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Missy Franklin to swim freestyle, test sore back at Pan Pacific championships

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Multiple Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin will swim in the 200-meter freestyle to test her sore back in the first event at the Pan Pacific championships. Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday and had been in doubt for the meet in an outdoor pool starting Thursday. A U.S. team spokesman said Franklin would decide after the freestyle whether...
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Van Garderen takes over lead with win in Stage 3

MONARCH MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) Defending champion Tejay van Garderen took over the yellow jersey at the USA Pro Challenge on Wednesday with a thrilling win in Stage 3, holding off Rafal Majka at the finish. Van Garderen, of BMC Racing, finished the 96-mile trek from Gunnison to Monarch Mountain in 3 hours, 50 minutes, 41 seconds. That was just ahead of Majka, who rides for Tinkoff...
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Posey out with left hip ailment

CHICAGO (AP) San Francisco catcher Buster Posey was out of the lineup Wednesday night for the Giants' game against the Cubs with soreness in his left hip. Giants manager Bruce Bochy likened it to an unscheduled day off and expected Posey to be back behind the plate Thursday. Bochy said Posey tweaked it Tuesday and decided to give him the day off for treatment to try to avoid...
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Pelini not dwelling on injured players

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Bo Pelini isn't feeling sorry for himself after seeing as many as three players lost for the season because of injuries and a bunch of others ailing. Pelini said after practice Wednesday that ''there's nothing you can do about it'' and that other teams are in the same situation. Nickel back Charles Jackson and linebacker...
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Giants win protest from tarp-gate, game to resume Thursday

  The San Francisco Giants won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. MLB says this is the first successful protest since 1986. MLB executive Joe Torre ruled Wednesday on a game at Wrigley Field played the previous night. That game was called after 4½ innings and the Cubs were declared...
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Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold possible for later this year

Two of the best middleweights in the world appear to be on a collision course with Lyoto Machida and Luck Rockhold both angling for a fight later this year. According to UFC Tonight correspondent Daniel Cormier, who is a teammate of Rockhold's at the American Kickboxing Academy, preliminary talks are underway to matchup the former Strikeforce middleweight champion against Machida...
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Rangers sign free-agent forward Kevin Hayes

NEW YORK (AP) Hobey Baker Award finalist Kevin Hayes agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers on Wednesday. The 22-year-old forward had 27 goals and 38 assists this past season with Boston College, making him a finalist for the Hobey Baker that is awarded to the top player in collegiate hockey. Hayes, 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, was named to the NCAA East...
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Mending guard Derrick Rose sits out for Team USA vs. Dominican Republic

  Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards. Rose has sat out the past two practices as he works his way back into shape after sitting out most of the past two seasons, though there has been no indication from the Chicago Bulls star...
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Steelers RBs Bell, Blount arrested, will face marijuana charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. Ross Township police say a traffic officer pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer found a 20 gram...
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Report: Sharks remove captain's 'C' from Joe Thornton's sweater

  Joe Thornton's captaincy appears to be over in San Jose. According to a report Wednesday by CSN Bay Area, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan confirmed they have stripped Thornton of his captaincy after four years of leading the team.  Wilson and McLellan said they are entering next month's training camp with no captain or alternative captains,...
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Sharks' Torres has surgery on right knee

  San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee. General manager Doug Wilson announced the news Wednesday, about one month before the start of training camp. Torres initially got hurt last preseason and underwent surgery for a torn ACL. He returned in late...
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Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense. Smith sees incremental improvement, but stops well short of saying the Falcons have cured the ills that made them the NFL's second-worst unit against the run last season. For Atlanta to succeed, Smith and his staff are...
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Derrick Rose sits out Team USA game against Dominican Republic

NEW YORK (AP) -- Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards. Rose has sat out the last two practices as he works his way back into shape after sitting out most of the last two seasons, though there has been no indication from the Chicago...
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Gray Maynard not retiring, still wants to fight in the UFC

Following his third straight knockout loss in a row, Gray Maynard knew questions about his potential retirement were going to start circling like vultures around an injured animal. The former lightweight title contender has fallen on hard times of late losing four out of his last five bouts in a row with all four losses coming by way of knockout or TKO.  Prior to those defeats,...
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NHL draft lottery to change in next 2 years

NEW YORK (AP) Forget about tanking in the NHL. Bottoming out in the standings might not get you to the top of the draft. The weighted lottery will change a bit next year and even more in 2016, the NHL said Wednesday, in order to ''more appropriately reflect the current state of competitive balance.'' The 14 teams who fail to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs will...
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10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. This week's images include players from Australia and the Czech Republic at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.; a bullfighter painstakingly aiming his sword in Madrid, Spain; and synchronized swimmers performing at a championship meet in Berlin....
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Benson Henderson: "I'm never going to be ashamed to wear my faith on my sleeve"

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is a tough nut to crack when it comes to self-promotion ahead of any of his fights in the UFC.  While he was the best fighter in the world at 155-pounds, Henderson could never get drawn into public battles or a war of words with any opponent -- even Nate Diaz. Henderson has never been anything less than honest when answering a question...
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Cubs SS Castro late scratch from Wednesday's game.

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs say shortstop Starlin Castro has been scratched from the lineup because of a family emergency. The Cubs made the announcement before Wednesday night's game at Wrigley Field against the San Francisco Giants. The team didn't disclose specifics on the emergency or how long Castro might be out. Castro has played in all 125 games for the Cubs games...
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New Mexico says no question about hazing

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) The University of New Mexico's athletic director says there's absolutely no question there was hazing by the women's football team. Athletic Director Paul Krebs told a news conference Wednesday that the incident involved the entire women's team and that alcohol was involved. Two team members were sent to the hospital following the incident...
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Strong secondary a tradition at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech's Bud Foster began rattling off names: DeAngelo Hall. Brandon Flowers. Kam Chancellor. All NFL Pro Bowlers, and all former Hokie defensive backs who played in Foster's defense. Kyle Fuller, a cornerback selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears, could be the next to rise to that level. The impressive list has...
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Clemson RB Brooks to miss season with foot injury

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson tailback Zac Brooks will miss the season with a foot injury. The school announced Brooks' injury Wednesday. Football spokesman Tim Bourret said Brooks will need surgery but per Clemson policy did not provide specific details on the injury. Brooks was the 16th-ranked Tigers' top returning running back after playing behind 1,000-yard rusher Rod McDowell...
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Seahawks' Schofield out to prove himself

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks defensive end O'Brien Schofield is more determined than ever to prove himself after what he calls a ''crazy'' offseason. Schofield was one of the most disruptive players on Seattle's defense in the Seahawks' 41-14 preseason win over the San Diego Chargers last Friday night. Schofield racked up three tackles - two for...
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MLB's Manfred visits Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Hours after Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred took the ice bucket challenge in Manhattan, he visited the Little League World Series. A former Little Leaguer, Manfred said a diverse group of players such as the Philadelphia team and star 13-year-old girl pitcher Mo'ne Davis sends a message that baseball is a wide-open sport. '...
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Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zack Wheeler (9-8) allowed two earned runs while working 5 2-3 solid innings. The Mets split their quick two-game interleague series. Wheeler is 6-0 with a 2.12 ERA over his nine outings since June...
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Will Power's transformation into complete racer comes full circle

In Will Power's first three serious attempts as a championship contender in the Verizon IndyCar Series, he was a fairly one-dimensional driver for Team Penske. From 2010-2012 Power dominated the street and road-course races to become IndyCar's "King of the Road" -- but when it came to ovals,Power never came close to matching those results. During that three-year...
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