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July 10, 2014 - 7:35pm
4 min 2 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers had another year of record revenues, yet income fell after making some high-priced player moves.

The NFL's only publicly owned team said Thursday that revenue rose 5 percent from 2013 to $324 million. Team president Mark Murphy credited the boost to another winning season that culminated with a third straight NFC North title, as well as increased revenue sharing across the league.

Total expenses increased nearly...

July 10, 2014 - 7:31pm
4 min 1 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will open on Aug. 23.

The date was announced Thursday.

The opening of the 94,000-square-foot facility was timed to coincide with two games at the Georgia Dome to begin the college football season: Mississippi vs. Boise State on Aug. 28, followed two days later by Alabama vs. West Virginia.

The hall was previously located in South Bend, Indiana, but was plagued by...

July 10, 2014 - 7:19pm
4 min 1 sec ago
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July 10, 2014 - 7:11pm
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OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Defending champion Malia Manuel of Kauai, Hawaii, tops the field announced for the ASP 6-Star Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Aug. 8-10, the world's largest women's surfing contest.

Also expected to compete in the field of more than 100 at the Oceanside Pier are last year's runner-up, Paige Hareb of New Zealand, and Bethany Hamilton of Lihue, Hawaii, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003.

The Supergirl Pro will serve as...

July 10, 2014 - 6:58pm
4 min 1 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is focused on healing after neck surgery and not worried about when he will play again.

Fielder said Thursday that he is doing a little rehab, but nothing too serious or baseball-wise yet. He had cervical fusion of two disks in his neck May 27.

Speaking to reporters in the clubhouse for the first time since the operation, Fielder said he is motivated to get back but isn't pushing anything...

July 10, 2014 - 6:49pm
4 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All-Star Scott Kazmir struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics win the annual Bay Bridge series by beating the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Thursday.

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and Stephen Vogt drove in three runs for the A's, who won three of four in the two-city series that began Monday night in Oakland. The A's (58-34) have won seven of eight overall and have matched the best start in Oakland history....

July 10, 2014 - 6:36pm
4 min 1 sec ago

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar became emotional when talking Thursday about the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup, saying that if the knee to his back had been slightly more to one side he "could be in a wheelchair" right now.

The Brazil striker cried as he recalled the injury, saying "God blessed" him and prevented a more serious injury. Neymar had to stop talking for several seconds, lowering his head and putting a hand in front of his eyes....

July 10, 2014 - 6:33pm
4 min 1 sec ago

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina winger Angel Di Maria is racing against the clock to recover from a thigh injury in time for the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday.

Argentina team spokesman Andres Ventura says Di Maria was practicing at "60-80 percent" at the team base in Belo Horizonte, and that team doctors would monitor his condition on a daily basis "to see if he can play."

Di Maria strained a muscle in his right thigh in the first...

July 10, 2014 - 6:31pm
44 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is expected to miss six weeks after he has surgery on Friday to repair torn ligaments in his left thumb. is expected to miss six weeks.

Phillips injured his thumb diving for a ground ball in the eighth inning Wednesday night and an MRI Thursday morning revealed torn ligaments in his left thumb. The Reds' former Gold Glove secondbaseman was hitting 272 at the time of the injury.

The team placed...

July 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
54 min ago

American midfielder Mix Diskerud scored in his first game back with Norway's Rosenborg following the World Cup, a 2-0 win at Latvia's Jelgava in the first qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Diskerud scored the game's second goal in the 73rd minute as the visitors advanced on 6-0 aggregate in the total-goals series.

Rosenborg plays Ireland's Sligo Rovers in the second qualifying round on July 17 and 24.

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