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    The Rockets have reached deals with Corey Brewer and Patrick Beverley to keep them in Houston. The agreements came on Friday, with Beverley’s agent Ke...
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  • FILE - In this June 16, 2015, file photo, Nigeria's Onome Ebi, left, and United States' Abby Wambach vie for the ball during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With the title match looming, Wambach isn't mincing words. Women’s World Cup: Wambach says she just wants to win a World Cup
    Vancouver, British Columbia. • With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn’t mincing words. “All I care about is winning this World Cup,” she said....
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  • FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, Amy Hinrichs raises her arm in the air to celebrate the first goal by the United States against Germany, as fans watched television coverage in Minneapolis of a semifinal of the Women's World Cup soccer tournament taking place in Montreal. With many matches in prime time, this Women's World Cup has set all sorts of TV viewership records in the U.S. Sunday's final could break some more.  (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT Women’s World Cup soccer: In viewership, new generation is older one
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  • JAZZ NOTES
    Utah Jazz's new draft pick Trey Lyles, right, speaks after being introduced while general manager Dennis Lindsey looks on at a news conference Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz added Lyles to the roster during Thursday's NBA basketball draft, but Lindsey’s work is not done yet. The Jazz could be active in free agency to make a push into the playoffs, but internal growth from a young roster is the key to taking the next step. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz: All quiet on the free agent front so far in Utah
    A wild start to the NBA’s free agency period has skipped over the Wasatch Front. The Raptors handed out big money to small forward DeMarre Carroll. Bi...
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  • NBA: Sacramento Kings agree to deals with Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli
    A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Sacramento Kings and point guard Rajon Rondo have agreed to a one-year deal for $10 million. Rondo...
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  • Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning a point against Heather Watson of Britain, during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Serena squeaks by, will play Venus next
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  • (FILE - In this Saturday, April 11, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan brings in a rebound in front of Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph, left, and JaMychal Green, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center. Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press)   that Jordan agreed to terms Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File) NBA: Jordan jettisons from Clippers, joins Mavericks
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  • PAC 12
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  • Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman, left, gets his head on the ball as Vancouver Whitecaps' Pedro Morales, of Chile, defends during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, May 30, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Real Salt Lake: How does RSL replace ‘irreplaceable’ Kyle Beckerman?
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  • Vice President Joe Biden to attend the Women’s World Cup final
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  • This day in Salt Lake City's PCL history: July 3
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  • HIKING
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Albion Meadow Basin, in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Utah Hike of the Week: Albion Meadow Basin
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  • Washington Nationals second baseman Dan Uggla (26) prepares to tag out Atlanta Braves' Andrelton Simmons (19) on a steal attempt at second base during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  Queen City crew: Sending All-Stars young and old to Cincinnati
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo,  St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. watches his team during spring training baseball practice, in Jupiter, Fla. The federal hacking investigation of the Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros’ database, according to legal experts. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cardinals execs involved
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  • FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield is congratulated by fans as he leaves the field after Utah's 38-34 victory over Colorado in an NCAA college football game, in Boulder, Colo. Hatfield has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who wanted to buy an Xbox from him. Unified Police of Salt Lake County say the victim was meeting with Hatfield on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after seeing an online classified ad when Hatfield pulled out a knife and demanded the money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) Kragthorpe: Felony charge against Ute player requires action from Whittingham
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  • JAZZ NOTES
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  • PCL baseball: Sacramento River Cats dominate Salt Lake Bees
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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  • UTAH SPORTS
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  • FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, center, talks with Timofey Mozgov (20) and Kyrie Irving (2) during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. Blatt was handed a star-studded team expected to win an NBA title, but not a handbook on how to get the Cavaliers to the top. For Blatt, who left his family in Israel to pursue his dream, the journey has been difficult with speculation about his future partly undermining his success. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) NBA: Cleveland Cavs center Mozgov has arthroscopic knee surgery
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  • Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, looks to pass as Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, from Brazil, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) NBA: Miami Heat now among clubs meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge
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  • Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris saves the ball from going out of bounds as Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) NBA: Phoenix Suns send 3 to Detroit for pick
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  • NBA: Trail Blazers reach 5-year $120M-plus deal with Damian Lillard
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  • Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) watches his 3-point basket sink as fans cheer with seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Dallas. The Mavericks won in overtime 111-101. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) NBA: Indiana Pacers’ $44 million deal is perfect fit for Monta Ellis
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  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, grabs a rebound away from San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan during the first half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) NBA: San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan tells paper: ‘I’ll be back on the court’
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  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots in front of Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) NBA: Dwyane Wade chooses to stay with Miami Heat for $20 million
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  • Dustin Brown of Germany, gestures after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, during their singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) For 4th year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon
    London • On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his lefty forehand — and whiffed, whacking his...
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  • Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan  during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Wimbledon: Venus Williams nears Serena showdown
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