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FILE - This is an Oct. 24, 2012, file photo, showing New York Islanders owner Charles Wang addressing the media during a press conference at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.

NY Islanders owner announces sale

The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor.

FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, official Dick Bavetta watches during a free throwt during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets in New York. Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment. NBA president Rod Thorn says Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a statement that the league is "grateful for his contributions to our league, and we wish him the best as he enjoys his well-earned retirement."

Veteran NBA ref Bavetta retires after 39 years

NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment.

Joe Gibbs, right, speaks as drivers Daniel Suarez, left, Carl Edwards, second from left, and J.D. Gibbs, second from right, laugh during a news conference at Joe Gibbs Racing's headquarters in Huntersville, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Carl Edwards to drive a new fourth Sprint Cup car in 2015 and Daniel Suarez will drive in the Nationwide series.

Gibbs hires Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez

Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Carl Edwards to drive a new fourth Sprint Cup car in 2015.

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Suarez pledges to never bite again

The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans at an event delayed because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

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Oklahoma suspends top freshman RB for entire season

Joe Mixon, one of the school's top recruits in 2014, will miss the entire college football season.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here are the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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Jay Z sets sights on boxing

The rapper-turned-sports agent is venturing into boxing and has his sights set on turning unknown fighters into celebrities.

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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.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs the ball against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver.

Chiefs’ Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill

The status of running back Jamaal Charles remains in question after he missing preseason game because of a bruised foot.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay pauses as he speaks to reporters following the NFL owners' fall meetings in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis are the three finalists to host the NFL football championship game in 2018.

Colts’ Irsay seeks delay of trial on DWI charges

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay wants to delay his trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop.

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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.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

NFL preseason week 2 scoreboard

All the scores from week 2 in the NFL preseason

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Sunday Night Baseball on KPUG: Braves complete sweep of A’s

The Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.

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Gordon races to first win at Michigan

Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.

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Defending champion Florida State is No.1

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

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US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

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The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.

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Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Irving, Texas. Missouri takes on Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl on Friday in Arlington, Texas.

The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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A look at the celebrities who will be celebrating this weekend.

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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL

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This week’s top sports shots

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

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