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Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 05:43 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to create a specialty license plate celebrating the homecoming of LeBron James.

State Rep. Rep. Bill Patmon says he plans to introduce legislation within the next two weeks for the "LeBron James Witness 2.0" tag.

James, an Akron native, announced on July 11 that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, four years after breaking the city's collective heart by jumping to the Miami Heat.


'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 05:38 AM

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter's backup doping sample has also come back positive for banned substances.

Chika Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last Friday, becoming the youngest ever female to win a weightlifting title at a Commonwealth Games.


Russia takes in Crimean clubs, Ukraine upset

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 04:54 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Football clubs from the Crimea region annexed by Russia will play in the Russian leagues this season.

The Russian Football Union says in a statement that clubs from the cities of Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta will play in the second division south, a third-tier Russian league.

Since Russia annexed the peninsula in February, it has registered five new clubs there. The Sevastopol teams will use a stadium occupied by now-defunct Ukrainian Premier League team FC Sevastopol last season.


A solid start for Woods, the lead for Leishman

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 03:51 AM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods began his title defense in the Bridgestone Invitational with a perfect tee shot down the middle of the fairway and a shot that covered the flag until it settled 10 feet behind the hole. Three putts later, he walked off with a bogey.

Another day of trying to find his game? Not quite.

He followed with six birdies to atone for a few more mistakes, and wound up with a 2-under 68 that at least gave him hope that his game was turning the corner.


Athlete tested for Ebola at Commonwealth Games

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 03:33 AM

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Commonwealth Games officials say an athlete competing at the games has been tested for the Ebola virus but the tests were negative.

Games officials said in a statement on Friday that "there is no Ebola in the athletes' village ... we can confirm an athlete was tested for a number of things when he fell ill last week, including Ebola. The tests were negative and the athlete competed in his event on Thursday."


Your Top Plays for Today

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 03:00 AM

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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JOHNSON OFF GOLF TOUR DUE TO "PERSONAL CHALLENGES"

Dustin Johnson takes time off tour due to undisclosed "personal challenges" and will miss the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=yNDMF3CF

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PRICE, LESTER AND LACKEY CHANGE TEAMS BEFORE BASEBALL TRADE DEADLINE


Dodgers beat Braves 2-1 on Kershaw's 9-hitter

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 01:07 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.

Kershaw (13-2) pitched his second consecutive complete game for the second time in his career. He is unbeaten in his last 11 starts with a 10-0 record since June 2. The left-hander beat the Braves for the first time during the regular season in his career.


Marte, Hill lift Diamondbacks past Pirates, 7-4

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:59 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night.

Nick Ahmed hit the Diamondbacks' third home run, an eighth-inning solo shot that was the first of his major-league career.


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POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:54 AM
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POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:54 AM

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