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Hwang, Choi beat Chicago as South Korea wins LLWS

Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game.

The 16 Little League baseball teams from around the world line the field at Volunteer Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Houston’s arm, bat lift Chicago by Vegas in LLWS

The Great Lakes Region champions from Jackie Robinson West advance to meet South Korea in Sunday's championship game.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love gets ready to play the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Love to Cleveland as Cavs, Sixers & Timberwolves complete major deal

Love, arguably the game's best power forward, is headed from Minnesota to Cleveland, where he will join LeBron James and instantly make the Cavs an NBA title favorite.

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Rose in, Lillard out for US basketball roster

The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 photo, home plate umpire Adrian Johnson, left, separates Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, left, and Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt after Machado threw his bat into the infield in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. Machado was ejected for throwing the bat and Athletics pitcher Fernando Abad was ejected for throwing at him a second time. The Athletics beat the nOrioles 11-1.

Reports: Machado to get season-ending knee surgery

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will soon have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, according to multiple reports.

This Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo shows an entrance to League Park in Cleveland. The city of Cleveland has invested $6.3 million in restoring the old site of League Park, a historic site where the Cleveland Indians clinched its 1920 World Series title, Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run and where Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 56 games. Not much of the old ballbark, where Cy Young threw the first pitch in 1891 remains, but the new park will host high school and youth games on its all-turf field and will pay homage to the greats who once played there.

Cleveland greets reopening of historic ballpark

The city has spent $6.3 million to turn an empty, trash-strewn field into a handsome ballpark with a playing surface of all-weather field turf.

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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.

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Mo’ne Davis, team out of Little League World Series

Star pitcher Mo'ne Davis and her team are out of the running.

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Here is a look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 22.

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U.S. keeper Howard to take year off from international duty

U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family.

The 16 Little League baseball teams from around the world line the field at Volunteer Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

No Mo’ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

Chicago is making its first appearance in 31 years in the Little League World Series. The victory sends the Great Lakes champs into the U.S. title game on Saturday against Las Vegas.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, right, tries to strip the ball from fellow Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell in a drill during a combined NFL football training camp session with the Buffalo Bills in Latrobe, Pa. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

Bell & Blount play in Eagles victory over Steelers

Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both played one day after each was arrested for marijuana offenses. Bell finished with 23 yards on nine carries, while Blount ran for 32 yards on seven carries.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

David Price throws one-hitter but Rays beat Tigers 1-0

With Detroit's loss, the Mariners now have a half-game advantage over the Tigers for the second wild card spot.

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard gestures to his teammates after making a save during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Keeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

The three-time World Cup veteran has asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann not to consider him for selection to the roster until September 2015.

Minnesota Lynx’ Maya Moore gestures during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.

Lynx’s Moore wins WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring.

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European soccer clubs opening U.S. academies

More American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here are the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Stewart to skip third race since fatal crash

Tony Stewart will skip this weekend's NASCAR race at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

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