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July 26, 2016 - 2:45pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam's husband is calling it quits after just six months of marriage.

Former NFL player Edgerton Hartwell II filed a divorce complaint Monday in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta.

The complaint says the two married on Jan. 2 and recently separated. The three-page document offers no details or reason for the split, saying only that "the marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no possibility of...

July 26, 2016 - 2:34pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders and coach Sigi Schmid are parting ways after eight years.

The team announced Tuesday that Schmid's run as the only coach in the franchise's MLS era has come to an end. Longtime Sounders assistant Brian Schmetzer is immediately taking over as interim head coach.

Schmid joined the Sounders in 2008 after winning an MLS Cup title with the Columbus Crew. He also won an MLS title with the LA Galaxy in 2002....

July 26, 2016 - 2:32pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl moving from its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Delany says there might be "some movement from the bowls" but doesn't see those changes impacting the Rose Bowl.

The College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Year's Eve after ratings for last season's games dropped in a big way. Playoff head...

July 26, 2016 - 2:10pm
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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame coaches John Madden and Marv Levy are among the presenters chosen to welcome the eight-person Class of 2016 at the induction ceremonies on Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio.

Madden will speak on behalf of the late quarterback Ken Stabler, who played for Madden with the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s. The quarterback died in 2015 at the age of 69.

Levy will be the presenter for offensive lineman Dick Stanfel, who died...

July 26, 2016 - 2:04pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Shooting guard Dion Waiters has signed a $5.93 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat, and he'll compete for a starting job as Dwyane Wade's replacement.

Waiters was one of the top free agents left on the market. He became an unrestricted free agent when Oklahoma City rescinded a $6.8 million qualifying offer. The second year of his Miami deal announced Tuesday includes a player option.

Heat President Pat Riley said in a...

July 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Roger Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

Federer writes Tuesday on his Facebook page that he will skip the Summer Games, where the tennis competition starts next week, and has been advised by doctors to remain sidelined for the remainder of 2016.

Federer says he needs "more extensive rehabilitation" after arthroscopic knee surgery in February. That was the first...

July 26, 2016 - 1:58pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have put reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

The Cardinals made the move before Tuesday's doubleheader against the New York Mets. They promoted lefty Dean Kiekhefer from the minors for his third stint with St. Louis this year.

Rosenthal lost his closer's job in late June. The 26-year-old righty is 2-4 with a 5.13 ERA and 14 saves in 18 chances....

July 26, 2016 - 1:51pm
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Another Duggar is getting married.

Jinger Duggar announced her engagement to former professional soccer player Jeremy Vuolo in a video posted Tuesday promoting her new TLC reality show, "Counting On."

The 22-year-old former "19 Kids and Counting" star calls Vuolo "the man of my dreams." She said in a video posted last month that the two met in May 2015 and have been on a mission trip together.

Vuolo was a goalie at Hardwick...

July 26, 2016 - 1:43pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Coach Tyronn Lue has been rewarded with a multiyear contract extension after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title.

Lue took over when David Blatt was fired in January and led the Cavs to the championship, the first Cleveland pro sports team to win it all since 1964. Terms of Lue's extension were not immediately known. The AP and other outlets reported an agreement on the extension Monday.

Cavs general manager David Griffin...

July 26, 2016 - 1:42pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer posts that he will miss the Olympics and the rest of the 2016 tennis season due to a knee injury.

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