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July 3, 2015 - 5:40pm
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team.

San Antonio announced Friday that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas. She is entering her second season as an assistant coach for the Spurs, who will have video coordinator Will Hardy handle the head-coach duties for a summer-league entry in Utah.

The Spurs will play at least five games in Las...

July 3, 2015 - 5:35pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump.

On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami.

NASCAR spokesman David Higdon says "we looked at everything we saw coming down and what we heard from our sponsors and our partners and what we feel we...

July 3, 2015 - 5:34pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says center Robin Lopez has agreed to sign with the New York Knicks.

Lopez will leave the Portland Trail Blazers to fill the open spot in the middle for the Knicks, the person says Friday on condition of anonymity because contracts can't yet be signed. Yahoo Sports reported Lopez would receive a four-year deal worth $54 million.

The Knicks have been seeking a center since trading Tyson Chandler...

July 3, 2015 - 5:07pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have placed assistant hitting coach Lee Tinsley on administrative leave following his arrest on Thursday morning on a charge of driving while impaired.

Tinsley, 46, was booked into the Carroll County (Ky.) jail on one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

"We're still gathering information," Reds manager Bryan Price said before Friday's game. "With the holiday week, the...

July 3, 2015 - 4:55pm
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MADRID (AP) — The newly appointed president of Spain's tennis federation has moved to quell unrest among players by firing the Davis Cup captain and sports director.

Fernando Fernandez-Ladreda Aguirre issued a statement Friday, a day after taking over as president, saying he had fired Gala Leon.

Leon had been appointed by previous president, Jose Luis Escanuela, as captain and sports director of the team due to take on Russia in the Davis Cup on July...

July 3, 2015 - 4:49pm
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Organizers of golf's prestigious Ryder Cup have encountered skepticism from Minnesota state officials as they seek logistical assistance and sponsorships for the 2016 event at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

The private pitch and internal response surfaced in documents obtained by The Associated Press. The request ran from $600,000 to $2 million depending on the state's involvement and willingness to absorb security costs. Potential benefits would...

July 3, 2015 - 4:48pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers beefed up their bullpen on Friday, recalling rookie right-handers Tyler Cravy and David Goforth from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Two other rookies, infielder/outfielder Jason Rogers and right-handed pitcher Corey Knebel, were optioned to Colorado Springs.

Cravy and Goforth are in their second stints with Milwaukee. Cravy was up for the first two days of June and made his major-league debut on June 2, getting the...

July 3, 2015 - 4:39pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have traded former first-round draft pick Jake Skole to the New York Yankees for cash considerations and have signed three international free agents.

Skole is an outfielder who was selected 15th in the 2010 amateur draft. He had been playing at Double-A Frisco before the deal was announced Friday.

On the international front, Texas signed switch-hitting shortstop Adrian Pernalete from Venezuela, right-hander...

July 3, 2015 - 4:38pm
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PARIS (AP) — Home favorite Victor Dubuisson was in a three-way tie for the lead after the second round of the French Open on Friday, while Ryder Cup teammate Graeme McDowell's bid for a third successive title came to an early end.

Dubuisson and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello had been part of a four-way tie for the lead after the weather-delayed opening round was completed in the morning and they both carded a 1-under 70 in the second to finish the day level with Martin...

July 3, 2015 - 4:32pm
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DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.

Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that Jordan agreed to terms Friday. One said the deal was worth $80 million over four years. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because no deals can be completed and signed until Thursday.

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