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July 2, 2015 - 2:50pm
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LONDON (AP) — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.

Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever touch and a throwback serve-and-volley game, beat Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court on Thursday in by far the biggest surprise of the tournament so far.

Brown kept Nadal off balance with a mixture of drop...

July 2, 2015 - 2:42pm
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LONDON (AP) — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal loses to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown in 2nd round of Wimbledon.

July 2, 2015 - 2:34pm
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have hired Bob Boughner as an assistant coach and Johan Hedberg as goaltending coach for Peter DeBoer's new staff.

The Sharks announced the moves Thursday.

Boughner spent the past four seasons as head coach of Windsor in the OHL. He spent one year as an assistant in the NHL with Columbus in 2010-11.

Boughner played in 630 NHL games as a defenseman with Colorado, Carolina, Calgary,...

July 2, 2015 - 2:31pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right wrist.

Springer was injured when he was hit on the wrist by a 95 mph fastball thrown by Edinson Volquez in the fifth inning of Houston's win over Kansas City on Wednesday night.

It's a blow for the first-place Astros, who count Springer as their best outfielder for dazzling defense play and power on offense where he is hitting .264...

July 2, 2015 - 2:23pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed right-hander Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list because of a foot injury.

Chad Billingsley was activated from the disabled list to take Harang's roster spot and will start against Milwaukee on Thursday night.

Harang (4-11) lost his eighth straight start on Wednesday night to become the first Phillies pitcher since Jim Nash in 1972 to lose eight in a row.

Harang has...

July 2, 2015 - 2:14pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defensemen Cameron Schilling and Michael Liambas.

The two-year contract for Schilling runs through the 2016-17 season and Liambas is a one-year deal for next season.

Schilling played in six games with the Washington Capitals (2012-15), including four last season. Liambas had five goals, three assists and 158 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL last season...

July 2, 2015 - 2:13pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

St. Louis made the announcement Thursday, roughly a month after helping the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the Lightning in seven games.

The 40-year-old St. Louis was uncertain whether he would return for another season after the Rangers were eliminated...

July 2, 2015 - 1:59pm
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona football player Michael DeGroote died while vacationing with his family in Alaska. He was 22.

A family spokesman confirmed to the university that DeGroote died Tuesday in Alaska, though no other details were given.

"The entire NAU Athletics Family is deeply saddened by the loss of Michael," NAU coach Jerome Souers said in a statement. "He was a well-respected young man that I was proud to have as a part of our...

July 2, 2015 - 1:46pm
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods has rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in the opening round of The Greenbrier Classic.

Helped by Thursday's morning rain that softened the Old White TPC course in West Virginia, Woods posted his lowest score of the season and matched his best in relation to par. It was only the fourth time he shot in the 60s in 21 rounds.

Two weeks ago at the U.S. Open, Woods had the highest 36-hole...

July 2, 2015 - 1:38pm
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Monta Ellis has found a new home in Indiana.

A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ellis has agreed to terms with the Pacers on a four-year deal worth $44 million. The deal includes a player option for the final year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The contract cannot be signed until July 9.

Ellis averaged 18.9 points and 4.1 assists in his second season...

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