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  • Loose sod at new Levi's Stadium removed

    August 21, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers were working to re-sod the field at new Levi's Stadium on Thursday, a day after a public workout was cut short and moved to the regular practice fields because players were slipping.

  • Goalie Giguere retires after 16 seasons in NHL

    August 21, 2014

    DENVER (AP) - The goaltender known as ''Jiggy'' is stepping away from the net.

  • Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

    August 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.

  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

    August 21, 2014

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another.

  • Dortmund hopes to raise cash in stock issue

    August 21, 2014

    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) - Borussia Dortmund is hoping to raise fresh capital with a stock issue expected to bring in 114.4 million euros ($151.72 million) in an effort to reduce debt and give the club more financial clout.

  • Column: In France, a small team makes a big point

    August 21, 2014

    PARIS (AP) - The principle, beautiful in its simplicity, motivates players in open leagues everywhere, be they school kids or hardened pros: Play well enough through the season to finish top or near the top of the division and the end reward will be promotion to bigger and better things.

  • Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

    August 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open.

  • NFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

    August 21, 2014

    Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Ron Rivera practically lives in there.

  • Jayhawks trying to adjust to running back injuries

    August 21, 2014

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Ben Heeney may know better than anybody the challenge that faces Kansas after losing its top two running backs to season-ending injuries just one day apart.

  • Rossi to race for Marussia team at Belgian GP

    August 21, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) - American driver Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Max Chilton during his contractual problems.