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Kevin Durant shoots some hoops before the news conference about joining the Golden State Warriors at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif.  AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether they truly wanted him as a teammate. The All-Star shooting tandem made it clear during a meeting last weekend that he would be a perfect fit with the...
CHICAGO (AP) — This is the genius of Joe Maddon: Next week, all four of his infielders will start for the National League at the All-Star Game, a trick no team has turned since Cincinnati’s 1976 Big Red Machine. Yet when those Cubs return to Wrigley Field next Friday to face the Pirates, two of...
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz during a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, in Boston. Ortiz smacked his 20th home run of the season as the Red Sox earned a 10-6 victory. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz was upset how he was swinging a night earlier. It didn’t take long to fix his swing. Ortiz reached 20 homers for the 15th consecutive season on his first at-bat and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched efficiently into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox...
Tony Stewart is greeted by fans during driver introductions before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, in Daytona Beach, Fla. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Tony Stewart is down to his final try at Kentucky Speedway to complete a NASCAR track victory sweep. The three-time champion has won at every track on the Sprint Cup schedule, with highs of five wins at Watkins Glen and four at Daytona (though not the 500) to one win at six tracks. His latest...
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque (bork) has apologized to his family, friends and fans for driving drunk last month. Bourque apologized in a statement Wednesday after admitting in Lawrence District Court that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of driving...
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams is once again one victory from her record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title after powering her way into the Wimbledon final. In control from start to finish, Williams needed all of 48 minutes to overwhelm Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday in a semifinal that felt more...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was notified of a potential doping violation Wednesday night, ruling him out of his bout with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200. A grim-faced UFC President Dana White announced the dramatic change three days before the...
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is under investigation after being accused of punching his girlfriend’s father at a California home. Pomona police Lt. Ron McDonald says officers were sent around 8 p.m. Tuesday to a home where the girlfriend — who has two...
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called “an extremely emotional and tough decision” on Wednesday night to leave the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Chicago Bulls. Wade will sign a two-year deal with the Bulls, one that will pay him about $47 million. Miami...
(AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls are sending Mike Dunleavy to the Cleveland Cavaliers to help make room for the incoming Dwyane Wade. Shortly after Wade informed the Bulls that he was leaving Miami to return to play in his hometown...

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