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Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto quits after 3 1/2 years with Angels

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto says he has resigned, but the team is refusing to confirm his departure. Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he has quit after 3 1/2...
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Woods returns to The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia

AP Photo/Steve Helber WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — In its infancy, The Greenbrier Classic was friendly to first-time winners and re-energized the careers of veterans who had been stuck in a rut. Tiger Woods will take anything positive at this point. Woods failed to...

Sabres draftee Eichel signs entry level deal, leaving school

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres draftee Jack Eichel signed his first professional contract on Wednesday, opting to skip his final three years of college eligibility. Buffalo selected the physical 18-year-old center No. 2 overall in last week’s draft, picking a...
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IndyCar CEO: Rules package was off for Fontana race

AP Photo/Will Lester IndyCar officials believe they went too far with the rules package for last weekend’s race at California. While largely considered one of the most entertaining races in recent memory, Saturday’s event in Fontana was blasted by several drivers for...
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Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women

AP Photo/Martin Meissner PARIS (AP) — Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers. Becoming the first ever woman on Major League Baseball’s international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by pro teams, is just the latest trail...

Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins gave stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin some help, acquiring Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday. Pittsburgh sent forward Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington, former first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen and a draft pick to...
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With no Blatter, Hayatou to present trophy at Women’s WCup

AP Photo/Peter Morrison The secretary general of the Confederation of African Football says FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women’s World Cup final in place of Sepp Blatter. Blatter, the FIFA president, is...
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Record heat at Wimbledon causes issues for ball boy, players

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth LONDON (AP) — The heat at Wimbledon on Wednesday caused a ball boy to collapse, a player to feel “dizzy” and thermometers to rise to record levels for the tournament. In the bright sunshine in southwest Wimbledon, temperatures...
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Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf injury

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin LONDON (AP) — After fighting through a calf injury in the first round at Wimbledon, Kei Nishikori couldn’t even step onto Centre Court for his second match. The fifth-seeded Japanese player had to pull out before his second-round meeting with...
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All ingredients in place for mouthwatering Tour de France

AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani PARIS (AP) — The Tour de France is like a good bouillabaisse, the traditional Mediterranean seafood stew. Take out one ingredient, and it does not taste the same. The Tour starting on Saturday has all the ingredients in place: -A nervy first week...