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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....

AP source: Lackey traded from Red Sox to Cards
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's 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....

Sky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- Elena Delle Donne will return to the Chicago sky lineup against the New York Liberty on Thursday night after missing 17 of the last 18 games because of a recurrence of Lyme disease....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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