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What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games — the Americans winning both — and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

In this Aug. 15, 2014, photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) runes a route against Tennessee Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh during an NFL preseason football game in New Orleans. There has been a jump in the number of penalties called for illegal contact, defensive holding and illegal use of hands in preseason games this year. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason.

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Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.

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FSU-Oklahoma State headlines ACC opening weekend

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 1 of the season:

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Your Top Plays for Today

Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland,of Australia, reacts after losing a point to Shuai Peng, of China, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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