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By acquiring Jon Lester, GM Billy Beane wants the A's to be in the postseason with more than one ace up their sleeve. More | WATCH: Beane explains his thinking | Ace the A's needed | High expectations | A's last stand?
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The battle to be the NFL's No. 1 CB isn't about Twitter mentions or big paydays. It's about becoming a star.
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Everton just dished out $47 million to sign 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku. Is he worth that much money?
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David Wilson needs a "miracle" to return from his latest neck injury, one news outlet says.
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Neymar says he is nearly 100 percent recovered from the fractured vertebra he suffered last month.
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Hours after the A's landed Jon Lester, the Rays traded Cy Young winner David Price to the Tigers.
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Alabama police are seeking a thief who stole $20K of Dale Earnhardt-related memorabilia.
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Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban rooted for his brother P.K. and against Boston in the playoffs.
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Dustin Johnson said he's taking an indefinite leave from golf to focus on "personal challenges."
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Former Duke star Grant Hill donated $1.25M to the school, saying it made him "a better person."
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Both Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi and Caroline Wozniacki will run the NYC Marathon.
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Not surprisingly, defending champion Florida State topped the preseason coaches' poll.
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The Seahawks got Marshawn Lynch back in camp by giving him a nice salary bump, per a source.
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MLB: Baseball Daily Dose(Aug 01) In Friday's Daily Dose, D.J. Short recaps one of the wildest trade deadlines in recent memory.
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(Aug 01) Mike Clay searches for draft-day values by ranking the top handcuff on each team.
NHL: Experts Analysis
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NFL: Offseason Low Down
(Aug 01) Patrick Daugherty breaks down the best and worst-case scenarios for the league's top 32 quarterbacks.
NBA: Offseason Beat
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