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Australian Commonwealth Games weightlifter Francois Etoundi departs Glasgow court after being ordered to pay compensation to a Welsh athlete after he admitted headbutting him Thursday July 31, 2014. Etoundi, who won the bronze medal in the 77-kilogram (170-pound) division on Sunday, was ordered to pay 400 pounds ($675) compensation to Welsh weightlifter Gareth Evans for fracturing his nose in the dining room in the athletes village on Wednesday. It came after a verbal exchange relating to the girlfriend of Evans, who was fifth in the 62-kilogram (137-pound) division.  (AP Photo/David Cheskin/PA)
Comm Games athlete fined for assault on rivalAustralian weightlifter fined for head-butting another athlete at Commonwealth Games
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss, left, and Yoenis Cespedes celebrate after scoring on Josh Donaldson's double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros  Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Houston. The Athletics beat the Astros 7-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for CespedesPerson with knowledge of deal to AP: Athletics get Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Phoenix Mercury's Eshaya Murphy celebrates a score by teammate Mistie Bass against the Los Angeles Sparks during the second half of a basketball game on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Phoenix. Mercury won 90-69, winning their 16th straight game. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streakBrittney Griner and Mercury face biggest test of 16-game win streak visiting Minnesota Lynx
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this June 27, 2014 file photo, Li Na of China plays a return to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Li is pulling out of the U.S. Open because of a knee injury. Li says Thursday, July 31, 2014, in a posting on Facebook that she has "been struggling" with her knee since March "and it is just not where I need it to be in order to play at the highest level."(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
China's Li Na pulls out of US Open because of knee2-time major champion Li Na of China withdraws from US Open, 2 other tournaments, citing knee
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry (29) keeps Anthony Fasano (80) from catching a pass during a NFL training camp, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph. Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Todd Weddle)
Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injuryPro Bowl safety Eric Berry leaves early in Chiefs practice after hurting his lower right leg
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, Memphis Grizzlies coach David Joerger, right, speaks with referee Violet Palmer during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Palmer, the first woman to referee an NBA game, says she will marry her longtime female partner this week. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partnerNBA referee Violet Palmer to marry longtime female partner in Los Angeles
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Jim McDaniel, senior assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, talks Wednesday, July 30, 2014, about the pipe break that flooded UCLA's famed Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The pavilion is drying out after the court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old water main burst near the campus in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?Hundreds of damage claims possible after pipe break dumps 20 million gallons of water
The Associated Press3 hours ago
WWE Network hits 700K subscriber mark in 5 monthsWWE Network hits 700K subscriber mark in 5 months; plans international expansion
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 file photo Germany's Markus Rehm makes a world record jump of 7.14 meters in the men's long jump F42/44 final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. The German athletics federation has excluded an amputee long jumper from its squad for the upcoming European Championship, saying his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage it was reported Wednesday July 30, 2014. Paralympics champion Markus Rehm won the long jump competition at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusionGerman amputee long jumper won't contest decision to leave him out of Euro championship team
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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