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July 21, 2014 - 6:18pm
11 hours 49 min ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Dereck Chisora has withdrawn from his European heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury after fracturing his hand during a sparring session.

The Londoner was set to meet Fury in Manchester to contest the European belt and the vacant British title on Saturday night but the fight will now be rescheduled with a new date to be announced shortly.

"I can't tell you how disappointed I am to have to pull out of the fight against...

July 21, 2014 - 6:18pm
11 hours 9 min ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Dereck Chisora has withdrawn from his European heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury after fracturing his hand during a sparring session.

The Londoner was set to meet Fury in Manchester to contest the European belt and the vacant British title on Saturday night but the fight will now be rescheduled with a new date to be announced shortly.

"I can't tell you how disappointed I am to have to pull out of the fight against...

July 21, 2014 - 6:08pm
11 hours 59 min ago

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The National Baseball Hall of Fame says next month's gala concert featuring the Boston Pops and Paul Simon has been canceled. No reason was given.

The Aug. 2 event was to have been part of the museum's 75th anniversary celebration.

The Hall of Fame said Monday that LGH19 Productions has asked ticket holders to go to www.cooperstownconcert.com for more information. Hall spokesman Brad Horn is referring questions to LGH19...

July 21, 2014 - 6:07pm
11 hours 59 min ago

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Late-running Better Lucky rallied from far back in a field of four and ran down fellow Grade 1 winners Grace Hall and My Miss Aurelia to win the $100,000 Shine Again at Saratoga Race Course.

The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper was reserved in the early going Monday under jockey Javier Castellano before unleashing a powerful stretch drive to catch Grace Hall near the wire and win by a head.

Better Lucky ran seven...

July 21, 2014 - 6:03pm
11 hours 59 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is going to be sidelined for at least three to four games because of a strained muscle in his back.

Teixeira says he has been hampered by a left lower lat injury that was causing spasms in his back for about a month. The pain escalated during New York's weekend sweep of the Cincinnati Reds immediately following the All-Star break.

An MRI administered Sunday showed a mild strain of the muscle....

July 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
11 hours 59 min ago

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Fifth-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia survived a scare against Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria, winning 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 Monday to advance to the second round of the Baku Cup.

Mayr-Achleitner served for the match at 5-4 in the second set against Jovanovski, who won this WTA event in 2012.

Also Monday, Shahar Peer of Israel ousted sixth-seeded Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-2, 6-4 at Baku Tennis Academy.

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July 21, 2014 - 5:40pm
11 hours 59 min ago

UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta saved two match points to defeat Italy's Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 and reach the second round of the Croatia Open on Monday.

Lorenzi won the first set and got an early break in the second, but the 57th-ranked Carreno Busta then won six straight games to level. The Italian broke again in the third set and led 5-3 before his Spanish opponent rallied to win the match.

Croatia's Borna Coric upset seventh-seeded...

July 21, 2014 - 5:40pm
12 hours 9 min ago

UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta saved two match points to defeat Italy's Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 and reach the second round of the Croatia Open on Monday.

Lorenzi won the first set and got an early break in the second, but the 57th-ranked Carreno Busta then won six straight games to level. The Italian broke again in the third set and led 5-3 before his Spanish opponent rallied to win the match.

Croatia's Borna Coric upset seventh-seeded...

July 21, 2014 - 5:40pm
12 hours 9 min ago

UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta saved two match points to defeat Italy's Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 and reach the second round of the Croatia Open on Monday.

Lorenzi won the first set and got an early break in the second, but the 57th-ranked Carreno Busta then won six straight games to level. The Italian broke again in the third set and led 5-3 before his Spanish opponent rallied to win the match.

Croatia's Borna Coric upset seventh-seeded...

July 21, 2014 - 5:26pm
12 hours 9 min ago

DALLAS (AP) — Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time.

Briles says 2013 is gone forever, and there's no defending a championship that can never be taken away from the Bears. He says his team learned how to win at the highest level and will attack 2014 like every other team and try to win another one.

Even with quarterback Bryce Petty and receiver Antwan Goodley back, Baylor is...

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