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Column: Cancer turned out to be the biggest fight for Jacobs

AP Photo/Gregory Payan His doctor first diagnosed it as a pinched nerve. Daniel Jacobs thought the pain running down his leg might be sciatica. “We were both wrong,” Jacobs said. It was on a USO tour of the Middle East when the boxer first felt numbness in his leg. He...
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Astros, Blue Jays add pieces in trades to make playoff push

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu HOUSTON (AP) — With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they’re going for it – making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a...
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Reds send RH Mike Leake to Giants for 2 prospects

AP Photo/Scott Kane CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects on Thursday night, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run. San Francisco needed one more solid starter, and got a...
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No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though...
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Kubiak hoping history repeats itself with Elway, Manning

AP Photo/David Zalubowski ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints. He helped guide the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s as John Elway’s backup-turned tutor and now he’s trying to steer them back to the top of the...
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Woods gets hot after bad start, shoots 68 at Quicken Loans

AP Photo/Nick Wass GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods got back to shooting in the 60s. But he didn’t make it look easy. Woods bogeyed three of his first four holes in the Quicken Loans National on Thursday, then ran off five birdies in six holes around the turn for a...
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Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers. Houston, which also received right-hander Mike Fiers in the deal, sent...
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No matter the question, Urban Meyer always has the answer

AP Photo/Paul Beaty CHICAGO (AP) — Urban Meyer has always had an answer for everything the coaching profession has thrown at him. Nothing in his straight-ahead glare this morning suggested that had changed. Barely two hours earlier, what had been a months-long victory lap...
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Hamels presence in Philly before expected deal to Texas

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels’ locker was still intact in Philadelphia’s clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison’s in Texas’ locker room. An expected deal that would send ace left-hander Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman to the...
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Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Correia at UFC 190

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop...