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  • Twins brew up self-serve beer for All Star Game

    Just in time for the Home Run Derby, Target Field in Minneapolis put in two self-serve beer machines in the stands behind first and third base, letting thirsty fans pick a brew, pour and pay by the ounce.

    July 11, 2014

  • Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

    Like many young baseball players, Aaron Senne dreamed of fame and fortune when he signed his first contract as a Miami Marlins' draft choice after a record-breaking college career at Missouri.

    Reality as a low-level minor leaguer was far different: vending machine dinners, bug-infested apartments and a paltry salary with an equivalent hourly wage less than what fast-food workers make.

    July 10, 2014

  • Clippers' Sterling berates NBA, wife in court, calls her a 'pig'

    In her testimony that is scheduled to continue Thursday, Shelly Sterling declared that despite being estranged in many ways she loves her husband of 58 years and still acts as his principal caretaker, especially in medical care.

    July 10, 2014

  • Cavs agree to 3-way trade, make room for LeBron James

    The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free agent a maximum contract on Wednesday agreeing to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and Boston.

    July 10, 2014

  • Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

    Bryan Stow's father said his son probably wouldn't understand the details of the settlement that will give him about $14 million from the Dodgers, "but Bryan will know that he got some help today."

    July 10, 2014

  • Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare

    "It was the most shameful performance of all time," said Almir Rogelio, 32, who was looking at the doomsday headlines at a newsstand in central Sao Paulo. "I honestly woke up and didn't even want to remember what happened."

    July 9, 2014

  • Dog tracks cornered by wagering woes, racing foes

    The dog racing business, at once doomed and propped up by casino gambling, has come to a crossroads.

    July 9, 2014

  • Germany routs Brazil 7-1, advances to World Cup Finals

    Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever on Tuesday with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.

    July 8, 2014

  • Sterling trial gets underway after delay

    The NBA has moved to oust the 80-year-old Sterling as team owner because of racist remarks he made during a recorded conversation.

    July 8, 2014

  • James, Cavs owner could mend differences, reunite

    Once aligned as basketball partners, LeBron James and Dan Gilbert could barely stand the sight of each other during Miami's games in Cleveland the past four years.

    July 8, 2014

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