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Sterling Files New Suit amid Clipper Collapse Fear

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling filed a new lawsuit Tuesday as testimony continued in a probate trial on the validity of a $2 billion deal to sell the NBA team.

A mess that began in April when recordings of Sterling making racist comments to his would-be girlfriend led to his being banned from the NBA for life by league commissioner Adam Silver, lingers on -- even as an August 15 deadline approaches to complete the deal, or risk having the offer withdrawn.

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Real Madrid Sign Golden Boot Rodriguez

Real Madrid on Tuesday signed Colombian striker James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the World Cup, from Monaco on a six season contract.

Neither team gave the transfer fee, but Spanish media reported a figure of between €75 million and €80 million ($101m-$108m), making him one of the most expensive players in history.

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Tour de France Heads to Pyrenees in Stage 16

Vincenzo Nibali is in the yellow jersey as the Tour de France peloton set off on the longest stage, into the Pyrenees.

The Italian holds a lead of more than four-and-a-half minutes over second-place Alejandro Valverde of Spain.

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Court Quizzes Ex-Barca Boss over Neymar Case

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was questioned in a Spanish court on Monday over the 86-million-euro ($117 million) signing of Brazilian striker Neymar.

Rosell did not speak to journalists as he arrived at the Madrid headquarters of the National Court, Spain's top criminal court, to be questioned by investigating judge Pablo Ruz.

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Ronaldo Ready to Rumble after World Cup Flop

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, putting a miserable World Cup behind him, on Tuesday declared himself fit and ready to go as he chases trophies at Real Madrid.

"I'll try my best all the season like I do it every year. I'll try to be the best, try to help my team, try to score goals and try to win titles," the 29-year-old striker told a sponsor's event in Tokyo, adding he would like to play "six, seven more years" at the top level of club competition.

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Troicki Wins Match at Swiss Open after 1-Year Ban

Viktor Troicki returned from a one-year ban for a doping rules violation with victory in the Swiss Open first round on Monday.

Now ranked No. 847, the 28-year-old Serbian beat eighth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (4), 6-4.

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Steven Gerrard Retires from International Football

England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday to focus on playing for Liverpool.

The 34-year-old midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years.

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Evra Transfers from Manchester United to Juventus

France left back Patrice Evra has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Italian champion Juventus.

Juventus says it is paying United 1.2 million pounds ($2 million) but that the transfer price will increase to 1.5 million pounds ($2.5 million) if Juventus qualifies for the 2015-16 Champions League.

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City's Negredo Faces 'Months' on Sidelines

Manchester City's Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo revealed Monday he faces "months" on the sidelines with a foot injury.

The Spain international, who played the first half of the Premier League champions' friendly over Hearts on Friday, hes broken the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

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Dynamo Sign Valbuena from Marseille

Marseille's France international Mathieu Valbuena has signed a €7 million deal with Dynamo Moscow, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported on Monday.

The move comes following Valbuena's participation at the World Cup, where “the little bike” as the pocket-sized 29-year-old is known helped France reach the quarterfinals.

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