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Top-ranked Djokovic, Williams win on Wimbledon's hottest day

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Top-ranked Djokovic, Williams win on Wimbledon's hottest day

July 1st, 2015 4:00 pm by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

Down a break at 3-1 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic kept his cool on the hottest day in Wimbledon history, when temperatures soared into the mid-90s.

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Tennessee enters new era with Nike

Tennessee enters new era with Nike

July 1st, 2015 7:25 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE - Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport.

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Gushiken at last happy as boxer after Hall of Fame induction

Gushiken at last happy as boxer after Hall of Fame induction

July 1st, 2015 2:00 pm by YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press

It took his induction last month into the International Boxing Hall of Fame - an honor only two other Japanese have received - to allow him to reconcile with who he truly is.

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California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

July 1st, 2015 1:00 pm by SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press

The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday and sent to the governor for his signature would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and sick leave if they work for professional sports teams based in California.

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Tim Kawakami: Kerr on how Warriors handle responsibilities that come from winning

Tim Kawakami: Kerr on how Warriors handle responsibilities that come from winning

July 1st, 2015 11:30 am by By Tim Kawakami, San Jose Mercury News (TNS)

Stephen Curry is 27, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are both 25, Harrison Barnes is only 23, and Kerr won a championship in his first season as a professional coach.

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Braves fall behind early, lose again to Nationals 6-1

Braves fall behind early, lose again to Nationals 6-1

July 1st, 2015 9:54 am by CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

Shelby Miller gave up four runs in the first inning and the Braves never recovered, falling 6-1 to the Nationals on Tuesday night to extend their long losing streak in the division rivalry.

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K-Mets' German, Shaw shut out Danville 1-0

K-Mets' German, Shaw shut out Danville 1-0

June 30th, 2015 11:34 pm by Staff Report

Audrey German (2-0) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked one in the series-clinching victory for Kingsport on Tuesday night.

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U.S. makes World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

U.S. makes World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

June 30th, 2015 9:17 pm by ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

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Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

June 30th, 2015 7:50 pm by Associated Press

Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but the track will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. "We are celebrating the American flag this weekend."

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J.I. Burton among VHSL sportsmanship award winners

J.I. Burton among VHSL sportsmanship award winners

June 30th, 2015 2:35 pm by Staff Report

John I. Burton was among 29 high schools across the commonwealth to earn the 2014-15 Claudia Dodson VHSL Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award, announced Tuesday.

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Attitudes beginning to evolve on sports gambling

Attitudes beginning to evolve on sports gambling

June 30th, 2015 2:00 pm by By Craig Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS)

In a November 2014 op-ed in the New York Times, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made a sharp break from his predecessors, arguing that sports betting should be legalized.

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