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August 21, 2014 - 8:17am
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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
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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
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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
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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 - 4:03am
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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
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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...

August 21, 2014 - 3:40am
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PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy isn't just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam.

Next up is the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus.

"It's my next goal," McIlroy said. "So I'm going to put everything into that."

The FedEx Cup playoffs get underway Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club with The Barclays, the first of four tournaments in which the field size...

August 21, 2014 - 3:34am
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Justin Gatlin hasn't felt this lean or this quick or even this hungry — he's cut way back on cheeseburgers and chocolate — in quite some time.

Using a shorter, more compact stride, the American sprinter is off to an 11-0 start in 100-meter races this season, although none have been against a certain person named Usain Bolt.

Yet, no matter how many events Gatlin wins or how fast he flies down the track, there's one thing he can't outrun — his...

August 21, 2014 - 3:21am
36 min 59 sec ago

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy isn't just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam.

Next up is the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus.

The FedEx Cup playoffs get underway Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club with The Barclays, the first of four tournaments in which the field size will be reduced each week until 30 players reach the finale at East Lake for the Tour Championship....

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