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With Big Ten West in flux, Badgers embrace their identity

CHICAGO -- While the Big Ten East gets all the attention, with the defending national champions at Ohio State and Jim Harbaugh-mania at Michigan, the conference's western division is mostly in flux. Perennial powers Wisconsin and Nebraska have new coaches. Longtime coaches at Northwestern and Iowa are trying to rediscover their mojo. Illinois is rebuilding while dealing with off...
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Almaty, Beijing make final pitches ahead of '22 Olympic vote

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) The Kazakh city of Almaty and Beijing are making their final pitches to the International Olympic Committee ahead of the vote on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Olympics, goes in as the favorite as it bids to become the first city to stage both summer and winter games. Almaty sees the Olympics as a way to help raise...
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Mercury close on 19-5 spurt to beat Shock 78-66

TULSA, Okla. (AP) DeWanna Bonner had 24 points and nine rebounds, Candice Dupree scored 20 and the Phoenix Mercury beat Tulsa 78-66 on Thursday night in the Shock's first game since their Dallas relocation announcement. Phoenix trailed 61-59 with 5 minutes remaining, but closed on a 19-5 spurt - with Bonner, Dupree and Brittney Griner scoring all the points for the Mercury. Griner...
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Tigers ship Soria to Pittsburgh for minor-league outfielder

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates made another move to upgrade their bullpen on Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for a minor leaguer. The 31-year-old Soria was 3-1 with 23 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 43 appearances with Detroit this season. He didn't allow a run in 13 of his last 14 appearances. The deal was made a few hours after the...
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New York Giants LB Jon Beason reflects on what it's like to have his passion taken away

For some NFL players, football is their one true passion. You've seen stars of the past have trouble walking away from the game even when all signs point in that direction. Just look at Brett Favre's final few years in the league. New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason is another human being who is built in that mold.In 2014, a serious toe injury forced Beason to miss the majority...
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Hawks F Mike Scott arrested on drug charges in NE Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott has been arrested on drug charges. The Banks County sheriff's office says deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Scott's 20-year-old brother, Antonn, for following too closely Thursday morning on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta. A sheriff's news release says the vehicle failed to yield for about two miles, with speeds reaching...
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Brown, Harang lead Phillies past Braves 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Carlos Ruiz had two RBIs and every Phillies starter had at least one hit as they won their 10th game in the 12 since the All-Star break. Harang (5-11) was making his first start since going...
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J.J. Watt visits Astros, crushes HRs, meets Angels' Trout

Two pro sports heavyweights collided on Thursday afternoon, when Houston Texans star J.J. Watt met with Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park ahead of the Angels' game with the Astros. Prior to a great photo-op with Watt and Trout, J.J. stepped in to the batter's box during batting practice and demonstrated that yes, he'd be a pretty capable major-league baseball...
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New York Giants LB Jon Beason: I better not be limited in training camp

The 2014 season was an especially tough one for New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason. After emerging as the defensive leader in 2013, Beason was forced to miss the majority of the 2014 season with a toe injury.During the Giants' spring practices, Beason was a limited participant as he worked his way back from injury. As the giants get set to host their first practice of training...
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LEADING OFF: Cueto set to make Royals' debut at Toronto

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: DEBUT TIME: Johnny Cueto, obtained from Cincinnati, makes his Kansas City Royals' debut when he starts at Toronto. Cueto, 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA for the Reds, is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts against the Blue Jays. PUSHED BACK: Clayton Kershaw (8-6), pushed back two days because of hip soreness, starts the Freeway Series...
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Getting to know Rams' rookie running back Todd Gurley

Before tearing his ACL at Georgia, Todd Gurley was deemed a can't-miss prospect. Comparisons anywhere from Adrian Peterson to Marshawn Lynch to Jamal Lewis were floated around. However, because of his injury, his draft stock fell. The Rams nabbed him at No. 10 overall, feeling he was the best overall prospect despite any concerns surrounding his injury. Gurley wasn't expected...
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Oregon State's Andersen wants to chase down Oregon

In speaking with reporters at Pac-12 Media Days, new Oregon State head coach said that he has "great respect" for what's going on at Oregon. However, he also said "it is important we get after the fact that we need to win that game."Andersen also said that the Civil War is a "a very important game, it’s a big-time moment. It’s a time those kids will remember for the rest of their...
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Oregon State's Gary Andersen: We're a 'day-by-day' team right now

Most coach in the Pac-12 has to believe that they will contend for the conference title. However, very few will admit that their team had a long way to go. Oregon State's new head coach Gary Andersen seems to understand the task ahead of him.When asked at Pac-12 media days about how he sees his team right now, Andersen said the following:"Well, everybody's going to sit here and say...
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Gary Andersen is interested to see how his team responds to 'the first time we get smacked in the face'

Oregon State head coach isn't wasting any time trying to see what his team is made of. Speaking at Pac-12 Media Days, Andersen spoke at length about how he is trying to get his team ready for the 2015 season.One of his most interesting quotes came as he was asked about how he sees his team right now. Andersen responded:"We are extremely youthful. How we handle adversity. First time...
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Gary Andersen says 'speed' separates Pac-12 from Big 10

After coming over from Wisconsin, Oregon State head coach knows there is going to be an adjustment period as he figures out how to contain Pac-12 offenses. When asked by reporters at Pac-12 Media Days about the difference between the Pac-12 and Big 10, Andersen mentioned that "juice", or speed, is the biggest difference. "Well, the speed," he said when asked about the biggest difference...
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Royals fall to Blue Jays 5-2 in opener of four-game series

TORONTO -- Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in 12 consecutive games since the All-Star break, their longest streak of the season. Price was not with...
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1860s baseball card fetches $179,000 at auction

NEW YORK (AP) A circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card that's been in the same family for over 150 years has fetched over $179,000 at auction. The pre-Civil War baseball card was owned by Florence Sasso of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It shows her great-great-uncle Archibald McMahon, an outfielder for the squad, pictured with eight of his teammates in bib-style shirts...
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Jays hit 3 home runs, beat Royals 5-2

TORONTO (AP) Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in 12 consecutive games since the All-Star break, their longest streak of the season. Price was not with...
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Indiana loses WR Harris to season-ending knee injury

CHICAGO (AP) Indiana wide receiver J-Shun Harris II will miss the season with a torn knee ligament. Harris was the Hoosiers' leading returning receiver with 18 catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman. Indiana coach Kevin Wilson also said Thursday during Big Ten media days that junior college transfer Camion Patrick has not yet been declared eligible to play. Harris...
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New York Giants WRs Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz avoid PUP list, expected to practice

The best news out of New York Giants' training camp on Thursday came at the wide receiver position. Both Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. have avoided the dread PUP list, and they are both expected to participate in the Giants' first practice.Make sure you don't go penciling in Cruz with the first team offense during 11-on-11 team drills in Friday's practice. The Giants will most...
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Little Jerry wins at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Little Jerry edged long-shot Boyett by a nose Thursday in the $78,000 feature race at Del Mar. Ridden by Martin Pedroza and trained by Richard Baltas, Little Jerry ran 1 1/16 miles on the turf course in 1:40.49. The 5-year-old paid $12.60, $6.40 and $3.40 for his fifth victory in 29 starts. Boyett returned $13 and $6.20, and Power Ped paid $2.60 to show.
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Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov will head the Almaty delegation and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will lead the Beijing team in the final presentations to the IOC ahead of the vote for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Mayors from both cities - Wang Anshun, who is also the president of the Beijing bid committee - and Almaty's Akhmetzhan Yessimov ...
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Sandoval gets hit on forearm -- while striking out

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been taken out of Boston's game against the Chicago White Sox after getting hit on the left forearm while striking out. Sandoval took an odd swing at Chris Sale's 0-2 inside fastball and the pitch hit him on the arm Thursday night. As Sandoval doubled over in pain, umpire Bill Miller called Sandoval out to end the fourth inning...
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Suns make series of coaching, front-office moves

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have added Nate Bjorkgren and former NBA players Earl Watson and Corey Gaines to Jeff Hornacek's coaching staff and shifted Mark West from the bench back to the front office as vice president of player relations. The Suns said Thursday that Bjorkgren will serve as assistant coach/player development coordinator, and that Watson and Gaines will be assistant...
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New York Giants PUP list to start training camp

The New York Giants kicked off training camp on Thursday with some good news. Wide receivers Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. were added to the active roster, avoiding the dreaded PUP (physically unable to perform) list. The following Giants were not so lucky:Offensive tackle Will Beatty - After tearing his pectoral muscle while weight lifting in May, Beatty is expected to miss...
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