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Report: Chi Chi Gonzalez might make MLB debut Saturday with Rangers

The Texas Rangers, always on the lookout for more starting pitching, may be diving into their minor league system this weekend. According to reports that circulated on Thursday, right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez was scratched from his start with Triple-A Round Rock, fueling speculation that he will be called up to make his Major League debut on Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington...
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Need a favorite? Can't go wrong with Argentina, Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) If you're trying to pick a winner in the Under-20 World Cup, you may not need to look much further than Latin America. Argentina has won it six times. Brazil has won five, the last in 2011. The two countries have also been runners-up four times. France won the most recent tournament in 2013, but only after beating Uruguay in a penalty shootout. Latin American...
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Phillies' J.P. Crawford ranks No. 4 among minor-league prospects

The Philadelphia Phillies might just have their next Jimmy Rollins in their farm system. A recent ranking by ESPN places Phillies' shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford, a cousin of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford, at fourth amongst all minor-league prospects. The 20-year-old shortstop, who was drafted by the Phillies in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft, hit .285/.375...
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Thompson's father says son 'on track' to return to Warriors for finals

  Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused ''concussion-like symptoms.'' That's according to Thompson's father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He told The Associated Press on Thursday night that his son's energy was up and his appetite was back...
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Red Sox SS Bogaerts out after getting hit on forearm

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts left the Red Sox's game at Texas after being hit with a pitch on his left forearm. Bogaerts initially stayed in the game Thursday night after being hit by a pitch in the second inning. But he was removed for a pinch-hitter in the fourth. The pitch by Rangers starter Nick Martinez hit Bogaerts near his wrist, then ricocheted...
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Marquette freshman Cheatham won't wear Thompson's retired number

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski says an internal miscommunication led to the initial assignment of a retired number to an incoming freshman. Haanif Cheatham will wear No. 25 instead of No. 24, which has been retired in honor of George Thompson, the school's career scoring leader at 20.4 points. Thompson played from 1966-69. Wojciechowski just finished his first...
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Fowler feels blessed to be among All-Star Candidates

Dexter Fowler may or may not make the National League All-Star team this season, but that face that he's even being considered in a big accomplishment to him.While playing in a big market has likely helped Fowler generate some votes, it's not as if he's undeserving of the nod.The Cubs center fielder has been an offensive catalyst this season and is hitting .247 through his first...
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Rookie Stephone Anthony leaves strong impression after Thursday's OTAs

Welcome to the big leagues, Stephone Anthony. Apparently the new linebacker for the New Orleans Saints was ready to come in and make some noise right out of the gate. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, Anthony made the "play of the day" in Thursday's OTAs, as he intercepted quarterback Luke McCown. "The play was almost an exact replica of Anthony's greatest college moment at Clemson...
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A's to take 'wait and see' approach with Kazmir after MRI results

Prior to the Oakland Athletics' game with the New York Yankees on Thursday night, manager Bob Melvin updated the situation involving starting pitcher Scott Kazmir. The lefty was removed after just three innings on Wednesday with shoulder tightness, and underwent an MRI after the game. By all accounts, it sounds as if the A's don't anticipate Kazmir to miss an extended period of time...
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Report: Mark Ingram misses Thursday's OTA practice

No reason to sweat it, as apparently the decision to hold out Mark Ingram from OTA's on Thursday was just a precaution. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, the team kept Ingram and a "handful" of other players out of the action. "We just backed off of him today. But he's been full speed up until this afternoon. He's doing well," Payton said to ESPN Ingram, who emerged last year as...
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Rutgers DB sixth Scarlet Knight arrested since 2012

When he was arrested and charged for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery early Sunday morning, Darian Dailey became the sixth player from Rutgers to run afoul of the law since Kyle Flood became head coach in 2012. NJ.com reports that total is seventh-most among current Big Ten members. Iowa leads the pack with 15 arrests while Wisconsin and Northwestern have each had only...
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Scarlet Knights hope bigger is better in 2015

To get ready for their second season as members of the Big Ten, Rutgers players are trying to bulk up during the offseason. NJ.com reports 19 program records have already fallen in the weight room this winter and spring as the Scarlet Knights work to get bigger to hold up better against the rough-and-tumble Big Ten. "The biggest thing that you can take from playing in the Big Ten...
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Big 12 future sites familiar for basketball, baseball

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Big 12 is keeping its men's basketball tournament in Kansas City through at least 2020, and the conference plans play the baseball and for women's basketball tournaments in Oklahoma City for multiple years. Kansas City has annually hosted men's basketball since 2010, and was already set for 2016 before the new multiyear agreement Thursday through 2020. The...
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FanFest to be filled with legends

  Those wanting to take in FanFest at this year's All-Star game in Cincinnati will be treated to a great even with "at least 11 Hall of Famers and a host of Cincinnati stars," according to Reds.com. "All-time greats like Barry Larkin, Tony Perez, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith are scheduled to attend and interact with the crowd, as are fellow baseball immortals like Orlando Cepeda, Andre...
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US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter

NEW YORK (AP) The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter. ''I've gotten to know Prince Ali well over the last couple of years. He has been a really active member of the executive committee and an active proponent of reform at FIFA,'' U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said during...
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Thompson's father says son 'on track' to return for finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and is on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused ''concussion-like symptoms.'' That's according to Thompson's father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He told The Associated Press on Thursday night that his son's energy was up and...
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Teammates honor Malik Sparkman, carry his casket across high school football field

An emotional scene unfolded in Coffee County, Georgia, Sunday as teammates granted what was said to be the final wish of 18-year-old Malik Sparkman. Sparkman, who died on May 17 after battling kidney cancer, had reportedly asked to go through the tunnel of Coffee High School's football field with his teammates one last time, and so the Trojans carried his casket through the entrance...
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Coyotes sign German forward Plachta to 1-year deal

  The Arizona Coyotes have signed German forward Matthias Plachta to a one-year entry-level contract Thursday. The 24-year-old Plachta had 14 goals and 21 assists in 47 games this season with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. A native of Freiburg, he also had five goals and four assists in 15 postseason games. Plachta scored two goals for Germany in the World Championships...
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Report: Dezmen Southward has knee surgery, hoping to be ready for camp

The second-year cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons, Dezmen Southward is looking like he'll miss a bit of time after having to have knee surgery, according to the Twitter of Vaughn McClure from ESPN.  The good news? Apparently the surgery isn't too serious and the team is hoping to have him back before training camp rolls around. Southward has been one of the more intriguing names...
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Report: Jayson Werth has fractures in wrist

Although the Washington Nationals were fairly certain that outfielder Jayson Werth's wrist wasn't broken, test results revealed the contrary on Thursday. According to a report from MLB.com, which has yet to be confirmed by the Nats, a CT scan revealed that Werth has "two small fractures" in his left wrist, where he was hit by a pitch on May 15. Werth, whose timetable for return was...
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Indiana announces reconciliation with disenfranchised group of former players

Nearly 50 years after 10 African-American football players boycotted the end of the 1969 seasons at Indiana because of what they felt was unequal treatment, the department of athletics announced a reconciliation has occurred. Michael Adams, Charlie Murphy, Benny Norman, Clarence Price, Don Silas, Gordon May, Greg Harvey, Larry Highbaugh, Greg Thaxton and Bobby Pernell formed the...
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Hurricanes CFO Amendola out after nearly 35 years with team

  Mike Amendola is out as the Carolina Hurricanes' chief financial officer. Team spokesman Kyle Hanlin said Thursday night that Amendola is no longer with the company. Amendola was the team's longest-tenured front-office employee, joining the organization in 1981 when the franchise was in Hartford, Connecticut. He was in charge of financial, sales, human resources and information...
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Brewers go high-tech in latest tribute to Bud Selig

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers are giving retired baseball commissioner and former team owner Bud Selig a high-tech tribute. The team unveiled its ''Selig Experience'' attraction at Miller Park to Selig, current Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and other dignitaries at a private function on Thursday night. Hall of Famer slugger Hank Aaron was among those in attendance. The highlight...
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Matthews happy getting time at inside linebacker spot

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Clay Matthews said he's happy with continuing to spend at least part of his time at inside linebacker. Whether the Green Bay Packers' five-time Pro Bowl linebacker really likes the idea or is continuing to toe the company line, this much was clear during Thursday's first open-to-the-public organized team activity practice. The Packers intend to keep using him...
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Lamb's return may pose dilemma for D-backs with hot-hitting Tomas

The Diamondbacks’ Yasmany Tomas has found his groove at the plate after taking over for the injured Jake Lamb at third base. He currently has an 11-game hitting streak in which he’s gone 21 for 50 with nine RBIs. Lamb had been hitting .414 with nine RBIs of his own before going on the DL, and will probably be ready to return within the next week.D-backs manager Chip Hale called...
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