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McIlroy wins riveting PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy won his second straight major championship and fourth of his young career, rallying on the back nine in the PGA Championship.

In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, drivers practice for Sunday's Aaron's 499 NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, May 2, 2014, in Talladega, Ala.

Allmendinger wins again at Watkins Glen

AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.

NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

NCAA to Appeal

NCAA will appeal a ruling that opens the door for college athletes to receive some of the money they help generate in major sports.

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Team: Stewart won’t race Sunday after fatal crash

Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said the three-time NASCAR champion "feels strongly" he should not race at Watkins Glen following Kevin Ward Jr.'s fatal accident.

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter tips his cap to fans as he his honored during a pre-game ceremony before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Seattle.

Derek Jeter passes Honus Wagner on career hit list

Derek Jeter has passed Honus Wagner on the career hits list with 3,431, getting an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday against the Cleveland Indians.

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Rory McIlroy shoots 67 to maintain 1-shot lead PGA

Rory McIlroy made an 8-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole to maintain a one-shot lead at the PGA Championship

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Griffey Jr, Parker, Oester added to Reds HOF

Ken Griffey Jr. hugged other members of the Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame. One hug meant more than the others. He embraced his father, who was wearing a red jacket signifying he's already in the hall.

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WWE wrestler tipped to be new Darth Vader

WWE champion Sheamus has been linked to the role British actor Dave Prowse played in the first three "Star Wars" movies.

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LeBron James welcomed home by Akron

The NBA superstar is being celebrated Friday night with an event expected to draw more than 25,000 people to InfoCision Stadium. James grew up in Akron and has maintained a strong connection with his hometown.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. Five years after the former UCLA star filed his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, it goes to trial Monday, June 9, 2014, in a California courtroom.

Judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon case

In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Verdict in Pistorius murder trial set for Sept. 11

A South African judge will deliver her verdict in the murder trial of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius next month.

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Golf’s biggest stars going in opposite directions

The divide between golf's two biggest names just keeps growing.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 8.

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Embattled NCAA lets richest colleges play their own game

The NCAA granted some autonomy to rich athletic conferences, a tacit acknowledgement of their unrivaled economic clout.

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Woods struggles to 74, Westwood, Chappell & Palmer lead PGA

Tiger Woods is off to a disappointing start at the PGA Championship.

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Durant withdraws from Team USA

Kevin Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team.

FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) drives against Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans, right. Two people with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that Minnesota and Cleveland have agreed to a trade that will send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick. The two people spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because no official agreement can be reached until Aug. 23, when Wiggins, this year's No. 1 draft pick, becomes eligible to be traded.

AP sources: Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

People with knowledge of the deal say that Minnesota and Cleveland have agreed to a trade that will send Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick.

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan (10) scores the go-ahead goal on Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, left, and around the defense of Rafinha, second from left, in the second half of the MLS All-Star soccer game, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Portland, Ore. The MLS All-Stars won 2-1.

All-Star MVP Donovan says he’ll retire after season

Landon Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season.

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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

Houston Astros manager Bo Porter is seen during batting practice of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday, March 16, 2014.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager…

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Jennifer Lawrence threatens action over nude photos

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Lawrence's representative has threatened to prosecute those behind a nude photo leak affecting dozens of A-list celebrities.

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Child molester with child porn going back to prison

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His wife of 50 years turns him in

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Man who takes naked pics of teen heads to jail

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He took pictures of her while she was sleeping

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Most serious sex crime charges dropped in rape of teen

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The rape victim is not cooperating with police