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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

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

Laura Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic. Diaz shot a 9-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in Thursday’s opening round. U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie shot a 2-over 73, 2008 … 0

Woods says round disrupted by cameras

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open. If nothing else, his back must really … 0

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a … 0