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With Sterling saga over, Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation

With his trademark rambunctious enthusiasm, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Clippers fans, promising a new era for the NBA team.

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Prigioni: U.S. vulnerable without big names

The United States will be missing its biggest names at the Aug. 30-Sept. 14 basketball World Cup.

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Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury

Rafa Nadal has pulled out of his U.S. Open title defense this month because of a wrist problem.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, Aug. 18.

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Florida State starts on top

The defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.

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Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention

He's not a coach, a referee or a drug tester, but NFL players — and millions of fans — can't wait to see what he has to say.

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Serena wins Cincinnati title in final U.S. Open tune-up

Serena Williams finished in style to win her first title at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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NASCAR tells drivers to stay in car in wake of fatal crash

A new NASCAR rule forbids drivers from getting out of their cars during caution periods in races, following an on-track fatality last weekend.

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NFL considers tougher standards on domestic violence

The NFL is considering tougher penalties for domestic violence in the wake of the uproar created by the two-game ban for Ravens running back Ray Rice.

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Redskins appeal trademark ruling

The Washington Redskins filed an appeal to overturn a decision that canceled trademarks considered disparaging to Native Americans.

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MLB: Selig oversaw prosperity, steroids era

He presided over unprecedented economic growth, yet the reign of Bud Selig may forever be linked to both ends of the Steroids Era.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 15.

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Manfred elected next MLB Commissioner

Long-time official Rob Manfred was elected the next commissioner of Major League Baseball.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Spurs will host Mavs to open 2014-15 NBA season

The NBA champion San Antonio Spurs will host the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 28 as part of a triple-header to launch the 2014-15 season.

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Ailing Woods rules himself out of Ryder Cup

Lingering back problems have forced the star golfer to withdraw from contention for a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

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Sterlings last bid to halt Clippers sale blocked by court

Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his final chance to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team.

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Goodbye Candlestick Park

In a bow to historical symmetry, Candlestick Park will host Paul McCartney, the final act in the iconic stadium's history.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

in Lifestyle

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk

Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan, 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide.

in Lifestyle

Triathlons popular with middle-aged athletes

Runners and bikers compete in the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014.

Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes.

in Sports

Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

in Sports

Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.