Van Gaal to bide time over new faces - Dodgers acquire 2B Barney in trade with Cubs (Yahoo Sports) - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat' (Yahoo Sports) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. ''I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,'' Archer said Monday. Rivera: Benjamin has bone bruise in left knee (Yahoo Sports) - The Panthers are breathing a sigh of relief over rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said an MRI revealed the team's first-round draft pick has a bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a few days of training camp. ''We got a bit of good news,'' Rivera said Monday. There is a swelling and what we refer to as a hot spot.'' Rivera wouldn't give a specific timetable on Benjamin's return. England's Gemili takes 100m silver - Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers (Yahoo Sports) - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks. Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams. Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m gold - Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth. Timberwolves get free agent Mo Williams (Yahoo Sports) - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and free-agent guard Mo Williams have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million. Lions postpone talks with Suh until after season (Yahoo Sports) - The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. If the two sides can't reach a deal after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag on him. ... I think the cap is going to go up next year, and probably the year after that too.'' Suh was drafted in 2010 by the Lions with the second overall pick, and he has 27 1/2 sacks in his four pro seasons. Red Wings agree on 3-year deal with Tatar (Yahoo Sports) - DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a three-year contract with Tomas Tatar after the left wing was second on the team in goals last season.

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Van Gaal to bide time over new faces [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:29 pm]

Dodgers acquire 2B Barney in trade with Cubs (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:06 pm]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.
Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat' (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:57 pm]
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. ''I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,'' Archer said Monday.
Rivera: Benjamin has bone bruise in left knee (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:14 pm]
The Panthers are breathing a sigh of relief over rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said an MRI revealed the team's first-round draft pick has a bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a few days of training camp. ''We got a bit of good news,'' Rivera said Monday. There is a swelling and what we refer to as a hot spot.'' Rivera wouldn't give a specific timetable on Benjamin's return.
England's Gemili takes 100m silver [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:05 pm]

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:04 pm]
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks. Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams.
Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m gold [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:03 pm]
Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth.
Timberwolves get free agent Mo Williams (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:38 pm]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and free-agent guard Mo Williams have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million.
Lions postpone talks with Suh until after season (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:32 pm]
The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. If the two sides can't reach a deal after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag on him. ... I think the cap is going to go up next year, and probably the year after that too.'' Suh was drafted in 2010 by the Lions with the second overall pick, and he has 27 1/2 sacks in his four pro seasons.
Red Wings agree on 3-year deal with Tatar (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:14 pm]
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a three-year contract with Tomas Tatar after the left wing was second on the team in goals last season.

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NBA Soccer
Spurs deny Manu Ginobili permission to play in World Cup [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:59 pm]
San Antonio cites guard’s leg injury

All tickets claimed for LeBron's homecoming show (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:39 pm]
LeBron James' Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Akron spokeswoman Stephanie York won't divulge how many tickets were offered but says demand was overwhelming.

Derrick Rose: “I’ve become a smarter player, but I’m mad it took me seven years to learn it.” [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:19 pm]
Mike Krzyzewski said Derrick Rose looked healthy at Tea USA training camp.

Shelly Sterling beats Donald Sterling in court, clears sale of Clippers to Steve Ballmer [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:34 pm]
Donald Sterling's right to appeal restricted, a pivotal and unexpected ruling

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:20 pm]
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks. Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams.

Radamel Falcao on track to return at weekend’s Emirates Cup [NBC Sports: July 29, 2014, 12:22 am]
Colombian international expected to play Saturday against Valencia.

New York connection: Red Bulls, Cosmos come together on Lade loan [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:37 pm]
Time in the NASL will give the 24-year-old needed minutes.

Van Gaal to bide time over new faces [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:29 pm]
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite "having" to play with wing-backs recently.

Injured groin sends Rafael home early from Manchester United’s tour [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:48 pm]
Brazilian's injury testing United's depth on the right side.

Bayern Munich goes Green for U.S. Tour [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:46 pm]
Julian Green has been touted as the new face of U.S. soccer but it is one few Americans recognize. For a young man who has yet to earn a first team spot with talent-packed Bayern and played only a handful of minutes for the United States in Brazil at the World Cup, Green arrives in his homeland burdened with great expectations having made an impression on the people who matter most. A sensational goal in a 2-1 last 16 loss to Belgium in Brazil underscored Green's considerable skill and rewarded U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann for putting his faith in him.

NFL NHL
Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:29 pm]
The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began. Spence almost gleefully smashed into fullback Bryce Davis during the Pittsburgh Steelers' first full contact drill of training camp on Monday. The two tussled for several seconds before Davis - his fists full of Spence's jersey - pulled them both to the ground. Call it a victory for Spence, in more ways than one.

Rivera: Benjamin has bone bruise in left knee (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:14 pm]
The Panthers are breathing a sigh of relief over rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said an MRI revealed the team's first-round draft pick has a bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a few days of training camp. ''We got a bit of good news,'' Rivera said Monday. There is a swelling and what we refer to as a hot spot.'' Rivera wouldn't give a specific timetable on Benjamin's return.

Peppers adjusts to 3-4 defense with Packers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:40 pm]
Standing a sturdy 6-foot-7, Packers pass rusher Julius Peppers poses an imposing sight to opposing linemen even without pads. Good thing Green Bay's front five only has to go up against Peppers in practice now. The eight-time Pro Bowler is spending his first training camp in Titletown after joining the Packers as a free agent in the offseason following four seasons with the division rival Chicago Bears. The lure of playing in a 3-4 defense that also features linebacker Clay Matthews helped lure Peppers north to Green Bay.

Lions postpone talks with Suh until after season (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:32 pm]
The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. If the two sides can't reach a deal after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag on him. ... I think the cap is going to go up next year, and probably the year after that too.'' Suh was drafted in 2010 by the Lions with the second overall pick, and he has 27 1/2 sacks in his four pro seasons.

With big raise, Rudolph ready for bigger year (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 8:52 pm]
Kyle Rudolph has a new contract to match the significant value the Minnesota Vikings have considered him to be for their offense. Rudolph has 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns over his three-year NFL career. Jimmy Graham exceeded both of those totals last season for New Orleans, and Rob Gronkowski did the same three years ago for New England. Rudolph signed a five-year extension to his rookie deal on Sunday night.

Ex-NHLer Leighton’s KHL contract voided due to illness [NBC Sports: July 29, 2014, 12:00 am]
He might still end up playing in Russia.

‘Hawks prospect Shalunov signs two-year KHL deal [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:50 pm]
He attempted to make the transition to North America in 2013-14.

Sharks start extension talks with Braun [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:42 pm]
The two sides are unlikely to agree to terms quickly though.

Red Wings agree on 3-year deal with Tatar (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:14 pm]
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a three-year contract with Tomas Tatar after the left wing was second on the team in goals last season.

Blake, Robitaille highlight Kings alumni for game vs. Russian Stars [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 8:37 pm]
Yashin and Bure are among the players that will compete against Los Angeles.

Baseball Golf
A's OF Gentry on DL with broken hand, Burns added (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:37 pm]
The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right hand and promoted outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland. A's manager Bob Melvin said Burns was expected to join the team before Monday night's game in Houston.

Jays send Hendriks, Kratz to Royals for Valencia (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:25 pm]
BOSTON (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.

Dodgers acquire 2B Barney in trade with Cubs (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:06 pm]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.

Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat' (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:57 pm]
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. ''I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,'' Archer said Monday.

Mets GM Alderson suggests deadline deal unlikely (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:55 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says ''I wouldn't bet on something happening'' before Thursday's trade deadline.

Happy first birthday to Zoe Mahan (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:01 pm]
The big story of the 2013 RBC Canadian Open came when Hunter Mahan -- who was leading after 36 holes in Ontario -- got news that his wife, Kandi, had gone into labor. Mahan, who was just about to begin his third round, immediately packed up and flew home to Dallas for the birth of his daughter a few hours later. Zoe Olivia Mahan celebrates her first birthday today.

Tiger Woods to return to Notah Begay charity event (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 6:10 pm]
VERONA, N.Y. (AP) -- Tiger Woods is returning to play in Notah Begay's charity event.

Ryder Cup spots up for grabs in final 2 weeks (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 5:19 pm]
Seven players have separated themselves from the pack and appear to have locked up spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team with two tournaments remaining. That leaves a group of nine golfers, who are all within 500 points of each other, likely battling for the final two automatic berths on Captain Tom Watson's squad.

Golf fans to select hole location at PGA Championship (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 4:48 pm]
LOUISVILLE, Ken..- For the second consecutive year, golf fans worldwide will have a direct impact on a hole location for the final round of a major championship through the "PGA Championship Pick the Hole Location Challenge Hosted by Jack Nicklaus Presented by Samsung." A collaborative learning experience between the PGA of America, five-time PGA Champion Jack Nicklaus and new sponsor Samsung, the award-winning PGA Championship Pick the Hole Location Challenge is designed to educate fans on how course setup impacts a golfer's strategy in playing a hole;

Updated Ryder Cup points standings: Mickelson in the hunt (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 4:13 pm]
Seven players have separated themselves from the pack and appear to have locked up spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team with two tournaments remaining. That leaves a group of nine golfers, who are all within 500 points of each other, likely battling for the final two automatic berths on Captain Tom Watson's squad.

Motor Sports Tennis
IndyCar working to reduce hand/wrist injuries among drivers [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:00 pm]
Among the possible options: A new steering damper, a thumb/wrist brace adapted from motocross, and energy-absorbing material for steering wheels.

Keselowski to run Iowa-Pocono double (NASCAR.com) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:12 pm]
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Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:51 pm]
Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song.

Everything you need to know for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:30 pm]
All the notes and numbers to keep in mind as the Sprint Cup Series makes its second visit to Pocono.

WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA recaps Brickyard at 5 p.m. ET [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 8:45 pm]
Coming up today: Highlights from Jeff Gordon's fifth win at Indy; Carl Edwards on his upcoming exit from Roush Fenway Racing; Kasey Kahne's missed opportunity.

Kuznetsova, Ginepri advance at Citi Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:17 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No. 6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory Monday over Slovenia's Polona Hercog.

Kuznetsova, King advance at Citi Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:32 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No. 6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Slovenia's Polona Hercog on Monday.

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:10 pm]
Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women's doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

Thiem beats Souza in Kitzbuehel opener (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 7:01 pm]
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.

Riba beats Brown in Kitzbuehel (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 3:14 pm]
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Pere Riba of Spain held off four set points in the opener before defeating Dustin Brown of Germany 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the first round of the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.


Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday, July 28, 2014, that Shelly Sterling had no right to make the deal with Ballmer, even though Donald Sterling had given her written authority to pursue a sale. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.


Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Austria's 49er class Nikolaus Resch, right, and Nico Delle Karth, train on the waters of Guanabaray bay between Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 27, 2014. International sailors are gathering for the first test event of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, concerned about water pollution in Guanabara Bay that some have likened to a sewer. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.


Correction: Tour de France story

PARIS (AP) — In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it's been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. He died 10 years ago. It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Closing arguments are underway in a trial to determine whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.


Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

2014 Tour de France cycling race winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Left is Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.


Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2010 file photo, Cho Yang-ho, the head of South Korea's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, speaks at the 39th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Belgrade, Serbia. South Korean media is reporting that Cho, who led PyeongChang’s successful bid to host the Winter Olympics, is set to become chief organizer of the 2018 Games. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.


Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, left, arrives at a court to answer questions in a tax fraud case in Gava, near Barcelona, Spain. A Spanish judge on Monday July 28, 2014 has rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. A court statement says there is "sufficient evidence" to believe the Argentina player "could have known and consented" to the creation of a fictitious corporate structure to avoid paying taxes on income made from Messi's image rights. Messi's father, Jorge Horacio Messi, is under investigation for an alleged euro4 million ($5.3 million) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.


Commonwealth Games lifter faces sex assault charge

In this image taken Sunday July 27, 2014 Papua New Guinea's Toua Udia competes in the Clean and Jerk of the men's 77kg Weightlifting at the Clyde Auditorium during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland. Toua Udia a weightlifter from Papua New Guinea competed at the Commonwealth Games despite being prosecuted over an alleged sexual assault while in Glasgow. Glasgow Sheriff Court says Toua Udia pleaded not guilty and faces trial on Friday Aug. 1, 2014. Police Scotland said Udia was arrested over the alleged assault after receiving a report of an incident last Monday at a supermarket close to the athletes’ village. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUTGLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket.


Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, second right, Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, right. Rafal Majka of Poland, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, left and Thibaut Pinot of France, wearing the best young rider's white jersey, cycle at the front of the field at the start of the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 137.5 kilometers (85.4 miles) with start in Evry and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)EVRY, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey on Sunday.


South Korea eliminates US in International Crown

Lexi Thompson tees off the second hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)OWINGS MILLS, Maryland (AP) — Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu both birdied the first playoff hole Saturday as South Korea eliminated the top-seeded United States and earned a wild-card berth in the final round of the International Crown.


07/26/2014 07:38 PM
Love out for Team USA amid uncertain status
Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.
07/29/2014 12:23 AM
Judge rules for S. Sterling in sale of Clippers
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
07/28/2014 11:18 PM
Lions table talks with Suh until after season
Ndamukong Suh will not have a deal until at least after the 2014 NFL season.
07/28/2014 03:34 PM
NFL VP defends length of Rice suspension
NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch strongly disagreed Monday that the league's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for his domestic violence arrest was too light.
07/28/2014 08:05 PM
Sources: Wolves eye PF Young if Love dealt
The Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love, according to sources close to the situation.
07/28/2014 07:14 PM
Jordan rules: 'Cool' with No. 23 for LeBron
Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
07/28/2014 08:32 PM
Giants set lofty 70 percent goal for Manning
The New York Giants are setting lofty goals for their new offense in 2014 as new quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf has challenged Eli Manning to complete 70 percent of his passes.
07/28/2014 07:48 PM
Manziel A&M jersey expected to fetch $100K
An auction house believes a Johnny Manziel game-used jersey it is selling will set the record for the highest price ever paid for a college football jersey.
07/29/2014 12:11 AM
Serena feeling fine after virus at Wimbledon
Serena Williams said Monday that she feels fine and is ready to play again after a disturbing performance during a doubles match at Wimbledon four weeks ago that scared even her.
07/28/2014 10:05 PM
England's Gemili takes 100m silver
England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.
07/28/2014 11:29 PM
Van Gaal to bide time over new faces
07/28/2014 09:15 PM
Carlin earns Wales 800m freestyle gold
07/28/2014 05:48 PM
Bell & Buttler put England on top
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.
07/28/2014 10:51 PM
Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide
Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.
07/28/2014 04:52 PM
Meet Judd and Williams - the next generation
Jess Judd and Jodie Williams are determined to make their mark at Glasgow 2014, as BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce finds out.
07/28/2014 05:52 PM
Spurs close in on Southampton pair
07/28/2014 07:17 PM
Moeen Ali supported over wristbands
England claim Moeen Ali has done "nothing wrong" after wearing pro-Gaza wristbands during the third Test against India.
07/28/2014 05:26 PM
Arsenal sign £16m teenager Chambers
Arsenal complete the signing of teenage Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee understood to be about £16m.
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