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Some fans, Argentina president want Messi to reconsider
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Some fans, players, and even Argentina's president want Lionel Messi to reconsider. Other supporters on Monday were simply sad that he's quitting the national team....

Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics....

Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon; Federer next
LONDON (AP) -- Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in central England....

Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy
Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home....

Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games....

Lindros' wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class
Eric Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer....

Phelps' influence out of pool impacts results at US trials
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Michael Phelps wasn't competing on opening night of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Still, the 18-time gold medalist's influence impacted the results in the 400-meter individual medley, an event he once dominated....

AP Source: Timberwolves adding 1st Chinese minority owner
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners, including the NBA's first Chinese owner....

Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days with Sonoma victory
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career....

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