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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez walks off the field after striking out during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Baltimore.

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute; team to give $3.5M to charities

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees have settled their dispute over a marketing payment the team declined to give him, agreeing the club will make $3.5 million in charitable contributions.

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It’s not the Super Bowl, but World Cup will have its parties

Soccer fans, wild with excitement, will be at World Cup viewing parties in bars, museums and homes across America.

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Steph Curry defeats LeBron James again

Curry's jersey is the top seller for the first time.

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Ex-NFL player tackles overgrown field for kids

Reggie McKenzie has been hosting a youth football camp for more than 40 years but when his namesake field near Detroit became neglected, McKenzie did what he's always done: he tackled it.

Dallas Mavericks point guard Monta Ellis warms up in front of an advertisement paid for by The Indiana Economic Development Corp. before an NBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The IEDC has signed a deal with the Pacers for sponsoring the basketball court inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

AP Source: Pacers sign Monta Ellis; Duncan will return & other NBA free agency news

A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ellis has agreed to terms with the Pacers on a four-year deal worth $44 million and other NBA free agency news.

In this March 4, 2015, file photo, New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis made the announcement Thursday, July 2, 2015, roughly a month after helping the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the Lightning in seven games. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Rangers’ Martin St. Louis announces retirement

The 40-year-old St. Louis was uncertain whether he would return for another season after the Rangers were eliminated, but it was clear that New York was not going to bring him back.

Dustin Brown of Germany, gestures after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, during their singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Wimbledon: Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in 2nd round

Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever touch and a throwback serve-and-volley game, beat Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court on Thursday.

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U.S. files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

U.S. officials are looking into alleged bribery worth more than $100 million involving high-ranking officials at soccer's world governing body.

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NBA: Love, Butler among free agents agreeing to stay put

Two of the biggest names in the free agent market, cut the suspense and agreed to deals to remain with their teams.

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Japan to face U.S. in World Cup Final

An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory, setting up a title rematch with America.

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Team USA discusses the road to the World Cup Finals

Team USA's Carli Lloyd, Kelley O'Hara, and Abby Wambach on their preparations for Sunday's soccer showdown.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, July 2.

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Carrasco loses no-hitter with 1 strike to go in 9th vs Rays

Carrasco gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis' glove in an 8-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

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Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi

The defending champions advanced to play the United States in the championship game at Vancouver on Sunday.

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

Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he has quit after 3 1/2 years with the Angels, but manager Mike Scioscia and Angels spokesman Tim Mead repeatedly refused to confirm any changes.

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NBA free agency roundup

DeMarre Carroll, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler headline the early signings in NBA free agency.

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Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova on her way to third round

The fourth-seeded Sharapova beat Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1 on Court No. 2 on Wednesday, improving her record in second-round Grand Slam matches to 41-4.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, and Kevin Love confer while on the bench as the Cavaliers face the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter of the Cavaliers' 110-101 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

Kevin Love pens piece saying he’s staying in Cleveland

Love issued a statement through The Players Tribune on Wednesday announcing that he would be returning to Cleveland next season.

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Ex-Cowboys player C.J. Spillman charged with sexual assault

Spillman, who has played six seasons in the NFL, is suspected of sexual assaulting a woman at a Dallas hotel.

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Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon starters

The King of Cool began his quest for an eighth title.

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