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Nibali excels at Tour de France as Contador crashes out

Alberto Contador's mishap has given this 101st edition of cycling's greatest event a dubious distinction of being the first in recent memory to force out its two top stars to crash injuries.

Basketball entrepreneur Louis 'Red' Klotz dies

Klotz formed a working relationship with the Globetrotters in 1952, putting together the opposing teams that almost always lost. In 1971, he hit the game-winner in a rare Globetrotter loss as a 50-year-old player/coach.

Brewers get to Martinez, rout Cardinals 11-2

Manager Mike Matheny chalked up Sunday's 11-2 loss to Milwaukee as a learning experience for his 22-year-old pitcher, who allowed four runs and seven hits in four innings. St. Louis fell a game behind of the Brewers in the NL Central at the All-Star break.

Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sat in the VIP section with other world leaders, waved a clenched fist as Goetze celebrated.

Tigers drop series finale, 5-2 to Royals

A five-run seventh inning keyed by Omar Infante's two-run single and an RBI double from Eric Hosmer prevented the Tigers from pulling off the four-game sweep.

Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

After the last caution came with four laps left, Keselowski pulled away on the final restart to become the first driver to sweep the weekend in track history. He had the fastest car most of the weekend.

Mo Martin, with eagle on 18, wins Women's British Open

Americans now have won the first three majors of the LPGA Tour season for the first time since 1999, with Martin following Lexi Thompson at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and Michelle Wie at the U.S. Women's Open.

Cardinals tied for 1st place after 10-2 win

The Cardinals moved into a tie for first place in the NL Central.

AP Source: LeBron James signs 2-year contract

LeBron James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavs on Saturday, a day after he announced he was returning to play in Cleveland and try to end the city's 50-year championship drought.

Porcello outduels Shields, Tigers beat Royals

Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night.

Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

LeBron James' move to the Cavaliers shakes up an Eastern Conference that's now without a true favorite.

Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner

Germany needs to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup decider to finally make Joachim Loew a winner.

Lucroy to start in Molina's place; Kinsler makes AL team

Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy will replace injured St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina as the National League's starter for Tuesday night's All-Star game.

Sabella: 'Perfect game' required against Germany

 Describing the Germans as "very powerful" physically, mentally and tactically, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said Saturday that there's no room for error.

Inbee Park has 1-shot lead at Royal Birkdale

Inbee Park has a chance to become only the seventh woman to win four of the LPGA's majors.

AP Sources: Bosh agrees to max deal with Heat

Chris Bosh is staying in Miami, agreeing Friday to a five-year contract that will be worth about $118 million, said two people familiar with the deal.

LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

Cardinals claim catcher Kottaras after Molina injury

The St. Louis Cardinals claimed veteran George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Friday, which bolsters their catching position following the injury to Yadier Molina.

Tigers rout Royals 16-4

Everybody in Detroit's lineup had at least one hit and scored one run, the season-best offensive onslaught spurring the Tigers to a 16-4 rout of the Kansas City Royals in the opener of their four-game series Thursday night.

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