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It's the role players who have the Spurs rolling

Kawhi Leonard and Boris Diaw have been exactly what San Antonio needed in this matchup against the Miami Heat, and might be the two biggest reasons why the Spurs are one win away from their fifth NBA championship. The Spurs lead these finals 3-1, and will look to end Miami's reign in Game 5 at home on Sunday night.

Martin Kaymer leads after rough Day 2 at Pinehurst

After two days of lower-than-expected scores, Pinehurst No. 2 showed its bite at the U.S. Open on Saturday.

16 years later, Colombia returns to World Cup with 3-0 win against Greece

Colombia started its first World Cup campaign in 16 years in dazzling fashion and beat Greece 3-0 to open Group C on Saturday in front of a big, loud pro-Colombian crowd.

Joel Campbell makes most of chance with Costa Rica

Joel Campbell hasn't played a game for Arsenal since he signed with the Premier League club three years ago.

If he keeps performing like this at the World Cup, he might soon get his chance.

Guthrie snaps winless streak in Royals' 7-2 win

Lorenzo Cain had a two-run double to highlight a five-run first inning, Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Lynn, Adams key Cardinals' 1-0 win over Nationals

Lance Lynn threw eight innings of two-hit ball and Matt Adams homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Kings win Stanley Cup on Martinez's double-OT goal

Marian Gaborik scored a tying power-play goal with 12:04 left in regulation for the resilient Kings, who rallied from yet another deficit before finishing off the Rangers in the longest game in franchise history.

Chiefs release Flowers after voluntary workouts

Flowers was due to make $5.25 million this season, and he carried a salary cap number of $10.5 million that made him difficult to keep.

Police and World Cup protesters clash in Brazil

Just after the match started, about 300 protesters demonstrating against the World Cup marched along Rio's Copacabana beach and stopped outside the FIFA Fan Fest — a closed and secured area on the beach where hundreds of fans are watching the match on a massive screen.

Brazil kicks off World Cup with 3-1 win over Croatia

The mood lifted when Neymar lived up to his hype as the team's biggest star and tied the game for Brazil in the 29th minute, unleashing an ear-splitting roar from the crowd and across the nation.

Spurs take commanding 3-1 lead with victory over Heat

Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs routed the Heat again, winning 107-86 on Thursday night to open a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

Martin Kaymer seizes U.S. Open lead with 65

His confidence spurred by a win at The Players Championship, Kaymer birdied three of the last five holes Thursday for a 5-under 65, the lowest score from any of the three Opens played at Pinehurst No. 2.

Rangers beat Kings 2-1, stay alive in Cup finals

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and had the Madison Square Garden crowd chanting his name in the Rangers' 2-1 victory in Game 4 that kept the Los Angeles Kings from a sweep on Wednesday night.

St. Louis football stadium running out of money

The indoor football stadium that the St. Louis Rams call home is running out of money as the NFL's team long-term future in the city remains murky.

Royals use four sacrifice flies to beat Indians 4-1

The Royals scored all their runs by tying a franchise record with four sacrifice flies, and Yordano Ventura dominated the Indians over seven stingy innings in a 4-1 victory.

Wacha struggles in Cardinals' 6-3 loss to Rays

After allowing three runs or less in each of his first 13 starts, the Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha gave up four runs to Tampa Bay in the fourth inning and the Rays went on to win 6-3 Wednesday night.

Clippers' sale hits snag as Donald Sterling fights legality of estranged wife's deal

The development is the latest in a legal tug of war following the NBA's decision to ban Sterling for life after racist remarks he made surfaced in April. Sterling is fighting the decision and suing the league for $1 billion.

American coach says it's unrealistic for US to expect title

Jurgen Klinsmann says fans shouldn't expect the U.S. to lift soccer's top trophy for the first time July 13, even if that stance upsets some.

Cards ace Wainwright in St. Louis for elbow tests

Before Wednesday night's game against the Rays, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that everything the team had heard so far about Wainwright's elbow "has been positive."

Stadium safety a worry for World Cup's opening match

Because of chronic delays, worker deaths and other problems during its construction, the new arena has never been match-tested at close to full capacity.