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Red Sox exec Lucchino issues statement on stepping down

BOSTON (AP) Larry Lucchino, who is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, says ''the end of the year is a good time for this change.'' Lucchino, 69, was part of the ownership group that purchased the Red Sox in 2002. Boston won the World Series two years later, and added two more titles in 2007 and 2013. ''As far back as 2004, the year of our first world championship...
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RHP Porcello goes on DL; newly acquired RHP Cook recalled

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox have placed struggling right-hander Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his right triceps. To fill his spot on the roster, Boston added newly acquired right-handed reliever Ryan Cook. Manager John Farrell said Sunday the Red Sox initially thought of just pushing Porcello's next outing back. ''We feel like it's a short-term thing...
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Twins place Milone on DL, RHP Duffey to debut Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins will place pitcher Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain, retroactive to Aug. 1. Milone complained of pain following his Friday start in which he gave up four runs to the Seattle Mariners in six innings. The left-hander is 5-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 14 starts this season. Minnesota will purchase the contract of right...
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MotoGP: Honda chasing 700th grand prix victory

The two victories for Honda riders in Germany take the total number of grand prix wins for Honda as an official constructor to 698. Two more grand prix wins for Honda and they will become the first manufacturer to reach the milestone of 700 grand prix wins. Below are some facts and figures about these Honda grand prix wins: - The breakdown of Honda wins by class following the German...
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Yankees place RHP Diego Moreno on DL with elbow inflammation

CHICAGO (AP) The New York Yankees have placed reliever Diego Moreno on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. The Yankees also recalled right-hander Branden Pinder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The rookie has no record and a 2.92 ERA in 11 appearances with New York this year. Moreno allowed four runs and...
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Duke's Sirk hopes short-yardage experience helps as starter

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke breaks in new starting quarterbacks by a year before giving them the job by inserting them into short-yardage situations. It worked before, and Thomas Sirk hopes it works again. When preseason camp starts later this week, the redshirt junior will be the one taking the first-team snaps and replacing Anthony Boone - the winningest quarterback in Duke history...
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Brooks' A's debut impresses just about everyone - family included

Saturday was a big day in the career of right-hander Aaron Brooks.Obtained by the Oakland Athletics in the trade that sent Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals, the 25-year-old Brooks made his first start with his new club at O.co Coliseum and things couldn't have gone much better.Facing the Cleveland Indians, Brooks sailed through seven innings, allowing just five hits and one...
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US swim star Ledecky opens with easy win in Russia

KAZAN, Russia -- Katie Ledecky of the United States opened an ambitious program at the world swimming championships with an easy victory in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday night. The 18-year-old Ledecky led all the way and was under her world-record pace until the next-to-last lap, touching in 3 minutes, 59.13 seconds to set a championship mark. Ledecky set the world record of 3:58...
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Travers to raise purse by $350,000 if American Pharoah runs

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The New York Racing Association will raise the purse of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga to $1.6 million if Triple Crown winner American Pharoah starts in the race. The announcement Saturday comes on the heels of Monmouth Park boosting its purse for Sunday's Haskell Invitational from $1 million to $1.75 million on the day American Pharoah...
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Park wins Women's British Open, captures 4th different major

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) Top-ranked Inbee Park shot a 7-under 65 in the final round to win the Women's British Open by three shots on Sunday, becoming the seventh female player to capture four different majors. Fellow South Korean Jin-Young Ko, the long-time leader in the fourth round, needed a hole-in-one at the par-4 No. 18 to force a playoff at Turnberry. The 20-year-old major...
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Milan president Berlusconi sells 48 percent stake to Thai businessman

Bee Taechaubol has confirmed an agreement has been reached to buy a 48 percent stake in Milan from president Silvio Berlusconi. The Thai businessman was granted exclusive rights to discuss a deal with Milan's owners in early June and those talks have now reached a successful conclusion, with Berlusconi and his company Fininvest holding the majority share. "A great honor to complete the...
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Chip Kelly upset by Brandon Boykin comments after trade

Brandon Boykin is headed to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but not without a reported parting shot at Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly. Like a couple of high-profile black players before him, Boykin reportedly vented about being traded and claimed that race was a factor. Boykin texted that Kelly is "uncomfortable around grown men of our culture," according to CSN's Derrick Gunn. "He...
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Twins to place LHP Milone on DL with elbow strain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins will place pitcher Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain, retroactive to Aug. 1. Milone complained of pain following his Friday start in which he gave up four runs to the Seattle Mariners in six innings. The left-hander is 5-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 14 starts this season. Minnesota will purchase the contract of right...
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Inbee Park wins Women's British Open, becomes 7th woman to win 4 different majors

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) Inbee Park wins Women's British Open, becomes 7th woman to win 4 different majors.
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Chelsea striker Diego Costa a doubt for Premier League opener

Diego Costa has been ruled out of Chelsea's Community Shield clash with Arsenal with a hamstring injury, casting doubt over the start of his Premier League season. Manager Jose Mourinho has moved to allay fears over his star striker, describing the injury as "discomfort in his hamstring", but intimating that his omission simply represents a cautious move. Costa's removal from the...
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Rudisha on Kenya's team for worlds despite defeat at trials

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Olympic champion David Rudisha is on Kenya's team for the athletics world championships despite another defeat, this time at the national trials. The world record-holder in the 800 meters was beaten by Ferguson Rotich at the trials on Saturday. It followed back-to-back defeats for Rudisha at Diamond League meets to rival and Olympic silver medalist Nijel Amos...
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Arsenal overcome rivals Chelsea to lift the Community Shield

LONDON --   Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea. It’s 10 years, eight months and three weeks since Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho first faced each other and finally, in their 14th meeting, Wenger has a victory. Chelsea will point out it was only the FA Community Shield, essentially a glorified...
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Drivers really want a Sprint Cup race at Iowa Speedway

After an exciting NASCAR XFINITY Series event, many of the drivers took to Twitter Saturday night to express their desire to have a Sprint Cup race at Iowa Speedway.  Kyle Larson was the first to get the conversation started and eventually many of his fellow competitors chimed in, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski. 
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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT: - OCEANPORT, N.J. - American Pharoah makes his first start since winning the Triple Crown. The colt is the 1-5 favorite in a field of six in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Post time 5:52 p.m. - LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch, surging since his...
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Arsenal beats Chelsea 1-0 in Community Shield at Wembley

LONDON (AP) Arsene Wenger finally earned his first win over Jose Mourinho on Sunday as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield. Oxlade-Chamberlain received the ball on the right edge of the area in the 24th minute and cut inside Cesar Azpilicueta before hitting a left-footed shot inside the top far corner to decide...
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Ledecky starts with easy win; Sun wins 400 freestyle title

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Katie Ledecky of the United States opened an ambitious program at the world swimming championships with an easy victory in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday night. The 18-year-old Ledecky led all the way and was under her world-record pace until the next-to-last lap, touching in 3 minutes, 59.13 seconds to set a championship mark. Ledecky set the world record of...
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Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

PITTSBURGH (AP) By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out. A dozen years in the NFL, most of them as the perpetually smiling blue-collared soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers, left him spent. The Steelers had just watched a 15-1 season evaporate a win shy of the Super Bowl. The tread on the force of nature simply known as ''The Bus'' had grown awfully thin. All...
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Rays LHP Moore demoted after rough outing

BOSTON (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have demoted left-hander Matt Moore to the minors to continue his comeback from Tommy John surgery. Moore will go to Triple-A Durham and pitch on a regular schedule. Manager Kevin Cash said the Rays are shifting to a four-man rotation and they didn't want Moore to move to the bullpen. Moore (1-3) made his sixth start since returning from the April...
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IndyCar: Big changes coming to 2016 schedule

The 2016 Verizon IndyCar season isn't finalized yet, but it's going to last longer, have more events, and probably include at least two or three old favorites. "I have three different versions of next year's calendar and all I can say right now is that we're going to have more races than we did this year and the spacing will be better," said Mark Miles, the president and CEO of Hulman...
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