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July 25, 2014 - 10:27am
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Azerbaijan is set to host a Formula One race in 2016.

Azeri officials say they have signed a contract with F1 to stage the Grand Prix of Europe in the capital city of Baku.

Sports Minister Azad Rahimov says "our location at the crossroads of eastern Europe and western Asia is a new frontier for Formula One racing."

He says the race will be held on a street circuit, with the city center and Caspian Sea as a backdrop....

July 25, 2014 - 10:24am
3 min 46 sec ago

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A minor league baseball manager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has done his part to spread prostate cancer awareness — he had a prostate cancer exam before a field packed with baseball fans.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich stuck his head out of the press box to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch while a doctor below and out-of-sight performed the screening.

Milovich...

July 25, 2014 - 10:21am
3 min 46 sec ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it could rule on Luis Suarez's appeal of his biting ban before the Spanish league season starts.

CAS says Suarez, the Uruguay federation and Barcelona have filed a request for a fast-track appeal of FIFA's ban for nine competitive international matches and four months from all soccer.

The court says in a statement to The Associated Press that "it is likely that a final award will be...

July 25, 2014 - 10:16am
3 min 46 sec ago
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St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m.

Washington at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.

Arizona at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Miami at Houston, 7:10 p.m.

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July 25, 2014 - 10:12am
3 min 46 sec ago

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final.

The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing.

Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco in Saturday's semifinals. Monaco beat two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (1), 6-1.

In a...

July 25, 2014 - 10:12am
3 min 46 sec ago

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final.

The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing.

Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco in Saturday's semifinals. Monaco beat two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (1), 6-1.

In a...

July 25, 2014 - 10:12am
3 min 46 sec ago

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final.

The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing.

Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco in Saturday's semifinals. Monaco beat two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (1), 6-1.

In a...

July 25, 2014 - 10:12am
3 min 46 sec ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks has been hired by the NFL and the players' union as an appeals officer.

The former Tampa Bay star, who will be inducted into the hall Aug. 2, replaces Matt Birk, now the NFL's director of football development.

Brooks will hear player appeals of on-field discipline.

After playing 14 seasons with Tampa Bay and leading the Buccaneers to their only Super Bowl title,...

July 25, 2014 - 10:07am
3 min 46 sec ago

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A professional mixed martial artist says prosecutors' decision to not charge him in the fatal stabbing of an intruder at his New Mexico home is a relief.

The District Attorney's office in Las Cruces announced Thursday that an investigation did not produce evidence to prove that Joseph Torrez killed 25-year-old Sal Garces on Jan. 1 without legal justification.

Sheriff's officials have said Torrez fatally stabbed Garces after...

July 25, 2014 - 10:00am
3 min 46 sec ago
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