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Serbian police find hand grenade on roof of Red Star Belgrade's stadium

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbian Police say they have found an unexploded hand grenade at the Red Star stadium in Belgrade ahead of a Europa League qualifier match. Police say Thursday the ''rusty'' explosive device was discovered on the roof of one of the stands during a routine control ahead of Red Star's match against Kairat from Kazakhstan later in the evening. The bomb has been taken...
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Rashard Mendenhall dishes on Big Ben in interview about 'Ballers'

Rashard Mendenhall has traded in his NFL jersey for a writing job in Hollywood. And it sounds like he's got plenty of stories to tell. In discussing his work on the HBO show "Ballers" in an interview with Men's Journal, he let out an interesting anecdote about former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Ben Roethlisberger and a rookie's abused credit card. Of course, Mendenhall admits, there...
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Usain Bolt's struggles "just a phase," says teammate Powell

PARIS (AP) Usain Bolt's Jamaica teammate Asafa Powell believes the world record holder's struggle with injury and poor form is ''just a phase'' and not the beginning of the end for the sprinter. However, Powell also suggests it might be wiser for Bolt not to try to defend his 100-meter crown at the world championships next month. Powell says on Thursday ''if he's not 100 percent...
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China's Evergrande Taobao team applies for stock listing

HONG KONG (AP) Chinese soccer team Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of the country's biggest property developers, has applied for a listing on a Chinese stock market. Evergrande Real Estate says in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange Thursday that its application for a listing on the New Third Board over-the-counter market has been accepted...
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Real Madrid re-sign Vazquez from Espanyol on five-year deal

Real Madrid have exercised an option to buy back Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez from Espanyol. Lucas, 23, left Real 12 months ago to join Espanyol on a season-long deal but has returned to put pen to a paper on a five-year deal with Los Blancos. Espanyol were prepared to make Lucas' stay permanent but Real have paid the one million euro fee to bring Lucas back to the Santiago Bernabeu...
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Hand grenade found at Red Star stadium

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Serbian Police say they have found an unexploded hand grenade at the Red Star stadium in Belgrade ahead of a Europa League qualifier match. Police say Thursday the ''rusty'' explosive device was discovered on the roof of one of the stands during a routine control ahead of Red Star's match against Kairat from Kazakhstan later in the evening. The bomb has been...
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Athletes avoid South Korea over virus fears

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) As South Korea battles to contain an outbreak of the deadly MERS virus, some foreign athletes are turning their back on the country. Russian world champion gymnasts and the entire national sports team from the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan will not compete at this month's University Games in Gwangju due to the virus, which has killed 33 people...
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Sevilla striker Bacca set to undergo medical with AC Milan

Liverpool look set to lose out on the signing of Carlos Bacca with the Sevilla forward set to undergo a medical in the next few days to complete his transfer to AC Milan. According to Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan representatives have travelled to Barranquilla, Colombia, where Bacca is currently on holiday, to oversee a medical. Sevilla confirmed on Wednesday...
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Sevilla striker Bacca set to undergo medical with AC Milan

Liverpool look set to lose out on the signing of Carlos Bacca with the Sevilla forward set to undergo a medical in the next few days to complete his transfer to AC Milan. According to Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan representatives have travelled to Barranquilla, Colombia, where Bacca is currently on holiday, to oversee a medical. Sevilla confirmed on Wednesday...
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The Latest: Wimbledon gets its first taste of rain

LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): --- 11:00 a.m. Wimbledon is getting its first drops of rain for this year's tournament. After the hottest day in the Grand Slam tournament's history on Wednesday, temperatures were cooler and a light drizzle started falling shortly before play was set to start on Thursday. Covers were pulled over the outside courts, while...
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Ex-Real Madrid president Calderon says Ramos wants to join United

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon is the latest to claim Sergio Ramos has told the club he wants to join Manchester United. United have had a 40million euros ($44.3m) bid for Ramos turned down and, according to the latest speculation, are refusing to increase their offer until Real up theirs for David de Gea. Ramos' mother suggested earlier this week that the defender wanted...
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Manchester United 'have been trying to sell van Persie since January'

Manchester United have been trying to sell Robin van Persie since January, according to his former Netherlands team-mate Pierre van Hooijdonk. Van Persie said early last month that both he and United were 'evaluating his situation' at Old Trafford, and the striker has since been linked with several clubs across Europe. Besiktas are the latest club to express their interest in signing...
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Marlins' Jose Fernandez on 2015 debut: 'There's going to be emotions'

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernadez has been waiting for Thursday for 14 months, and he admits it will be hard to contain his emotions when takes the mound for the first time since his Tommy John surgery. "I know I have to stay calm," Fernandez said, per the Miami Herald. "But probably it's going to be really hard. I don't think it's going to happen. I've got to control my emotions as...
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Michael Cuddyer won't be placed on DL, anxious to return to Mets

The New York Mets haven't had much luck with injuries this season, but they caught a break on Wednesday, when they discovered that outfielder Michael Cuddyer's knee injury won't send him to the disabled list. Cuddyer, who felt increasing discomfort in his left knee in the Mets' game on Tuesday, underwent an MRI Wednesday that showed that he has not sustained any substantial damage...
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Report: Mets' David Wright could be cleared for limited activities next week

David Wright won't be returning to the New York Mets at the All-Star break as general manager Sandy Alderson had hoped for, but he might not be too far off if everything goes to plan for Wright in the coming weeks. The New York Post reported Wednesday that Wright, who has spinal stenosis, has made "significant progress" in strengthening his back and "there is a strong possibility...
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Nationals' Williams talked to Bryce Harper about not running out fly ball

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is known for his passionate and energetic play, but sometimes the young star gets frustrated and doesn't run out a ball put in play, which manager Matt Williams reminded Harper he doesn't approve of in the slightest. In the Nationals' game on Tuesday, Harper was thrust under the spotlight after he failed to run out a fly ball he hit to...
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Watch Kyle Lohse tackle Ryan Howard while running out a hit

Wednesday night was a strange night for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse, not just because he notched three hits but also because of the bizarre series of events that occurred on his last one. With the Brewers leading the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2, in the top of the sixth, Lohse, who already had two hits on the night, led off the inning by aggressively hacking at the first pitch...
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US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

ZURICH (AP) The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said the requests were received July 1, within the 40-day deadline required. They are based on a U.S. federal probe into alleged bribery and racketeering...
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USA requests Swiss authorities to extradite seven FIFA officials

The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials who were arrested in May as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice has announced. Six of the seven, including FIFA vice-president and former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, were arrested during a dawn raid on a Zurich hotel days before FIFA's Congress, plunging...
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Former Arsenal midfielder Diaby holding talks with FC Dallas

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 are trying to sell striker Robin van Persie in secret, claims former Netherlands forward Pierre van Hooijdonk who believes his compatriot was offered to Fenerbahce as early as January...
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Switzerland: US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials

BERLIN (AP) Swiss justice officials say they have received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May. The Federal Office of Justice said Thursday the requests were received July 1, within the deadline required by a bilateral treaty. They are based on a U.S. probe into alleged bribery worth more than $100 million involving...
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Swiss say US has filed formal request to extradite 7 FIFA officials arrested in May

BERLIN (AP) Swiss say US has filed formal request to extradite 7 FIFA officials arrested in May.
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Padres-Cardinals Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals should be at the forefront of discussions if baseball entertains the idea of bringing the designated hitter to the NL. Jaime Garcia has been pushed back in the rotation for a second time, giving Tim Cooney the opportunity to make his second major league start Thursday night against the slumping San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright tore his left...
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Dodgers manager Mattingly cites communication as key to relationship with front office

While there seems to have been an uneasy relationship in Anaheim between the front office and the dugout as evidenced by the recent departure of Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, things seem much better up the 5 freeway in Los Angeles. According to the Orange County Register, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly noted that communication between him and the front office is key. He said:“Andrew ...
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Coach: Pressure's off Japan in World Cup final against US

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship. And not even the prospect of facing the suddenly surging United States in the final in Vancouver on Sunday is enough to worry Norio Sasaki. Japan's coach was in a philosophical mood after his normally fluid-passing team showed uncharacteristic tentativeness...
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