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Slovenia alone atop group at basketball worlds

United States's Anthony Davis, dunks  during the Group C Basketball World Cup match  as New Zealand's Casey Frank, reacts, in Bilbao northern Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from  last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14.  United States won 98-71. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Goran Dragic got Slovenia out of the kind of trouble that Lithuania couldn’t escape.

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No positive doping tests at this year’s Tour

PARIS (AP) — The International Cycling Union says there were no positive doping tests at this year’s Tour de France, after more than 700 blood and urine samples were collected by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation.

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Irish teen Allen wins speed jump event at worlds

Beezi Madden of the United States, riding Cortes 'C' during the team and individual qualifying show jumping event at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Caen, western France, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Bertram Allen of Ireland heads in the individual in front of Patrice Delaveau of France and Gregory Wathelet of Belgium, in the team France is ahead of Sweden and the United States.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

CAEN, France (AP) — Teenager Bertram Allen of Ireland won the individual speed jumping at the World Equestrian Games on Tuesday, clinging onto his lead from the morning session to edge Patrice Delaveau of France.

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Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

Anthony Davis of the US dunks the ball during their Group C Basketball World Cup match against New Zealand in Bilbao, northern Spain, Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition takes place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge.

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Contador takes Vuelta lead as Quintana falls

Nairo Quintana from Colombia, at the time-trial arrival after his fall and his loss of time in the general classification. 36,7 kilometers (22-mile) time trial, Real Monasterio Santa Maria de Varuela-Borja, the 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race,  in Borja, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Aguinaga)

BORJA, Spain (AP) — Alberto Contador took control of the Spanish Vuelta after former leader Nairo Quintana crashed and lost valuable time during the 10th stage won by Tony Martin on Tuesday.

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