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JUDGE GREEN LIGHTS $2B SALE OF LA CLIPPERS

A judge approves the record-setting $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, as Donald Sterling loses his bid to block the sale made by his estranged wife.

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TAX FRAUD CASE AGAINST MESSI TO PROCEED

A bid to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi has failed in a Spanish court, meaning the Barcelona and Argentina star has a case to answer.

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WORLEY SHOUTOUT LEADS PIRATES PAST GIANTS

Pittsburgh's Vance Worley throws his first shutout as Pirates beat San Francisco 5-0

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/worley-tosses-4-hitter-pirates-beat-giants-5-0

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SAILORS FACE DIRTY WATER IN RIO PRE-OLYMPIC TEST

Sailors will face filthy water in Guanabara Bay during a pre-Olympic test starting this weekend.

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson-hole-daily/sports/sailors-to-navigate-dirty-water-in-st-rio-test/article-35f02f8c-057f-5676-9054-660dbde932cd.html

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NO TICKETS LEFT FOR JAMES' CLEVELAND HOMECOMING

All tickets snapped up for LeBron James' homecoming event at Cleveland Cavaliers.

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  • Paris secures 8m euros in sponsorship deals for Olympic bid

    Leaders of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics have secured about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in sponsorship deals with four major French groups. The bid committee says each of the four new partners - Caisse des Depots, Elior Group, JCDecaux and … More »

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    Kenya threatens to pull out of Rio Olympics over Zika threat

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    Kenya could pull out of Rio Olympics due to Zika concerns - committee head

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya could pull out of this year's Rio Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, the head of Kenya's Olympics committee said on Tuesday. Kenya boasts some of the best middle and long-distance runners in … More »

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  • Hield's 3 at 1.3 lifts No. 3 Oklahoma

    Hield's 3 at 1.3 lifts No. 3 Oklahoma

    Buddy Hield had done just about everything this season. Hield's 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 3 Oklahoma to a 63-60 victory over No. 24 Texas. Hield scored 12 of his 27 points in the final 3:11, including two … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Messi undergoes tests for kidney problems

    Messi undergoes tests for kidney problems

    (Reuters) - Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is expected to play in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final against Valencia despite missing training on Monday to have tests on his kidneys, the La Liga club said. "Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will … More »

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