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Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters

Venus Williams celebrates after beating Victoria Azarenka, from Belarus, 6-4, 7-6(1) in their match in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Florida.

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Billings Wolves of IFL name Chris Dixon coach

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Billings Wolves of the Indoor Football League have named former Sioux Falls Storm quarterback Chris Dixon as the team’s head coach.

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Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 26, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday’s deadline.

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State senator pleads not guilty to racketeering

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery has pleaded not guilty to a new charge of racketeering.

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Rising band getting more than 5 seconds of summer

In this April 24, 2014 file photo, Luke Hemmings, from left, Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin and Calum Hood of the band 5 Seconds of Summer visit the Q102 Performance Theater in Philadelphia. 5 Seconds of Summer’s self-titled album debuted at no. 1 on this week’s Billboard's 200 albums chart, selling 259,000 copies. On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, they announced their Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour, kicking off July 17, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, file)

INGLEWOOD, California (AP) — 5 Seconds of Summer fit the boy band mold: a quartet of young men with a feverish female fan base touring with British megastars One Direction. But the Australian pop-rock group identifies more with Pete Wentz than Harry Styles.

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