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Hurdle's pep talk boosted Polanco's confidence to new heights

Gregory Polanco doesn't have to worry about going back down to the minors anymore. Because he once certainly was until manager Clint Hurdle set the then-struggling youngster straight. Hurdle, according to MLB.com, told Polanco: "'You're not going down. 'You're going to stay here. You're going to play." Those words set Polanco free. At the time in early July, Polanco was hitting just...
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Kyle Long could end up playing right tackle for Bears

The Chicago Bears are currently weighing their options at right tackle. Among them is the "legitimate" possibility of Kyle Long bumping over from his right guard position and taking over the starting role on the edge, according to Adam Hoge of WGN Radio.Neither Jordan Mills nor Charles Leno has been able lay an outright claim the starting right tackle job this summer. Mills is a...
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Devin Hester details strained relationship he had with Jay Cutler

Devin Hester reemerged as a receiving threat with the Atlanta Falcons last year, as he recorded 38 receptions for 504 yards and two touchdowns in quarterback Matt Ryan's offense. In 2013, his final year with the Chicago Bears, Hester did not record any offensive stats.Hester blamed his brief absence on offense on a strained relationship with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, according...
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Keuchel's solid start helps Astros over Mariners 8-3

HOUSTON (AP) Dallas Keuchel allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings to become the American League's first 16-game winner and lead the Houston Astros to 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Rookie Carlos Correa, who returned after missing four games with a hamstring injury, hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie and Hank Conger added solo shots to help the...
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Stars align for series opener between Tigers and Royals

The Kansas City Royals are running away with the AL Central, which means they're in the unfamiliar position of being ahead of the Detroit Tigers. Though the balance of power in the division has shifted, Justin Verlander has reverted to vintage form, and that could mean a challenging series opener on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. With the AL's best record and baseball's only...
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Jim Richards, longtime AP sports freelance writer, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jim Richards, a veteran freelance writer who covered the Los Angeles Angels at spring training for The Associated Press, has died. He was 57. He died in his sleep on Aug. 17 at his home in Buckeye, Arizona, of undetermined causes, according to his sister Noreen Richards. He was buried Monday in Johnston City, Illinois. Richards covered the Angels at their spring...
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Ortiz hits career No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees 4-3

BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox. It was their ninth win in 13 games. Didi Gregorius had four singles for New York, which had scored 20 runs on Sunday to complete...
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Rays CF injured making amazing, HR-robbing grab on Machado

  Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, center fielder Kevin Keirmaier made a dazzling catch that ultimately forced him from the game, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen (8-7), and Tim Beckham added a solo shot against Brad Brach. Logan Forsythe...
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AP Source: Coastal Carolina to join Sun Belt, move up to FBS

A person directly involved in the decision tells The Associated Press that Coastal Carolina will become the 12th member of the Sun Belt conference next year and transition to the top tier of college football. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the conference and school were not prepared to make an official announcement. A news conference is planned for...
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LSU to start sophomore Brandon Harris at QB

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU coach Les Miles says he expects sophomore Brandon Harris to start at quarterback for the 14th-ranked Tigers in their season opener against McNeese State on Saturday. Miles, who met with reporters after practice Monday evening, says he is keeping the quarterback competition open through the end of the week and won't rule out playing Anthony Jennings, but says...
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Royals acquire outfielder Gomes from Braves for minor-league SS

ATLANTA — The AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals reached a deal to get outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Atlanta Braves. The Braves tweeted: Gomes left Monday night's game in Atlanta against Miami after the fifth inning, hugged his teammates in the dugout and began packing up his belongings in the clubhouse. The 34-year-old Gomes has been in the postseason four times since 2010...
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Colon throws 8 shutout innings, Mets beat Phillies 3-1

NEW YORK (AP) Bartolo Colon breezed through eight snappy innings and the New York Mets got homers from Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, extending their dominant run against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-1 victory Monday night. After throwing seven shutout innings last Wednesday at Philadelphia during New York's four-game sweep, the 42-year-old Colon (12-11) was one better...
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Salazar fans 10, Indians beat Jays 4-2

TORONTO (AP) Jerry Sands singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Danny Salazar struck out 10 and the Cleveland Indians won their sixth straight game, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Monday night. Salazar (12-7) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He reached double digits in strikeouts for the fifth time this season and the first time since fanning 10...
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Royals trade for veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes

ATLANTA -- The AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals have reached a deal to get outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Atlanta Braves. Terms of the deal weren't immediately disclosed. Gomes left Monday night's game in Atlanta against Miami after the fifth inning, hugged his teammates in the dugout and began packing up his belongings in the clubhouse. The 34-year-old Gomes has been in the...
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Rays blast 3 homers to take care of fading Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen (8-7), and Tim Beckham added a solo shot against Brad Brach. Logan Forsythe had three hits for the Rays, coming within a home run of the cycle. Archer...
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Andrei Arlovski vs. Frank Mir: A fight more than 10 years in the making

In June 2004 when Frank Mir stepped into the Octagon against Tim Sylvia in the main event of UFC 48 in Las Vegas, he did so as a decided underdog in his first ever shot at the heavyweight title. Mir was well known as a submission specialist, but at the time Sylvia was a hulking giant with power in both hands and an imposing 6'8" frame that dispatched Brazilian jiu-Jitsu black belt...
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Rays back Archer with 3 HRs in 6-3 victory over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen (8-7), and Tim Beckham added a solo shot against Brad Brach. Logan Forsythe had three hits for the Rays, coming within a home run of the cycle. Archer...
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A's taking no chances with Bassitt's shoulder soreness

Chris Bassitt has been a somewhat pleasant surprise for the Oakland Athletics since being inserted into their rotation earlier this season. His 1-6 record isn't reflective of his stats (2.82 ERA in a little over 73 innings of work), and he's flashed enough promise to appear to be a contender for a rotation spot in 2016. However, his season may be over: On Tuesday, the club scratched...
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Chris Narveson steps up, helps Marlins blank Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Martin Prado and Justin Bour each had an RBI double in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins extended Shelby Miller's winless streak to 19 starts with a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Miller, an All-Star with a sparkling 2.56 ERA, began the night with the worst support in the majors, and the Braves, losers in six straight and 13 of 14, stayed...
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Miller's hard-luck streak reaches 19 starts without a win

ATLANTA (AP) Martin Prado and Justin Bour each had an RBI double in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins extended Shelby Miller's winless streak to 19 starts with a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Miller, an All-Star with a sparkling 2.56 ERA, began the night with the worst support in the majors, and the Braves, losers in six straight and 13 of 14, stayed...
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Skyler Howard's long journey To West Virginia

The path Skyler Howard took from Fort Worth, Texas, to Morgantown, West Virginia, was about as straight as that 65-mile stretch of two-lane highway between Morgantown and New Martinsville – a road full of twists, turns, delays and, yes, sometimes detours. In 2012, Howard, generously listed at six feet tall in the West Virginia media guide, had zero interest from any of the Power...
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Dana Holgorsen hitting his stride at West Virginia

In its first year in the Big 12, West Virginia appeared to be on a roll. After a 5-0 start to the 2012 season, the Mountaineers climbed to fifth in the polls.Dana Holgorsen, however, could see that the walls might soon cave in on his team.“We're sitting at 5-0, but we had just given up 63 points to Baylor and 45 points to Texas,” Holgorsen said recently in an interview with the...
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Former Yankee hero Curtis, now in prison, says accusers just want his money

  Former MLB player Chad Curtis says the young women who accuse him of sexual misconduct at a Michigan high school are looking for a payday. Curtis made the remarks Monday by video from a Michigan prison where he's serving a minimum seven-year sentence for criminal sexual conduct; he was convicted on six counts in 2013 and sentenced to seven to 15 years in prison. He's being sued...
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Female fan hit by McCann's bat

BOSTON (AP) New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann's bat slipped out of his hands and hit a female fan near the Boston Red Sox dugout in the seventh inning of Monday night's game. The fan, who was seated four rows from the field, was hit on the left elbow and was attended to by medical personnel. She appeared to be holding an ice pack on her elbow, but stayed in her seat. In June...
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Milwaukee explains how it would pay its share for new Bucks arena

MILWAUKEE -- The public's first opportunity to formally comment on part of a $500 million funding plan to build a new Milwaukee Bucks arena attracted an overflow crowd Monday evening, with one group questioning how the city has enough money to help pay for the project but not neighborhood or school investments. The packed City Hall meeting began the final stage of a process that...
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