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Boos to cheers: Durant heads home to Oakland with Team USA
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even in a jersey with "USA" on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos at Staples Center on Sunday night....

Busch hoping to use big Brickyard weekend for momentum
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Busch used his first Brickyard 400 victory as a springboard to his first Sprint Cup title....

Column: IOC bows to Putin and Russian dopers
Once again, the people who run the Olympics just can't say no to Vladimir Putin....

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games....

Can hard-throwing Cabrera challenge Chapman's throne?
Aroldis Chapman may finally have some competition for the title of baseball's hardest-throwing pitcher....

ACC gets new look with arrival of 4 new coaches for 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference's four new coaches find very different challenges ahead for the 2016 season....

Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brandi Chastain likes U.S. soccer's prospects for defending gold in Rio, is advocating for fewer headers in youth games and tackling her son's diagnosis of Crohn's disease....

Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change
Athletes today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken....

Busch turns weekend into clean sweep with Brickyard 400 win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway....

Dallas Cowboys staffers' bus involved in fatal Arizona crash
PHOENIX (AP) -- A van collided with a bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players on an Arizona highway, leaving four dead in the van, authorities said....

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