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Vargas returns, but Royals get rolled

Jason Vargas came off the disabled list to make his first start since undergoing an appendectomy July 9, but was knocked out in that decisive fifth inning of an 8-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

Manchester United beats Real Madrid 3-1 in front of huge Ann Arbor crowd

 

Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and United beat Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of 109,318 fans at Michigan Stadium. It was the largest crowd to see a soccer game in the United States, breaking the mark of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl for the 1984 Olympic final.

Loss of Paul George puts Team USA, Pacers in trouble

The U.S. men's national team, too emotional to finish the exhibition game it was playing when George suffered the gruesome injury Friday night, had to shift its focus away from the World Cup of Basketball to thinking about an injured teammate.

The Indiana Pacers, a round short of the NBA Finals the last two years, were left pondering a season without their best player.

Royals trump Twins 6-3, but lose Hosmer

Kansas City put together a four-run seventh inning to secure the win.

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."

Cardinals top Padres 6-2 on trade deadline day

Pitcher Shelby Miller teared up after the game when talking about teammate Joe Kelly, who was traded to Boston earlier in the day.

Manziel battling playbook, Hoyer in first NFL camp

Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.

Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig

The deal leaves the Red Sox without their top two starters. Both teams announced the move a few hours after the struggling Red Sox said they had sent their No. 1 starter, left-hander Jon Lester, to the Oakland Athletics with outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 draft pick.

Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury

Berry was able to put weight on the leg, but was noticeably limping, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he was still awaiting word on the severity of the injury.

Stuck in limbo, Royals stand pat at trade deadline

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said "at the end of the day, there weren't any players we could get our hands on that would be upgrades over what we have."

Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court. The former No. 1 player figures that with a bit more training, she can cover 26.2 miles.

NBA referee Violet Palmer plans to marry partner of 20 years

Violet Palmer broke barriers in 1997 when she became the first female to referee an NBA game.

Pass defenders learn on the job with Rams

While rebuilding, the Rams haven't been bashful about throwing rookies into the fray at any position.

Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins

Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians

The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.

Chiefs' Murray says bro, 'Bachelorette' very happy

Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question.

Chiefs QB Smith focusing on football, not contract

The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.

Pat Riley insists Heat will be competitive

Miami Heat President Pat Riley expects the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions to compete once again this coming year. But much of his first session offering in-depth remarks about free agency revolved, predictably, about LeBron James.

Usain Bolt controversy steals bit of spotlight from Commonwealth Games competitions

Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt.

Athletics Australia suspends coach for criticizing hurdles champion

Head coach Eric Hollingsworth was suspended after releasing an unauthorized statement criticizing an athlete for not attending the team's pre-Glasgow training camp, in preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

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