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  • CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the...

  • Ilitches release details on Wings arena complex

    DETROIT (AP) — The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. "It's always been my dream to see a vibrant and energized downtown Detroit," Mike Ilitch, chairman of Ilitch Holdings...

  • Big Ideas: On basketball, prisons and Kansas

    Do some people think taxes don't affect economic choices? If so, they should talk to Trevor Ariza and the Washington Wizards.

  • Russia-Ukraine conflict keeps soccer clubs apart

    With tensions between Russia and Ukraine increasing, European soccer officials have called a timeout between the two countries.

  • Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait

    BERLIN (AP) — It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title. The Die Welt newspaper celebrated Monday with a three-word headline in the national colors of black, red and gold that read simply: "It is true," while Der Spiegel magazine's website listed...

  • The World Cup's big winner? Merchandise

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wondering how to drive it like Dempsey, move it like Messi or rip it like Ronaldo? There's an app for that. As Argentina and Germany prepare for Sunday's World Cup final, companies that produce soccer-related merchandise are already winning. The once-every-four-years...

  • LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

    CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and crushed a...

  • Ohio lawmakers giddy over LeBron James' return

    Ohio politicians were quick to welcome native/prodigal son LeBron James back home Friday after the basketball superstar surprisingly announced he would sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • James' return to Cleveland could complicate GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrations aside, LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party's plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake Erie's shores in 2016. If James leads his team into post-season play then, the GOP could...

  • Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America But for at least 90 minutes on Sunday, when Argentina takes on Germany in the World Cup final, most...

  • World Cup defeat can hurt domestic stock market

    LONDON (AP) — Argentina and Germany face off in the World Cup final on Sunday and investors in both countries will do well to be alert to potential drops on their stock markets the day after in case of defeat. With markets driven by sentiment as well as fundamental factors such as growth,...

  • Harry Reid loves soccer shootouts

    The Senate majority leader recalls his son's penalty kick in an NCAA tournament game, and likens Argentinian star Messi to the great Pele.

  • Gutterball: White House bowling alley won't be renovated after contract draws criticism

    The White House abruptly cancelled a contract to renovate the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley after it drew political criticism.

  • Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright. But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate goal? To beat the human...

  • Sterling says he won't sell team, calls wife a pig

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league. "Make no mistake today," Sterling shouted toward the end of his...



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