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FILE - In this July 10, 2014, file photo, San Diego Padres' Chase Headley watches his solo home run in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees have acquired Headley from the Padres on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Yankees acquire 3B Chase Headley from Padres

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. Headley was on his way to Yankee Stadium, but was not expected to arrive until just after … 0

Cavaliers to sign Andrew Wiggins, could still trade him

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to … 0

CEO: Doc Rivers to quit Clippers if Donald Sterling retains ownership

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at the trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 … 0

Rory McIlroy wins 3rd major championship at British Open

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. … 0

Gomes hits pinch HR to lift Red Sox over Royals

Saturday, July 19, 2014

BOSTON — Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night. The … 0

Yankees’ Sabathia scheduled for season-ending knee surgery

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW YORK — CC Sabathia is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his right knee next week, ending any hope of him returning to the New York Yankees’ ravaged rotation this year. Sabathia will have surgery Wednesday, and general … 0

Astros fail to sign first pick in MLB draft

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year’s draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday’s deadline. The head of the players’ association says the union is working with the pitcher and his advisers to explore “all legal options.” Aiken originally was … 0

Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline

Friday, July 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES — A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling’s stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline. At a hearing to set parameters for the … 0

Vikings suspend assistant coach for anti-gay remarks

Friday, July 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay remarks made by Priefer. The Vikings released Friday … 0

In Alps, Nibali again dominates Tour de France

Friday, July 18, 2014

CHAMROUSSE, France — If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here’s why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and … 0

Former NFL players bring drug lawsuit against league

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few — if any— safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame … 0

Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

Friday, July 18, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption … 0

Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

Friday, July 18, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach’s hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives … 0