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July 24, 2016

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    San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey runs 94-yards for a touchdown against New Mexico during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 in Albuquerque, N.M. Pumphrey rushed for a career-high 246 yards on 20 carries. San Diego State won 24-14. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)

    Las Vegas product Pumphrey has San Diego State football thinking big
    July 24, 2016
    College recruiters may not have considered Donnel Pumphrey a major prospect, but his play for the Aztecs has proven them wrong. This year, he and his team are setting the bar high.
  • The Olympic Village stands ready Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games that will kickoff on Aug. 5.
    Australia team won't move into 'unfinished' Athletes Village
    July 24, 2016
    Australian athletes will not move into their rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics until serious plumbing, electrical and cleaning problems are fixed, with the troubled South American games opening in under two weeks ...
  • WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts
    July 24, 2016
    The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before and during games ...
  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to a Seattle Mariners batter Monday, July 18, 2016, during a baseball game in Seattle. Sale has been scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers after he was involved in what the team says was a "nonphysical clubhouse incident." The White Sox declined to describe the incident but said it's "currently under further investigation by the club" and that Sale was sent home from the park.
    White Sox suspend top pitcher Chris Sale for 5 days
    July 24, 2016
    The Chicago White Sox suspended ace Chris Sale five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear ...
  • WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford, left, battles WBC champion Viktor Postol in a junior welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 23, 2016. Crawford won the fight by unanimous decision. Postal was previously undefeated.
    Crawford dominates Postol to set up possible match with Pacquiao
    July 23, 2016
    While Terence Crawford’s knockdowns drew the biggest applause from the crowd of more than 7,000, it was his defensive boxing was what really shined — bobbing, weaving and staying just out of Postol’s reach. Crawford's impressive victory sets up a possible super fight with ...
  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of Saturday's game.
    Cueto feels slighted Royals didn't invite him to White House
    July 23, 2016
    Johnny Cueto feels slighted the Kansas City Royals didn't invite him to come along when they were honored at the White House. Acquired by Kansas City from Cincinnati last July 26, the …
  • Valentina Shevchenk stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago
    July 23, 2016
    Valentina Shevchenko stunned Holly Holm on Saturday night at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing the former UFC …
  • White Sox ace Chris Sale scratched for 'clubhouse incident'
    July 23, 2016
    Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night after he was involved in what the team said was a "non-physical clubhouse …
  • Ex-tennis player Mardy Fiush leads Tahoe celebrity golf event
    July 23, 2016
    Former tennis player Mardy Fish had a 28-point round Saturday to take a two-point lead over actor Jack Wagner in the American Century Championship celebrity …
  • Kyle Busch heads into the first turn during the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on Saturday.
    Kyle Busch wins NASACAR Xfinity Series race at Indy — again
    July 23, 2016
    Kyle Busch of Las Vegas led all but one lap Saturday to win the NASACAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis for the second …
  • A worker attaches a banner to a scaffolding in New Orleans in February 2014 in preparation of the NBA All-Star game. The league took the 2017 game out of Charlotte on Thursday, because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars they would bring to the local economy. New Orleans is the favorite.
    Blame game follows NBA's removal of Charlotte All-Star game
    July 23, 2016
    The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone …
  • University of Florida linebacker stops sexual assault
    July 23, 2016
    Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside …
  • WNBA withdraws fines for player protests
    July 23, 2016
    The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts …
  • WNBA withdraws fines for player protests
    July 23, 2016
    The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts …
  • WNBA president lauds activism, wishes it was kept off court
    July 23, 2016
    WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism was kept off the …
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