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Jozy Altidore scores twice in U.S. soccer's 2-1 win over Nigeria

Jozy Altidore scored a pair of goals to lead the United States over Nigeria 2-1 Saturday night in the Americans' World Cup send-off match.

Spurs try to drop Heat into unfamiliar 2-0 hole

The Spurs have been invincible at home in the playoffs lately, but the Heat will try to crack them Sunday in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

5 things to look for in French Open men's final

Five things to look for in the French Open men's final Sunday, featuring Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Kansas City breezes past New York at home

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer, Eric Hosmer also went deep and the Kansas City Royals cruised to an 8-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night.

Sharapova edges Halep for 2nd French Open title

Maria Sharapova outlasted Simona Halep to win her second French Open championship and fifth major overall.

AP Source: Terms of Clippers sale give Shelly Sterling leeway

Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling would remain close to the organization under terms of the pending sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, according to two individuals close to the negotiations.

Missing from World Cup action: Stars sidelined

Several star players won't be suiting up for the World Cup due to injuries.

Michael Sam a regular rookie for the Rams

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam says his new Rams teammates "respect me as a human being and as a football player."

Former Missouri coach Quin Snyder to lead Jazz

The Utah Jazz announced Friday that they have hired Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder to replace Tyrone Corbin, who was let go earlier this year after three-plus seasons in Salt Lake City.

Former Missouri star E.J. Gaines acclimates to St. Louis Rams teammates

He and the other rookies are doing whatever they can to make the St. Louis Rams' roster, and that requires getting used to the NFL offseason training regimen in a hurry.

Cardinals bounce back, beat Royals 5-2 in 11

After the Royals rallied with two runs in the ninth, Peter Bourjos worked a one-out walk off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera (1-2) in the 11th. Carpenter then rapped his double to center field, drawing a roar from a crowd comprised mostly of Cardinals fans.

Spurs take Game 1 of NBA Finals from Heat

The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

Heat beats the Heat; Spurs roll after LeBron's exit

With LeBron James unable to play in the final 3:59 because of cramps, and on a night where an air conditioning failure inside San Antonio's arena had temperatures hovering near 90 degrees, the Heat simply withered in the final minutes.

No excuses: Players helped develop World Cup ball

German manufacturer Adidas says the "Brazuca" was tested by more than 600 of the world's top players, and 30 teams in 10 countries over two and a half years.

FIFA remains confident Brazil is ready for World Cup

Soccer's governing body said Thursday it's "in control" of what needs to be done to get the tournament off to a good start in a week.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo still out with leg injuries

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Friday's friendly against Mexico as he tries to recover from leg injuries in time for the team's World Cup opener against Germany on June 16.

Maria Sharapova's determined play leads her to French Open final

Maria Sharapova scrapped her way to a third consecutive French Open final. Although her route wasn't easy, her ability to close matches gives her a chance against No. 4 Simona Halep.

Sam Bradford's recovery on schedule, St. Louis Rams staff says

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam will be the headliner of a media frenzy Friday, but reporters turned their focus to quarterback Sam Bradford ahead of that availability.

Yordano Ventura deals in Royals' win over Cardinals

Yordano Ventura threw six innings in his return from a sore elbow, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Thursday night and end a string of eight straight home losses to their in-state rivals.

California Chrome aims for sport's toughest feat

Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years. Saturday, California Chrome will try to break that streak.

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