Cavs give offers to Thompson, Dellavedova, Shumpert

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert all received qualifying offers from Cleveland on Tuesday, meaning the Cavaliers can match any offers those players get from other clubs this summer. Thompson is of particular importance to the...
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Golf halfway through year: Turnover at warp speed

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel The No. 1 player in golf already has three wins in 2015, including a World Golf Championship, and he has finished in the top 10 at both majors. Halfway through the year, however, Rory McIlroy is playing second fiddle. Remember the hype over McIlroy going...
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Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead of for his...
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Women’s soccer fever grips England in historic World Cup run

AP Photo/DARRYL DYCK MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The movie “Bend It Like Beckham” first got Kiera Burke interested in soccer. During the 2012 Olympics, she went to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium to watch the women’s teams from United States...
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Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin LONDON (AP) — The Williams sisters pulled out of women’s doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it’s because she wants to focus on her bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title in singles. The official reason for the...

Stephen Curry overtakes LeBron James for NBA’s top jersey

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors star and league MVP topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the first time Tuesday. With teammates Klay Thompson ranking fifth and...
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Knicks thinking big, looking for some size in free agency

AP Photo/Mike Groll NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks will be thinking big in free agency. As in a big man, that is. The Knicks need plenty of help after their worst season ever, but they know where it needs to start. “I don’t think it’s any secret we...
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Indians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7th inning

AP Photo/STEVE NESIUS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Somewhere around the fourth inning, Cody Anderson realized he was chasing perfection. “I kind of knew that everything was going pretty smooth,” Cleveland’s rookie right-hander said after taking a bid for a...
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Indians’ Cody Anderson loses perfect game bid in 7th inning

AP Photo/STEVE NESIUS ST. PETERSBUIRG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Grady Sizemore homered with one out in the seventh inning, ending Cody Anderson’s bid to pitch a perfect game in his second career start for the Cleveland Indians. Sizemore, playing in his second...

Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Hockey Hall picks

TORONTO (AP) — Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hall announced Monday that Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. also were voted...