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NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday - starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg and it got even louder when NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again...
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British swimmer Peaty in fight for world record ratification

KAZAN, Russia (AP) British swimmer Adam Peaty faces an uphill battle to have his 50-meter breaststroke world record ratified. The mark of 26.62 seconds was set nearly a year ago at the European Championships in Berlin but hasn't been approved by FINA because Peaty was not tested at the time for the blood-booster EPO. FINA honorary secretary Paolo Barelli, who is in charge of the...
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Stephan Beckenbauer, son of Franz, dies at 46 after long illness

MUNICH -- Bayern Munich says the son of former club great Franz Beckenbauer, Stephan, has died after a long illness. He was 46. The club and the Beckenbauer family gave no other details, except to say he died early Saturday. Stephan Beckenbauer had a brief Bundesliga career with FC Saarbruecken. He also played for 1860 Munich and Bayern Munich's amateur team. He later coached several...
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American Pharoah has final Haskell tuneup

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had another easy gallop Saturday morning at Monmouth Park, his final serious exercise before the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational. The overwhelming 1-5 favorite for the race on Sunday was on the track shortly after 7:30 a.m. He slowly jogged from the barn area to the finish line, giving fans who lined the rail a good look...
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Tig, Gasparyan reach 1st WTA final in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Patricia Maria Tig of Romania and Margarita Gasparyan of Russia both reached their first career WTA final Saturday after upsetting the two top-seeded players at the Baku Cup. Tig ousted No. 1-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to extend her surprising run at the tournament while Gasparyan beat No. 2 Karin Knapp of Italy 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. The 154th...
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Nadal tops Seppi at Hamburg Open, setting up final vs. Fognoni

HAMBURG, Germany -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dismissed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Hamburg Open final against Fabio Fognoni. The fourth-seeded Fogoni beat qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3) after saving a set point in the second set. Nadal is looking to extend his streak of having won at least one European clay court title every year since 2004. The former No. 1 has dropped...
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The Trump truck is back: Korbin Forrister takes campaign to Pocono

For the second consecutive week, Korbin Forrister's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride will show support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. With no sponsorship backing his efforts, Forrister decided to once again show his support for Trump by putting his campaign on the truck, along with an American flag and bald eagle.  "We didn't have quite the finish we had...
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Arsenal boss Wenger thinks Cech can emulate Van der Sar

Goalkeeper Petr Cech can emulate what Edwin van der Sar did for Manchester United, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Cech, 33, joined Arsenal on a four-year deal from Chelsea in June in what could be a huge signing in the title race. Wenger compared the move to that of former Netherlands international Van der Sar, who joined United as a 34-year-old and won four Premier...
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Jeff Gordon recalls frightening 2006 wreck at Pocono Raceway

Sunday's Windows 10 400 will be Jeff Gordon's last race as driver at Pocono Raceway, a track where the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has won a record six races. But Gordon's most prominent memory of Pocono isn't one of his half-a-dozen victories; instead, it's a terrifying crash he had in 2006 when the brakes on his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet failed in Turn...
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Columbus Crew at Orlando City game preview

Time: 7:30 p.m. With their offense performing at a high level, the Columbus Crew hope to extend their recent positive stretch against a club that struggled in the back its last time out. Four of the league's top scorers will be on the field as the Crew try to earn a point for the eighth time in nine matches Saturday night against slumping Orlando City SC at the Citrus Bowl. Columbus...
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Nadal sets up Hamburg Open final against Fognini

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dismissed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Hamburg Open final against Fabio Fognoni. The fourth-seeded Fogoni beat qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3) after saving a set point in the second set. Nadal is looking to extend his streak of having won at least one European clay court title every year since 2004. The former No. 1 has dropped...
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Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage. "We're going to find someone who can do the testing for us that can safely cover what we need to know from a virus perspective...
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Ryan Lochte ready to test rebuilt confidence at swim worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Coming off the worst year of his career, Ryan Lochte has rebuilt his health and his psyche. He's eager to find out how the work he's put in stacks up against the rest of the world with a year to go until the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Lochte, along with fellow world record holders Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky, lead a veteran U.S. team into the swimming portion...
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Blue Jays recall Kawasaki, option Tepera, cut 2 others

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays made a flurry of roster moves Saturday after a busy week of trade deadline activity. Toronto added right-hander Mark Lowe and outfielder Ben Revere, acquired Friday from Seattle and Philadelphia, and recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Right-hander Ryan Tepera was optioned to Triple-A, while infielder Danny Valencia and outfielder...
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MotoGP: Bradl lands new ride with Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Stefan Bradl has signed for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini for the rest of the 2015 MotoGP season to partner Alvaro Bautista. The 25-year-old German rider, who won the Moto2 World Championship in 2011, will take part in the remaining nine 2015 MotoGP World Championship races astride the second Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP alongside Alvaro Bautista. Bradl will make his first...
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Rousey says she'll do Roddy Piper 'proud' in Rio fight

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Ronda Rousey says she will be fighting for the late Roddy Piper, the Hall of Fame wrestler who gave her his ''Rowdy'' nickname. Not long after WWE confirmed Piper's death Friday, Rousey posted a photo of him on her Instagram account and said ''this one's for you Roddy...'' The unbeaten bantamweight champion will fight Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia at UFC...
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F1: Hockenheim cuts ticket prices for 2016 return

Hockenheim has cut ticket prices as it bids to secure the future of Formula One in Germany. Amid the Nurburgring's financial troubles, Germany was absent from the F1 calendar this year for the first time in decades. But according to the existing race-alternating contract with Bernie Ecclestone, Hockenheim is back for 2016. "We are delighted to host another Formula One race in Germany...
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Leicester agree club record fee for Internacional midfielder Aranguiz

Leicester have agreed a club record £10.5million fee for Charles Aranguiz with Internacional - while Gokhan Inler could also arrive. Aranguiz, 26, played a key role in Chile's recent Copa America triumph and has 40 caps for his country, scoring six goals. Aranguiz will help strengthen Leicester's midfield following the departure of Esteban Cambiasso. The deal will see Aranguiz become...
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Joe Gibbs Racing shows speed in second Pocono Raceway practice

The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas were fast once again as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hit Pocono Raceway for the weekend's second practice session. Carl Edwards put his No. 19 Toyota atop the leaderboard early in the session, with fellow JGR teammates Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin were second, third and fourth, respectively.  Stewart-Haas Racing's Kurt Busch had the fifth...
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Who will the San Antonio Spurs miss most next season?

The San Antonio Spurs stripped away most of their roster in order to build it back up and acquire the likes of LaMarcus Aldridge and David West. They lost Tiago Splitter, Marco Belinelli, Cory Joseph and Aron Baynes, and all four of those guys were meaningful to semi-meaningful contributors over the past two or three seasons. Here's SB Nation's Spurs blog Pounding the Rock with...
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Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan: 'He's going to tell me what to do during the game'

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is a 39-year-old Defensive Player of the Year candidate who could very well average 20 points and 10 rebounds after his 40th birthday without causing a stir. He's amazing. His coach, Gregg Popovich, knows this more than anyone, but still insists Duncan's game will never excite the masses. Here's what he recently told SiriusXM NBA Radio:“He...
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Liverpool boss Rodgers tips Benteke to become Anfield icon

Brendan Rodgers is tipping Christian Benteke to be a huge hit after labeling Liverpool's £32.5million signing from Aston Villa "a bargain". The Belgium striker finalized his transfer to Anfield last month, having scored 16 goals in all competitions last season at Villa Park. And despite doubts over the fee Liverpool have spent acquiring Benteke's services, Rodgers has backed the...
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Roddy Piper was as unique as they come, 'the perfect villain'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As I walked into a banquet hall in the Hilton hotel Friday to speak at the annual, NWA Wrestling Legends Fan Fest, I received a message that my friend Rowdy Roddy Piper had unexpectedly died, apparently in his sleep the night before, at age 61.  My speech was immediately erased from my memory.  Every image in my mind was that of "Hot Rod." The notes for my speech...
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From Russia with love: Ruffini proposes marriage after win

KAZAN, Russia It started with nausea and vomiting. It ended with a winning strategy. And it was punctuated with a marriage proposal. Simone Ruffini's victory in swimming's version of the marathon at the world championships Saturday involved a parade of emotions. Despite throwing up twice during the opening lap on the Kazanka river, the Italian stood atop the podium under a light...
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Marcus Morris is blocking Suns fans on Twitter

When the Suns split up twin brothers Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris this summer, by sending Marcus to Detroit in a trade with the Pistons, he wasn't at all pleased.Marcus called it a "slap in the face" at the time, claiming he agreed to take less money on his contract in order to make sure he and his brother could play for the same team.Evidently, Suns fans haven't been too kind...
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