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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2014 file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter answers a question during a news conference in Tampa, Fla. Jeter, saluted at the All-Star game and making a long goodbye this season, finishes his baseball life this fall. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Jeter turns small part of attention to business

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park. As the New York Yankees captain winds down his baseball life, part of his attention already is turning to his future business career. He announced the launch of Jeter Publishing, a partnership with Simon & Schuster, … 0

Ortiz homers twice, Red Sox rout Blue Jays 14-1

Monday, July 21, 2014

TORONTO — One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox … 0

WNBA coach, former Laker Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

Monday, July 21, 2014

ATLANTA — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday. The 58-year-old coach is expected to miss about two weeks, with assistant coach Karleen Thompson filling in. … 0

Ortiz ties Yaz with 452nd career home run

Monday, July 21, 2014

TORONTO — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has hit his 452nd home run, tying Boston great Carl Yastrzemski for 36th place on baseball’s career list. Big Papi connected for a two-run shot to center field off Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Brad Mills in the fourth inning Monday night … 0

Seahawks say last season is history

Monday, July 21, 2014

RENTON, Wash. — Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks. Winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history was just that — history. “What’s happened before is obviously significant, but it doesn’t mean anything unless we go … 0

Broncos primed for another super run

Monday, July 21, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks. Cornerback Champ Bailey, a perennial Pro Bowler and potential Hall of Famer, … 0

Veteran guard Chris Snee retires from Giants

Monday, July 21, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The pain got to be too much for Chris Snee. So the veteran guard told the New York Giants on Monday that he is retiring. Snee met with coach Tom Coughlin, who also is … 0

Rory McIlroy set to emerge even stronger than ever

Monday, July 21, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug. McIlroy was upstairs in the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool for the traditional toast with the R&A, unable to … 0

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Monday, July 21, 2014

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 … 0

Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

Monday, July 21, 2014

CARCASSONNE, France — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping … 0

McIlroys have double success at British Open

Monday, July 21, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy was not the only winner at the British Open on Sunday. The BBC said McIlroy’s father, Gerry, and three of Gerry’s friends placed a combined bet of 400 pounds (now $680) in 2004 … 0

Ilitches release details on Red Wings arena complex

Sunday, July 20, 2014

DETROIT — The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. “It’s always been my dream to see a vibrant and … 0

Pop-fly single gives Yankees 3-2 win over Reds

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — When the ball went up, Brian McCann thought it was the second out of the inning. And when it came down, the Yankees had a three-game sweep. Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the … 0