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Cardinals use Wong, Wainwright to beat Red Sox 5-2

Adam Wainwright earned his 14th win and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to victory Thursday.

Landon Donovan says he'll retire after season

Landon Donovan announced Thursday he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season, wrapping up the most prolific career in the league's history with one last run at a championship with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Guthrie pitches Kansas City past Arizona

Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 19 batters in Kansas City's first complete game this season, and the Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night

Ledecky beats Franklin in 200 free at U.S. Nationals

Olympic champion Tyler Clary came from behind to win the 200 backstroke in 1:54.73 — third-fastest in the world.

Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum at PGA

Momentum was a big theme Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, and it even applied to Tiger Woods.

Durant withdraws from U.S. national team

Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners.

Prosecutor: Lying Pistorius has lost this race

In closing arguments in a murder trial that has riveted South Africa and many around the world, the chief prosecutor said Thursday that Olympian Oscar Pistorius dropped "the baton of truth" and produced a succession of lies to save himself from a conviction for shooting to death his girlfriend.

Rams coordinator Gregg Williams faces old team

Everybody on the St. Louis Rams' defense is getting pushed and prodded to do more by new coordinator Gregg Williams. No doubt, many of them are hearing that distinctive barking from the sideline in their sleep.

State, NCAA get delay for talks in Penn State suit

A federal judge on Thursday gave the NCAA and Pennsylvania officials a month to try to work out a possible settlement of a lawsuit over the penalties Penn State is paying for mishandling the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

AP sources: Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They're about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland's 50-year championship drought.

Adrian wins 100 free at U.S. Nationals; Phelps 7th

Michael Phelps was last at the turn and straggled home in 49.17, beating only Seth Stubblefield in the 100-meter freestyle final. It was Phelps' worst showing — albeit against the strongest competition yet — since launching a comeback in April.

Column: Woods should 'Wait 'til next year.'

For those who questioned the wisdom of Tiger Woods returning to practice Wednesday, just three days after a bad back forced him to quit his last tournament mid-round, it seemed like an omen — and not a particularly good one.

Royals rout Diamondbacks 12-2

Billy Butler had a three-run homer among his four hits, Nori Aoki hit a grand slam and the Kansas City Royals gave Danny Duffy some rare run support by bashing the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2 on Tuesday night.

Woods ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship

Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

Dalton, Smith in spotlight as Bengals visit Chiefs

Quarterbacks Andy Dalton and Alex Smith will both be in the spotlight Thursday night — for as long as they play — when the Bengals visit the Chiefs in the preseason opener of both teams.

Rams tackle trying to stay patient as he heals

St. Louis Rams left tackle Jake Long has sat around longer than he's wanted. He is going to have to wait a little more before he gets to play in a football game.

Tebow embracing analyst job while waiting on NFL

Tim Tebow still wants — and trains for — another NFL opportunity, but Tebow is embracing his latest passion: working as a football analyst for ESPN's new SEC Network, which debuts Aug. 14.

Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes Alonzo Mourning

After a career where he averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots, Alonzo Mourning will be part of the class enshrined in Springfield, Mass., on Friday.

Injuries at receiver don't faze Georgia's Richt

Coach Mark Richt isn't sure when Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley will be cleared medically to play, so he's counting on Georgia's entire group of receivers to fill the void.

Vote would let big conferences set their own rules

The NCAA board of directors is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.