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July 23, 2014 - 8:23am
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BASEBALL

Cleveland at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

Washington at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.

Detroit at Arizona, 3:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Seattle, 3:40 p.m.

Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

L.A....

July 23, 2014 - 8:12am
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is back at training camp and wants to earn the trust of his teammates, coaches and fans after a troubled offseason.

In a statement released by the team Wednesday, Dareus says he has a passion for football, but acknowledges he has "things to work on professionally and personally."

Dareus returned to camp in suburban Rochester on Tuesday, a day after attending a court hearing in...

July 23, 2014 - 8:03am
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PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — The Tour de France pack has embarked on Stage 17, the shortest leg of the three-week race featuring three tough climbs plus an uphill finish in the Pyrenees.

Vincenzo Nibali is again in the yellow jersey that he's worn for all but two stages this year for Wednesday's 124.5-kilometer (77-mile) trek.

It covers three hard Category 1 ascents from Saint-Gaudens and a final push up to Pla d'Adet ski station above the town of Saint...

July 23, 2014 - 7:55am
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HONG KONG (AP) — LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The mob chanted "LBJ" as he entered the store to meet with a small group of shoe-collecting "sneakerheads."

He said it was "very humbling" to know he was an inspiration for fans in the former British colony.

"I'm miles and miles and miles, thousands...

July 23, 2014 - 7:19am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
5 min 24 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...

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