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Chiefs' expectations change after last season

General manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid are firmly entrenched, and there has been less personnel turnover. That means most players will have had a year in Reid's system, and that could help build on an 11-5 season that ended with a playoff loss to Indianapolis.

McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

Through it all, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland never doubted he could return. He won the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship by eight shots. That wasn't an accident. He won the money title on both sides of the Atlantic. There was never a question of his skill.

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Darren Schield, who oversees the finances of The Sterling Family Trust, testified Monday that three banks are ready to recall their loans to Sterling because of his decision to dissolve the trust. His move was designed to rescind his signed agreement for the sale of the Clippers, a team he bought for $12 million.

49ers start fresh after forgettable offseason

Two key faces have been absent as they seek new contracts, right guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis. On the defensive side, linebacker Aldon Smith and cornerback Chris Culliver each dealt with offseason arrests and court appearances.

Bills' Dareus to enter substance abuse program

Rod Giddens wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Dareus was allowed to enter the program during a hearing at Calhoun County Court in Alabama earlier in the day. Dareus attended the hearing while being excused from training camp in suburban Rochester, New York.

Tour leader Nibali: A 'flag-bearer' against doping

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. Both of cycling's other "Grand Tours" that he has already won were marred by doping cases. Last year's Giro d'Italia was tarnished by three positive tests while in the 2010 Vuelta Nibali's runner-up, Ezequiel Mosquera, later tested positive for a masking agent that can hide blood-booster EPO — long cycling's designer drug.

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the NASCAR season with the injury.

Gonzalez gets key hit, Dodgers beat Cardinals 4-3

Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night.

Royals shut down by Lester, Red Sox in 6-0 loss

The Royals have scored one run or none in four of their past six games.

 

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for third major

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman won by two shots over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. He's now listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to get three-quarters of a career Grand Slam.

Joe Kelly's strong start leads Cardinals to win over Dodgers

Joe Kelly bounced back with seven strong innings and Matt Adams homered in a four-run first as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Saturday.

Rory McIlroy takes commanding lead entering British Open's final day

Rory McIlroy went from being tied for the lead to six shots ahead of Rickie Fowler in just over an hour.

Royals lose close contest to Red Sox

The Royals lost for the eighth time in 11 games and fell to 10-20 in one-run games after leading the AL with 31 victories last season.

Olympic TV channel, bid adjustments and sports on IOC's docket

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach convened a summit of 16 key IOC and sports officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, to press ahead with Olympic Agenda 2020, his strategic blueprint for the future.

Tour de France field remains steady after Stage 14

Stages 13 and 14 were expected to shake up the standings, but Vincenzo Nibali was not only still wearing the yellow jersey, he was farther out front.

Former Missouri football player Aldon Smith pleads no contest to charges

San Francisco 49ers linebacker and former Missouri football player Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.

Showtime Shoni shines in WNBA All-Star game victory

Shoni Schimmel, a rookie who doesn't even start for her own team, put on a record-breaking performance and scored 29 points to help the East beat the West 125-124 on Saturday in the first WNBA All-Star game to go to overtime.

Gomes' pinch HR lifts Red Sox over Royals 5-4

Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night.

Wainwright blames self for Jeter flap

St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is taking the blame for the flap that ensued after he said he served up pitches to Derek Jeter during the All-Star game.

Holliday powers Cardinals past Dodgers, 3-2

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