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  • Thousands expected for funeral of fan who fell

    Hundreds of friends, family and well-wishers have gathered in Brownwood, Texas, for the funeral of 39-year-old Shannon Stone, who fell to his death trying to catch a souvenir baseball at a Texas Rangers game.

  • Fan nearly falls from stands during homer derby

    A fan trying to catch a ball during Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby found himself dangling over a pool deck roughly 20 feet below after being caught by his brother and a friend.

  • Jackson urges All-Stars to speak out against law

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball's All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law, saying they should follow the example set by Jackie Robinson when he broke the game's color barrier more than a half-century ago.

  • From afar, Bocanegra revels in US women's victory

    Carlos Bocanegra was sitting in a little cafe Sunday morning, watching the U.S. women's thrilling comeback against Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals in Germany.

  • On Basketball: Yao did much in little time

    Those beat-up legs that cut short seasons, and eventually a career, would never have sat still for China's greatest moment.

  • NFL labor talks lag with camps approaching

    Less than two weeks before some training camps are scheduled to open, the NFL remains in labor limbo.

  • Sports Briefs

    Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on a wild day of crashes, while France's Thomas Voeckler finished second to take the leader's yellow jersey from Thor Hushovd.

  • NFL stumbling blocks: free agency, rookie wages

    A rookie wage scale and free agency for veterans appear to be the biggest stumbling blocks to ending the NFL lockout.

  • Unlikely champs par for course at British Open

    As workers pieced together plastic tables and hammered the last tents into place Sunday, Aaron Baddeley got an idea of just how punishing a British Open course can be when you don't hit the ball straight.

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