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Phillies trade for No. 1 international signing slot

ATLANTA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired the No. 1 overall international signing slot for the 2015-16 signing period in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks obtained two minor league pitchers - right-hander Chris Oliver and left-hander Josh Taylor - and the No. 9 overall signing slot. The 21-year-old Oliver is 3-3 with a 4.33 ERA at Class A Lakewood...
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MLB Quick Hits: Miguel Cabrera to the DL

Last week, the fantasy baseball world was hit hard by Giancarlo Stanton's broken hand. Stanton's injury, while obviously devastating for his owners, at least wasn't a complete shock given his lack of durability in the past. You can't really say the same about what just happened to Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. For the first time in his 13-year career, Miguel Cabrera will...
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Tour de France 2nd stage at a glance

NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) A brief look at the 2nd stage of the Tour de France on Sunday: Stage: A windy and rainy 166-kilometer (103-mile) stage starting from Utrecht that ended at the heart of the Zeeland Delta on the shores of the North Sea. Chris Froome took advantage of a split in the peloton to gain 1 minute, 28 seconds on main rivals Nairo Quintana and defending champion...
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Wimbledon Monday primer: Williams vs. Williams kicks off exciting day

One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination. That's what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the grass-court Grand Slam in southwest London. "They've been unbelievable for the sport. I've said that many times," said Roger Federer, a seven-time Wimbledon champion...
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Marlins activate Morse from 15-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) The Miami Marlins activated 1B Michael Morse from the 15-day disabled list making him available to come off the bench in Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs, though he wasn't in the starting lineup. Morse joined the team in Chicago following a 12-game rehab stint. During his rehab assignment, Morse hit .263. He is hitting .211 with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs in 37 games...
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WATCH: Fastest run at 2015 Pikes Peak ran by 1,368-hp electric car

Rhys Millen set the fastest time last Sunday during the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in his 1,368-horsepower electric-powered eO PP03. Millen’s time was a new record for an electric car on the 12.42-mile course, which runs up the Pikes Peak Mountain in Colorado. Millen completed the run in 9:07.222 with an average speed of 79 mph. Sebastien Loeb, driving a Peugeot 208...
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Cardinals place Jaime Garcia on 15-day DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain. Garcia, who missed his previous scheduled start, suffered the injury running the bases on June 24 at Miami. Garcia is 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts. Left-hander Tim Cooney has been recalled from Class A Peoria and will start on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs...
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Orioles activate second baseman Jonathan Schoop

CHICAGO (AP) The Baltimore Orioles activated second baseman Jonathan Schoop from the 60-day disabled list on Sunday. Schoop hit .259 with three home runs and seven RBIs in nine games to begin the season before he went on the 15-day disabled list on April 18 for a sprained right knee. Schoop was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on June 16. He hit .265 with two doubles, four...
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Heat asking Winslow to do bit of everything

Before ever seeing him in a Miami uniform, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was already putting a fairly high expectation on the shoulders of rookie forward Justise Winslow. "A Swiss Army knife," is how Spoelstra described him. Big praise, considering Spoelstra has used that phrase for certain players before -- specifically, former Heat star LeBron James. The Heat believe Winslow can fill...
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Dreams of victory for a struggling South African rugby team

KATLEHONG, South Africa (AP) Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that's a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood - rugby. Katlehong Tigers' Coach Sicelo Jonnie's voice rises above the tuneless honking of minibus taxis as he drills his team on...
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Inclement irony: Rain saved and spoiled Rosberg's British GP

Nico Rosberg says he was happy when rain arrived late in the British GP, even if it ultimately handed teammate Lewis Hamilton an advantage. Hamilton pitted for intermediate tires earlier than his main rivals, and actually extended his advantage, but the rain helped Rosberg to pass both Williams drivers and secure second. “I was very thankful when the rain came,” said Rosberg...
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Cubs activate Soler from 15-day DL, send Szczur to Triple-A

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Jorge Soler from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa. Soler is hitting .265 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 49 games. He sprained his left ankle June 1 at Miami and was placed on the disabled list two days later. Soler played a four...
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What We Learned: DFS Lessons from June 29-July 3

The FOX Sports Fantasy team takes part in a one-day fantasy baseball contest every weekday (except for Thursday) to see who comes out victorious, and to learn a few things in the process. Here are the lessons gathered from this week’s action. What We Learned… Hail Cesar: Cesar Hernandez was on three of the four winning lineups this week during our contests. Not only did he contribute...
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Cincinnati offers baseball history along with All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) The city hosting baseball's All-Star Game this year was the home of a team that played like all-stars back in 1869. The Cincinnati Red Stockings went 57-0 that year as baseball's first officially professional team. Player-manager Harry Wright's team added new players before the season, led by his brother, George, who was credited with a .633 batting average and 49...
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Winslow asked to do a little of everything for Heat

Before ever seeing him in a Miami uniform, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was already putting a fairly high expectation on the shoulders of rookie forward Justise Winslow. ''A Swiss Army knife,'' is how Spoelstra described him. Big praise, considering Spoelstra has used that phrase for certain players before - specifically, former Heat star LeBron James. The Heat believe Winslow can fill...
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Red Devils keeper De Gea remains coy on Real Madrid links

David de Gea has confirmed he will return to Manchester United for preseason training amid continued speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid. The Spain international goalkeeper won United's player of the year award for the second consecutive season last term and his dazzling displays are widely reported to have caught the attention of the Liga giant. De Gea, formerly...
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F1: Mercedes won't supply Red Bull, says Lauda

Niki Lauda has denied suggestions that Aston Martin could help Red Bull Racing secure a Mercedes engine supply for 2016. Historically Red Bull and Mercedes have not worked together, and hitherto any kind of relationship looked impossible. However, reports have suggested that Aston – which is five percent owned by Mercedes – could broker a deal. Aston CEO Andy Palmer and director...
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NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags. At NASCAR's first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield. The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it,...
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Boston's David Ortiz starting at 1st base

BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz will be using his glove to start a game in Fenway Park for the first time in nearly 10 years. Boston's regular designated hitter is playing first base and batting cleanup Sunday. He hasn't started a non-interleague game at first since Aug. 5, 2006, when the Red Sox played at Tampa Bay. This is his first start at first base in Fenway since July 16, 2005, when...
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LA Galaxy star Keane relishing chance to link up with Gerrard again

Robbie Keane is relishing the chance to link up with Steven Gerrard once again when the former Liverpool captain makes his LA Galaxy debut later this month. Gerrard agreed a switch to MLS after 17 years at Anfield in January, and was presented to the club's fans at halftime during Galaxy's 4-0 win over Toronto on Saturday – a game that saw Keane net a hat trick. The Republic...
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F1: Pirelli keen to test 2016 'ultrasoft' tire

Pirelli is currently planning to run an experimental ultrasoft tire in Friday practice in Singapore and Abu Dhabi as it prepares for 2016. From next season, the FIA is expected to allow Pirelli to have extra compounds in its range, and the ultrasoft – also known by the company as a “super supersoft” – will provide extra flexibility. Under current rules teams can run experimental...
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Jason Williams still has some slick moves ... and so does his kid

Apparently, the basketball handling gene can be passed down. Remember, Jason Williams? The former NBA player known for flashy passing, numerous tattoos and the occasional off-court issues? Well, he's pushing 40 now, but he's still got it, if the video below of him at a pro-am game in Orlando is any indication.  What's more, it looks like a fair amount of it has rubbed off on his...
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Reds try to avoid sweep by Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers' outstanding surge at the plate has them on the verge of accomplishing something they've done only once in franchise history. That certainly doesn't bode well for Mike Leake as he looks to recover from one of his worst outings. The NL Central-worst Brewers will try to stay hot Sunday when they go after their eighth consecutive victory in the finale of a three...
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Why DeAndre Jordan's decision to sign with Dallas is bad news for Boston

DeAndre Jordan recently agreed to a four-year, $80 million max contract with the Dallas Mavericks. It was a humongous haul for Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson, and a crippling development for Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers.But the Boston Celtics probably also wish Jordan stayed in L.A. MassLive's Tom Westerholm has more on why:"The Celtics own the rights to the Mavericks' first...
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Pressey must prove his worth after surprise addition to Summer League roster

Phil Pressey is a tiny point guard who can zoom up and down the floor and make tremendous decisions in the open court. For the Boston Celtics, he's especially valuable because of how his contract is constructed. But the Celtics may not need Pressey on their roster next year, being that they already have Isaiah Thomas, Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley in the backcourt...
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