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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) reacts to a call during an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City. Barnes is asking for the public’s help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California. Barnes took to his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of 51-year-old Michael Williams of Sacramento to call police. (AP Photo, File)

Clippers Sale Trial Testimony Closes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Los Angeles — Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterling, who had testified early in the trial, was expected to be the final witness, but her husband’s lawyers decided not to call her back …

Alzheimer’s Sends Denver Owner to Sidelines

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Englewood, Colo. — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease. The 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the club’s daily operations, the Broncos announced Wednesday. Team president Joe Ellis is adding the title of chief executive officer and will have final …

Patriots’ Gronkowski Gets OK to Join Training Camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Associated Press Foxborough, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots’ star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice today. “He’s been cleared to play,” coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday. …

Military Preps Cubs’ Pitcher For the Bushes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mesa, Ariz. — Daniel Lewis has yet to pitch in a minor league game, yet he may be as mentally prepared as any closer in the majors. And despite never having participated in a spring training camp, Lewis is as well-conditioned as any player. The only ingredient Lewis …

James Apologizes With Cupcakes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A white 15-passenger van crept along the streets of Bath Township, Ohio; behind it trailed a Chevy Surburban. On board both vehicles, all boxed up by the dozen, were what will forever be known as The Apology cupcakes. Tuesday evening, the owners and employees of Baker Blvd. Decadent …

Chiefs Reach Extension With Top Running Back

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night. The two-year extension runs through the 2017 season, a person …

Toronto Stifles Red Sox

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Toronto — Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night. Bautista hit an RBI double in the first inning and added a leadoff homer …

Colon Settles Seattle

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Seattle — Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat …

Dungy’s Remarks Reveal Hypocrite

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Michael Sam, gay player = distraction, please go away. Michael Vick, dog killer = deserves a chance. Please explain the logic, Tony Dungy. The man who said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam because he is a distraction is the same man who stood in Michael Vick’s corner …

Padres Send Headley to Yanks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. Headley arrived at Yankee Stadium …

Nibali, Rogers Find Favor in Pyrenees

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bagneres-De-Luchon, France — Australia’s Michael Rogers led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Vincenzo Nibali, about 8½ minutes back, reined in his top …

For Sam, Football Is Finally Real

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

St. Louis — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the …

Giants’ Offensive Line Is a Jumble OFfensive Line

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — Nothing is more important to the New York Giants’ championship chances than protecting Eli Manning. Nothing is more jumbled in the Giants’ lineup as training camp opens than the offensive line. Not the best …