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UEFA investigates Italian soccer head over racism

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA has opened a disciplinary investigation against the new Italian football federation president over an alleged racist comment. Carlo Tavecchio won the vote last week despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy. UEFA says the 71-year-old Tavecchio has been informed by its chief ethics and disciplinary...
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Rock climber falls to death after marriage proposal

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. —€” Authorities say a veteran rock climber died in a fall while climbing alone in Yosemite National Park — just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during an earlier climb. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says Brad Parker's girlfriend, Jainee Dial, had accepted his marriage proposal after the pair completed a climb of Cathedral Peak Saturday. Parker...
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Brazil goalkeeper Cesar leaves QPR to sign two-year Benfica deal

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has joined Benfica after being released by QPR. The Portuguese giants confirmed on their website on Tuesday evening that the 34-year-old had signed a two-year deal. Julio Cesar, who arrived at Loftus Road on a free transfer in August 2012, had been under contract for another two years with the Barclays Premier League newcomers. A statement on www...
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Barcelona will allow Song to leave during summer transfer window

Barcelona have opened the door for Alex Song to make a move away from the club before the summer transfer window closes. The Cameroon international has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp under new coach Luis Enrique. A return to the Premier League has been mooted for a man who represented Arsenal for six years prior to heading for Catalunya. Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur...
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Cardinals activate 'Honey Badger' from PUP list; knee rehab continues

  Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu came off the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. The club said that nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu, who tore his ACL in the final game last season, has also come off the list. Mathieu is coming back from surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL. The player widely as the "Honey Badger" was having a standout rookie season when...
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USA defender Cameron wants to leave Stoke after being dropped

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Chelsea will offer goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois a new, double-your-money £60,000 a week contract. Newcastle United are ready to throw Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair a lifeline. Manchester City...
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New Indian football league all set to take shape

NEW DELHI (AP) Retired batting great Sachin Tendulkar will lead a clutch of former cricketers and movie stars in promoting the start of the Indian football league. Tendulkar and former India captain Sourav Ganguly are among team owners in the Indian Super League, which will have its draft for foreign players in Mumbai on Thursday when 49 big names will be available for eight franchise...
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Those elusive one-pitch saves

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Cubs beat Giants, game called in 5th after 4 1/2-hour rain delay

  Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called off at 1:16...
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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) A ''substantial'' minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years. The hockey team said Tuesday a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin agreed to...
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Duffy, Royals look to complete the season sweep of Rockies

If the Kansas City Royals are to continue their surge, they likely must find a way to end Jorge De La Rosa's current success at Coors Field. Looking for a fourth consecutive victory, the AL Central-leading Royals try to prevent the Colorado Rockies' left-hander from winning his sixth straight home start Wednesday night. Omar Infante had four hits with four RBIs and James...
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Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called...
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Cubs beat Giants, game called in 5th inning after 4:34 rain delay

  Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called off at 1:16...
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Lynn looks to help give Cardinals first sweep of Reds in STL since '08

As poor as the Cincinnati Reds have played of late, there's reason to feel good about their chances with Johnny Cueto on the mound. Looking to help the Reds avoid a fifth consecutive loss and road series sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, Cueto can be the majors' first pitcher to 16 victories by winning a career-high sixth straight start Wednesday night. Cincinnati...
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Dodgers beat Padres 8-6 to end 3-game skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Turner drove in two runs and scored another pair, helping rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night that snapped a three-game skid. The Dodgers have won six of their last seven against the Padres, and improved to 8-3 against their NL West rival this season. They avoided their first four-game losing streak. Carl...
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Crisp's 3-run triple helps A's halt slide

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Coming off a miserable road trip when he went 2-for-23, Crisp grounded out and singled before lining an 0-1 pitch from Mets starter Dillon...
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Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Michael Phelps received an abrupt reminder of how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships starting Thursday. Phelps, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist on the comeback trail from a short-lived retirement, took a deep breath before responding...
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Angels win on ninth-inning double, but jaw-dropping catch steals show

  Kole Calhoun leaped at the low right-field fence to take a three-run homer away from Brock Holt in the second inning. "Game-changer," Angels teammate Chris Iannetta said. "It was awesome." Seven innings later, Iannetta delivered the tiebreaker with an RBI double that sent Los Angeles over the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch had a ground...
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CCL Roundup: Portland debuts with victory in Guyana, Sporting KC held by Real Esteli

Portland 4 – Alpha United 1 The lengthy trip to Georgetown did not prevent the Timbers from marking their CCL debut with a victory at Guyana National Stadium. Caleb Porter trusted his reserves to deliver the points and they repaid him in spades with a professional performance. Steve Zakuani latched onto Kalif Alhassan’s throughball and slotted past Ronson Williams for the opener...
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Larry Mac: Despite Stewart-Ward, 'Boys Have at it' going nowhere

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Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs because of back problem

  Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday. Team USA spokesman Scott Leightman said Wednesday that Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday. He told a news conference Wednesday that the 19-year-old Franklin was resting at the nearby team hotel, with her condition...
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Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in ninth

ST. LOUIS -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover...
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Cardinals score in bottom of 9th to top Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover...
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Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9th

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover...
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Infante has three doubles to lead Royals past Rockies

DENVER -- Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night. James Shields pitched six solid innings to get the win for the Royals, who have now won 21 of 26 after getting to Colorado rookie Tyler Matzek in the seventh. Matzek (2-9) came into Tuesday with a 9.60 ERA in August but was having...
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