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Fiorentina and Germany striker Gomez joins Besiktas on loan

Besiktas have completed the loan signing of striker Mario Gomez from Fiorentina. The Germany international has scored only seven Serie A goals since joining La Viola in July 2013, a situation exacerbated by two separate injuries that resulted in lengthy spells on the sidelines. But Super Lig club Besiktas have now paid Fiorentina 3.5 million euros to give the 30-year-old an opportunity...
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NBA in Africa? 'Stay tuned,' for regular-season game

JOHANNESBURG (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says ''stay tuned'' for a regular-season game in Africa as Chris Paul and others prepare to play the league's first exhibition on the continent. Silver didn't give an exact time frame but said Thursday in South Africa that a pre-season and, ultimately, a league game was the aim, with the NBA on a ''fast track'' to build its brand in...
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Kevin Love to attend USA Basketball minicamp despite still recovering from shoulder surgery

Kevin Love is not yet ready to resume basketball activities, as he's still recovering from the shoulder injury he suffered in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics.But he'll attend USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas next month anyway, because he wants to be eligible to be selected to the roster for the 2016 Olympics.Marc Stein of ESPN.com:"Though still recovering...
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Platini is a 'product of system', says FIFA presidential rival

Michel Platini has been criticised by a rival for the FIFA presidency as "a product of the system". Chung Mong-joon, a former FIFA vice-president from South Korea, announced last week he intends to run for the presidency and is expected to formally launch his campaign in August. A long-time critic of outgoing president Sepp Blatter, Chung has called for a non-European to be elected...
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PSG striker Ibrahimovic says next club will be a 'big surprise'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will surprise everyone with his next move when he leaves Paris St Germain. Ibrahimovic has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, but insists he is "very happy" at PSG. As it stands, however, he will leave next summer as he has just one year left on his contract. The 33-year-old striker has spoken of his desire to play in MLS at some stage but...
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Germany wins 2nd straight world title in 5k team event

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Germany won the 5-kilometer team event for the second consecutive time in open water swimming at the world championships. The trio of Rob Muffels, Christian Reichert and Isabelle Harle finished in 55 minutes, 50.6 seconds Thursday on the Kazanka River. Germany also won the title two years ago in Barcelona, led by veteran Thomas Lurz, who has since retired. Marcel...
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Save the date: Phillies save their blockbusters for July 29

Cole Hamels was on the trading block for some time, and his departure from Philadelphia was hardly a surprise to most. But to Texas? And on July 29? Who saw that coming Wednesday night? Well, according to history, we all should have. July 29 has become Blockbuster Day in recent Phillies history, and the Hamels deal was simply carrying on tradition. Observe: The tweet was sent before...
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Trump arrives in Scotland for Women's British Open golf

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) Presidential contender Donald Trump has arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland for the first day of the Women's British Open. On a short break from his election campaigning in the United States, the Republican landed Thursday in his private helicopter in front of the hotel at the luxurious resort he purchased last year to extend his portfolio...
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Preview: Brewers vs. Cubs

Jake Arrieta was overshadowed by a no-hitter the last time out, and while his next opponent hasn't quite been on that level, he is enjoying maybe the best starting span of his career. Jimmy Nelson will try to continue finding his way Thursday night as the visiting Chicago Cubs attempt to figure out the last-place Milwaukee Brewers. While Nelson is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA in his last...
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Preview: Twins vs. Mariners

Phil Hughes has regained the form that made his first season with the Minnesota Twins such a success, and the approach he takes is one J.A. Happ could employ to work through recent struggles. Two pitchers displaying very different command in recent starts face off Thursday night with the Twins hoping to halt a four-game losing streak with the Seattle Mariners in town. Hughes (9-6...
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Blanc confirms PSG close to signing United winger Di Maria

Laurent Blanc claims Paris St Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria. United's tour of the United States ended on a disappointing note in the early hours of Thursday morning as they lost 2-0 to PSG in Chicago. Despite being named in United's party for the final stage of United's tour, Di Maria was not in the matchday squad. In fact...
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Van Gaal admits 'maybe' De Gea wants to leave Man United

Louis van Gaal has admitted the possibiliy that David de Gea wants to leave Manchester United. Van Gaal says Real's pursuit of De Gea is causing tension between the Spaniard and his club. United have been in a stand-off with the Spanish giants all summer and want Sergio Ramos in return for letting De Gea leave Old Trafford - a prospect which is looking increasingly unlikely. De Gea...
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Paraguay midfielder Gonzalez joins Dynamo Kiev from FC Basel

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Swiss champion FC Basel says Paraguay midfielder Derlis Gonzalez has joined Dynamo Kiev. Basel says on its website that the 21-year-old Gonzalez signed a five-year contract with the Ukrainian champions. The transfer fee was not revealed. Gonzalez moves after impressing at the Copa America in Chile, where Paraguay reached the semifinals. He helped Paraguay...
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Arsenal plotting move for Barca midfielder Busquets

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's chances of bringing club legend Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford have collapsed after Real Madrid told them he would cost £85m. Leicester City are prepared...
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Who needs umps? Computer calls balls, strikes in minors

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. ''St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners.'' ''Ball!'' ''St-riiike! ... Inside of inside corners.'' Eric Byrnes sat behind the large monitor some 90 feet from home plate watching the screen as the computer told him exactly what to announce for the intimate crowd watching independent league baseball at Albert Field, a full moon in the distance...
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Mets-Brewers mess shows perils of Twitter -- and it isn't going away

The words often are necessary in media reports of baseball transactions -- “pending a physical” for free-agent signings, or “pending a review of medical records” for trades. The words mean that a transaction is not yet official. And every so often, a team grows concerned enough over a player’s physical condition to back out of a deal completely. This is what happened Wednesday...
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Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor. That's likely to be the case more than ever Friday when the International Olympic Committee chooses between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, for the 2022 Winter Games. It's a contest between China, the world's most populous nation and a rising...
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Cardinals' quarterbacks, rookies get head start on training camp

Though training camp doesn't officially start until Saturday for the Arizona Cardinals, there were a number of players already going through workouts at the team's facility on Wednesday. That included quarterbacks, rookies and players returning from injury, meaning Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton were among those getting acclimated in preparation for training camp. Of course one...
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Kershaw scratched from start, eyes Friday return

  Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness. Kershaw is expected to start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said during batting practice. Mike Bolsinger (5-3) stepped in for the start against the A's, giving up two runs...
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Astros regain lead in AL West with 6-3 win over Angels

HOUSTON The Houston Astros are back in first place in the American League West — the first time they have led their division this late in the season in 12 years. Rookie Lance McCullers pitched seven solid innings and Preston Tucker and Jon Singleton homered to help the Astros to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night that regained the division lead for them...
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Players who need to finally show their worth in 2015

Alshon Jeffery proved himself last year as a prime target in Chicago. Everson Griffen showed his stuff as a sackmaster in Minnesota. Both moved from the ''show us what you've got'' category to Pro Bowl consideration. Here's a road map to players who need to make the same kind of on-field statements this year - an All-Prove It Team, if you will - or could find themselves spending...
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Early retirement: players call it quits in prime of careers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime. Then his heir apparent and San Francisco teammate Chris Borland followed with his own stunning retirement on the heels of his spectacular rookie season, citing concern about head trauma over a hard-hitting career. Tennessee quarterback...
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Indians-Athletics Preview

Based on their activity prior to Friday's trade deadline, neither the Cleveland Indians nor the Oakland Athletics see themselves as serious playoff contenders. However, that won't prevent both from expecting the best from their respective rosters. After earning a needed victory to conclude a miserable homestand, the Indians try to extend the Athletics' latest rough stretch Thursday...
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Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Michel Platini's chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as ''a unique candidate'' and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate. AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said Platini ''would bring stability and a smooth transition to normality...
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Despite Duda's 3 HRs, Mets a mess in loss to Padres

NEW YORK Wilmer Flores wiped away tears as he warmed up at shortstop for the eighth inning, thinking he was being traded from the organization he joined as a teenager. Manager Terry Collins left the rookie out there. He was trying to win a game and had no idea why Flores was crying. It turned out Flores became emotional over a rumor: General manager Sandy Alderson said there was...
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