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August 21, 2014 - 10:03am
5 min 27 sec ago

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is hoping to raise fresh capital with a stock issue expected to bring in 114.4 million euros ($151.72 million) in an effort to reduce debt and give the club more financial clout.

Dortmund is the only listed Bundesliga soccer club. It nearly went bankrupt in 2005 but has been recovering thanks to sporting success. Dortmund was the Bundesliga champion in 2011 and 2012, won the German Cup in 2012 and reached the Champions League...

August 21, 2014 - 9:50am
5 min 27 sec ago

Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.

Moore earned the league's most valuable player on Thursday, hours before the Lynx opened their Western Conference semifinals playoff series with the San Antonio Stars.

"It's a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that I've put in," said Moore in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday night. "I think of all the...

August 21, 2014 - 8:17am
5 min 27 sec ago
Aug. 22

1851 — The United States wins the first international yacht race. The schooner named "America" beats 14 British yachts.

1950 — Althea Gibson becomes the first black tennis player to be accepted in competition for the national championship.

1957 — Floyd Patterson knocks out Pete Rademacher in the sixth round to retain his world heavyweight title at Sicks Stadium in Seattle....

August 21, 2014 - 8:17am
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Aug. 22

1886 — Cincinnati outfielder Abner Powell was literally brought down by the dog days of summer. Chicken Wolf of the Louisville Colonels hit a deep drive and Powell took off after it, joined by a dog that had been sleeping by the fence. The dog bit Powell's leg before the outfielder could get to the ball and wouldn't let go as Wolf scored on a game-winning inside-the-park homer.

1917 — Pittsburgh's...

August 21, 2014 - 7:58am
5 min 27 sec ago

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another.

Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million.

Liverpool is in talks with AC Milan over the permanent signing of Balotelli, who was rarely out of the headlines in a 2½-year spell with Manchester City that ended in January...

August 21, 2014 - 7:47am
5 min 26 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer.

The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped it win the Champions League last season.

Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer (to renew his contract) from the club."

Di Maria, who is under contract with Madrid until 2018, has been linked to Manchester...

August 21, 2014 - 7:02am
5 min 26 sec ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials have complained to the organizers of the European Swimming Championships in Berlin after an announcer introduced the Polish team by joking that they would return home with stolen cars.

Poland's Foreign Ministry said its embassy in Berlin was asking for a clarification on the matter and possible "consequences" for the announcer.

Andrzej Kowalski, the president of the Polish Swimming Federation, told the Polish...

August 21, 2014 - 5:35am
5 min 27 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been set for Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed on a sexual assault charge.

Reed is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel. He's charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Reed's probable cause hearing is set for Thursday morning in a Detroit court. A not guilty plea was entered for him last month during an arraignment.

Reed appeared in 27...

August 21, 2014 - 4:03am
5 min 26 sec ago

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona will have a hard time replacing Ka'Deem Carey with one running back.

A two-time All-American, Carey left the desert with nearly every rushing record in the book.

The Wildcats have auditioned six players for the role in fall camp and each brings something a little different to the table.

Fifth-year senior Terris Jones-Grigsby, a walk-on in 2010, has gotten the most first-team reps so far. Junior Jared...

August 21, 2014 - 3:53am
5 min 26 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.

European clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal have long sent coaches to work at U.S. summer camps, but now some are opening year-round U.S. academies aimed at finding new talent while also...

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