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July 4, 2015 - 1:45pm
12 min 36 sec ago

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A brief look at the 1st stage of the Tour de France on Saturday:

Stage: A flat and windy 13.8-kilometer (8.6-mile) individual time trial through cycling-mad Dutch city of Utrecht, where fans jam-packed the streets to roar on each rider.

Winner: Australian rider Rohan Dennis clinched his first Tour stage win in style, setting a record speed for a Tour time trial.

Yellow jersey: Dennis is the first...

July 4, 2015 - 1:44pm
12 min 35 sec ago

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says Tobias Harris has agreed to sign a new contract to remain with the Orlando Magic.

The person says the deal for Harris — a restricted free agent — is for four years and $64 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because contract can't be officially signed until next week.

The 22-year-old forward completed his fourth NBA season and second full year...

July 4, 2015 - 1:42pm
12 min 35 sec ago

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The president of CONMEBOL says it needs "total and absolute change" after becoming engulfed in the FIFA corruption scandal.

Juan Angel Napout said on Saturday in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press that South American soccer's governing body was carrying out audits and was willing to collaborate with the ongoing investigation by U.S. and Swiss authorities.

Until now, Napout had been silent since the scandal broke...

July 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
12 min 35 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Injured closer Andrew Miller threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session and could soon return to the New York Yankees.

Miller has not pitched in a game since June 9 because of a strained left forearm. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild simulated a batter during Saturday's mound session, and Miller hopes he will not need another bullpen session before going on a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment.

"That's why I need to go to a rehab...

July 4, 2015 - 1:32pm
12 min 35 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They don't call it the Main Event for nothing. The road to crowning poker's next champion starts Sunday when several thousand people crowd around the green felt in Las Vegas competing in the World Series of Poker's Main Event.

Each player pays $10,000 to play.

The event no longer guarantees a $10 million top prize to the winner but will pay awards to the top 1,000 finishers after players told World Series of Poker organizers they...

July 4, 2015 - 1:22pm
12 min 35 sec ago

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless has been arrested for allegedly firing two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage.

A witness told Miami Beach police that Quarless and three others pulled up to a car full of women early Saturday. An arrest affidavit says the football player and another man approached the car. The conversation eventually escalated and the witness told authorities he heard the women...

July 4, 2015 - 1:04pm
12 min 35 sec ago

Prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge says he has chosen to join the San Antonio Spurs.

Aldridge tweeted the news on Saturday after spending a week meeting with teams as the most coveted player on the market. Aldridge spent his previous nine seasons in Portland, but is leaving for a four-year maximum contract with the Spurs.

He averaged a career-high 23.8 points per game for the Trail Blazers last season.

The Dallas native says on...

July 4, 2015 - 1:03pm
12 min 35 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanting to have a long reliever in the bullpen after a pair of extra-inning games, the Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of left-hander Everett Teaford from Durham of the Triple-A International League.

Left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser was optioned to the Bulls before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. To clear a spot on the Rays' 40-man roster, the first baseman-outfielder Marc Krauss was designated for assignment.


July 4, 2015 - 12:48pm
12 min 35 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals' RHP Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning because of an injury.

Strasburg allowed one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his third start since coming off the disabled list. He missed nearly four weeks due to neck tightness.

After making an attempt at Buster Posey's groundball out, Strasburg winced and grabbed in the area of his left side. After a stoppage...

July 4, 2015 - 12:42pm
12 min 34 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Free-agent goalie Dan Ellis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

The team announced the deal Saturday.

The 35-year-old Ellis went 4-3-1 with a 2.35 goals-against average in eight games with the Florida Panthers last season.

He has played in a total of 212 NHL games with six clubs, including Nashville under current Capitals coach Barry Trotz.

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