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Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dead

The sports legend was the first African-American to earn an endorsement deal in 1952, when she signed on to promote Coca-Cola.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Tuesday, July 15.

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It’s Jeter’s last, Puig’s first All-Star Game

Derek Jeter will be making his 14th and final All-Star appearance, while dynamic Yasiel Puig makes his Midsummer Classic debut.

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PHOTOS: 2014 Home Run Derby

Yoenis Cespedes became just the second player to successfully defend the MLB Home Run Derby title.

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Cespedes defends Home Run Derby title in Minnesota rain

Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespede is only the second player to successfully defend baseball's Home Run Derby title.

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Akron plans party for LeBron’s homecoming

Northeast Ohio is planning to welcome the King home in style.

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On break from murder trial, Pistorius in night club altercation

South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club just days after his lawyers wrapped up their defense in his murder trial.

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Ravens cornerback Smith arrested in Baltimore nightclub

The Baltimore Ravens was arrested over the weekend giving the team the highest arrest record in the NFL since last season.

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Top 10 most memorable World Cup moments

From swashbuckling goals to inglorious exits, on-field shenanigans to sideline lunacy, the World Cup was packed with memorable moments.

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WATCH: Metallica’s ‘This is SportsCenter’ ad

Metallica offers the staff at ESPN free guitar lessons and try to write intro songs for golf.

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World Cup was biggest social media event ever

Brazil's World Cup was the biggest social media event in history.

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Woods drawn with Stenson and Cabrera at Hoylake

Tiger Woods will play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open.

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NBA: Anthony makes NY return official, Deng to Miami

Carmelo Anthony made his return to the New York Knicks official, while the Miami Heat made a move to reload following the exit of LeBron James.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, July 14.

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Rihanna parties with World Cup winners Germany

SEE THE PICTURES: The "Umbrella" hitmaker and huge soccer fan enjoyed a win with German players.

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Babe Ruth’s contract sells for $1M

A contract signed by the baseball legend in 1918 has sold for more than $1 million at auction.

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PHOTOS: Germany wins 2014 World Cup

Germany substitute Mario Goetze volleyed in a brilliant goal seven minutes from the end of extra time to clinch a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

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Goal from Goetze lifts Germany to World Cup win

The win is Germany's first as a united country. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.

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More Americans succumb to World Cup fever

The U.S. may not yet be in love with football, but more Americans became fans as the World Cup in Brazil progressed.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 31.

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Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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MLB: Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

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Teams are scrambling to finish acquiring difference-making players for this season or possible future stars ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

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Redskins hire PR firm amid fight over name

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The Washington Redskins have hired a public relations firm to help battle criticism that its name is a racial slur.