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July 10, 2014 - 4:39am
5 min 3 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final.

Bung Moktar Radin drew a flurry of criticism on social media with his tweet: "Well done . Bravo . Long live Hitler ." after Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday.

Najib on Thursday called the remarks "unacceptable and wrong."


July 10, 2014 - 3:35am
5 min 3 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Like many young baseball players, Aaron Senne dreamed of fame and fortune when he signed his first contract as a Miami Marlins draft choice after a record-breaking college career at Missouri.

Reality as a low-level minor leaguer was far different: vending machine dinners, bug-infested apartments and a salary with an equivalent hourly wage less than what fast-food workers make

Senne and former minor-league players in each of the 30...

July 10, 2014 - 3:33am
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CHICAGO (AP) — The squabble between the Chicago Cubs and the owners of the rooftop venues that peek over the walls of Wrigley Field is heading back to City Hall.

The Cubs will ask the city's landmarks commission Thursday to approve a massive $500 million renovation project that is even more extensive than the project that the same commission and then the City Council approved last year.

The Cubs are pushing for five more signs to go with the...

July 10, 2014 - 3:05am
5 min 3 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.

When Lionel Messi's Argentina takes on Germany in Sunday's World Cup final, it looks at first glance like a meeting between brilliant individual scoring talent and the tight discipline of a collective unit.

But this game will be about much more than that.

Argentina has shown that it can play just as...

July 10, 2014 - 1:44am
5 min 2 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Kendrys Morales knocked in three runs and Kyle Gibson pitched six shutout innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-1 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

Chris Colabello hit a two-run double, Brian Dozier scored twice and the Twins put up eight runs in the first four innings to chase an ineffective Roenis Elias (7-8). The rookie lasted a career-low 3 1-3 innings, yielding seven runs — six earned — and seven hits with three walks....

July 10, 2014 - 1:27am
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July 10, 2014 - 1:27am
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hunter Pence homered and drove in two runs, Matt Cain tossed six strong innings and the San Francisco Giants spoiled Jason Hammel's debut for Oakland with a 5-2 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday night.

Cain (2-7) allowed two runs and five hits for his first win since May 15 against the Miami Marlins. He struck out four and walked two to help the Giants snap Oakland's six-game winning streak.

Hammel, acquired by the A's...

July 10, 2014 - 1:21am
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July 10, 2014 - 1:13am
3 hours 5 min ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Heads up, World Cup athletes! The robots are coming — and their goal is to conquer the soccer field.

The international robot soccer tournament called RoboCup takes place in Brazil right after the World Cup. Teams from about 45 countries are competing.

The ultimate goal of the yearly event is bold: To create a robot team that can beat the human World Cup winners by 2050.

The machines still have a ways to go....

July 10, 2014 - 1:08am
3 hours 25 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Farmar is moving down the hall at Staples Center, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers to sign with the Clippers, who have also signed center Spencer Hawes.

Farmar averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 41 games for the struggling Lakers last season. The free agent guard won NBA titles in 2009 and 2010 with the Lakers, who drafted him out of UCLA in 2006. The deal allows the 27-year-old Los Angeles native to stay home and become the...

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