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Oilers sign No. 1 pick McDavid to 3-year, entry-level deal

AP Photo/JASON FRANSON EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do. McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo...
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Fair or foul: Rough first month for WNBA officials

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne was credited with a basket on a shot that never went through the hoop. Maya Moore needed to prevent fellow WNBA star Skylar Diggins from shooting free throws that weren’t hers to take. Then there was the call that...
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Australian academy prepares punters for US college football

AP Photo/Mal Fairclough MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The fog is still lifting off a deserted playing field on the outskirts of this southern Australian city as 10 aspiring college football punters begin their morning drills. No one watches them practice on a chilly Melbourne...
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Kyrgios steals show with Wimbledon win over Raonic

AP Photo/Tim Ireland LONDON (AP) — A day after Dustin Brown wowed Wimbledon with his go-for-broke style in beating Rafael Nadal, another shot-making showman made his mark to reach the fourth round. Nick Kyrgios -the 20-year-old Australian who stunned Nadal here last year...
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Brazilian refs sending message to players: Stop the whining!

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian referees are done with tolerating whining players. After years of being angrily confronted after nearly every call in stadiums across Brazil, they are finally being allowed to strike back. The Brazilian Football...
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Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win

AP Photo/JASON FRANSON VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Four years ago when Japan’s players hoisted the Women’s World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced. Leading up to the victory in Germany, Japan had been deeply scarred by the deadly earthquake and tsunami. The...
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Tour de France? More like Tour de-void of Americans

AP Photo/Christophe Ena As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Andrew...
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Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson HOUSTON (AP) — The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros’ database, according to legal experts. The investigation is likely several...
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Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68

AP Photo/PHIL LONG DETROIT (AP) — Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when...
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World Cup field puts haves and have-nots on display

AP Photo/JASON FRANSON VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women’s World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon. While that was...