Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup.

A German amputee long jumper says he will not contest the decision to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after his serious back injury suffered at the World Cup.

Police say West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women.

German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title.

An upcoming international soccer match in Charlotte is being designated as an extraordinary event.

A hearing continues to decide whether a soccer player should stand trial for murder on accusations that he punched a referee because he objected to being ejected from a recreational league game in suburban Detroit.

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Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

At least the St. Louis Cardinals didn't get shut out.

Matt Kemp has suddenly found his power, and it's helping keep the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West.

Rookie Jesse Hahn gave himself a nice present on his 25th birthday and his teammates gave him far more run support than he needed.

Travis Wood focused on his career-high 11 strikeouts after he wrapped up another winless month.

Sydney FC has hired Austria striker Marc Janko as its marquee player for the 2014-15 A-League season to replace Alessandro del Piero, the Juventus great who left the club at the end last season.

Derek Jeter got more farewell gifts, and Brett Gardner hit another leadoff home run for the New York Yankees.

Eduardo Nunez was caught straying too far from first base. Sam Fuld was picked off first the next inning. Brian Dozier was thrown out while foolishly trying to score on an errant throw.

Lee Nguyen scored one goal and set another as the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday to end an eight-game Major League Soccer losing streak.

The NL West-leading Dodgers could be idle at Thursday's trade deadline, with general manager Ned Colletti saying the team isn't close to making any deals.

Ekaterina Kostetskaya , the wife of ex-World and Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker, is reportedly serving a two-year ban for a doping violation.

Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

A San Diego lawmaker who briefly filled in as governor declared Tony Gwynn Day in honor of the late Padres baseball player.

Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

Rob Scahill was sound asleep early Wednesday morning when he got a call from his manager at Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Rockies needed another arm for their weary bullpen, and they wanted Scahill to join the team in his hometown.

Hector Noesi's first inning went so badly, what happened afterward didn't much matter.

Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.

There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

Thierry Henry scored on a shot to the lower right corner in the 57th minute to help the New York Red Bulls rally for a 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.

Felix Hernandez's record-setting night ended with another road loss to the Indians.

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