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Sources: Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan agree to 4-year deal

DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.

NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks

NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami.

Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'

Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.

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Cain has 3 hits to lead Royals over Twins 3-2 in 10 innings

Lorenzo Cain had a hand's on approach in the Kansas City Royals' come-from-behind victory. Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night to snap a season-high four-game losing streak.

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Gyorko's 9th-inning RBI gives Padres 2-1 win over Cardinals

Jedd Gyorko learned a lot on his recent trip to the minor leagues. The San Diego second baseman homered in the seventh inning to tie the game and then had a run-scoring single in the ninth to lead the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on July 3, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid was broken up when former Detroit teammate Ezequiel Carrera lined a single to left with one out in the eighth inning, and the Tigers held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Friday on a night when Miguel Cabrera limped off with a calf injury.

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit.

Twins put OF Robinson on family emergency leave

The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Shane Robinson on family emergency leave.

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Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return

Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February.

2 points from loss, Serena wins at Wimbledon; Venus next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts.

Local duo help Missouri win golf honor

A pair of area golfers helped the Missouri team capture the title in the 2015 Junior Four-State Championship that wrapped up Thursday.

Jose Fernandez does it all in 2015 debut

Jose Fernandez’s comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer Thursday to help the Miami Marlins rally past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 and complete a three-game sweep.

Former MU Tiger Richardson suspended by NFL

New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season Thursday for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

For fourth year in row, Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

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Venable homer boosts Padres past Cardinals

In extra innings

Will Venable hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning and the San Diego Padres snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the suddenly scuffling St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

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Second-place Twins beat AL Central-leading Royals, 2-0

Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night.

Thursday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on July 2, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Allie Quigley scored 19 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 15.4 seconds left, to lift Chicago to a 77-74 victory over Connecticut on Thursday night.

Thursday's MLB Capsules

Games played on July 2, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer Thursday to help the Miami Marlins rally past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 and complete a three-game sweep.

Royals' Hosmer back in lineup after ring finger sprain

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was back in the starting lineup Thursday night after missing a three-game sweep at the hands of Houston with a sprained right ring finger.

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