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July 25, 2014 - 6:04am
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, out-pacing teammate Nico Rosberg and extending the dominance of the Mercedes team.

Hamilton's best lap was timed at 1 minute, 25.814 seconds, 0.183 seconds faster than Rosberg. The Mercedes drivers, who have won nice of the 10 races so far this season, were the only ones finishing below 1:26. Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari...

July 25, 2014 - 5:50am
23 min ago

VIENNA (AP) — A pre-season match between Maccabi Haifa and Bundesliga team Paderborn has been canceled after pro-Palestinian demonstrators stormed the pitch during the Israeli club's previous game in Austria.

Wilfried Ellinger, the deputy mayor of Kirchbichl, tells the Austria Press Agency on Friday that the match was called off because his small town wouldn't be able to guarantee security.

Maccabi and Paderborn had been scheduled to play Saturday....

July 25, 2014 - 3:00am
23 min ago
FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Quad Cities at Dayton, 6 p.m.

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

Lansing at Peoria, 7 p.m.

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m...

July 25, 2014 - 2:57am
23 min ago

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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NIBALI WINS STAGE TO CLOSE ON TOUR DE FRANCE CROWN

Vincenzo Nibali closes in on Tour de France crown by winning tough 18th stage.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nibali-wins-18th-tour-de-france-stage

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AGUIRRE REPLACES ZACCHERONI AS JAPAN COACH

Japan appoints Mexican...

July 25, 2014 - 1:36am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Scherzer (12-3) tied teammate Rick Porcello and New York's Masahiro Tanaka for the league lead in wins. He allowed three runs and six hits over seven innings and struck out 11. It was the fourth time this season and 22nd...

July 25, 2014 - 1:28am
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July 25, 2014 - 1:14am
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SEATTLE (AP) — Wie-Yen Chen allowed five hits over eight innings and Delmon Young hit a three-run homer to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

Chen (11-3), who has won his past four starts, scattered five singles, walked one and struck out three. His 11 wins ties him for third-most in American League. On the road, Chen is 6-1 with a 3.94 ERA in nine starts.

Darren O'Day finished with a routine ninth...

July 25, 2014 - 12:59am
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.

Cain opened the 14th with an infield single and stole second before Aoki delivered the winning hit off John Axford on a full-count pitch with one out.

Aaron Crow (5-1), the seventh Kansas City pitcher, earned the...

July 25, 2014 - 12:58am
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July 25, 2014 - 12:44am
22 min 59 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their 14th straight victory, 93-73 over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night.

Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner each had 18 points and Candice Dupree added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Mercury (20-3), four wins shy of the Sparks' WNBA record of 18 straight wins in 2001.

Nneka Ogwumike scored 23 points and Jantel Lavender had 16 for the Sparks (10-...

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