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Former Oakland Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69

Raiders owner Mark Davis said the team was "deeply saddened by the passing of the great Ken Stabler."


Wimbledon: Serena on to finals, Djokovic & Federer in semifinals

Djokovic, Federer and Murray are the top three seeded players at the All England Club and were expected to get this far. But Richard Gasquet, seeded 21st, is something of a surprise after beating French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 11-9 in the fifth set in the quarterfinals.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics and take a 3-0 lead in the series.

AP sources: James, Cavaliers agree to 2-year contract

The deal includes a player option for 2016-17.


Former 49er Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence

Prosecutors in California have charged the defensive tackle following allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancée while she held their 2-month-old child.


Rams take former Clemson OL Battle in supplemental draft

It's the 1st supplemental pick since 2012.


Martin withdraws from Tour de France after breaking collarbone

Martin is the second leader to pull out of the race this year after Fabian Cancellara, who broke two vertebrae in his lower back in Monday's crash-marred third stage.


Serena dominates Sharapova to reach Wimbledon final

Serena Williams feasted on familiar prey as she reached an eighth Wimbledon final with a superb 6-2 6-4 victory over Maria Sharapova, her 17th win in a row over the Russian.


Mickelson won’t comment on gambling report

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson has refused to comment on allegations linking him to an illegal gambling operation.


FIFA: Blatter shifts blame in interview

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter says continental confederations, rather than soccer's world governing body, are to blame for the corruption scandal engulfing the game.


Watch Bill Murray ‘trash talk’ golf fans

The "Ghost Busters" star took part in the John Deere Classic Pro-Am, smoked on the golf course, and gave fans some good-natured ribbing.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, July 9.


AP sources: Jordan spurns Mavericks for Clippers

Jordan verbally agreed to a four-year, $80 million deal with the Mavericks last week.


NFL: Redskins fail to restore voided trademarks

The Washington Redskins have lost an emotionally charged battle over whether the team's name is an ethnic slur.


Wimbledon: Gasquet upsets Wawrinka, joins top seeds in semi-finals

Gasquet reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2007.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up his ball on the 18th green after his round on the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014.

Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

He will be the first player to not defend his Open title since Ben Hogan in 1954.


Greipel Wins Again at Tour De France

The "Gorilla" looked unbeatable in posting his second stage win.


Sharapova manning barricades to halt Serena march

For all her on-court positivity, Sharapova has become a punching bag for Williams since 2004, the year she stunned the tennis world by beating the American to the Wimbledon title.


‘Rat’ strap aims to protect heads in the NFL

Small, but mighty, this groundbreaking technology could help protect against concussions and brain injury.


Bruce Jenner’s Olympic Torch up for auction

The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch carried through Nevada is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more.


L.A. stages raucous rally for U.S. women’s soccer team

Members of the U.S. team wore shirts at Tuesday's rally emblazoned with the words "World Champions."

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