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Patriots Camp Football
 

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Patriots Camp Football

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones walks on the field during an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo)

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APTOPIX Cycling Tour de France
 

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APTOPIX Cycling Tour de France

Astana team manger Alexander Vinokourov clenches his fist as he leans out of the car window to watch Italy's Vincenzo Nibali cross the finish line to win the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 145.5 kilometers (90.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Hautacam, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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Cycling Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali crosses the finish line to win the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 145.5 kilometers (90.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Hautacam, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Aston Villa FC Dallas Soccer

Aston Villa defenders Enda Stevens, left, and Nathan Baker, right, combine to stop FC Dallas's Fabian Castillo from moving the ball up field in the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Argentina Brasil Soccer Recopa Sudamericana
 

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Argentina Brasil Soccer Recopa Sudamericana

Lautaro Acosta, right, and Santiago Silva of Argentina’s Lanus, left, celebrate the third goal against Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro in the last minute of the Recopa Sudamericana final soccer match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)

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Argentina Bolivia Soccer Copa Libertadores
 

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Argentina Bolivia Soccer Copa Libertadores

Juan Mercier, center, of Argentina's San Lorenzo shoots to score against Bolivia's Bolivar as Ronald Eguino of Bolivia's Bolivar, right, tries to stop him during a Copa Libertadores semifinals first-leg soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. San Lorenzo defeated Bolivar 5-0. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Canadian Open Golf
 

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Canadian Open Golf

Michael Putnam, of the United States, reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 18th hole during first-round play at the Canadian Open golf championship on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

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Rangers Yankees Baseball

Medal of Honor recipient and former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts waves to fans during a pregame ceremony before the Texas Rangers faced the New York Yankees in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)

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Britain Commonwealth Games

Ross Murdoch of Scotland competes to win gold in the Men's 200m Breaststroke final at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Hungary Soccer Europa League
 

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Hungary Soccer Europa League

Anton Nedyalkov of Litex Lovech of Bulgaria, left, heads the ball in front of Lazar Marjanovic of Diosgyor VTK of Hungary during the Europe League qualifying 2nd round 2nd leg soccer match in the City Stadium in Nyiregyhaza, 227 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Thursday July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/MTI, Attila Balazs)

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Astros Athletics Baseball

Houston Astros' Marc Krauss cannnot make the catch on a ball which fell for a double hit by Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick in the third inning of a baseball game on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo)

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Chargers Camp Football
 

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Chargers Camp Football

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, takes a break with Eddie Royal at a NFL football training camp Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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