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Chiefs' Houston no-show for mandatory minicamp

The Chiefs were practicing Tuesday for the first time since releasing cornerback Brandon Flowers. The move last Friday saves the Chiefs about $7.25 million against the salary cap this season and $7.5 million next season, money that could be used in Houston's deal.

Dempsey should be able to play with broken nose

Dempsey scored 30 seconds into Monday's 2-1 win over Ghana, then was bloodied by a shin to the face from defender John Boye when they battled for a header in the 33rd minute.

Brooks' goal happened just like in a dream

Just four minutes after Andre Ayew's 82nd-minute goal wiped out a lead Clint Dempsey had given the U.S. just 30 seconds in, John Brooks outjumped Ghana's John Boye to meet Graham Zusi's corner kick and bounced an 8-yard header past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.

Wacha gets key outs, Cardinals beat Mets 5-2

Michael Wacha escaped a pair of jams with strikeouts, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a fifth-inning tie en route to a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Royals win 9th straight to take over 1st place

Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas homered as part of a seven-run second inning, and the Royals displaced the Detroit Tigers atop the AL Central on Tuesday night with an 11-4 victory, their ninth in a row.

Mexico holds host Brazil to 0-0 draw at World Cup

The result leaves both teams with four points each after two games in Group A, but Brazil is ahead on goal difference going into their decisive final matches. Croatia and Cameroon meet on Wednesday for their second games after both opened with defeats.

Tense Belgium fights back for 2-1 win over Algeria

Algeria was on the verge of a major upset in their Group H opener Tuesday, taking the lead through a penalty in the 25th minute. Try as they might, Belgium's attacking players just couldn't break down Algeria's defense.

Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

Alexander Kerzhakov scored with one of his first touches after coming on as a substitute to earn Russia a 1-1 draw with South Korea on Tuesday in a World Cup match marked by the first big goalkeeping error of the tournament.

Ex-Bears QB Jim McMahon opens up about dementia

McMahon opened up about his struggles with early onset dementia and depression in a gathering with a small group of reporters on Tuesday, issues he believes were brought on by the beating he absorbed playing football.

Dempsey, Brooks give U.S. 2-1 win over Ghana

With two starters out with injuries, the U.S. barely threatened in the second half until a corner kick in the 86th minute. Graham Zusi lifted the ball into the penalty area, where fellow substitute John Brooks rose above the defense and headed in the game winner.

Jozy Altidore leaves World Cup opener after hurting leg

Wincing in pain after straining his left hamstring, Altidore was taken off on a stretcher.

Royals beat Tigers 11-8 to pull within half-game

Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Tigers 11-8 Monday night.

Mueller scores 3, Germany routs Portugal 4-0

Thomas Mueller picked up where he left off at the World Cup, scoring a hat trick in Germany's 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal in the Group G opener on Monday.

Spurs could stick around, even if Duncan doesn't

San Antonio appears to be positioned to keep rolling along.

Cardinals make it 7 of 8, stifle Mets 6-2

Allen Craig and Matt Adams each had two RBIs and the St. Louis Cardinals got effective work from rookie pitchers subbing for ace Adam Wainwright in a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.

Nigeria held 0-0 by Iran in World Cup's first draw

The draw at the Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba followed 12 mostly high scoring and attacking games.

Michael Schumacher leaves French hospital, out of coma

Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher left a French hospital Monday.

Bosh: There was no joy in Heat's season

The Heat got rolled in the NBA Finals by San Antonio, losing in five games, the last three of them lopsided, and for the first time since 2011 there would be no championship parade in Miami.

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State, his alma mater, since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway.

St. Louis police records show mishandled evidence

A judge last week ordered the city police department to release some internal affairs reports as part of a public records lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.

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