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Derek Jeter, an All-Star for the last time

Derek Jeter, an All-Star for the last time

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.
With the captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter's 14th All-Star game will be his last. His first one as a starter in 2000 was special, as was th ... (full story)


James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

NEW YORK (AP) — A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.
Yes, the Cavaliers are going to be good, no doubt. It's impossible not to be with the game's best player. But even LeBron James knows Cleveland has a lot of work to do.
"We're not ready right now. No way," he wr ... (full story)


Pacers face new challenges in Central Division

Pacers face new challenges in Central Division

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The road to another Eastern Conference final just got a whole lot tougher for the Indiana Pacers.
In less than a month, they've seen their division transformed from Lottery Central to the NBA's center of attention.
LeBron James' decision to go home has Cleveland back on the list of title contenders. ... (full story)


Greater Akron Baseball HOF inducts big names with new class

Greater Akron Baseball HOF inducts big names with new class

Three days of events planned by the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame will usher an especially big-named class of inductees into the Hall as it continues its growth of recent years.
Former World Series pitcher and Wadsworth native Andy Sonnastine will join former Akron Aeros standouts Scott Pratt and Jamie Brown to rank among ... (full story)


Watch parties draw thousands for US-Belgium

Watch parties draw thousands for US-Belgium

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — They turned out by the tens of thousands, some painted in red, white and blue, waving flags and chanting "I Believe!" in city parks, stadiums and sports bars from coast to coast last week to watch the U.S. national soccer team play Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup.
Some were die ... (full story)