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Lakers close to naming Scott as coach: reports

LOS ANGELES - Three months after coach Mike D'Antoni resigned, the struggling Los Angeles Lakers are expected to offer former player Byron Scott the job, multiple media outlets reported on Friday.

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DeLaet well placed to end Canadian title drought

- Canada's Graham DeLaet has his sights set on ending one of golf's oldest title droughts, and was in "a great position" just two shots behind leaders Jim Furyk and Tim Petrovic after the Canadian Open second round in Montreal.

25 Jul 2014

Navardauskas delivers for Garmin as Nibali retains lead

BERGERAC France - Ramunas Navardauskas finished off Garmin-Sharp's plan to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France, a 208.5-km ride from Maubourguet on Friday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey.

25 Jul 2014

Podium places to be decided in final time trial

BERGERAC France - After almost three weeks of action-packed racing the minor podium places in the Tour de France are likely to be decided in Saturday's final time trial.

25 Jul 2014

European challengers commit to America's Cup

LONDON - Four European teams promised on Friday to compete for the next America's Cup, ensuring the event would be viable after official challenger Team Australia pulled out because of rising costs.

25 Jul 2014

F1 teams rule out Russian race boycott

BUDAPEST - Formula One teams say they will race in Russia, despite the crisis in Ukraine and downing of a Malaysian airliner, unless the country's debut grand prix in October is called off or they are ordered not to go.

25 Jul 2014

World Cup bids ethics investigation to report in September

(This July 21 story has been corrected to clarify that the FIFA investigation into the World Cup bidding process relates to both the 2018 and 2022 tournaments)

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Old geezer Mura types Tour de France legend in modern era

ARGELES GAZOST France - Ashes fall from his cigarette as his puffy fingers play a distinctive staccato on a 38-year-old Lettera 32.

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FIFA committed to 2018 World Cup in Russia

ZURICH - FIFA remains committed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and says a boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region, soccer's world governing body said on Friday.

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Best of Tour de France

Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.