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Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NBA Source: Timberwolves give Garnett 2 more years MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Garnett is returning for season No. 21. A person with direct knowledge of the discussions told the Associated Press that Garnett agreed to terms on a two-year contract to remain in Minnesota. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Garnett starred …

Wimbledon at a glance

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LONDON – A look at Wimbledon on Tuesday: Weather: Rain. High of 75 degrees. Men’s fourth-round result: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 14 Kevin …

Source: Celtics acquire David Lee from Warriors for Gerald Wallace

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free …

Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LONDON – Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal …

Bruins sign new deals with Hayes, Connolly, DeFazio

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bruins sign new deals for Hayes, Connolly, DeFazio BOSTON – Forward Jimmy Hayes’s new deal with the Boston Bruins will pay him $2.3 million a year for three years. The Bruins also signed forward Brett Connolly to a one-year contract with a cap figure of $1,025,000. Forward Brandon …

Safety first for Froome as he loses Tour leader’s jersey

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CAMBRAI, France – Having stayed safe on the treacherous cobblestones, Chris Froome cared little about conceding the race leader’s yellow jersey to Tony Martin on Tuesday’s fourth stage of an action-packed Tour de France. After crashing out of …

Buddy Baker steps down from radio show with inoperable tumor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Daytona 500 winner Buddy Baker ssaid he has a “huge tumor” in his lung that is requiring him to immediately step down as co-host of his SiriusXM NASCAR show. The 74-year-old Baker won 19 races …

Bogaerts clears bases as Red Sox rally to beat Marlins, 4-3

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts added another clutch hit to his case for a spot in the All-Star Game. Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to a 4-3 win over …

Cubs sweep doubleheader from Cardinals

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Addison Russell hit a tying single and scored during a three-run rally in the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3, Tuesday to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep. The Cubs won the opener, 7-4, behind a strong start by Jake Arrieta, then came …

Fisher Cats lose to visiting Trenton Thunder, 8-6

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Rally falls short The New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull within one run, but the visiting Trenton Thunder responded with an eighth-inning run and grabbed an 8-6 victory Tuesday night. Kevin Nolan went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, RBI …

Dempsey scores twice as U.S. beats Honduras, 2-1, to open Gold Cup

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FRISCO, Texas – Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Tuesday night. Dempsey’s goals …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, July 6, 2015

NBA Source: Gasol re-ups with Grizzlies for max deal Marc Gasol is staying right at home in Memphis. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement told the Associated Press that the All-Star center has agreed to terms on a five-year max deal worth more than $100 million …

Tour de France: Crash takes out multiple riders

Monday, July 6, 2015

Froome takes yellow as Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage …