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FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) blocks the shot of Chicago Sky guard Jamierra Faulkner during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Phoenix. A person close to the situation says Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award. The person says Griner will receive the award Friday night, Aug. 22, 2014,  in Phoenix before the Mercury face Los Angeles in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Mercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awardsPhoenix's Sandy Brondello, Brittney Griner win coach, defensive player of the year awards
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffsBack after cancer diagnosis, 'Showtime' star Michael Cooper leads Dream into WNBA playoffs
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Bayern is fast and favored in Travers at SaratogaBayern to test speed as Travers Stakes favorite, with Tonalist, Wicked Strong in Saratoga mix
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Michael Phelps of the U.S. leans on a lane rope after his men's 100m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Cameron McEvoy of Australia won the race ahead of Nathan Adrian in second and James Magnussen of Australia in third. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Phelps gets relay gold on international comebackUpstaged by McEvoy in 100 free, Phelps gets relay gold in comeback to international swimming
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philadelphia's Zion Spearman (25) and Mo'ne Davis, right, walk off the field after a 6-5 loss in an elimination baseball game against Chicago at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWSNo Mo'ne on the mound, Philadelphia loses 6-5 to Chicago at Little League World Series
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this April 5, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers'  Thaddeus Young goes to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets during an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves will receive Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)
Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love tradePerson with knowledge of deal: Wolves to get Thaddeus Young as part of Kevin Love deal
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the fourth hole during first-round play at The Barclays golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Good start for Van Pelt in playoff openerFor Van Pelt and Casey, no time like the playoffs to get the game in good shape
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this picture taken  Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli controls the ball during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Genoa, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another.  Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Balotelli, who spent 2½ years with Manchester City up to 2013, left the club's Milanello training ground on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, for possibly the last time. "Mario Balotelli left Milanello's sporting center at 1330 (local time) after saying goodbye to his teammates," Milan said in a statement. "Before going through the gates, he said goodbye to members of Milan's press office." (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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San Diego Padres' Rene Rivera heads to first on an RBI single, as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, center, and catcher A.J. Ellis watch the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Dodgers beat Padres 2-1 behind Kershaw's 10 KsKershaw tops Ross in pitching duel to earn 15th victory and Dodgers beat Padres 2-1
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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