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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

Jones breaks through ahead of Nationwide debut

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — Erik Jones has discovered that driving the No. 51 truck isn’t nearly as easy as Kyle Busch makes it look. Last weekend, Jones finally pushed through the adversity that had dogged him all season … 0

Talansky’s tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

OYONNAX, France — Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour’s Web site and French TV … 0

Griner blossoming in WNBA after rough 1st year

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PHOENIX — After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth. “ We need … 0

A new generation emerging at golf’s oldest major

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Even when he’s not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open. Woods earned that attention by piling up majors at a faster rate than anyone in history, and the attention … 0

R&A to meet on women’s vote by proxy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a business meeting next week to determine whether to allow club members to vote by proxy for its historic September vote to have female members. Club rules … 0

All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more … 0

Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday. Pistorius went with a cousin to a trendy Johannesburg nightclub on Saturday, where he was accosted by a man … 0

Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BESANCON, France — With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the … 0

Jug and jacket: 2 majors, 2 different prizes

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The green jacket gave Mike Weir a thrill he won’t forget. The Masters champion wore his coveted prize onto the ice for a Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto, with the Maple Leafs tapping their … 0

British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand. In golf vernacular, it’s called a driver. … 0