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Cruz homers in 5th straight game, Mariners beat Rockies 10-4

DENVER Nelson Cruz and the Seattle Mariners spoiled Jon Gray's major-league debut with the Colorado Rockies. Cruz homered for the fifth consecutive game, Rob Rasmussen pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn his first-major league win and the Mariners beat the Rockies 10-4 on Tuesday night. It is the second time this season Cruz has gone deep in five straight games. He also singled to extend...
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AP NewsBreak: Miami lineman speaks of his heatstroke ordeal

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Hunter Knighton once went a week without sleeping, afraid to close his eyes because the nightmares were inevitable. Panic attacks were common. Memories were hazy. Breathing was a struggle. The dark, scary moments are still in the recesses of his mind. But he's about to take another step toward escaping them for good. A year and a half removed from nearly...
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Missing C. J. Wilson?

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With Rio next, Olympics still a major draw on television

NEW YORK (AP) The Olympics move at their own pace, when an athlete can go from unknown to celebrity in a matter of hours. Fans who will tune in loyally every night during the games might not have been aware a few weeks earlier of the date of the opening ceremony. That's why NBC executives are heartened by research they did more than a year before the start of the Rio Olympics. In...
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The brain or a game, former player Utecht asks

EDS NOTE: Ben Utecht was a standout tight end for the University of Minnesota who played in the NFL for six years, becoming a starter and winning a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. He retired in 2009 due to multiple concussions and memory loss. Utecht is now a national speaker, concussion advocate, and musician. --- I knew Junior Seau. He was one of the truly great...
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Parker, Sparks stun Lynx

LOS ANGELES -- Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win. Jantel Lavender recorded her league-leading 11th double-double for Los Angeles (6-14) with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Los Angeles had a season-high 12 steals. Los Angeles...
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Breaking down slump of Dodgers rookie Pederson

Through mid-June, Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson seemed a lock for NL Rookie of the Year, JABO's C.J. Nitkowski says in the video above. By the All-Star break, the 23-year-old California native had 20 homers and 40 RBI, despite batting just .230. At the time, he led all rookies in homers — the Ray's Steven Souza was second with 15 — while his .487 slugging percentage...
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Urshela's 12th-inning HR gives Indians 2-0 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rookie Giovanny Urshela hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning after teammate Carlos Carrasco pitched one-hit ball through the first nine, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Tuesday night. Lonnie Chisenhall led off the 12th with a single against Jose Alvarez (2-3), who was working his third inning of relief. Cam Bedrosian replaced him...
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Report: Texans unlikely to pursue Ray Rice

The Houston Texans are in need of a running back after star Arian Foster foster suffered a groin injury Monday that's expected to require surgery. But according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, don't expect the Texans to sign former Baltimore Ravens back Ray Rice to help make up for Foster's absence. Wilson said Houston owner Bob McNair isn't likely to approve any pursuit...
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Chicago police officers start youth baseball league

CHICAGO (AP) In one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, police officers have created a league of their own. The Englewood Police/Youth Baseball League aims to keep kids busy and away from summer violence. Another goal? To change perceptions. The officers want children to see them as mentors and friends. According to police statistics, the district that includes the Englewood...
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Bonner leads Mercury to OT win over Shock

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner scored 25 points, capped by a contested 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to an 87-84 win over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night. Phoenix (13-7) struggled to run a final play after a timeout with 23 seconds left and again after a timeout with 5.2 left before getting the ball to Bonner near mid-court. She started right, went left...
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Southpaw probz: Left-handers still giving Cardinals fits

The St. Louis Cardinals may be running away with baseball's best record, but they have been susceptible to left-handed pitching. They have had trouble scoring runs recently versus Cincinnati, and Reds starter David Holmberg has enjoyed success against several Cardinals' hitters entering the middle game of this series. St. Louis (67-39) is 14-14 when opponents have started lefties...
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A's trade O'Flaherty to Mets for PTBNL or cash

The Oakland Athletics traded reliever Eric O'Flaherty to the New York Mets on Tuesday in exchange for cash or a player to be named later, the team announced: O'Flaherty was designated for assignment over the weekend as the A's tweaked their 25-man roster.  The 30-year-old southpaw was signed by Oakland prior to the 2014 season while he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. O'Flaherty...
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No. 8 seed Svitolina advances in Bank of the West Classic

STANFORD, Calif. Angelique Kerber remembers fondly her time at Stanford last year, when she reached the final of the Bank of the West Classic. She drew on that experience Tuesday night in beating Russia's Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-3 in the first round. ''I played a lot of good matches,'' Kerber said. ''I actually like it a little bit faster.'' Without world No. 1 Serena Williams, who...
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Semien homers to push A's past O's 5-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Marcus Semien hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning to help Chris Bassitt earn his first win this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Tuesday. Brett Lawrie added an RBI triple and Eric Sogard scored twice as Oakland won for only the third time in 12 games. Bassitt (1-4) gave up five hits and had a season-high...
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Texans to bring in RB Pierre Thomas for visit with Foster out

The Houston Texans moved quickly to fill the void caused by running back Arian Foster's injury, scheduling a workout with former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas.According to the Houston Chronicle, the Texans will host Thomas on Wednesday as the team looks find a replacement for Foster. The Houston running back suffered a groin injury Monday that is expected to require...
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Whitecaps, Sounders weigh priorities as CONCACAF Champions League commences

Perspective rarely bleeds into Cascadia matches. These are genuine rivalries, not the canned sort often espoused elsewhere. The passion fueling them requires a certain level of application and commitment regardless of the circumstances. These games are tense and heated, even as the players change and the stakes vary. Those tenets remain in place as Vancouver Whitecaps host Seattle...
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Angels' Shoemaker, Santiago visit OC Fair, leave with a million stuffed animals

Just two weeks ago, former NBA star Gilbert Arenas found himself 'banned' from the Orange County Fair for winning too many prizes - seriously. Enter Los Angeles Angels pitchers Hector Santiago and Matt Shoemaker, who apparently paid a visit to the O.C. Fair themselves over the weekend for some fun with their significant others (and, in Shoemaker's case, his small child). As Shoemaker...
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Eddie George thinks Titans are headed in right direction

Former Tennessee Titans great Eddie George isn't ready to proclaim his old team playoff-ready, but he does think the franchise is trending in the right direction, particularly with the addition of rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota.George, who ran for more than 10,000 yards in his eight seasons as a running back with the Titans, took in the team's practice Monday night. George said...
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Alabama lands elite 2017 RB Cam Akers

The Alabama Crimson Tide find themselves unusually thin at the running back position heading into the 2015 season with only Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake and Damien Harris as the healthy scholarship running backs on the roster. The recruiting efforts of the Crimson Tide are quickly ensuring that such concerns are alleviated sooner rather than later, as the team gained another running...
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Denard Robinson ready to fight for starting role in Jacksonville

A sprained foot Dec. 7 ended Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson's season prematurely, and with it, Robinson's grip on the starting job. The Jaguars spent a second-round pick on former University of Alabama standout T.J. Yeldon, and now he, not Robinson is the favorite to start Week 1 against Carolina. Robinson, who led the Jaguars with 582 yards rushing last season...
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Tiger talks about end of the road -- for this season and beyond

Tiger Woods took a pass on playing in this week's Barracuda Championship, an opposite-field event in Reno, Nev., meaning his season could end next week at the PGA Championship. Or maybe not. Woods floated the idea of playing the Wyndham Championship the week after the PGA Championship, which is the final regular PGA Tour event for players to get into the top 125 and qualify for the...
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Bonner gives Phoenix Mercury 87-84 OT win over Shock

PHOENIX (AP) DeWanna Bonner scored 25 points, capped by a contested 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to an 87-84 win over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night. Phoenix (13-7) struggled to run a final play after a timeout with 23 seconds left and again after a timeout with 5.2 left before getting the ball to Bonner near mid-court. She started right, went...
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Japanese designer refutes plagiarism claims in Olympic logo

TOKYO (AP) Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano has refuted claims he copied the emblem of a Belgian theater when he designed the official logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Sano said his design is original and that he never saw the emblem for the Theatre de Liege before creating his logo. Sano said his geometric design uses a widely available...
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GM Baalke: 49ers would like to keep Aldon Smith beyond year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke says the 49ers have had preliminary discussions with linebacker Aldon Smith and his agent to let them know the team would like to keep him beyond this season. Smith is entering a contract year after missing nine games in 2014 serving an NFL suspension for violations of the league's substance-abuse and personal-conduct...
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