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July 23, 2014 - 7:19am
16 min 15 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian football club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk says UEFA has moved the first leg of its Champions League qualifier against FC Copenhagen out of eastern Ukraine.

The city of Dnipropetrovsk had previously been approved by UEFA despite the conflict in Ukraine, but the European body moved the third qualifying round match to Kiev.

Dnipro wrote on Twitter that "UEFA has forbidden the hosting of the Dnipro-Copenhagen match in Dnipropetrovsk,"...

July 23, 2014 - 6:56am
16 min 15 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Two-time winner Alberto Contador says he will miss the Spanish Vuelta next month because he will not be fit in time.

The Tinkoff-Saxo rider was still dealing with the right shin he broke in a crash which ended his Tour de France on Stage 10.

He hoped to defy his doctors and race in the home Grand Tour he won in 2008 and 2012, but he says there have been complications in his recovery.

In a tweet on Wednesday,...

July 23, 2014 - 6:43am
16 min 15 sec ago

BATH, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.

Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star's Akron area home to await his July 11 decision on whether he would come back to northeast Ohio or stay with the Miami Heat. A commotion ensued, and police were called to direct traffic.

To make amends, the LeBron James...

July 23, 2014 - 4:46am
16 min 15 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have released their national television schedule for the 2014-2015 season.

The Blackhawks announced Tuesday the team will appear on NBC exclusively 11 times, along with nine non-exclusive nationally televised games.

The first game on NBC will be against Philadelphia on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Details on the local television schedule, with preseason games, will come later. The first preseason...

July 23, 2014 - 3:47am
16 min 15 sec ago

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shakhtar Donetsk's coach says the Ukrainian champion will play its home games this season in Lviv in western Ukraine, over 600 miles from its home city, due to ongoing conflict in the east of the country.

Donetsk is the largest city controlled by pro-Russian militants and has seen increased fighting in recent days as Ukrainian forces advance.

Coach Mircea Lucescu said on the club website that "Arena Lviv will be our home arena...

July 23, 2014 - 3:00am
16 min 15 sec ago
WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m.

San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Quad Cities at Dayton, 6 p.m.

South Bend at Kane County, 6:30 p.m.

Lansing at Peoria, 6:30 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER...

July 23, 2014 - 2:55am
16 min 15 sec ago

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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BRAZIL TURNS BACK TO DUNGA AFTER WORLD CUP DRUBBING

Brazil has reappointed Dunga as coach of the national team on heels of humiliating exit from World Cup.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dunga-hired-again-brazil-soccer-coach

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PYEONGCHANG 2018 OLYMPICS COMMITTEE UNDER INVESTIGATION...

July 23, 2014 - 2:28am
16 min 14 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.

The Astros also earned their first three-game winning streak against the A's in franchise history.

Hoes connected off Fernando Abad (2-4). The baseball-leading A's (61-38) missed several chances to move a season-high 25 games over .500....

July 23, 2014 - 2:19am
4 hours 46 min ago
BC-BBA--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE

BATTING_Altuve, Houston, .338; Cano, Seattle, .331; Beltre, Texas, .325; Brantley, Cleveland, .324; VMartinez, Detroit, .322; Chisenhall, Cleveland, .320; MiCabrera, Detroit, .313.

RUNS_Dozier, Minnesota, 72; Trout, Los Angeles, 70; Brantley, Cleveland...

July 23, 2014 - 2:18am
4 hours 46 min ago

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