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New-Look NBA: A player's perspective, Paul Pierce

WASHINGTON (AP) The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series: --- When Paul Pierce watched the Washington Wizards in last season'...
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Official: We can beat Qatar heat with 1 a.m. matches at 2022 World Cup

As FIFA continues to consider how to offset the sweltering heat the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is sure to face in the tournament's customary mid-summer spot on the calendar, another interesting proposal is reportedly being tossed around. According to a report in BBC Sport, Harold Mayne-Nicholls claims the event could still be hosted in the summer, but that some games would have...
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Tuesday's Sports Briefs

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the ''gross negligence'' the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home when she delivered the sentence. Pistorius...
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Bumgarner, Giants top Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches. He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him. And depending how he does for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura, this World Series could quickly shape up as an even match or a mismatch. Madison Bumgarner...
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For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

DENVER (AP) Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them ''pinch-me moments,'' when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation. Like when she rolled down the red carpet at the ESPY Awards or rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Or when she spoke at schools for Michelle Obama and spent the day traveling in a motorcade with the first...
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From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere. In April 2011, the Seattle Mariners released the Venezuelan pitcher during spring training. After starting his career with four mostly forgettable seasons with the Florida Marlins (2006) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2007-09), Petit was left sitting in...
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4 months after bite, Suarez to face Real Madrid

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Few might remember his knee surgery just three weeks before the World Cup, or the two goals he scored in a 2-1 victory over England in his first match in the tournament. The last and most memorable image of Luis Suarez is the striker biting Giorgio Chiellini in the shoulder in a group stage match against Italy, a play that earned him a four-month suspension...
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First-place Gophers trying to stay grounded

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Resiliency will be as important for Minnesota the rest of the season as its most tangible strength of running the ball. Last week's win over Purdue provided plenty of time to polish both of those attributes. The comeback victory that left the Gophers (6-1, 3-0) alone in first place in the Big Ten's West Division also set them up for another test, of their...
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Bumgarner still going strong deep into October

  He has now pitched 256 innings this season, including nearly 40 in the playoffs. And it does not appear that Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner has even broken a sweat. “He’s a big, strong boy,” Giants catcher Buster Posey said, smiling as he talked about the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Bumgarner in our post-game interview. “He could probably pitch until December and be fine...
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the proud papa of a baby boy. RTS, Serbia's state TV, said Wednesday that Djokovic's wife, Jelena, gave birth to their first child on Tuesday in Monaco where they reside. The child's name hasn't been released. The new parents first met in high school, and they have been together for more than eight years. They got...
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Where does Bumgarner's 2014 postseason rank among the elite?

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Royals can't afford to drop first two games of World Series at home

The playoff-hardened San Francisco Giants welcomed the Kansas City Royals to the World Series with a Game 1 thumping. Gritty veteran Jake Peavy will try for the same kind of result in a pitching matchup with a potentially similar storyline. Experience faces youth in the form of rookie Yordano Ventura for Wednesday night's Game 2 as the Giants set out to steal both games in Kansas...
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Royals' failure to get clutch hits in Game 1 — aberration ... or omen?

  History will remember Game 1 of the 2014 World Series for Madison Bumgarner's dominant performance and a lopsided 7-1 score. But Bumgarner was vulnerable early in the game, however briefly, and the Royals' failure to capitalize Tuesday night should give their fans reason to fret about the course of this Fall Classic. As we know, the Royals' offensive identity hinges...
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Georgetown's Smith-Rivera gets top player nod in Big East preseason honors

NEW YORK — Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera has been chosen the 2014-15 Big East Preseason Player of the Year by a vote of the league's head coaches. Seton Hall freshman guard Isaiah Whitehead has been named Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year. Smith-Rivera, a 6-foot-3 junior, is the sixth Georgetown player in Big East history to earn Preseason Player of the Year...
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Giants-Royals Preview

The playoff-hardened San Francisco Giants welcomed the Kansas City Royals to the World Series with a Game 1 thumping. Gritty veteran Jake Peavy will try for the same kind of result in a pitching matchup with a potentially similar storyline. Experience faces youth in the form of rookie Yordano Ventura for Wednesday night's Game 2 as the Giants set out to steal both games in Kansas...
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Flyers-Penguins Preview

Little has gone wrong for the Pittsburgh Penguins so far this season - something that cannot be said of the rival Philadelphia Flyers. Sidney Crosby will try to continue his impressive start and help the Penguins hand the Flyers their sixth loss in seven games Wednesday night. Pittsburgh (3-1-0) has totaled 16 goals and is 8 for 17 on the power play for a league-leading 47.1 success...
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Thomas leads the way as Suns beat L.A.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points -- including a buzzer-beating jumper at the end of regulation -- and Gerald Green tallied 10 of his 21 points in overtime as the Suns topped the Lakers 114-108 in Tuesday's preseason game. Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 23 points, scoring eight in the final 2:05 of regulation. Jeremy Lin, who missed the past three games with...
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Ezeli returns as Warriors beat Clippers 125-107

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Festus Ezeli played for the first time in 17 months and had 10 points and three rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 125-107 in Tuesday's preseason game. The backup center added one block in 11 minutes to clear a major milestone in his recovery from right knee surgery. Ezeli played 78 games as a rookie. He...
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Louisiana-Lafayette beats Arkansas State 55-40

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night. McGuire had 19 carries for 265 yards, including scoring runs of 74, 13, 43 and 54 yards. Harris had three TDs in the first half and finished with 107 yards on 27 carries. The Ragin...
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Sevilla set to continue Europa League defense

LONDON (AP) Defending champion Sevilla will seek to strengthen its position as the Group G leader when the Europa League returns for the third round of matches Thursday. Tottenham has to turn the page on Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Manchester City when it meets Asteras Tripolis, while fellow Premier League club Everton plays Lille. Everton will need to keep a close eye on Belgium...
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Phoenix survives Lakers in overtime

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points including the buzzer-beater at the end of regulation and Gerald Green made 10 of his 21 points in overtime as the Suns topped the Lakers 114-108 in Tuesday's preseason game. Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 23 points, eight of them in last two minutes of regulation. Jeremy Lin, who missed the last three games with a sprained...
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CCL Roundup: Olimpia chops down Portland in Honduras, Cruz Azul crashes out in Costa Rica

Olimpia 3 – Portland Timbers 1 Olimpia scored twice in the first four minutes to eventually secure the result required to dump the Timbers out of the Champions League. Romell Quioto opened the scoring with a stunning overhead kick after just two minutes to spark a furious roar from the crowd in Tegucigalpa. Choco Lozano doubled the advantage and handed the initiative to the home...
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Palat scores overtime winner to lead Lightning over Flames

  Ondrej Palat scored 3 minutes into overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Calgary won a face-off deep in the Flames end but then lost control of the puck. The Lightning got the puck back to the point where Anton Stralman's shot was stopped, but Palat put in the rebound for his second goal of the year. The Lightning trailed...
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Palat scores winner to lead Lightning over Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Ondrej Palat scored 3 minutes into overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Calgary won a face-off deep in the Flames end but then lost control of the puck. The Lightning got the puck back to the point where Anton Stralman's shot was stopped, but Palat put in the rebound for his second goal of the year...
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Porn star says hardest partier in sports is ... a kicker!

Athletes and adult film stars — one of sports' most tried and true combinations for some amazing headlines. But it's hard to find any such combo that is at the same as tame and as awesome as this one. TMZ recently caught up with porn star Brooke Haven who dished on the hardiest-partying athlete she has ever hung out with. The tame: The story doesn't involve sex —...
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