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AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said....

Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league....

China's Li Na pulls out of US Open because of knee
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months....

Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Berry left Chiefs practice on Thursday after hurting his lower right leg, the second injury that the Pro Bowl safety has sustained so far in training camp....

NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday....

WWE Network hits 700K subscriber mark in 5 months
WWE is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe....

Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streak
Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak....

Jerry Jones: Brent out of rehab, NFL question next
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks....

Dodgers beat Braves 3-2 for 5th straight win
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Kemp has suddenly found his power, and it's helping keep the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West....

SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days....

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