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July 6, 2015 - 5:21pm
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DENVER (AP) — One practice in and Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay is already talking titles.

An NBA Summer League crown, anyway. Got to love rookies.

New coach Michael Malone certainly does — especially this one. Mudiay, the seventh overall pick in the draft last month, already is forming quite a bond with his coach, who flat-out told Mudiay that this was his team.

This summer in Las Vegas, he meant, when the younger...

July 6, 2015 - 5:02pm
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Marc Gasol is staying right at home in Memphis.

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that the All-Star center has agreed to terms on a five-year max deal worth more than $100 million to stay with the Grizzlies. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

The 7-foot-1 Spaniard is coming off the best season of his seven-year NBA career, earning a starting spot in the...

July 6, 2015 - 5:00pm
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July 6, 2015 - 4:59pm
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has announced a schedule for its men's basketball team that includes two in-state schools for its games this November in Springfield.

The Illini will play four regular-season games and an exhibition at Springfield's Prairie Capital Convention Center this fall while renovation work is completed at the State Farm Center on campus.

The exhibition will take place Nov. 8 against Division II Illinois-Springfield....

July 6, 2015 - 4:46pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a left thumb injury.

Harrison jammed his thumb Sunday while stealing a base in the seventh inning of a win over the Cleveland Indians. He is scheduled to undergo testing to see if there is any structural damage and also to determine a timetable for his return.

In 75 games, Harrison is hitting .279 with four home runs...

July 6, 2015 - 4:30pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the bereavement list and recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha before opening a four-game series against Tampa Bay on Monday night.

Moustakas left in the sixth inning of Sunday's victory over Minnesota. This is the second time he's been placed on the family medical emergency list.

The 22-year-old Cuthbert, who signed as an undrafted free agent in...

July 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.

The 5-2 victory Sunday gave the Americans a record third title.

The game was seen by 26.7 million viewers. Fox said Monday its English-language coverage was seen by an average of 25.4 million and NBC's Telemundo said its telecast averaged 1.27 million.

Viewership topped the...

July 6, 2015 - 4:23pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper won't participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby because his father isn't available to pitch to him.

The Home Run Derby will be held Monday, the day before the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Harper was the leading vote-getter in fan balloting for NL starters and began play Monday tied for second in the majors with 25 homers.

Harper finished second in the 2013 Home Run Derby with his dad as the...

July 6, 2015 - 4:23pm
7 min 29 sec ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' men's basketball team drew more people per game last season than all but 14 other teams around the country. But Illini per-game attendance was still down.

According to NCAA figures released Monday, the Illini drew 14,652 people per game in a 19-14 season that ended with a disappointing one-game appearance in the National Invitation Tournament. The attendance figure was nonetheless 15th in the country and fifth in the Big Ten....

July 6, 2015 - 4:16pm
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Manu Ginobili says he is returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 14th season.

Ginobili made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. The Argentinian will turn 38 later this month and is coming off of a season in which he battled several injuries.

Ginobili averaged 10.5 points in 70 games, his lowest scoring average since his rookie season. But the Spurs need his experience, versatility and playmaking to bolster the depth on a roster that is a little...

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