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FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Connecticut's Moriah Jefferson, right, and WNBA President Lisa Borders hold a San Antonio Stars jersey after Jefferson was selected with the second pick in the WNBA basketball draft  in Uncasville, Conn. WNBA President Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism was kept off the court. Borders spent the past two weeks talking with the union and its executive council, trying to come up with ways that both the league and its players could constructively address the Black Lives Matters movement. Nothing concrete was decided.  (Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant via AP, File)

WNBA president lauds activism, wishes it was kept off court

WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism was kept off the court. The New York, Phoenix and Indiana teams and players were fined this week for wearing black warmup shirts that addressed the recent shooting by and ...

U.S. guard Kyle Lowry (7) defends Argentina forward Andres Nocioni (13) during an exhibition basketball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. The United States won 111-74. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)

Fans in Vegas miss Olympic hoops exhibition due to glitch

Thousands of fans expecting to see the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team play against Argentina inside a Las Vegas arena were left outside because of a ticketing snafu. Box office staff at T-Mobile Arena were overwhelmed Friday night by the number of people picking up will call tickets or wanting ...

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 146.5 kilometers (90.7 miles) with start in Megeve and finish in Morzine-Avoriaz, France, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

A relieved Froome heads to Paris to secure 3rd Tour title

After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de France title in four years. Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing — and descending — ...

ALTERNATIVE CROP - Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of Russia's cabinet in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 22, 2016. President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for a new anti-doping commission to be created to shape Russia's future strategy, as the country faces possible exclusion from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Decision time: IOC poised to rule on Russia's status for Rio

As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment. With the credibility of the fight against doping on the line and the image of the Olympic movement at stake, the IOC will hold a crucial meeting Sunday to ...

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto watches his three-run home run off of Arizona Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 22, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

LEADING OFF: Sale goes for 15th win, Leake on a streak

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ SALE'S PITCH Chris Sale goes for his major league-leading 15th win when the White Sox host Detroit. The AL All-Star starter, Sale (14-3, 3.18 ERA) Sale pitched one-hit ball over eight scoreless innings against Seattle in his previous start. ...

In this Thursday, July 7, 2016 photo, Miriam Nagl, of Brazil, looks over the 10th green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Several athletes with limited connections to Brazil will be fulfilling their Olympic dream thanks to Brazil’s shortage of athletes in many of the sports in which it automatically qualified for the Rio Games as host despite a lack of Olympic tradition. Some have lived away for most of their lives but were born in Brazil.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio

Rugby player Isadora Cerullo never lived in Brazil. Fencer Ghislain Perrier speaks very little Portuguese. Golfer Miriam Nagl played abroad most of her life. They'll still be parading under the host nation's flag at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games come Aug. 5. Cerullo, Perrier and Nagl ...

Kendra Harrison of the US poses next to the time she ran to win the women's 100 meter hurdles in a world record time of 12.20 seconds during the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolt return from injury upstaged by 28-year WR being broken

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on Friday. Only, unlike Bolt, Harrison is ...

United States' DeMarcus Cousins (12) celebrates a basket against Argentina during an exhibition basketball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

New team. Same old result. Full of new star power — and dominant on the inside — the U.S. men's basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday night with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina. A game that was over almost before it began ...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2001, file photo, Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green talks during a news conference about the upcoming NFC Championship game against the New York Giants, in New York. Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Vikings renaissance in the 1990s and also coached the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday, July 22, 2016,  announcing the death. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green's family posted a message Friday on the Cardinals website' announcing the death. "His family was by his side and he fought ...

Dustin Johnson tees off the 14th hole during second round play at the 2016 Canadian Open golf tournament in Oakville, Ontario,  Friday July 22, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it. Johnson had a double bogey and two bogeys on his first holes Friday in windy conditions at sun-baked Glen ...

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