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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team general manager Paul Fenton smiles during an introductory news conference in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild have fired Fenton after just one rough season, marked by the end of a six-year streak of making the playoffs and a disassembly of the once-promising core of forwards by trading Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter prior to the deadline. Wild owner Craig Leipold said he told Fenton of his dismissal on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 shortly before the team made the surprising late-summer announcement. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP, file)
July 30, 2019 - 6:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Less than 15 months after hiring Paul Fenton as general manager, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold changed his mind. Still confident he has a contending team, Leipold decided to fire Fenton on Tuesday despite the unusual late-summer timing to try to redirect the franchise...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Caster Semenya won’t defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to run without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs to compete in international events. Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 30, 2019 - 3:57 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya won't defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to run without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs to compete in international events. Semenya is locked in...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2019 file photo Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The New York Giants cornerback who was wounded hours after being drafted in an April shooting that claimed the life of his Washburn University teammate is trying to make a career in the NFL not only for himself but also his late best friend. "There have been a lot of highs and lows," Ballentine said Sunday, July 28, 2019 before the Giants finished their first week of training camp. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)
July 28, 2019 - 3:44 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants cornerback who was wounded hours after being drafted in an April shooting that claimed the life of his Washburn University teammate is trying to make a career in the NFL not only for himself but also his late best friend. Speaking to the Giants media...
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Baltimore Orioles' Pedro Severino, right, celebrates with Renato Nunez, left, and Hanser Alberto after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 28, 2019 - 1:13 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens didn't want his teammates playing deep into the night for the second time in three days. With a late lead slipping from his grasp in the ninth inning, Givens struck out Mike Trout with the game-tying run at third base and got...
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Gold medalist United States' Caeleb Dressel poses with his gold medal following the men's 50m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 27, 2019 - 9:46 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel made history — again — at the world swimming championships. The American won three gold medals in a span of about two hours Saturday night, duplicating his feat from two years ago in Budapest, Hungary. Dressel has six golds and seven medals overall with...
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A worker uses a snow shovel to clean the road of the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 126,5 kilometers (78,60 miles) with start in Saint Jean De Maurienne and finish in Tignes, France, Friday, July 26, 2019. Tour de France organizers stopped Stage 19 of the race because of a hail storm as Julien Alaphilippe lost his yellow jersey to Egan Bernal. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 26, 2019 - 4:37 pm
TIGNES, France (AP) — In an instant, and just as it was becoming even more thrilling, the most exciting Tour de France in decades became truly bizarre, and got a new leader — Egan Bernal of Colombia — who looks all but certain to hold the yellow jersey to Paris on Sunday. A violent hailstorm threw...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:43 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Regan Smith broke the world record in the women's 200-meter backstroke Friday at the world swimming championships. The 17-year-old American won her semifinal heat in 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds. That erased the old mark of 2:04.06 set by Missy Franklin at the 2012 London...
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July 25, 2019 - 1:16 pm
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Paula Creamer is leading a major tournament again, shooting a bogey-free 7-under 64 Thursday in the first round of the Evian Championship. When Creamer last topped a major leaderboard, she won the 2010 U.S. Women's Open by four strokes to get her ninth title on the...
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Australia's women's 4x200m freestyle relay team celebrate after wining the final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 9:36 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn't overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She rallied the U.S. to the lead on her second leg,...
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Latroya Pina of Cape Verde waits to start in her heat of the women's 100m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. When Pina first learned to swim at the Boys and Girls Club in East Providence, Rhode Island, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 5:01 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — When LaTroya Pina first learned to swim, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. Of course, she dreamed of it. As an 11-year-old at Boys and Girls Club nationals she won two gold medals and promptly stated her goal was to become...
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