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World Cup and the NBA's Sterling put sizzle in summer sports

The LA Kings winning the NHL Stanley Cup and LeBron's Miami Heat being dethroned by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals typifies the run-of-the mill, ordinary sports headlines in the month of June. Life in the Donald and Shelly Sterling household as well as on the streets of Brazil offer a heck of a lot more entertainment for mainstream sports fans. Even the eventual outcome of the Ed O'Bannon antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and speculation of the big five conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) forming their own association drums up more interest than a few pro championships won every summer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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No deal to draw, say Germany and US before game

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) — There won't be friendly phone calls, there won't be any dirty deals. That's the promise from both sides ahead of Germany's final Group G match against the United States.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Reds score 5 in ninth, beat Cubs 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Devin Mesoraco was hit by a pitch twice, in addition to the usual nicks that go along with being a catcher. He had a bag of ice on his right wrist and another on his left knee when he sat down for a well-deserved postgame meal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Cavaliers hire Tyronn Lue as associate head coach

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyronn Lue is joining the Cavaliers as a coach after all.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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US-Portugal game scores viewership goal

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Roger Federer shows no mercy in Wimbledon opener

LONDON (AP) — The man with the most major titles in tennis came up against the player with the second-worst record in Grand Slam history.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Flyers acquire RJ Umberger for Scott Hartnell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Hartnell.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Murray opens Wimbledon title defense

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray arrived on Centre Court to a standing ovation and left to another.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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