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Soccer superstar Lionel Messi to marry childhood sweetheart

There is a different side to Lionel Messi, one that not everyone gets to see. The player who shines with the ball by his feet appears to be extremely shy off the field. But the timid-looking...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry to try golf in Web.com Tour event

HAYWARD, Calif. — Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is set to test his golf game against the pros. The Web.com Tour announced Wednesday that Curry, who recently won his second NBA championship with...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Rockets to acquire Chris Paul from Clippers

HOUSTON — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul. The Clippers will get...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Knicks, Phil Jackson part ways after dismal 3-year run

NEW YORK — Phil Jackson wanted to trade Carmelo Anthony and wouldn’t rule out dealing Kristaps Porzingis. Turns out, Jackson is the one leaving. Jackson is out as New York Knicks president after he...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Span lifts Giants past Rockies in 14th

SAN FRANCISCO — Back-to-back wins over the slumping Colorado Rockies won’t get the San Francisco Giants back into contention in the National League West. It did, however lighten the mood in manager...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Sean Johnson earns shot with Houston Astros after career at Ole Miss

Four years after his first opportunity to join a Major League Baseball organization, Sean Johnson had never pitched a professional inning. Searching for a home with an independent league team in...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Ledecky, Adrian steal opening night show at U.S. swimming nationals

INDIANAPOLIS – Katie Ledecky keeps makes winning look easy. Nathan Adrian continues to prove experience matters when things get close. Either way, the result was the same Tuesday night in...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Franklin not trying to be a better Missy, but a happy Missy

Missy Franklin is so upbeat, so full of energy, so dang positive all the time, it’s hard to imagine her ever going to a dark place. After what happened last summer, though, it’s only natural that...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Tim Tebow takes next step of baseball journey

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Tim Tebow knows he can still improve on everything. Given his numbers, that’s obvious. If he’s the world’s most popular minor league .220 hitter, that’s just fine with the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Joe Maddon says Cubs making informal trip to Donald Trump’s White House

WASHINGTON – Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will visit the White House on Wednesday, though it’s not an official visit with President Donald Trump. Maddon said Tuesday that he was...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Travelers had atmosphere the U.S. Open was lacking

A sure sign that the USGA needs to take a closer look at how it sets up the U.S. Open is when it draws comparisons with the Travelers Championship a week later. Only this has nothing to do with the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Alberto Contador support rider for Tour de France fails doping test

DUESSELDORF, Germany – One of Alberto Contador’s key support riders has failed a doping test and been suspended from the Trek-Segafredo team four days before he was slated to start the Tour de...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports