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July 16, 2014 - 8:19am
1 week 5 days ago
All Times EDT
WNBA

San Antonio at Tulsa, 12:30 p.m.

Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Connecticut at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

Washington at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

July 16, 2014 - 8:19am
1 week 6 days ago
All Times EDT
WNBA

Atlanta at New York, 11 a.m.

Tulsa at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

MLS

New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Toronto FC, 8 p.m.

New England at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m....

July 16, 2014 - 8:17am
1 week 5 days ago
July 18

1882 — Ambidextrous pitcher Tony Mullane of Louisville pitched with both hands in a major league game at Baltimore. Normally a right-hander, Mullane switched to the left hand in the fourth inning. He eventually lost 9-8.

1912 — The Chicago Cubs had 21 hits in 11 innings but still lost to the Philadelphia Phillies when Gavvy Cravath stole home.

1927 — Ty Cobb of the Philadelphia...

July 16, 2014 - 8:15am
1 week 5 days ago
All Times EDT
Friday, July 18
AUTO RACING
2:30 p.m.

NBCSN — Formula One, practice for Grand Prix of Germany, at Hockenheim, Germany (same-day tape)

3:30 p.m.

FS1 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for EnjoyIllinois.com 300, at Joliet, Ill.

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July 16, 2014 - 8:14am
1 week 5 days ago
July 18

1896 — James Foulis wins the U.S. Men's Open golf championship at Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, N.Y.

1927 — Ty Cobb of the Philadelphia Athletics doubles off the glove of Harry Heilmann for his 4,000th hit.

1951 — Jersey Joe Walcott, at 37, becomes the oldest fighter to win the world heavyweight title with a seventh-round knockout of Ezzard Charles at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh....

July 16, 2014 - 8:13am
1 week 5 days ago

Aug. 3 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio.

Sept. 4 — Regular season begins, Green Bay at Seattle.

Sept. 7-8 — First full weekend of regular season.

Oct. 7 — Fall owners meetings, Detroit.

July 16, 2014 - 8:12am
1 week 5 days ago

July 18 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.

July 27 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Aug. 12-14 — Owners' meetings, Baltimore.

Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Sept. 30 — Postseason begins.

Oct. 22 — World Series begins, city of American League champion....

July 16, 2014 - 8:12am
1 week 5 days ago

July 20-Aug. 6 — Salary arbitration hearings held.

Aug. 8 — Deadline for salary arbitration decisions.

July 16, 2014 - 8:12am
1 week 5 days ago

July 11-21 — NBA Summer League, Las Vegas.

Aug. 30-Sept. 14 — FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Spain.

Sept. 27 — Training camps open for teams competing in preseason games outside North America.

Sept. 30 — Training camps open for all teams.

Oct. 27 — Rosters set for opening day.

Oct. 28 — 2014-15 regular season begins.

Jan. 5 — 10-day contracts can be signed....

July 16, 2014 - 7:02am
1 week 6 days ago

OYONNAX, France (AP) — France's Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France in a hilly ride in eastern France, as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.

The pack returned to action on Wednesday after the race's first rest day with the 187.5-kilometer (116.3-mile) ride from Besancon to Oyonnax — not far from the Swiss border.

As the pack reeled in a succession of breakaway riders, Nibali kept pace with...

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