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St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina, center, is checked on by manager Mike Matheny, right, and trainer Chris Conroy after injuring his hand while sliding into third during the second inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in St. Louis. Molina finished the inning but was replaced in the third inning by Tony Cruz.

All-Star catcher Molina out 8-12 weeks

St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and will be sidelined eight to 12 weeks.

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McIlroy blows hot with course record 64 in Scotland

Rory McIlroy made light work of windy conditions to fire a course record seven-under 64 in the first round of the Scottish Open.

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Suarez loses appeal of biting ban

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from soccer for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal.

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Sterling calls wife a ‘pig,’ says Clippers not for sale

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lashed out at his estranged wife at a trial over the $2 billion sale of the NBA team.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 10.

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls to his players during the first half of Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Antonio.

Popovich agrees to extension to stay with Spurs

The Spurs made the announcement on Tuesday that they and head coach Gregg Popovich has agreed to a multi-year extension

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Argentina into World Cup finals on penalties

Argentina will play Germany in a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 finals - the first time the same two teams will have faced each other three times in the decider.

Britain's Christopher Froome gets into his team car after abandoning the race following a third consecutive crash in two days during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg, France, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The stage initially contained nine sectors of cobblestone roads dreaded by the majority of the riders in the pack especially under wet conditions, the organization decided to cancel two of the nine stretches because of the weather.

Boom wins 5th Tour stage as Froome crashes out

Dutch rider Lars Boom has won a chaotic fifth stage of the Tour de France marked by the withdrawal of defending champion Chris Froome following two crashes.

Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club, leaves the Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, June 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. McCourt began testifying on Friday in a negligence lawsuit against him and the team stemming from the devastating beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium in 2011.

Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

A Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium won his negligence suit against the Dodgers on Wednesday, but former owner Frank McCourt was absolved by the jury

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal with Patrick Kane during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Chicago. The Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contract extensions with captain JonathanToews and star forward Patrick Kane. General manager Stan Bowman said all along that the extensions were his biggest offseason priority, and the team announced the megadeals Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Blackhawks, Toews, Kane agree to 8-year extensions

The Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contract extensions with captain Jonathan Toews and star forward Patrick Kane.

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Cavs make salary room, Heat to make pitch to LeBron

Miami is poised to make a pitch to retain the free agent, while the Cavaliers freed up salary cap room in a bid to lure James back to Cleveland.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts before an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Report: Cavs involved in 3-team trade to clear space for LeBron

According to ESPN.com the Cavs will trade Jarrett Jack to Brooklyn as part of a three-team deal with Boston to create salary cap space for their pursuit of James.

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Messi’s Argentina face Netherlands in last four

Lionel Messi's Argentina will seek to join the Germans in the final when they take on 2010 runners-up the Netherlands in Sao Paulo.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 9.

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Combative Sterling says Clippers worth more than $2B

Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling sparred with his estranged wife's attorney, interrupting and shouting during testimony, saying he wants to keep the team.

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Idina Menzel to perform National Anthem at All-Star game

The "Let It Go" hitmaker will do the honors before baseball's All-Star game next week.

Argentina's Lionel Messi controls the ball challenged by Netherlands' Dirk Kuyt, bottom, and Netherlands' Ron Vlaar during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Messi and Argentina reach World Cup final after penalties

Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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Sublime Germany stun the world with rout of Brazil

Germany inflicted the most shocking result in World Cup history, crushing hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final match.

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PHOTOS: Soccer’s saddest fans

Fans across Brazil are shocked and saddened by their team's disappointing 7-1 loss to Germany.

Phoenix Suns center Channing Frye warms up before facing the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

Source: Frye agrees to sign 4-year deal with Magic

A person familiar with the deal says veteran forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with the Orlando Magic

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Today in entertainment history: July 29

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive."

A judge has ruled against Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to Steve Ballmer.

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Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

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Aretha Franklin storms out of fast food joint

FILE - In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Franklin won’t say what has caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Franklin said that she recently had a cat scan and that it showed she was 85 percent improved. The 71-year-old has canceled several concerts and public appearances and blamed it on unspecified treatment.

Aretha Franklin stormed out a Johnny Rockets in Ontario, Canada last week after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.

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Byron Scott to lead Lakers…or will he?

FILE - In this April 17, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Los Angeles Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.

The club continues to insist that no deal has been reached.

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