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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

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

Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage, Nibali keeps lead

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SAINT-ETIENNE, France — Alexander Kristoff of Norway, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey for a 10th day on … 0

McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six … 0

Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading squad at age 40

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — She hadn’t done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal — to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, … 0

Blackhawks celebrate extensions for Toews, Kane

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CHICAGO — Stan Bowman sounded like a proud father as he told stories about Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks reminisced about Kane staying with his family during his rookie season, and … 0

Defending LPGA champ aims to keep Ohio street sign

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Some like to see their name in lights. Beatriz Recari was thrilled to see hers bolted to a light pole. The name of each year’s winner of the Marathon Classic is placed on the signs … 0

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a … 0

UConn’s AD sees need for student-athlete stipends

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — UConn’s athletic director says he opposes the idea of unions for college athletes, yet sees the need to provide students on athletic scholarships with additional money. Warde Manuel, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, said he supports recent changes that will … 0