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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. …

Lester Making His Case

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Boston — Jon Lester allowed no earned runs for the third time in four starts, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 win Sunday. In eight innings, the All-Star left-hander struck out …

Never in Doubt

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. Staked …

Monday, July 21, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Washington 53 43 .552 — — 6-4 W-2 30-20 23-23 Atlanta 54 44 .551 — — 5-5 W-1 27-20 27-24 New York 46 52 .469 8 7½ 7-3 L-2 25-23 21-29 Miami 45 52 .464 8½ 8 3-7 W-1 28-24 17-28 Philadelphia 43 55 .439 11 10½ 6-4 L-1 19-29 24-26 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away St. Louis 54 44 .551 — — 7-3 W-2 29-20 25-24 Milwaukee 54 45 .545 ½ — 2-8 L-2 25-24 29-21 Pittsburgh 52 46 .531 2 1½ 5-5 W-3 32-20 20-26 Cincinnati 51 47 .520 3 2½ 5-5 L-3 27-21 24-26 Chicago 40 57 .412 13½ 13 2-8 L-5 20-22 20-35 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away San Francisco 54 44 .551 — — 5-5 L-1 28-25 26-19 Los Angeles 54 45 .545 ½ — 4-6 L-2 25-24 29-21 San Diego 43 55 .439 11 10½ 4-6 W-2 26-26 17-29 Arizona 43 56 .434 11½ 11 7-3 W-3 20-31 23-25 Colorado 40 58 .408 14 13½ 3-7 L-5 24-25 16-33 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Cincinnati 1St. Louis 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 2, 11 …

Monday, July 21, 2014

Yankees 3 Reds 2 Cincinnati New York ab r h bi ab r h bi BHmltn cf 4 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 4 1 0 0 Schmkr 2b 3 0 2 1 Jeter ss 5 0 1 1 Frazier 1b 4 1 1 1 Ellsury cf 4 1 4 1 Bruce rf 4 0 0 0 Teixeir 1b 5 0 0 0 Ludwck dh 3 0 1 0 McCnn c 5 0 2 1 B.Pena c 4 0 0 0 Beltran dh 3 0 0 0 Heisey lf 4 0 0 0 ISuzuki rf 4 0 1 0 Cozart ss 4 1 0 0 BRorts 2b 4 0 2 0 RSantg 3b 2 0 2 0 KJhnsn 3b 0 1 0 0 ZeWhlr ph-3b 2 0 1 0 Totals 32 2 6 2 Totals 36 3 11 3 Cincinnati 000 010 010 — 2 New York 000 020 001 — 3 One out when winning run scored. E—R.Santiago (2), …

Monday, July 21, 2014

Red Sox 6 Royals 0 Kansas City Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi L.Cain cf 3 0 0 0 B.Holt 3b 5 1 2 0 Infante 2b 4 0 0 0 Nava lf 3 0 2 3 Hosmer 1b 3 0 1 0 Pedroia 2b 4 0 0 1 Valenci 3b 4 0 1 0 D.Ortiz dh 5 0 0 0 AGordn lf 3 0 0 0 Carp 1b 2 0 0 0 BButler dh 4 0 0 0 Victorn rf 4 1 2 0 AEscor ss 3 0 2 0 Drew ss 3 0 0 0 Hayes c 3 0 0 0 D.Ross c 3 2 1 2 Aoki rf 3 0 0 0 BrdlyJr cf 3 2 2 0 Totals 30 0 4 0 Totals 32 6 9 6 Kansas City 000 000 000 — 0 Boston 102 300 00x — 6 E—A.Escobar (10). DP—Kansas City 1, Boston 1. LOB—Kansas City …

Braves, Uggla Part Ways

Monday, July 21, 2014

Atlanta (ap)— The Atlanta Braves did everything they could over the last year to find a team willing to trade for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla. There were no takers. Uggla’s frustrating, four-year tenure with the Braves ended Friday when the team requested unconditional release waivers on a …

TV SportsWatch

Monday, July 21, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• ARENA FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Spokane, ESPN2 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, ESPN …

Slumping Sparks Fire Coach

Monday, July 21, 2014

Los Angeles (ap) — Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season. The team made the move Sunday. The Sparks are in fourth place in the Western Conference, …

Nickname Debate Splits Opinions Within One Native Family

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Donald Wetzel Sr. knew what the Washington Redskins meant to his father. But it wasn’t until he stepped onto the team’s Virginia training grounds a few weeks ago that he learned what his father meant to the Redskins. …

NFC East

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) Open Camp: July 25, Philadelphia. Last Year: Went from worst to first in UNH grad Chip Kelly’s first year as coach, lost first-round playoff game to New Orleans. Kelly’s fast-paced, up-tempo offense set several club …