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Sports A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.
Sports NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

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Portland Timbers Timbers top Rapids 2-1
Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri each scored in the second half to give Portland a 2-1 win over visiting Colorado on Friday night.
Sports ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.
Sports Thorns fall on the road against Seattle Reign
Portland Thorns FC were unable to mount a second-half comeback, conceding three goals over the final 45 minutes in a 5-0 loss against Seattle Reign FC at Moda Health Pitch at Memorial Stadium in front of 5,597 fans on Sunday afternoon.
Sports UK officials want Russia stripped of World Cup UK officials want Russia stripped of World Cup
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis.
Sports Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.
Sports Thorns score 4 unanswered goals in 6-3 win over Boston
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair scored the first hat-trick in club history and the fourth in National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) history, as Portland tallied four unanswered goals in a 6-3 victory against the Boston Breakers in front of 14,383 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.
Sports Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major
Staked to a six-shot lead going into the final round, Rory McIlroy turned back every challenge. He made two key birdies around the turn, and delivered a majestic drive at just the right moment to close with a 1-under 71 and complete his wire-to-wire victory.
Sports Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline
A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.
Sports Wainwright blames self for Jeter flap Wainwright blames self for Jeter flap
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright took the blame on Friday for the flap that ensued after he said he served up pitches to Derek Jeter during the All-Star game.
Sports Rough sailing: Aussies drop out of America's Cup
Australia's Hamilton Island Yacht Club has withdrawn as the Challenger of Record in the America's Cup, perhaps the first public sign of dissatisfaction with the direction sailing's marquee regatta is heading.

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is NFL Calendar Associated Press - 31 July 2014 08:07-04:00 News Topics: NFL football, Professional football, Football, Sports Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is Aug. 3 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio.
  • "title" value is NFL Calendar
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-31T04:07:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury Associated Press - 31 July 2014 17:47-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Athlete injuries, NFL football, Athlete health, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Eric Berry, Marcus Cooper, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Sanders Commings, Brandon Flowers, Jamaal Charles, Steve Gregory, Daniel Sorensen, Jerron McMillian, Ron Parker, Sean Smith, Chris Owens, Phillip Gaines, Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Mark Harrison, A.J. Jenkins, St. Joseph Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eric Berry made the first trip to the injury tent. Marcus Cooper followed soon afterward.
  • "title" value is Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-31T13:47:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable' Associated Press - 31 July 2014 16:24-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Sports transactions, NFL football, Domestic assault, Football, Sports business, Professional football, Assault and battery, Violent crime, Crime, General news People, Places and Companies: Ray Rice, Elvis Dumervil, Maryland, Baltimore Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — 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."
  • "title" value is Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-31T12:24:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process Associated Press - 31 July 2014 21:22-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Sports, Sports team and league operation, NFL football, Sports team ownership changes, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Sports business, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Donald Trump, Ralph Wilson, Jon Bon Jovi, Buffalo Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump remains in the running to purchase the Buffalo Bills.
  • "title" value is Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-31T17:22:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp Associated Press - 31 July 2014 18:35-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Athlete injuries, NFL football, Professional football, Men's sports, Athlete health, Football People, Places and Companies: Marshawn Lynch, Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin, Christine Michael, Jesse Williams, Anthony McCoy, Ronald Johnson, Cassius Marsh, Washington, Seattle Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.
  • "title" value is Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-31T14:35:00-04:00