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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. …

Witness: Sterling Needs Clips’ Sale to Pay Off Debts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Los Angeles — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists …

Stewart Jazzed by Sprint Win

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. …

Ortiz Passes Yaz on Homer List in Boston Rout

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toronto — One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past …

Rangers Rearrange N.Y.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning Monday night and leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the sloppy New York Yankees. Trailing by a run …

Tiger Wants Ryder Berth

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second …

Kristoff Wins Tour’s Flat Stage

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press Nimes, France — Alexander Kristoff of Norway captured his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France by leading home a pack that overtook two breakaway riders with only about 50 meters to go …

It’s All About Defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Foxborough, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up 507 yards, the most …

Elliott Edges Bayne For Nationwide Win

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer Joliet, Ill. — Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first …

Padres Lose No-No, Win Game

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press San Diego — Odrisamer Despaigne came within four outs of the first no-hitter in San Diego’s 46-year major league history, and the Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday on Seth Smith’s run-scoring infield single in the ninth. Making his fifth major league start, …

Yanks Pop Off Over Reds

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press New York — Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter …