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Bulls' Noah unlikely to play for France at EuroBasket

PARIS -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is unlikely to play for France at the European Championship in September. Noah is going through a difficult season after surgery on his left knee in the offseason, and told L'Equipe newspaper on Wednesday he is focusing on his NBA career. The 30-year-old Noah, whose only appearance with France at a major tournament was at the 2011 EuroBasket...
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British Masters returns, top English players rotate as host

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Four of England's top golfers will take turns hosting the British Masters when the event returns to the European Tour schedule this year. Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood will rotate as tournament host, with Poulter taking this year's British Masters to Woburn from Oct. 8-11. The British Masters was last on the tour schedule in...
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Bulls center Noah unlikely to play for France at EuroBasket

PARIS (AP) Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is unlikely to play for France at the European Championship in September. Noah is going through a difficult season after surgery on his left knee in the offseason, and told L'Equipe newspaper on Wednesday he is focusing on his NBA career. The 30-year-old Noah, whose only appearance with France at a major tournament was at the 2011 EuroBasket...
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Report: Ravens paid Ray Rice nearly $1.6 million in settlement

If Ray Rice never plays in the NFL again, he reportedly got a nice send-off. The free-agent running back who was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 8 after a video surfaced showing him punch his then-fiancée in the face in a casino elevator, received $1.588 million from the team as part of a settlement in January, the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday. According to the Sun...
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Josh Smith calls out Hawks fans after being booed in Atlanta

Atlanta fans booed Houston's Josh Smith, who grew up in nearby Powder Springs and played his first nine seasons with the Hawks, nearly every time he touched the ball in Tuesday's 104-96 Hawks victory. The jeers were particularly hard after Smith twice hit a 3-pointer, holding up both arms and putting an index finger to his lips to hush his detractors late in the third and early in...
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FC Twente docked 3 points for missing financial targets

AMSTERDAM (AP) The Dutch football association has docked FC Twente three points for missing targets to reform its finances, a further blow for the former league champions who are also struggling on the field this season. The sanction leaves Twente ninth in the league with 32 points from 25 matches, half the total of league leader PSV Eindhoven. Twente chairman Aldo van der Laan...
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British Open host Royal St. George's to allow female members

SANDWICH, England (AP) One of the three clubs on the British Open rota with a male-only membership policy has voted to allow female members for the first time. Royal St. George's, which last hosted golf's oldest major in 2011, says more than 81 percent of the club's full members took part in a ballot and 90 percent voted in favor of women being eligible for membership. The resolution...
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Different views of Boston Marathon bombing suspect to be given at trial

  Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring younger brother who only followed directions given by his older, radicalized brother? Or was he a willing, active participant in the...
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Kelvin Gastelum, Efrain Escudero coach TUF: Latin America season 2

The next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America is set with two former show winners serving as coaches with Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero on board to head up two teams made up of welterweights and lightweights on the reality show. UFC officials confirmed the pairing and the new series on late Tuesday night. Gastelum was a winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 17 after...
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Dice-K starts comeback bid in Japan with solid outing

NISHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) Daisuke Matsuzaka made the first start of his comeback in Japan on Wednesday, returning to the scene of one of his most memorable pitching performances. After eight seasons in Major League Baseball, Matsuzaka is looking to rebuild his career with the Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League. The 34-year-old right-hander struck out two batters while giving...
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Northwestern tops Michigan in 2 OT after Tre Demps hits tying 3-pointers

  The way Northwestern was racking up losses not too long ago, it's not hard to see why coach Chris Collins was beaming after the latest victory. And what a wild one it was. Tre Demps hit tying 3-pointers at the end of regulation and the first OT, Alex Olah scored 25 and Northwestern beat Michigan 82-78 in double overtime Tuesday night. The Wildcats (15-15, 6-11 Big Ten) wiped out...
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Knicks fined after Phil Jackson praises Ohio State freshman

  The NBA has fined the New York Knicks for Phil Jackson's comments about Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell. Jackson watched the Buckeyes' 81-57 victory over Nebraska last Thursday and afterward told Cleveland.com that Russell was a ''great-looking kid'' and a ''great prospect.'' NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the fine Tuesday night but did not disclose the amount. Team personnel...
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Charlie Coyle nets winner in shootout as Wild stop Senators

  It took a shootout for the NHL's hottest team to finally crack the league's hottest goalie. Charlie Coyle scored the winner in a shootout, Matt Dumba had two goals in regulation and the Minnesota Wild beat Andrew Hammond and the Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop Ottawa's five-game winning streak. Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves and turned away Mike Hoffman in the fifth round of...
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MLS, MLS Players Union reach decisive point as CBA talks continue

For the second time in this decade, MLS and the MLS Players Union traveled to K Street in search of common ground. There is a certain ironic twist to the thought of two combative parties traveling to the ancestral home of Washington lobbying in search of mutually agreeable solutions. Most of the high-profile firms tasked with persuading goverment officials cleared out of the busy...
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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Kentucky has been in some close games. This was a new predicament, however. With just over 9 minutes to go, the top-ranked Wildcats found themselves down by nine points, facing an inspired Georgia team and a hostile crowd, their perfect season very much in jeopardy. No problem. Kentucky clamped down defensively and turned to freshman Karl-Anthony...
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With McCoy trade, Kelly proves every player expendable

Chip Kelly's latest bold move is another example of his coaching philosophy: ''Culture beats scheme.'' Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. Both people spoke under condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the teams had not announced...
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Andrus longest-tenured Rangers position player at 26

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Elvis Andrus is an old-timer with the Texas Rangers, even though he is only 26 years old and just getting started on a big contract extension he signed two years ago. With 914 total games since making his major league debut at age 20 in 2009, Andrus is the Rangers' longest-tenured position player. ''It's kind of weird, but it is that way,'' Andrus said. ''That...
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Matt Nieto has 2 goals, assist to lift Sharks over Canucks

  Matt Nieto and the San Jose Sharks are finding their stride in a tangled playoff race. Nieto had two goals and an assist to lead the Sharks to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Chris Tierney, Melker Karlsson, Logan Couture and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for San Jose, which was coming off a 4-0 win Monday against Montreal. Before that, the Sharks had...
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Hall-of-Famer Molitor confident in managerial patience

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Two seasons after Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor played his last game, he became the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins on manager Tom Kelly's staff. The role was his for two years. The experience was infinitely valuable for the job that opened for him much later. ''He played at a different level than most people. His instincts for the game were way up here,'...
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Top-ranked Kentucky makes it 30-0 with tight win at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Kentucky has been in some close games. This was a new predicament, however. With just over 9 minutes to go, the top-ranked Wildcats found themselves down by nine points, facing an inspired Georgia team and a hostile crowd, their perfect season very much in jeopardy. No problem. Kentucky clamped down defensively and turned to freshman Karl-Anthony Towns to carry...
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Knicks fined for Jackson's comments about Ohio State star

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has fined the New York Knicks for Phil Jackson's comments about Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell. Jackson watched the Buckeyes' 81-57 victory over Nebraska last Thursday and afterward told Cleveland.com that Russell was a ''great-looking kid'' and a ''great prospect.'' NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the fine Tuesday night but did not disclose the amount...
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Cody Eakin scores in overtime to lift Stars over Islanders

  Cody Eakin pumped up the deflated Dallas Stars with an overtime goal after the New York Islanders tied the game with 2 seconds left in the third period. ''I thought we were playing well enough to win in regulation,'' Eakin said after Dallas' 3-2 victory snapped a six-game losing streak Tuesday night. ''So it was deflating, but it's nice to get that extra one at the end.'' Eakin...
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NCAA women's tournament could be missing some familiar names

Some familiar names could be missing from the field when the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament tips off later this month. Georgia has reached the tournament 20 straight years for the nation's fourth-longest active streak, but a late-season slide has put the Lady Bulldogs' postseason hopes in serious jeopardy. A number of other schools also are facing the possibility of being left...
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Talent at Arizona United tryout high - except for one player

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The first hint that I didn't belong came when they were handing out jerseys. Arizona United had 110 players at its open soccer tryout. I was given No. 110. Based on the countless missed touches, turnovers, lack of spatial awareness and one badly whiffed header, the number should have been much, much higher. ''You looked pretty good out there,'' United general manager...
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US aerials pipeline produces 2 world titles

The crystal globes sit on countertops at their parents' houses in Connecticut. Kiley McKinnon took home the women's and Mac Bohonnon, the men's. The audaciously captured trophies were awarded to the elementary school classmates who became the 2014-15 world aerial skiing champions. The rewards speak as much to the talent that came out of Island Avenue Elementary School in Madison...
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