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July 22, 2014 - 11:07am
2 min 54 sec ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have hired former receiver David Tyree as director of player development.

Tyree's spectacular catch against his helmet was a key play in the team's 2008 Super Bowl upset of undefeated New England. He replaces Charles Way, who became the head of the NFL's Player Engagement Department earlier this month.

The 34-year-old Tyree played for the Giants from 2003-08. He spent the last two years working in...

July 22, 2014 - 11:02am
2 min 54 sec ago

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The end of the British Open means the Ryder Cup is getting closer, and there are a couple of regulars still not in the team.

That starts with Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

They both have two tournaments remaining before qualifying ends at the PGA Championship. The top nine earn automatic spots on the U.S. team that goes to Scotland at the end of September to try to win back the cup.

Tom Watson has three...

July 22, 2014 - 10:50am
2 min 54 sec ago

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.

With his name on the claret jug and his Irish eyes now focused on a green jacket, McIlroy took a big step toward the career Grand Slam with four dominant days at Royal Liverpool. He looks unbeatable at times like this. Boy Wonder has it all — skill, strength, shot-making. Throw in a great week with the putter and it's not a fair fight...

July 22, 2014 - 10:36am
2 min 54 sec ago

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has added Greek forward Konstantinos Mitoglou to its basketball roster.

Coach Danny Manning announced Mitoglou's addition Tuesday and called him "a skilled big man who is just scratching the surface of his potential."

The 6-foot-10, 225-pound Mitoglou averaged 5.8 points and 7.0 rebounds for Greece in the 2013 under-18 European championship. Wake Forest says he chose the Demon Deacons over Temple and Old...

July 22, 2014 - 10:15am
2 min 54 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has hired Dunga as its new national team coach as he returns to a job he held four years ago.

The 50-year-old Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week after Brazil failed to win the World Cup. Brazil was eliminated in the semifinals in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany.

The Brazilian federation confirmed the appointment Tuesday at its headquarters in suburban Rio de Janeiro.

Dunga...

July 22, 2014 - 10:01am
2 min 54 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance ...
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
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D.C.10543429
July 22, 2014 - 10:01am
2 min 54 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
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Sporting Kansas City1055352918
D.C.1054342920
Toronto FC755262623
New York56924...
July 22, 2014 - 9:54am
2 min 54 sec ago

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester.

Local media report that Vanek was at the federal courthouse in Rochester to speak with officials. He signed a free-agent contract with Minnesota this month.

In statement released by his agent, Vanek says they have asked for his cooperation in an investigation. He says he's cooperating and isn't a target...

July 22, 2014 - 9:31am
2 min 54 sec ago

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former major league pitcher says he didn't intentionally throw at batter Jose Offerman during a 2007 independent minor league game that resulted in a bat-wielding brawl.

Matt Beech gave a video deposition that was presented to jurors Monday in the civil trial of Offerman, who is being sued by former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans. Nathans is seeking $4.8 million from Offerman and his former team, the Long Island Ducks. He...

July 22, 2014 - 9:21am
2 min 54 sec ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room.

LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says Lealaimatafao was hospitalized Monday to treat a deep cut to his arm. School officials have not offered further details on why the player punched through glass, the severity of the injury or the effect it could have on Lealaimatafao's career....

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