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Votto outslugging whole Brewers team

Joey Votto has more home runs than the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds would like it to remain that way. Votto will try to pound the Brewers again as the Reds aim to win the first two games of a series at Miller Park for the first time in almost five years Tuesday night. Votto leads the Reds (6-7) with a .375 average, five homers and 12 RBIs, collecting two hits in eight...
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Man United defender Smalling extends contract to 2019

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester United says defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2019. The 25-year-old Smalling, who has won the English Premier League twice and played 147 times since signing for United in 2010, says, ''this is a very exciting time to be at Manchester United.'' United manager Louis van Gaal says England international...
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Cards reportedly to call up Naval Academy grad Mitch Harris

Mitch Harris is set to make major-league history on Tuesday for the St. Louis Cardinals. According to multiple reports, the Cardinals will call up Harris, a reliever prospect, from Triple-A Memphis. That will make Harris the first Naval Academy graduate in the majors since 1921. Fittingly, he will be in the nation's capital, where the Cardinals are beginning a three-game series against...
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Brad Keselowski once made NFL legend Michael Irvin puke

The debate about NASCAR drivers being - or not being - athletes has surfaced periodically in recent years, most famously when NFL wide receiver Golden Tate and former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb both insisted that drivers aren't really athletes. Never mind that Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kasey Kahne, to name just three drivers, are fanatical about exercise and physical conditioning...
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IIHF says won't be easy to get NHL players to 2018 Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel says it will ''not be easy'' to reach a deal for NHL players to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Fasel tells The Associated Press that the IIHF has started the process of consulting players and officials over a deal for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Fasel says ''our goal is to bring...
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Manning sets goal for single digit interceptions for the first time in his career

In 2014, Eli Manning threw just 14 interceptions. This was his lowest total since the 2009 season when he also threw for 14. The arrival of first year offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo brought Manning an offensive scheme that relied on quick reads and quick releases on shorter-breaking passes. This system was a stark contrast from the one Manning ran under Kevin Gilbride his entire...
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UConn baseball team adopts 5-year-old battling leukemia

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut baseball team welcomed its newest member: 5-year-old Grayson Hand of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Hand, who is battling leukemia, joins the Huskies with the help of Team IMPACT, an organization that matches children with life-threatening and chronic illness to college sports teams. The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/1Hdb3NN ) reports...
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Venezuelan man is last to finish Boston Marathon in 20 hours

BOSTON (AP) An inspirational Venezuelan man has become the last finisher of this year's Boston Marathon, crossing the finish line about 20 hours after he started. Maickel Melamed finished at about 5 a.m. Tuesday, after battling torrential downpours and thunderstorms for the last few miles. The 39-year-old Melamed has a form of muscular dystrophy that severely impairs his mobility...
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Zamparini says Dybala is new Messi and insists Arsenal have made bid

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini claims that Arsenal have made a bid for "new Messi" Paulo Dybala. The 21-year-old Argentine's 13 goals this season have reportedly attracted the attention of Juventus, Roma, Chelsea and now Arsenal. Zamparini is keen to drum up a bidding war for his asset, telling Canal Plus: "Dybala is not Sergio Aguero but the new (Lionel) Messi. He's not an...
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Jason Pierre-Paul a no show for Monday's voluntary workout, but he wasn't allowed to participate anyway

There's no need to panic about Jason Pierre-Paul's absence from yesterday's voluntary workout. It's obvious that Pierre-Paul desires a long-term contract from the Giants, but this is not by any mean the first sign of a potential contract holdout. Even if he wanted to participate, he would not have been able to join the non-mandatory workout. Because he has yet to sign his one-year...
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IAAF's Diack: Russia won't be excluded for doping plague

SOCHI, Russia (AP) IAAF President Lamine Diack says Russia will not be barred from major athletics competitions because of allegations of a systematic doping program. Russia is being investigated by the IAAF ethics commission and the World Anti-Doping Agency over claims its officials ran such a program. Four Russian Olympic track champions have been banned this year alone. However...
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Chris Froome returning to competition at Walloon Arrow

PARIS (AP) Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome will resume his preparations for the prestigious race at the Walloon Arrow one-day classic. Froome, who won the 2013 Tour and retired because of injury last year, has been confirmed in Team Sky's lineup for Wednesday's race that finishes with the ascent of the iconic Mur de Huy. After winning the Ruta del Sol in February, Froome...
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Victor Cruz catches up with Eli at Manning's Duke minicamp

Every offseason Manning holds a three-day passing camp at Duke with his brother, Peyton, and usually several of their teammates at the time. This year, despite the fact that Manning knew that Victor Cruz would be at less than 100 percent health wise, he invited his veteran wide receiver anyway. In Manning's mind, there are other ways for Cruz to get back into game shape that don...
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MLB Quick Hits: Snakebit Brewers lose Lucroy

Bad week for catchers, eh? On Sunday, Travis d'Arnaud went on the DL with a broken hand (he'll wear a splint for three weeks). Then on Monday, Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy broke his toe, and the length of his DL stint is TBD. We mentioned Mets' prospect Kevin Plawecki yesterday as a possible pickup, but other widely available options are Yasmani Grandal (owned in 32.5 percent...
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Luis Suarez and Barcelona lead AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was first in the Associated Press Global Football 10 player vote on Tuesday, and his team was also at the top of the list. Suarez scored two goals to give Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week. He then needed only 55 seconds to score when Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 on Saturday, maintaining...
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Alabama's front seven is built to torment the SEC in 2015

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- I got a different perspective on the Crimson Tide after having the opportunity to serve as a "media coach" in Alabama's spring game last weekend. The most intriguing issue with the team is who Lane Kiffin's new QB will be. I'd figured touted FSU transfer Jacob Coker would become The Guy this time around after losing out to Blake Sims in 2014. Coker might win the...
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Man City midfielder Silva back in training after getting all-clear

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has returned to training, the club have reported. Silva looked to have been seriously injured on Sunday when he was caught in the face by an elbow from West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate. The Spain international received around eight minutes of treatment on the field at the Etihad Stadium before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital...
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IAAF leader Diack says federations don't need SportAccord

SOCHI, Russia (AP) The president of track and field's world governing body says major sports federations can survive without umbrella body SportAccord after its leader behaved like a ''dictator'' in his scathing attack on the IOC. IAAF President Lamine Diack pulled his federation out of SportAccord on Monday after Marius Vizer blasted the International Olympic Committee and its...
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Council of Europe to urge FIFA re-vote on World Cup in Qatar

STRASBOURG, France (AP) European lawmakers are likely to urge FIFA to re-vote on awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe says it will discuss the issue Thursday. FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands for re-election on May 29. The debate follows a report to the 47-nation Council of Europe in January raising concerns about ''illegal...
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Blazers' sign in locker room: 'We don't lose to Spanish players'

The Portland Trail Blazers have come under fire for having a laminated card in their locker room with the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players." The card was seen by reporters before the Blazers' 100-86 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. One of the Grizzlies' star players is one of the most prominent Spanish players in the NBA --€“ All-Star center Marc Gasol. "I don't...
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Modric targets Champions League final for Real Madrid comeback

Luka Modric has targeted the Champions League final for making his Real Madrid comeback after he was ruled out of action with a knee injury two days ago. The Croatia international strained ligaments in his right knee during Saturday's victory over Malaga and it was suggested the influential midfielder could be sidelined for a month and a half. Modric, who only came back from a four...
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Prospect pipeline: Cubs to promote INF Addison Russell on Tuesday

The future truly is now for the Chicago Cubs.  The team will promote prized prospect Addison Russell on Tuesday, just days after calling up third baseman Kris Bryant. The news on Russell's arrival first was reported by CBS Sports. Although Russell was primarily a shortstop in the minor leagues, he will play second base for the Cubs, according to FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal...
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Queen's to host Britain-France Davis Cup quarterfinal

LONDON (AP) Britain has chosen to play its Davis Cup quarterfinal series against France on grass at the Queen's Club. The Lawn Tennis Association announced the venue for the July 17-19 World Group matchup on Tuesday. It will be the first time Queen's has hosted Davis Cup play since 1990, when France beat Britain 5-0 in a World Group playoff. Queen's hosts an annual grass-court tournament...
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Injury-hit Madrid hosts Atletico in Champions League

MADRID (AP) If beating Atletico Madrid wasn't hard enough for Real Madrid, the defending champions must now find a way to better their crosstown rivals in the Champions League without four of their most important players. A depleted Madrid hosts Atletico on Wednesday in the second leg of the quarterfinals. Their 0-0 draw last week means that the fitter and more physical Atletico...
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Guardiola staying at Bayern despite Manchester City speculation

Pep Guardiola insists he will remain Bayern Munich's coach next season amidst reports he is set to take over at Manchester City when his current contract expires in June 2016. Guardiola has been repeatedly linked as a potential replacement for Manuel Pellegrini, who has admitted he could be sacked if City fail to make the top four. Guardiola is also under pressure at the Allianz...
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