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Oakland Athletics fans cheer before Game 1 of the American League baseball division series between the Athletics and the Detroit Tigers in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

A’s & Cubs finalize blockbuster trade

Oakland acquired right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from Chicago for minor leaguers Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, Dan Straily and a player to be named. The deal was announced on Saturday.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Browns WR Gordon charged with DWI

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh on Saturday, bringing the troubled Pro Bowler's already cloudy future into more doubt.

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Saturday Night Baseball on KPUG: Cleveland beats KC

House records 1st major-league win for Indians

Argentina fans celebrate their 1-0 victory over Belgium in a Quarter-Final World Cup match.

World Cup: Argentina & Netherlands reach semifinals

Gonzalo Higuain's first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium.

Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic celebrates winning a point against Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic during their women’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

Kvitova, the 2011 champion, put on a clinic of power tennis, ripping baseline winners off both wings and leaving Bouchard looking helpless. Kvitova won the final seven games, finishing with another clean winner — a cross-court backhand.

Oakland Athletics fans cheer before Game 1 of the American League baseball division series between the Athletics and the Detroit Tigers in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

AP Source: A’s get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

Samardzija and Hammel give the two-time defending AL West champion A's a powerful punch to add to a rotation that includes Scott Kazmir, Sonny Gray and Tommy Milone.

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Neymar out of World Cup with broken vertebra

Neymar was kneed in the back and was in tears when he was carried off the field on a stretcher.

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World Cup: Germany gets past France while Brazil ends Colombia’s cinderella run

ermany reached the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 Friday in a cagey match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

Aron Jóhannsson in the U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup match.  Associated Press

U.S. forward Johannsson needs ankle surgery

U.S. forward Aron Johannsson needs ankle surgery after the World Cup.

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Wimbledon: Federer & Djokovic to meet in final

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony brings the ball up against the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Cleveland.

NBA free agent frenzy

Multiple teams remain in the hunt as Carmelo Anthony tries to visit them all tand LeBron James continues to vacation.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Darren Collison (2) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb (11) in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Oklahoma City won 112-101.

NBA Roundup: Collison signs with Kings and Hawks add Sefolosha

Both Darren Collison and Thabo Sefolosha ink 3-year deals, Collison with the Kings and Sefolosha with the Hawks.

Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter and forward Dirk Nowitzki

AP source: Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 3-year deal

SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final contract…

Germany's head coach Joachim Loew talks to the media during a press conference one day before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Germany players hit by illness before France game 

Seven Germany players have been struggling with illness ahead of Friday's World Cup quarterfinal against France

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic holds two tennis ball as she prepares to serve to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014.

Bouchard, Kvitova reaches women’s final

The 20-year old Bouchard has become the first from Canada, male or female, to make it to a grand slam final.

A bus sits damaged after a bridge collapsed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in the Brazilian World Cup host city. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event.

Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses

The overpass in Cup host city Belo Horizonte collapsed Thursday afternoon. Local news media quote firefighters on the scene as saying at least one person has died and another 10 are injured.

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Pistorius has ‘heightened fight response,’ witness says

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has a "heightened fight response" due to his disability, a defense witness claims.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 3.

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Nets hire Lionel Hollins as head coach

Hollins, a former head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, takes over for Jason Kidd, who left Brooklyn to join the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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South African Tim Clark wins Canadian Open

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Tim Clark tees off the 12th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC - Blue Course on July 26, 2014.

South African Tim Clark sank a six-foot par putt to beat American Jim Furyk by one stroke at the Canadian Open.

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

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Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

One man died and at least eight people were injured in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.