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Lauren Jackson pulls out of world championships because of injury

  Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury In a statement Tuesday, Basketball Australia said Jackson needs another eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation on her knee following surgery in May. Jackson has also elected to undergo surgery on a persistent...
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9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) For many Philadelphia tourists, the Rocky statue is a must-see - even if it is a movie prop depicting a fictional boxer. Could a sculpture of real-life heavyweight champion Joe Frazier draw as many admirers? Artist Stephen Layne is finishing up a 9-foot-tall clay version of ''Smokin' Joe,'' which captures Philly's hometown hero in mid-punch...
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Sylvia Fowles leads Sky past Fever in two OT to even series

  Courtney Vandersloot and her Chicago Sky teammates would prefer to take the lead early on. Instead, they have been rallying from big deficits in the WNBA playoffs. In their latest game, Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points to help the Sky overcome a 14-point deficit to outlast the Indiana Fever 86-84 in double-overtime on Monday, evening the best-of-3 Eastern Conference finals. The...
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Ponying up: Texans reportedly make Watt NFL's newest $100 Million Man

When No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney needs some pointers on getting to the quarterback, he need only look across the huddle at sackmaster and teammate J.J. Watt and ask for advice. Now he can ask Watt to pick up the check, too. Watt, the two-time first-team All-Pro and 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has agreed to a long-term extension with the Houston Texans, the Houston...
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Daniel Hudson activated from DL after 2 Tommy John surgeries

  The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled list, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John operations. Arizona also reinstated outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf. Hudson has not pitched for Arizona since June 26, 2012, when he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his...
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Veteran Jason Giambi returns to Indians for final month

  Jason Giambi's long career, the highs and lows and everything in-between, has brought the slugger back to his beginnings. Just as he did as a rookie in 1993, he's wearing No. 72. ''I guess I've come full circle,'' the Indians slugger said. Giambi was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Monday for the surging Indians, who had moved within 3-1...
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Rangers lose 4-3 to Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Colby Lewis is racking up innings for the Texas Rangers. It's quite a feat after he missed last season with elbow and hip surgeries. Lewis pitched seven innings in the Texas Rangers' 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. He leads the team with 144 1-3 on the year. "It definitely is gratifying," Lewis said. "I'm thankful...
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Reds' Homer Bailey headed to 60-day DL, won't pitch in September

  The Reds plan to transfer right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, ending his chances of pitching again this season. Bailey hurt his right elbow and went on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 16. The Reds initially expected to have him back in September. The Reds were off on Monday before opening a three-game series in Baltimore. They plan to call up 10 players...
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Carl Lewis accepts full-time coaching job at Houston

  Carl Lewis has agreed to become a full-time coach for the track and field program at the University of Houston. The Olympic great was a volunteer assistant last season. Head coach Leroy Burrell says Monday in a release that Lewis is taking on a full-time role for the 2014-15 campaign, and will coach sprints and jumps for the Cougars. Burrell says Lewis ''brings a wealth...
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Dramatic change for Manny

Dramatic change for Manny
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Nationals hit 4 homers, beat L.A. in battle of NL's top two teams

  Denard Span hit two of Washington's four homers, Gio Gonzalez got his first victory of the second half and the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of division leaders. The East-leading Nationals (78-58) own the National League's best record, while the Dodgers (77-61) are atop the West and close behind in pursuit of the top seed, despite...
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Madden game glitch means really undersized linebacker

Madden NFL 15 is the most realistic installation of the video game yet, so naturally that comes with a glitch or two. And one that the Internet has dubbed the "Tiny Titan" glitch is actually hilarious. Christian Kirksey is a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns who the team selected in the third round of this year's NFL draft. He's listed at 6 feet 2, 235 pounds...
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Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) Denard Span hit two of Washington's four homers, Gio Gonzalez got his first victory of the second half and the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of division leaders. The East-leading Nationals (78-58) own the NL's best record while the Dodgers (77-61) are atop the West and close behind in pursuit of the top seed, despite...
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Louisville makes ACC debut with convincing victory over Miami

  Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school. Despite...
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Flirting with disaster? Seahawks to let All-Pro safety Thomas return punts

What was initially thought to be more of a training camp experiment by the Seahawks instead became a confirmed truth on Monday. And it will put one of the league's best defensive players in a bigger spotlight — and in a lot more cross hairs. Seattle coach Pete Carroll confirmed to reporters on Monday that the reigning NFL champions will open the season with All-Pro safety Earl...
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Lauren Jackson pulls out of worlds due to injury

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury In a statement Tuesday, Basketball Australia said Jackson needs another eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation on her knee following surgery in May. Jackson has also elected to undergo...
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Miami Hurricanes lose season opener in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the...
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Report: Arizona State extends contracts of both basketball coaches

  Arizona State has agreed to contract extensions for men's basketball coach Herb Sendek and women's coach Charli Turner Thorne, a person familiar with the deals told The Associated Press. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the deals have not been announced. Sendek's extension would run through the 2018-19 season. His current contract goes through...
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Royals stop three-game losing streak with victory over Rangers

  Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Perez, who had three hits, went deep in the third with Alex Gordon aboard. His two-out double in the first scored Gordon, who had singled and swiped second. Yordano Ventura allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in 6-1...
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Carl Lewis gets full-time coaching job at Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- Carl Lewis has agreed to become a full-time coach for the track and field program at the University of Houston. The Olympic great was a volunteer assistant last season. Head coach Leroy Burrell says Monday in a release that Lewis is taking on a full-time role for the 2014-15 campaign, and will coach sprints and jumps for the Cougars. Burrell says Lewis "brings...
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Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Perez, who had three hits, went deep in the third with Alex Gordon aboard. His two-out double in the first scored Gordon, who had singled and swiped second. Yordano Ventura allowed three runs, two earned, and...
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AP source: ASU extends both basketball coaches

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) A person familiar with the contracts says Arizona State has agreed to extensions for men's basketball coach Herb Sendek and women's coach Charli Turner Thorne. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the deals have not been announced. Sendek's extension would run through the 2018-19 season. Turner Thorne...
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Lewis gets full-time coaching job at Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Carl Lewis has agreed to become a full-time coach for the track and field program at the University of Houston. The Olympic great was a volunteer assistant last season. Head coach Leroy Burrell says Monday in a release that Lewis is taking on a full-time role for the 2014-15 campaign, and will coach sprints and jumps for the Cougars. Burrell says Lewis ''brings...
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Miss Serendipity wins Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Miss Serendipity rallied to win the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for older fillies and mares by 1¼ lengths at Del Mar on Monday, with jockey Brice Blanc aboard his first mount in five weeks. The 6-year-old mare ran 1 1/16 miles on the turf in 1:40.98 and paid $11.20, $5.20 and $3.40. Parranda, the 9-5 favorite, returned $3.60 and $2.60, while Cozze Up Lady...
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Dustin Pedroia remains sidelined with concussion symptoms

  Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Monday's game against Tampa Bay that Pedroia is feeling a little better but still experiencing symptoms. Farrell is not optimistic about Pedroia playing in a three-game series with the New York Yankees...
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