilizing Ukraine, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Sunday, warning the world would look weak if it did not act.


Love latest to pull out from USA team

- Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves became the third NBA player in recent weeks to withdraw from consideration for Team USA in next month's World Cup, USA Basketball said on Saturday.


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Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France.


McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.