Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 19-20 - FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the ball during NFL football minicamp at the team's facility in Berea, Ohio. With LeBron James return, Johnny Football might not be the top star in Cleveland, but Manziel will still get plenty of attention for what he does on and off the field this summer. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list.

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014, in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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

Jeter turns small part of attention to business

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2014 file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter answers a question during a news conference in Tampa, Fla. Jeter, saluted at the All-Star game and making a long goodbye this season, finishes his baseball life this fall. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

Vikings suspend Priefer for 3 games

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, right, speaks during a press conference, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minn. Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Elizabeth Flores ) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ri

Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

Norway's Alexander Kristoff crosses the finish line to win the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222 kilometers (137.9 miles) with start in Tallard and finish in Nimes, France, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

NIMES, France (AP) — Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory.

Majka earns Pole position on Tour’s 14th stage

Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 177 kilometers (110 miles) with start in Grenoble and finish in Risoul, France, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

RISOUL, France (AP) — Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its for

Big names on NFL’s unemployment line

FILE - Tim Tebow speaks on ESPN before the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game between Auburn and Florida State in this Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 file photo taken in Pasadena, Calif. Many critics might have written him off and he's got a TV gig with the SEC Network, but as long as the polarizing quarterback is still available, plenty will wonder if anyone will sign him. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — MISSING: A handful of former NFL stars.

REWARD: An opportunity to help a team and revive a once-flourishing career.

McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kneels under an umbrella as he waits to play on the 4th green during the third day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Saturday July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

Baseball gets back to work

American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game in the top of the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory.

Last-place Red Sox hope for turnaround

American League pitcher Jon Lester, of the Boston Red Sox, throws during the second inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

BOSTON (AP) — From worst to first to worst again.

For three seasons, the Boston Red Sox have been riding a surprising seesaw that has them in last place in the AL East.

Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past

Norway's Alexander Kristoff crosses the finish line ahead of France's Arnaud Demare, bottom right, to win the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 185.5 kilometers (115.3 miles) with start in Bourg-en-Bresse and finish in Saint-Etienne, France, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — Because of doping’s ravages on cycling, it’s natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.

A new generation emerging at golf’s oldest major

Tiger Woods of the US carries a basket of golf balls toward the practice chipping green ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Wednesday July 16, 2014. The British Open Golf championship starts Thursday July 17. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Even when he’s not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

A’s, Giants give Bay Area high hopes

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Fernando Abad celebrates at the end of their interleague baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, July 10, 2014, in San Francisco. Oakland won the game 6-1. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball’s best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport’s highest-paid stars.

Talansky’s tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

France's Tony Gallopin looks back to see if he has enough lead to stay ahead of the sprinting pack as he crosses the finish line to win the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 187.5 kilometers (116.5 miles) with start in Besancon and finish in Oyonnax, France, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

OYONNAX, France (AP) — Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11.

R&A to meet over proxy decision on women’s vote

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club's Chief Executive Peter Dawson attends a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Wednesday July 16, 2014. The British Open Golf championship starts Thursday July 17. (AP Photo)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a business meeting next week to determine whether to allow club members to vote by proxy for its historic September vote to have

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL

American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game in the top of the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then

Wade signs deal to return to Heat

FILE - In this April 14, 2014, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) pauses on the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. A person familiar with the situation says Wade is staying with the Heat, agreeing to a two-year deal with a player option for 2015-16. Wade made reference to the deal Tuesday, Kuly 15, 2014, tweeting "Home Is Where the Heart Is" and calling himself a "HeatLifer" in a photo of him below Miami's three NBA championship banners. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he’s ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods of the US plays off the 15th tee during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Tuesday July 15, 2014. The British Open starts on Thursday July 17. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

Balanced NBA field will make title chase tougher

FILE - In this June 3, 1993, file photo, Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan, right, and New York Knicks' Patrick Ewing chase a loose ball during the second half of game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals in New York. Ewing sees the parallels between then and now. Ewing says when he played, it was mostly one superstar per team. He believes the league is heading back that way now and many say a more-balanced playing field across the NBA could be better for the league. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Ewing sees the parallels between then and now.

Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali crosses the finish line to win the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161.5 kilometers (100.4 miles) with start in Mulhouse and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

BESANCON, France (AP) — With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the T

Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby

American League's Yoenis Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, hits during the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the fina

Brazil’s upside-down Cup: Bad on field, good off

A fireworks display is seen over the Maracana stadium after the soccer World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina. (AP Photo/Adriana Lorete-Agencia o Globo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup.

Nibali excels as Contador crashes out

A doctor tends to Spain's Alberto Contador, as team manager Bjarne Riis of Denmark holds Contador after he crashed in the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161.5 kilometers (100.4 miles) with start in Mulhouse and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Monday, July 14, 2014. Contador abandoned the race a bit later in the race. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Alou, Cepeda happy with young Latinos’ progress

In this March 8, 1962 file photo Felipe Alou, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, poses in Casa Grande, Ariz. Alou and Orlando Cepeda were dark-skinned Latinos who knew little English when they arrived in the minor leagues as teenagers, among the first wave of Spanish-speaking players thrown into a new culture to play professional baseball. Both are encouraged to see so many young players from Latin America now arriving in the U.S. with better English skills, thanks in large part to all 30 major league organizations putting more emphasis into such training through academies in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Felipe Alou and Orlando Cepeda knew little English when they arrived in the minor leagues in the mid-1950s, putting them among the first wave of Spanish-speaking players thrown

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

Germany's Mario Goetze celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won 1-0 to win the World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster.

Messi’s World Cup ends on a bitter note

Argentina's Lionel Messi goes to get his runner-up medal after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0 (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lionel Messi’s final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina’s last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.

Anthony, a ‘Knick at heart,’ stays in New York

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony smiles as he watches from the bench during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Signing day has arrived in the NBA, if the biggest free agents care to grab their pens. But its unclear if Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade _ who all might be waiting on LeBron James to go first _ are ready. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now.

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Germany's Mats Hummels go downfield during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

Magical Messi or united Germany

Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, talks to teammates Sergio Aguero, right, and Ezequiel Lavezzi, second right, during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Friday, July 11, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team.

Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0

Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring his team's first goal on a penalty shot during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd.

James’ return makes Cavs better

FILE - IN this April 22, 2010, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks against the Chicago Bulls during the second quarter of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago. James told Sports Illustrated on Friday, July 11, 2014, he is leaving the Miami Heat to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.

Kadri wins 8th Tour stage

France's Blel Kadri crosses the finish line to win the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161 kilometers (100 miles) with start in Tomblaine and finish in Gerardmer, France, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

GERARDMER, France (AP) — In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday.

Seager, Cano lift Mariners over A’s 6-2

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager tugs at his jersey in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a career-high 8 2-3 innings, and Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano homered to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.

Sac fly in 9th gives Dodgers win over Pads

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Paul Maholm throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A.J. Ellis hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

Phillies come up short in 10th

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, left, and Jayson Werth celebrate after Zimmermann hit the go-ahead RBI-single in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Philadelphia. Washington won 5-3 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies needed either a clutch hit or a better throw to extend their longest winning streak of the season.

They got neither.

Germany vs Argentina: How they compare

Germany's Toni Kroos, left, celebrates with Miroslav Klose after scoring during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Xavier Marit, Pool)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world’s biggest stage.

Brazil’s misery is Argentina’s joy

Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team celebrate their team's victory during a live broadcast of the soccer World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

SAO PAULO (AP) — After their own World Cup hopes fell apart in the most humiliating way, Brazilians must now grapple with the prospect that things could get even worse.

Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage

Germany's Andre Greipel crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

REIMS, France (AP) — Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vinc

Sterling says he won’t sell team

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of

Twins rout of Mariners 8-1

Minnesota Twins' Kendrys Morales (17) doubles in a run as Seattle Mariners cacher Mike Zunino looks on in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Kendrys Morales knocked in three runs and Kyle Gibson pitched six shutout innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-1 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

Indians fall to Yankees

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, left, congratulates Mark Teixeira after Teixeira hit a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians let their best opportunity get away Wednesday night, and it cost them the game.

Hornets to sign Hayward to offer sheet

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward (20) drives around Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. A person close to the situation says restricted free agent Hayward has agreed to a maximum offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets that would pay the small forward $63 million over the next four years. The Jazz would have three days to match the deal once Hayward officially signs the offer sheet. The person commented to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, July 9, 2014, because Hayward can't officially sign the offer sheet until Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are going all out to sign restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.

Wie goes for encore at Royal Birkdale

FILE - In this June 22, 2014 file photo,Michelle Wie poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. The 24-year-old from Hawaii is ready to put her first major championship behind her. Wie is among the favorites when the Ricoh Women's British Open gets underway Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Royal Birkdale. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

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Tour champ Froome drops out in Stage 5

Spain's Alberto Contador crosses the finish line with a delay of more than two minutes on his main rivals during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg, France, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

ARENBERG, France (AP) — An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history.

Argentina reaches World Cup final

Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves a penalty from Netherlands' Ron Vlaar during a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight.

Browns WR Gordon charged with DWI in NC

In this Oct. 27, 2013, photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) runs during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Police say Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, N.C. Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Gordon was taken into custody after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh around 3 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014. Gordon was released on bail. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

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Sterling testifies in Los Angeles Clippers trial

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling, who’s challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he’s mentally sound, sparring with his wife’s lawyer

LeBron James holds meetings in Las Vegas

FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Miami. LeBron James held meetings for more than three hours in a Las Vegas hotel Tuesday, July 8, 2014 leaving without giving any indication of what team hell play for next season. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday.

Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

The bandaged right wrist and left knee of Britain's Christopher Froome are seen after he crashed during the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 163.5 kilometers (101.6 miles) with start in Le Touquet and finish in Lille, France, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Froome's injured wrist is likely to cause problems tomorrow when negotiating the nine cobblestone section of the fifth stage. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

LILLE, France (AP) — Back on the race’s home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France faces a first possible shakeout Wednesday over the bone-rattling cobblestones in northern France.

Dribblers Messi and Robben face off in semifinal

Argentina's Lionel Messi and teammates celebrate at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Argentina won 1-0. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Cup’s best dribblers — Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben — face off when Argentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals.

Germany routs Brazil 7-1

Germany's Mesut Ozil, left, and Brazil's Maicon go for a header during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

Nobody ever expected this.

James, Cavs owner could mend differences, reunite

FILE- In this Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles as Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, right, watches in the second quarter in an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. As Cavaliers fans breathlessly await a homecoming they never thought possible, the broken relationship between James and Gilbert could get in the way. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

FILE - In this March 15, 2013, file photo, attorney Sol Weiss takes part in a concussion symposium at Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pa. A federal judge on Monday July 7, 2014, granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players, who Weiss represents, for concussion-related claims. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari runs next to goalkeeper Julio Cesar during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. Brazil will face Germany on Tuesday in a World Cup semifinal match without Neymar. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil and Germany are two of the most decorated teams in football, with eight World Cup titles between them.

5 things to know as the Tour de France hits London

Britain's Christopher Froome, center right with race number one, passes a police officer during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LONDON (AP) — It may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London.

Video footage shows Pistorius re-enacting killing

Oscar Pistorius gestures, as he sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his ongoing murder trial. Pistorius is a "paradox" whose past triumphs as a sprinter crossing the finish line with raised arms contrasted sharply with the daily, severe limitations that he endured because of his disability, a physician testified Thursday at the runner's murder trial. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Newly released video footage shows Oscar Pistorius participating in a re-enactment of how he says he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and then carried her out of a toilet

Almirola wins rain-cut NASCAR race at Daytona

Kasey Kahne, front left, Paul Menard (27) and Reed Sorenson (36) are among the cars that crashed coming out of the backstretch going in to turn 3 during the NASCAR Sprint cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Ron Sanders)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane.

What a final! Djokovic tops Federer at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic of Serbia eats the grass on centre court as he celebrates defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play.

Messi guides Argentina into semis

Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) and his teammates celebrate following their 1-0 victory over Belgium to advance to the semifinals after the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Argentines didn’t need a late winner from Lionel Messi this time, settling in to protect a 1-0 margin against Belgium that earned them a first trip to the World Cup semifi

Kittel thrills in 1st Tour stage

Germany's sprinter Marcel Kittel crosses the finish line ahead of Peter Sagan of Slovakia, right, to win the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 190.5 kilometers (118.4 miles) with start in Leeds and finish in Harrogate, England, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

HARROGATE, England (AP) — Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel’s hands went up in victory.

2nd Wimbledon title for Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic kisses the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she owns two championships to prove it.

Federer, Djokovic in Wimbledon final

Roger Federer of Switzerland watches a return over the net to Milos Raonic of Canada during their mens singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

LONDON (AP) — For all their time on the world’s biggest tennis stage — Roger Federer in 24 Grand Slam finals and Novak Djokovic in 13 — two of the sport’s “Big 4” have met in only one major final:

Colorado Rockies snap five-game skid

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Drew Stubbs hit a two-run homer, Jorge De La Rosa pitched six strong innings before giving way to a shaky bullpen and the Colorado Rockies snapped a five-game skid by holding off the

Tour de France gears up for UK start

Spain's Alberto Contador talks to teammates when leaving for a training ride ahead of the Tour de France cycling race in Leeds, Britain, Friday, July 4, 2014. The Tour de France will start on Saturday July 5 in Leeds, and finishes in Paris on Sunday July 27. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LEEDS, England (AP) — So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn’t seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.

Cavaliers meet with agent for James

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2013, file photo shows Miami Heat basketball player player LeBron James posed during the team's media day in Miami. Four years after their messy breakup, the Cavaliers and James are at least talking about a reunion. Cavs officials met with James' agent, Rich Paul, this week about the free-agent superstar's possible return. The sides visited as James continued his family vacation, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Thursday night, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four years after their messy breakup, the Cavaliers and LeBron James are at least talking about a reunion.

Brazil’s Neymar out of World Cup

Brazil's Neymar is carried away on a stretcher during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, pool)

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — With tears streaming down his face after being kneed in the back, Neymar was carried off the field on a stretcher.

Billy Hurley takes Greenbrier lead

Golfer Webb Simpson, right, shakes hands with West Virginia Air National Guard TSGT Kevin Cordel during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Friday, July 4, 2014 (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S.

5 things about NBA free agency

File-This Oct. 1, 2012, shows Kyle Lowry posing for a photo during the Toronto Raptors media day in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, File)

MIAMI (AP) — At this time four years ago NBA free agency was a circus. LeBron James was joining Twitter and Chris Bosh was offering regular updates on his free-agent wooing.

Choosing All-Stars no easy chore

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) leaps next to the wall to catch a deep fly ball by New York Mets' Curtis Granderson in the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 27, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won -3-2 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NEW YORK (AP) — Without regard to fan or player balloting, here are our selections for the 85th All-Star game July 15 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins since 2010.

Magic mix making World Cup score-fest

FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Colombia's James Rodriguez, center, dances with teammates in celebration after scoring during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. The euphoria in soccer-mad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of Fridays do-or-die World Cup match against host Brazil. Not since Colombia drubbed Argentina 5-0 in a 1993 World Cup qualifier has the South American nation of 48 million been so enthralled by the beautiful game. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Since Day 1, when Brazil put three past Croatia, the World Cup has enjoyed a goal deluge as sustained as an Amazon forest downpour.

Bouchard a Slam finalist at Wimbledon

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada leaps as she plays a rerun to Simona Halep of Romania during their women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Eugenie Bouchard of Canada won the match and will play Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in the final on Saturday.(AP Photo/Sang Tan, Pool)

LONDON (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep’s medical timeout for

Blixt leads Greenbrier Classic

Jonas Blixt tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Thursday July 3, 2014 (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jonas Blixt’s memory of raising the trophy last year carried over to a strong start at the Greenbrier Classic.

Ogwumike leads Sparks past Storm

Los Angeles Sparks' Jantel Lavender, left, and Seattle Storm's Tanisha Wright reach for the ball in the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Maybe it’s the mask.

Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points for her fifth straight game in the 20s and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm, 70-56 on Thursday night.

Rockies fall 3-2 to Dodgers

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, front, reacts after striking out with two runners on base as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis heads to the dugout at the end of the eighth inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — The Rockies had their best hitter at the plate and the go-ahead run 90 feet away.

Padres get season-high 16 hits

San Diego Padres' Carlos Quentin, right, is congratulated by Seth Smith after his two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seth Smith hit a home run and scored three runs, Carlos Quentin also homered and drove in three runs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 Tuesday night.

Andretti looks get past blue flag

Marco Andretti waits for the start of a practice session for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race Friday, June 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Marco Andretti heads home to Pocono Raceway still smarting from an unprecedented call levied against him by IndyCar during the first race of the doubleheader weekend at Houston.

No Wimbledon repeat for Murray

Andy Murray of Britain wipes his face during the men's singles quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Toby Melville, Pool)

LONDON (AP) — The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray’s time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.

US ends with 2-1 loss to Belgium

US players react after Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, right, scored the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — They captured the hearts of America — from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

Capturing the World Cup will have to wait.

Serena out of Wimbledon with ‘bug’

Court officials talk to Serena Williams of the U.S as she and Venus Williams retire after 3 games from their women's doubles match against Kristina Barrois of Germany and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — It was clear something was wrong with Serena Williams from the moment she began trying to warm up for her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday.

Cardinals lose 5-0 to Giants

St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig walks back to the dugout after being struck out with the bases loaded by San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The St.

Indians win over Dodgers, 10-3

Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon, right, is tagged out at home by Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes after Adrian Gonzalez lined into a triple play during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cleveland Indians turned an unorthodox triple play that required two replay reviews, and David Murphy broke out of a 1-for-44 slump with three hits in a 10-3 victory over the

Murray knocked out in quarters by Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates after defeating defending champion Andy Murray of Britain in their men’s singles quarterfinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London today.

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended today with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, making his breakthrough after years of being touted

Sharapova falls to Kerber in 3 sets

Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates winning a point against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their women’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London today. (AP Photo / Ben Curtis)

LONDON (AP) — Former champion Maria Sharapova saved six match points before falling to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round at Wimbledon today, ending her bid to win a second title at the All Engla

Serena Williams falls ill at Wimbledon

Court officials talk to Serena Williams and Venus Williams, left, of the U.S as they retire after 3 games from their women’s doubles match against Kristina Barrois of Germany and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London today. (AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — Diagnosed with what the tournament said was a viral illness, Serena Williams pulled out of her Wimbledon doubles match with sister Venus after only three games today.

Kidd to Bucks after Nets agree to deal

In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 photo, Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd is seen during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelhia 76ers, in Philadelphia. Kidd is talking to the Milwaukee Bucks about a position after losing his bid for front-office power with the Nets, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kidd had a seat in the coaching box and a jersey in the rafters.

He wanted more. And now his celebrated return to the Nets has turned into yet another ugly exit.

US says Jozy Altidore available to play vs Belgium

United States' Jozy Altidore works out during a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The U.S. will play against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, in the round 16 of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Jozy Altidore is available to play for the United States in Tuesday’s World Cup second-round game against Belgium, but it does not appear the forward is ready to return to t

World Cup kisses goodbye to Africa

French soccer fans celebrate after France scored the first goal, as they watch the World Cup soccer match between France and Nigeria being shown live on a giant screen, in front of Paris City Hall, Monday June 30, 2014. France won the match 2-0, played at the Estadio Nacional stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

Altidore, referee focus before US-Belgium game

United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left, speaks flanked by attacker Clint Dempsey during a press conference the day before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the U.S. at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready.

Netherlands face Mexico in World Cup

Netherlands' Arjen Robben after his teammate Memphis Depay scored their second goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. The Dutch team beat Chile 2-0 to top Group B. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Netherlands will put its perfect record on the line in the second round of the World Cup on Sunday, taking on a Mexico side aiming to reach the quarterfinals for the first

Colombia beats Uruguay 2-0

Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry.

Red Sox edge Yankees

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers against the New York Yankees in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Napoli hoped Masahiro Tanaka would make a mistake. The New York Yankees ace sure did — he twice shook off his catcher, then threw a pitch the Boston slugger could handle.

Huntelaar’s late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

Netherlands' Klaas-Jan Huntelaar celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. The Netherlands won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Costa Rica hangs on to beat Greece in shootout

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas makes a save on Greece's Fanis Gekas penalty shot during a shootout after regulation time in the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Costa Rica and Greece at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Costa Rica defeated Greece 5-3 in penalty shootouts after a 1-1 tie. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — With his team down to 10 men for nearly an hour, Keylor Navas made sure Costa Rica’s last line of defense held firm.

Bosh tells Heat he opts out

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, left, Chris Bosh, center, and LeBron James pose with their championship rings during a ceremony before an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Miami. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago, File) MAGS OUT

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James went first. Dwyane Wade followed a few days later. And now Chris Bosh has made it a clean sweep.

The Big 3, for now anyway, are free.

Reds score 5 in 11th to beat Giants

Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart hits a two RBI single to put the Reds ahead of the San Francisco Giants during the eleventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zack Cozart drove in two runs with a tiebreaking single and the surging Cincinnati Reds scored five times with two outs in the 11th inning to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3

Colombians sweep Houston podium

Juan Pablo Montoya, left, Carlos Huetas, center, and Carlos Munoz, right, all from Colombia, hold the Colombian flag as they pose on the victory stage after the first of two IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto races Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Houston. Huetas won the race, Montoya was second and Munoz finished third. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Moments after Colombia wrapped up its victory over Uruguay in the World Cup, a trio of Colombian drivers headed to the rain-soaked podium at the Grand Prix of Houston.

Arizona’s McCarthy gets rare win, beats Padres 2-1

San Diego Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres reacts after getting the last out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning in a baseball game Friday, June 27, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson asked starter Brandon McCarthy how many runs he needed Friday night.

“He said, ‘one,’” Gibson said. “We got him two.”

Richards-Ross encouraged by finish in 200

Kim Conley raises her arms in celebration as she crosses the finish line ahead of Jordan Hasay to win the women's 10,000 meters at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three months into her comeback from toe surgery, four-time Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross is already making significant strides.

Pregnant runner Alysia Montano races 800

Alysia Montano, left, who is 34 weeks pregnant, competes in the quarterfinals of the 800 meter sin the U.S. outdoor track and field championships in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 26, 2014. Montano, a four-time national champion in the 800, came in last in her heat with a time a 2 minutes, 32.3 seconds. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Alysia Montano will have a heck of a story to tell her first child.

Uruguay rages against Suarez soccer ban for biting

Fans of Uruguay's national soccer team await the arrival of Uruguay player Luis Suarez at Carrasco International Airport in the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, June 26, 2014. The Uruguay forward, widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, was banned by FIFA from all football for four months on Thursday for biting an Italian opponent in an incident that marred the team's victory and progression to the second round. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Soccer-crazy Uruguayans raged Thursday at FIFA’s decision to kick their star player out of the World Cup for his third biting incident, fearing it could deal a death blow

FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

10ThingstoSeeSports - Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after running into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of th

Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles

Uruguay's Luis Suarez uses his cell phone at a hotel in Natal, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Suarez bit Italian player Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's game with Italy on Tuesday, which could lead to Suarez being kicked out of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the world was judging Uruguay’s Luis Suarez for biting a player in the World Cup, his teammates, coaches and fans in his soccer-crazy country defended the star, blaming the

NFL removes cap on concussion damages

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon speaks during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, honoring the Bears' 1985 Super Bowl XX win. The NFL agreed Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions. They include former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett and Super Bowl-winning Bears quarterback McMahon, who suffers from dementia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as

Venus Williams a factor at Wimbledon

Venus Williams of U.S. returns to Kurumi Nara of Japan during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — Let others wonder when or whether Venus Williams might move on from tennis. She’s not ready to contemplate going anywhere just yet.

LeBron tells Heat he will become free agent

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, left, Chris Bosh, center, and LeBron James pose with their championship rings during a ceremony before an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Miami. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago, File) MAGS OUT

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.

Uruguay’s Suarez bites again

Uruguay's Luis Suarez controls the ball during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Biting opponents, racist comments — all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer’s bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country.

LeBron tells Heat he will become free agent

FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Miami. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James is heading back to free agency.

Kevin Steelman wins Travelers Championship

Kevin Streelman holds the trophy after winning the Travelers Championship golf tournament in Cromwell, Conn., Sunday, June 22, 2014. Streelman finished his round with seven straight birdies to win the tournament at 15-under par. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Kevin Streelman birdied the last seven holes to win the Travelers Championship by a stroke Sunday at TPC River Highlands.

5 things about Wimbledon: Murray and the World Cup

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JUNE 21-22 - FILE - In this July 7, 2013, file photo, Andy Murray, of Britain, kisses the trophy as he poses for photographers after defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, in the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

LONDON (AP) — The first question posed to Andy Murray at his pre-Wimbledon news conference concerned England’s early exit from the World Cup and how the tennis player might feel “to have the hopes

Love headlines NBA vets who may influence draft

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 16, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) drives against Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Three-time NBA All-Star Love could hear his name called on draft night _ again. The Minnesota Timberwolves big man headlines a list of veteran NBA players who could have a major influence on how the draft unfolds, on Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

Kevin Love was a doughy, nervous 19-year-old in 2008 when he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

AP sources: Knicks’ Anthony headed for free agency

FILE - In this March 19, 2014, file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, tries to move around Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Two people with knowledge of the details say that Anthony has informed the Knicks he intends to become a free agent. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market.

McMurray wins pole at Sonoma

Jamie McMurray poses during an award presentation for the pole winner after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Jamie McMurray took the time to help rookie teammate Kyle Larson learn the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

Colvin’s 3 RBIs help Giants snap 6-game skid

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford, front, can't field a base hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Gerardo Parra, as Ehire Adrianza backs him up during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — Tyler Colvin drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants snapped a season-high six-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

Kendrick lifts Angels past Rangers 3-2 in 10

Los Angeles Angels' C.J. Cron, left, is congratulated by Hank Conger after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Howie Kendrick hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and C.J. Cron homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

U.S. can clinch advancement with win over Portugal

In this photograph taken with a slow shutter, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo works out during a training session at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Portugal will play against the United States in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup on June 22. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Moths and mosquitoes circled when the United States took the field for practice Saturday evening at Arena da Amazonia, a 40,000-seat stadium built in a remote area of the rain

Chip Kelly is more than an X’s and O’s coach

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly looks on before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints in Philadelphia. Already known for his innovative ideas, Kelly offered some deep philosophical thoughts during Philadelphia's minicamp this week. Beyond the X's and O's, Kelly sounds more like Aristotle or Plato than an ordinary NFL coach. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chip Kelly is turning into the Aristotle of the NFL.

Costa Rica continues to surprise by beating Italy

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz, left, heads the ball at Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Costa Rica has turned the tables on the team’s World Cup expectations.

Or at least on everyone else’s expectations.

Wie in lead at Pinehurst

Michelle Wie watches her tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult.

Matteo Trentin wins Tour de Suisse 6th stage

The pack passes cows during the 6th stage, a 192.8 km race, from Bueren an der Aare to Delemont, at the 78th Tour de Suisse UCI ProTour cycling race, in Chaumont, Switzerland, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

DELEMONT, Switzerland (AP) — Matteo Trentin held off Daniele Bennati in a final sprint to narrowly win the sixth stage of the Tour de Suisse on Thursday as Omega Pharma-QuickStep teammate Tony Mart

Indy 500 rookie Sage Karam waits for next start

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013, file photo, driver Sage Karam waits for the start of the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Houston auto race in Houston. Fresh off his Indy 500 run, Karam is waiting for more races and a chance to prove his rookie run was no one-hit wonder, just the birth of what could be a successful open-wheel career. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Sage Karam wanted to treat his team to some pizzas to say thanks for their work in his dazzling debut at the Indianapolis 500.

Modolo wins Tour de Suisse 5th stage after crash

Italian Sacha Modolo of team Lampre Merida raises his arm after crossing the finish line to win the 5th stage, a 183.6 km race from Ossingen to Bueren an der Aare, at the 78th Tour de Suisse UCI ProTour cycling race, in Bueren an der Aare, Switzerland, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

BUREN AN DER AARE, Switzerland (AP) — Sacha Modolo timed his sprint to perfection to win the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse on Wednesday as Mark Cavendish was involved in a crash on the final co

Inkster says 35th U.S. Women’s Open will be her last

Juli Inkster chips to the 10th green during a practice round for the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Juli Inkster made the cut in her first U.S. Women’s Open when she was an 18-year-old amateur. She finished 10 shots behind Hollis Stacy. JoAnne Carner was a runner-up.

Many fans of Mexico at World Cup come from U.S.

The Trejo family from Los Angeles poses outside of the Arena Castelao before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. A great number of fans that have come to Brazil to cheer for Mexico do not come from Mexico but rather from cities in the U.S. and entering Brazil with American passports. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

SAO PAULO (AP) — The number of fans cheering Mexico at the World Cup has taken observers in Brazil by surprise.

Kershaw throws no-hitter

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw celebrates his no hitter against the Colorado Rockies after a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After winning two Cy Young Awards in the past three seasons, Clayton Kershaw had already built a commanding reputation as the best pitcher in baseball.

Lynch shows up for Seahawks minicamp

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, throws his arms around Marshawn Lynch on the sidelines at a football minicamp practice Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — So much for concern that running back Marshawn Lynch would be absent from the Seattle Seahawks’ minicamp.

U.S. turns attention to weekend game vs Portugal

United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks during a press conference following a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The United States will play against Portugal in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup on June 22. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SAO PAULO (AP) — After arriving back at their rooms at 4:45 a.m., victorious American players skipped breakfast Tuesday, slept late, went for medical tests and turned their attention to Portugal.

Mexico plays to tie with Brazil

Brazil's Neymar wins a header during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soccer fans found a new hero in goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made a series of key saves in a tie with Brazil that stoked hopes that their team can advance in the World

Seager, Young lead Mariners past Padres 5-1

San Diego Padres second baseman Alexi Amarista leaps to get out of the way of sliding Seattle Mariners' James Jones (99) at second base in the fourth inning in a baseball game Monday, June 16, 2014, in Seattle. Jones was forced out, but Robinson Cano was safe at first base on a fielder's choice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — On a somber day for the Padres organization following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn at age 54, San Diego lost 5-1 to the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Wood has big hit for Cubs in 13th

Miami Marlins' Jake Marisnick, right, steals second on a late throw from the Chicago Cubs catcher to second baseman Luis Valbuena, left, during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

MIAMI (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood delivered a victory from the mound on Sunday. A day later, he did the same from the batter’s box.

Time for Jogo Bonito in Brazil

Soccer fans, many supporting Germany, raise their arms and cheer at the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, after Thomas Mueller scored Germany's fourth goal against Portugal on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during Germany's World Cup soccer match with Portugal.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the buildup to the World Cup, the Brazilian football catchphrase of “Jogo Bonito” — The Beautiful Game — was drowned out by the bangs of frantic construction work and the s

Phillies beat Braves 6-1

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels delivers in the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, June 16, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

ATLANTA (AP) — The last-place Phillies are eight games under .500 and still believe they have a chance in the mediocre NL East.

Brewers score late to beat D-backs

Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero, right, tags Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett (2) out after the third strike was dropped by Montero during the first inning of a baseball game on Monday, June 16, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Wily Peralta pitched seven effective innings, Aramis Ramirez lined a two-run double in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers broke open a close game late for a 9-3 victory over

Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging ‘Mr. Padre,’ dies at 54

In this Oct. 7, 2001 photo, San Diego Padres’ Tony Gwynn fights back tears as he acknowledges the standing ovation prior to the Padres’ game against the Colorado Rockies, the final game of his career, in San Diego. The Baseball Hall of Fame said Gwynn died of cancer today. He was 54. (AP Photo / Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of San Diego’s most beloved athletes, died of cancer to

Rockies score twice in ninth to stun Giants

Colorado Rockies' Brandon Barnes slides home on his two-run inside-the-park home run off San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Barnes isn’t a classic power hitter. In fact, neither of the Colorado right fielder’s two home runs this season even left the park.

Kaymer maintains 5-shot lead

Martin Kaymer, of Germany, reacts after missing a putt on the 13th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — A tough Pinehurst No. 2 tried to make a game out of this U.S. Open. Martin Kaymer always had an answer.

Montoya ready for return to NASCAR

Driver Juan Pablo Montoya is seen in the garage before a practice session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Quicken Loans 400 auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, June 13, 2014. Montoya will compete in his first NASCAR race of the season, a tuneup for next month's Brickyard 400. (AP Photo/Bob Brodbeck)

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is ready for his abbreviated return to Sprint Cup racing.

With Spurs up 3-1, Heat try to stop a machine

Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right and guard Dwyane Wade sit on the bench during the last minutes in the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Miami. The Spurs defeated the Heat 107-86. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs left Miami last June looking so human, Tim Duncan nearly in tears talking about how close they were to another championship.

Dutch dazzle World Cup and Mexico takes soggy victory

Netherlands' Arjen Robben, center, celebrates with Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder after scoring his sides 5th goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

SAO PAULO (AP) — When no one expected it, the Dutch turned on the style with a barrage of spectacular World Cup goals and a 5-1 victory on Friday that totally humiliated defending champion Spain.

LA Kings win the Cup in OT

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown raises the Stanley Cup after beating the New York Rangers in overtime in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series Friday, June 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers

Cameroon coach says dispute behind them

Cameroon coach Volker Finke flinches from the cold air of conditioner during a news conference at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Cameroon will play in group A in the Brazil 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Cameroon came late to the World Cup after a bonus dispute caused trouble before the squad got to Brazil.

Spurs take 3-1 lead

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals, Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Miami. The Spurs defeated the Heat 107-86. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — Here they are again, back on the brink of a championship.

Rangers beat Kings 2-1

New York Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman (6) reaches to save the puck from crossing the goal line as Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) tries to score from behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) in the first period during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Bennett, Pool)

NEW YORK (AP) — The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.

U.S. Open has a brown, British look to it

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, putts on the 12th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The tournament starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question.

Just which Open is this?

The heat is on at World Cup

United States’ Chris Wondolowski, right, runs resistance exercises with teammates, including Clint Dempsey, front, during a training session at the Sao Paulo FC training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday. The U.S. will play in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

SAO PAULO (AP) — While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on!

Heat know Spurs will be inspired in Game 3

San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw (33) passes around Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade thinks there’s no one better than the Miami Heat at dealing with the mental challenge of the playoffs. In his eyes, only one other team might compare.

Olympian severs spinal cord in crash

FILE - In this July 26, 1996 file photo, Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken holds her medal after winning the women's 50 meter freestyle at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Van Dyken has a severed spine after an accident on her all-terrain vehicle in Arizona. A hospital spokeswoman didn't provide details Monday on the injuries. The swimmer was hurt Friday night, June 6, 2014, and told emergency workers at the scene she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.

Rockies fall 3-1

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Gavin Floyd throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Monday, June 9, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

DENVER (AP) — Christian Bergman had a strong start to his major league career. He just didn’t have a winning one.

Cabrera homers for Tigers in 6-5 loss to White Sox

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Monday, June 9, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Cabrera watched for a brief moment as his towering drive sailed into the Chicago night. That nagging left hamstring looked just fine as he trotted around the bases.

Reeling Rangers return home in 2-0 hole in finals

Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King, middle, scores between New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, left, and goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the third period of Game 2 in the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers know they will have the raucous Madison Square Garden crowd on their side in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Developmental league has support, no launch plan

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JUNE 7-8 - FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, former NFL football player Troy Vincent speaks during a news conference in New Orleans. When Vincent, recently made the NFL's head of football operations, mentioned in April the NFL's interest in establishing a developmental league, he couldn't have imagined the response it would get. (AP Photo/Doug Benc, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Troy Vincent mentioned in April the NFL’s interest in establishing a developmental league, he couldn’t have imagined the response it would get.

Nadal tops Djokovic: 9th French Open, 14th major

Spain's Rafael Nadal lifts up his cup after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nadal won 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

The missing piece for Mickelson is the U.S. Open

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JUNE 7-8 - FILE - In this June 15, 2005, file photo, Phil Mickelson stands on the 18th green during a practice round for the 105th US Open Championship at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C. No one has ever had so many chance in one major without ever winning it. Somehow, he is as optimistic as ever. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Even in the best of times, Phil Mickelson has ample reason to expect the worst at the U.S. Open.

Snyder introduced as new Jazz coach

Quin Snyder gestures fter being introduced as the new Utah Jazz head coach during an NBA basketball news conference Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz announced Friday that they hired the Atlanta Hawks assistant coach to replace Tyrone Corbin, who was let go earlier this year after three-plus seasons in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Quin Snyder knows he has his work cut out for him with the Utah Jazz, but also feels he has the support of ownership to build the team back to a perennial playoff contender.

8-time champ Nadal, Djokovic in French Open final

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Friday, June 6, 2014. Nadal won in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

PARIS (AP) — This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It’s what they expected. And now they’ll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.

Spurs handle Heat

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) is carried to the bench after injuring himself against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

Brad Guzan patiently waits turn in U.S. net

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, Aston Villa's goalkeeper Brad Guzan looks on during a soccer match against in Manchester, England. Guzan, a standout in the English Premier League, would start for a number of World Cup teams. He'll be on the bench for the Americans, waiting for his turn behind veteran keeper Tim Howard. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Brad Guzan has been in this position before.

A few times, too.

Astros draft California HS lefty Aiken at No. 1

Cathedral Catholic High School pitcher Brady Aiken glances up at the MLB draft being televised as he receives a congratulatory phone call just after he was selected by the Houston Astros as the first pick in the MLB draft on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Encinitas, Calif. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Hayne Palmour IV) NO SALES; COMMERCIAL INTERNET OUT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick again, and this time, they took a pitcher polished beyond his years.

Rangers lose Stanley Cup opener

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, top, blocks by the Los Angeles Kings during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just over 15 minutes into the Stanley Cup finals, the Los Angeles Kings had fallen into yet another two-goal hole against the speedy New York Rangers.

California Chrome favored in last Triple Crown leg

Belmont Stakes hopeful Ride On Curlin takes a lap around the track during a workout at Belmont Park, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. Ride On Curlin will be one of several challengers looking to spoil California Chrome's bid at a Triple Crown when they race in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

Yankees blow 4-run lead at home, lose 7-4 to A’s

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) has words with home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom (38) after he was called out on strikes with two runners on base in the fourth inning of the Yankees 7-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Even when they have a lead lately, the New York Yankees can’t hold it.

Attorney: Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

In this Nov. 12, 2010, photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, right, sits with his wife Rochelle during the Clippers NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Sterling agreed today to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion, according to his attorney.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed today to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion, according to

Schierholtz, Cub beat Mets 2-1 in 9th inning

The Chicago Cubs splash Nate Schierholtz, second from right, with water, after his walk-off single ssored Anthony Rizzo, off New York Mets relief pitcher Scott Rice during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Chicago. The Cubs won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nate Schierholtz was one of the few dependable hitters in Cubs lineup a season ago. Now, he is starting to show signs he can shake out of an early season rut.

Bosnia edges Mexico 1-0 in warm-up match

Bosnia-Herzegovina forward Izet Hajrovic (20), celebrates after scoring against Mexico, with midfielder Sejad Salihovic (23) during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Soldier Field in Chicago, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

CHICAGO (AP) — Bosnia and Herzegovina had lost its first two matches to Mexico in international soccer.

New York vs. LA can be as big as it gets

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1978 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tom Lasorda, left, and first baseman Steve Garvey look dejected in the dugout during a loss to the New York Yankees in Game 6 of the World Series. It's been 33 years since teams from these cities played for a title. The rivalry could be lost on many fans when the Kings and Rangers meet for the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/File)

(AP) - The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.

Gibson, Twins lose to Brewers

Home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski watches as Minnesota Twins' Kurt Suzuki, right, reacts after striking out during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A defensive lapse on a leadoff bunt. That’s what aggravated Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire the most Monday night.

Japan pulls away from Costa Rica 3-1

Japan defender Atsuto Uchida flies through the air after getting upended going up for a header by Costa Rica midfielder Celso Borges, left, during the first half of a friendly soccer match, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Yasuhito Endo, Shinji Kagawa and Yoichiro Kakitani scored second-half goals Monday to help Japan warm up for its World Cup appearance with a 3-1 victory over Costa Rica.

Cardinals shut out again, lose to Royals

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 2, 2014, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shelby Miller permitted just one runner to reach scoring position in the first six innings before faltering. The St. Louis hitters, meanwhile, remained stuck in a funk.

10 things to watch in Stanley Cup finals

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, right, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik during the second period of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The Stanley Cup finals will be a coast-to-coast matchup featuring teams within the nation’s largest TV markets: New York and Los Angeles.

It looks like a win-win deal for the NHL.

Mariners beat Yankees

New York Yankees third baseman Yangervis Solarte, left, and shortstop Derek Jeter, right, join pitcher David Phelps on the mound as he reacts after Seattle Mariners' Brad Miller hit a two-run single in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Monday, June 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter jogged nonchalantly down the left field line with the ball in his glove, thinking the play was over.

Federer loses to Gulbis in French Open’s 4th round

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after missing a return during the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Latvia's Ernests Gulbis at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — Everything appeared to be under control for Roger Federer, just like in the old days at Grand Slam tournaments.

And then, suddenly, it wasn’t.

Duncan, James set to break their Finals tie

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka in overtime of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. San Antonio won 112-107 and advanced to the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

MIAMI (AP) — Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James.

His name is Tim Duncan.

US beats Turkey 2-1 in World Cup warmup

United States' Fabian Johnson celebrates after scoring a goal against Turkey in the first half of an international friendly soccer match on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

HARRISON, New Jersey (AP) — Fabian Johnson scored his first international goal and Clint Dempsey doubled the lead after a defensive lapse as the United States beat Turkey 2-1 Sunday in the second o

Kings beat Blackhawks 5-4 in OT in Game 7

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) celebrates the game winning goal with his teammates during the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4 in the overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.

California Chrome revs up bid for Triple Crown

Exercise rider Willie Delgado rides California Chrome around the track at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday, May 21, 2014. California Chrome wil make his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years on June 7. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome revved up his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown champion with a fast run at Belmont Park on Saturday.

U.S. lacks toughest opponents in World Cup warmups

U.S. men's soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left, and World Cup team captain Clint Dempsey answer questions during a news conference, in New York, Friday, May 30, 2014. The U.S. World Cup team is holding a pep rally in Times Square leading to Sunday's exhibition against Turkey, the second of three warmup matches for the Americans before next month's tournament in Brazil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Spain and stars Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta will train in the Washington, D.C., area next week.

Fans cheer on US World Cup team in Times Square

U.S. men's soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left, and World Cup team captain Clint Dempsey answer questions during a news conference, in New York, Friday, May 30, 2014. The U.S. World Cup team is holding a pep rally in Times Square leading to Sunday's exhibition against Turkey, the second of three warmup matches for the Americans before next month's tournament in Brazil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — A crowd of about 2,000 filled part of New York’s Times Square to cheer the U.S. World Cup team during a televised send-off pep rally Friday night.

Kane leads Blackhawks into Game 7

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ben Smith, middle, celebrates as Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, left, and center Anze Kopitar look away after Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Kane skated to a patch of open ice near the painted Stanley Cup logo and fired a long, low shot at the Los Angeles net, hoping to hit an invisible hole.

Rangers knock out Habs in 6, reach Cup finals

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts as time winds off the clock to give the New York Rangers a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in New York. The Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Moore scored in the second period, Henrik Lundqvist bounced back from his worst performance in the playoffs and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Thurs

2013 French champ Serena Williams loses; Venus, too

Serena Williams of the U.S. covers her face after missing a return during the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Williams lost in two sets 2-6, 2-6. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

PARIS (AP) — Wind was whipping, rain was falling, and thick gray clouds overhead were foreboding as Serena Williams double-faulted, then raised her hands in despair and wailed, “I can’t serve!”

Tiger Woods withdraws from US Open

FILE - In this June 16, 2005, file photo, Tiger Woods chips to the 15th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament, at Pinehurst's No, 2 Course in Pinehurst, N.C. Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months. It will be the second U.S. Open, and sixth major, he has missed because of injury over the last six years. The U.S. Open is June 12-15 at Pinehurst No. 2, where Woods tied for third in 1999 and was runner-up in 2005. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months.

Blackhawks beat Kings 5-4 in 2OT to stay alive

Chicago Blackhawks center Michal Handzus, left, celebrates a game winning goal with right wing Patrick Kaneand defenseman Nick Leddy, right, as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, second from right, skates off during the second overtime period in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO (AP) — Michal Handzus is every day of 37 years old and 15 seasons in the NHL. He knows he’s near the end of his career. He knows he’s slower than most of his Chicago teammates.

Diskerud, Johannsson lead US over Azerbaijan 2-0

United States' Mix Diskerud, bottom, celebrates his goal with teammate Aron Johannsson, left, during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Azerbaijan on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in San Francisco. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mix Diskerud figures the whole honor of wearing No. 10 is only temporary. He fully expects to play alongside Landon Donovan again down the road with the U.S. national team.

Westbrook scores 40, Thunder tie series at 2-2

San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka reach for a rebound in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While accepting the award for himself, Kevin Durant called Russell Westbrook an MVP-caliber player.

Past Triple Crown winners ready for new champ

FILE - In this June 12, 1978 file photo, Steve Cauthen raises his whip to speed affirmed, right, toward the finish line as Alydar is driven home by Jorge Velasquez in the final stretch of the Belmont Stakes race at Belmont Race track in Elmont, New York. California Chrome has galloped two miles at Belmont Park, with the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner preparing for the final leg of the Triple Crown. No horse has swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont since Affirmed in 1978. (AP Photo/Perez, File)

Patrice Wolfson is ready to give up her title as the co-owner of the last Triple Crown winner.

Canadiens surge past Rangers 7-4, force Game 6

Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque, rear, celebrates with teammate P.K. Subban after scoring against the New York Rangers during the third period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are not ready to concede the Eastern Conference title to the New York Rangers.

Federer, Williams sisters win on Day 1 at French

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball during the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer’s 4-year-old twins, Myla and Riva, hung in there for about 20 minutes Sunday in his guest box at Court Philippe Chatrier, long enough to see Daddy take control of his Fre

Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett reacts after striking out Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley looking for a no-hitter baseball game, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles won 6-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Beckett started talking about throwing a no-hitter in the fourth inning, ignoring traditional superstitions and making his catcher nervous in the process.

Earnhardt Jr. looks to win NASCAR’s longest race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks over his car during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series Coca-Cola 600 auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Keane)

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s earliest NASCAR memories came at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and he hopes to add another big one by winning the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.

Heat rally late, beat Pacers 99-87 in Game 3

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, right, defends Miami Heat forward LeBron James during the first half of Game 3 in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — Down by 15 early, the Miami Heat could have hit the panic button.

Instead, they found a way to move within two wins of another trip to the NBA Finals.

Carter leads Kings past Chicago 4-3 in West final

Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, scores past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson are among the few Los Angeles Kings who don’t have a Stanley Cup ring from two years ago.

Heat rally late, beat Pacers 99-87 in Game 3

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, right, defends Miami Heat forward LeBron James during the first half of Game 3 in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — Down by 15 early, the Miami Heat could have hit the panic button.

Instead, they found a way to move within two wins of another trip to the NBA Finals.

Real Madrid wins Champions League

Real's Sergio Ramos , centre in air, reacts with teammates, at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, at the Luz stadium, in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Real Madrid’s record 10th European title will be written down as a 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid. In reality, “La Decima” was a lot harder to come by.

Sterling surrendering Clippers control

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, right, sits with his wife Shelly during the Clippers NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake of the Clippers to his wife, and she is moving forward with selling the team. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press Friday.May 23, 2014, that the couple made the agreement after weeks of discussion. The individual wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the agreement. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge

5 players to watch in Champions League final

Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois looks on, during a training session ahead of Saturday's Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, in Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meet in the first Champions League final, the first between teams from the same city and fifth between teams from the same country.

Ganassi finds speed, stages rally on Carb Day

Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, left, talks with former teammate and pace car driver Dario Franchitti, right, of Scotland, on the final day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 23, 2014. The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon insists that Ganassi Racing wasn’t trying to bamboozle anybody.

Galchenyuk’s OT goal lifts Canadiens

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist reacts after Montreal Canadiens' Alex Galchenyuk scored during overtime of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 22, 2014, in New York. The Canadiens won 3-2. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Tokarski has two days to relax, and he won’t have to come up with any more answers about whether he is ready for the Stanley Cup playoff stage.

Kings rally past Blackhawks 6-2 in Game 2

Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) and Justin Williams (14) celebrate the Kings' 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks with goalie Jonathan Quick after Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Carter and the Los Angeles Kings know how to come back in the playoffs. This was no big deal compared to the first two rounds.

Spurs roll to 2-0 series lead over Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) shoots over San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter (22), of Brazil, during the first half of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are rolling toward a return to the NBA Finals, and Oklahoma City looks powerless to slow them down without Serge Ibaka.

Seahawks, Broncos favored to return to Super Bowl

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 3-4 -FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning throws against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Even as NFL teams make a huge deal out of their discoveries from the hinterlands of college football, it's the big schools from the powerhouse conferences that dominate the draft. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

LAS VEGAS — Training camps are weeks away, but Las Vegas’ legal bookmakers are already making bets on what the NFL season will look like.

Rangers upend Canadiens 3-1, take 2-0 series lead

New York Rangers' Rick Nash (61) celebrates with teammates Chris Kreider (20) and Derek Stepan after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference final Stanley Cup playoff game in Montreal, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

The goalie called King Henrik made 40 saves and the New York Rangers took control of the Eastern Conference final with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

Oprah’s network plans series on NFL’s Michael Sam

St. Louis Rams seventh-round draft pick Michael Sam listens to a question during a news conference at the NFL football team’s practice facility Tuesday in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

Kaymer holds on to win Players

Martin Kaymer, of Germany celebrates after winning The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Sunday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Martin Kaymer never lost sight of opportunity even amid so much evidence of trouble in the closing stretch Sunday at The Players Championship.

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