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Prep girls basketball: La Follette's Barber-Smith commits to Kent State

Details Prep girls basketball: La Follette's Barber-Smith commits to Kent State It took less than a week for Kent State's scholarship offer to make a lasting impression on La Follette girls basketball player Merissa Barber-Smith....

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US OPEN SCENE: For Wozniacki, to hair is human

Details US OPEN SCENE: For Wozniacki, to hair is human NEW YORK (AP) — Blame it on the hair....

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Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

Details HOUSTON (AP) — The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park....

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Horse Makari dies in steeplechase at Saratoga

Details SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Horse Makari fell after clipping the final fence and died on the track Monday during the Grade 1 $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup....

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Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

Details Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The long, deep breaths were a sign: Elation, satisfaction, relief. And just a touch of exhaustion....

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Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs

Details Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps gave an incredulous look, an almost indignant response and strode away to collect a gold medal....

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Sam Mikulak rallies for US gymnastics title

Details PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sam Mikulak successfully defended his U.S. men's gymnastics title Sunday, rallying past Jake Dalton in the final rotation to cap a dramatic comeback....

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Ledecky sets another WR; Phelps finishes with gold

Details Ledecky sets another WR; Phelps finishes with gold GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps completed his comeback meet in international competition with a gold medal in the medley relay to cap off a Sunday night program that kicked off wit…...

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Biles easily defends US women's gymnastics title

Details Biles easily defends US women's gymnastics title PITTSBURGH (AP) — Simone Biles hopped off the beam, cut her longtime coach Aimee Boorman a knowing look and went in for a relieved hug....

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Phelps into 200 IM final at Pan Pacs; Lochte out

Details GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps overhauled U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte late in their preliminary heat Sunday, qualifying for the 200 medley final at the Pan Pacific championships at …...

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Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

Details Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday....

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Orozco takes lead at US gymnastics championships

Details PITTSBURGH (AP) — There were times during John Orozco's grueling rehab after he tore the ACL in his left knee during a post-Olympic tour two years ago that he figured his gymnastics career was done....

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Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

Details Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off t…...

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Senators call for AF Academy sex assaults review

Details DENVER (AP) — Two U.S. senators called for an outside investigation of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to foot…...

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Historic Cleveland ballpark gets new shot at life

Details CLEVELAND (AP) — Even in Cleveland, League Park probably doesn't mean much to a casual baseball fan. The former home of the Cleveland Indians sat neglected and largely forgotten for decades in…...

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Prep football: Top recruit Juan Harris could make immediate impact for Parker defense

Details Prep football: Top recruit Juan Harris could make immediate impact for Parker defense Another season in the Big Eight kicks off tonight, and the conference looks as open as ever....

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Hernandez fiancee seeks perjury-charge dismissal

Details FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Friday to throw out perjury charges, saying Shayanna Jenkins did not willf…...

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Mercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards

Details Mercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards Sandy Brondello guided the Phoenix Mercury to the best record in WNBA history and Brittney Griner's defense was a big reason why....

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APNewsBreak: Ex Iowa coach denies bullying players

Details APNewsBreak: Ex Iowa coach denies bullying players IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Longtime Iowa women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum tells The Associated Press that her firing was unwarranted and was based on false claims by former players that…...

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Pole-sitter Power wins at Milwaukee Mile

Details Pole-sitter Power wins at Milwaukee Mile WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Pole-sitter Will Power fended off Juan Pablo Montoya to win Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile, giving a huge boost to Team Penske's chances for the IndyCar season title....

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15-year-old Windle wins men's 10-meter title

Details KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Windle is a national champion diver before he's old enough to be a licensed driver....

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Michael Phelps dealing with defeat in comeback

Details Michael Phelps dealing with defeat in comeback IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Phelps has always fed off adversity. Not that the most decorated Olympian has faced much in the pool....

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Back on the US team; step 1 complete for Phelps

Details Back on the US team; step 1 complete for Phelps BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps is acting like the new guy on the team, introducing himself to swimmers he doesn't know and trying to make some new friends....

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Dafne Schippers gets sprint double at Euros

Details Dafne Schippers gets sprint double at Euros ZURICH (AP) — Suddenly, Europe again has a star sprinter who can compete with the best of the Americans and Jamaicans....

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Boston Marathon boasts 3rd largest field in 2015

Details BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Athletic Association says it will accept 30,000 entrants for next year's Boston Marathon, the third largest field in the race's 119 year history....

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AP PHOTOS: Die-hards sleep over at College FB Hall

Details AP PHOTOS: Die-hards sleep over at College FB Hall ATLANTA (AP) — One hundred contest winners who wrote essays detailing their love of college football were selected to stay with a guest overnight in Atlanta's College Football Hall of Fame bef…...

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Air Force coaches asked to help curb assaults

Details AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force Academy leaders are asking coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults by talking with athletes about the issue....

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Arrest warrant issued for fighter in Vegas assault

Details Arrest warrant issued for fighter in Vegas assault LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a mixed martial arts fighter who police suspect of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas....

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Sore shoulder limits Tigers' Verlander to 1 inning

Details Sore shoulder limits Tigers' Verlander to 1 inning PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched only one inning of the Detroit Tigers' 11-6 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates because of soreness in his right shoulder....

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NCAA seeks clarification in O'Bannon ruling

Details The NCAA is going back to court in Oakland, California -- to clarify two points in U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken's ruling....

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