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July 12, 2014 - 7:43am
2 min 48 sec ago

TOMBLAINE, France (AP) — The Tour de France has left the flats of northern France for three days of up-and-down riding in the Vosges mountains.

Saturday's 161-kilometer (100-mile) Stage 8 from Tomblaine to the Gerardmer La Mauselaine ski resort features a short but steep uphill finish that will test the legs of overall leader Vincenzo Nibali and his main challengers for the yellow jersey.

The Italian holds a two-second lead over Astana teammate Jakob...

July 12, 2014 - 7:23am
2 min 48 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — An Olympic champion in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Games, Camille Muffat of France is retiring from competition at the age of 24.

Muffat was also a runner-up in the 200-meter freestyle and won a bronze medal in the 4x200 freestyle relay two years ago.

She intended to compete in the 2016 Rio Games, but said in the Saturday edition of French daily L'Equipe that "I knew becoming an Olympic champion in 2016 would be 100 times...

July 12, 2014 - 5:44am
2 min 47 sec ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed eight-time All-Star Vince Carter to a multiyear contract.

Carter averaged 11.9 points in 81 games, all off the bench, last season for the Dallas Mavericks. The 37-year-old guard has scored 20.2 points per game over his 16-year career.

Terms of the deal announced early Saturday morning were not disclosed.

Carter moved into 25th place on the NBA's career scoring list last...

July 12, 2014 - 4:31am
3 hours 12 min ago

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Will LeBron James really get a roller coaster named for him now that he's coming back to Cleveland? Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park says to stay tuned.

Earlier this week, the park promised to rename one of its 17 roller coasters "King James" if the four-time NBA MVP returned home to play for the Cavaliers. Cedar Point says the decision is coming on which coaster it will rename.

James announced Friday that he is leaving Miami...

July 12, 2014 - 3:44am
3 hours 12 min ago

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Mo Martin has a plan for every golf course she plays, and it's working at Royal Birkdale.

The 31-year-old American is among the shortest hitters in women's golf, so she figured out the widest part of the fairways and keeps hitting them. It has produced 10 birdies in two days, a pair of 3-under 69s, and a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

"It's always nice when your plan pans out,"...

July 12, 2014 - 3:38am
3 hours 12 min ago

LeBron James' decision to come home to Cleveland is being hailed as a story about the power of forgiveness and maturity and a victory for a blue-collar Northern city over a destination spot in glitzy Miami.

Now that the decision has, finally, been made, what does it mean for the long-struggling team on the court?

The four-time MVP and two-time NBA champion left the Heat and returned to the team he left in 2010 largely due to the lure of home. But it...

July 12, 2014 - 1:48am
4 hours 42 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Quentin drove in three runs, Alexi Amarista homered and Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings, leading the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

Hahn (5-2) allowed a run and three hits, struck out six and walked four in his seventh major league start. The 24-year-old right-hander has a 1.46 ERA over his last six outings since Pittsburgh beat him 4-1 on June 3 in his big league debut at Petco Park....

July 12, 2014 - 1:39am
4 hours 42 min ago

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July 12, 2014 - 1:37am
4 hours 42 min ago
North Division
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Syracuse (Nationals)5737.606
Rochester (Twins)5344.546
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5047.515
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4847.505
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4650...
July 12, 2014 - 1:36am
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Final Colorado 6 Minnesota 2

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Final Cleveland 7 Chi White Sox 4

Final Baltimore 3 N-Y Yankees 2, 10 Innings...

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