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Giants OF Angel Pagan to have season-ending back surgery

  San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back. Manager Bruce Bochy said the operation will be Thursday in Los Angeles. Recovery is expected to take about three months, so Pagan would not be available to the Giants in the postseason. San Francisco entered Tuesday night with a magic number of two to clinch a playoff...
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Henderson Alvarez outpitches Phillies' Cole Hamels as Marlins win

MIAMI (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night. Alvarez (12-6) gave up five hits and struck out two over 7 2-3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.70. Jeff Baker and Casey McGehee had RBIs for the Marlins in the 2-hour, 20-minute contest. Hamels (9-8) allowed seven hits and two...
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Cueto wins 19th, Reds beat Brewers 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) Johnny Cueto kept his hopes of a 20-win season in play, and Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco hit back-to-back homers on Tuesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory that pushed the Milwaukee Brewers to the verge elimination from wild card contention. Cueto (19-9) gave up Carlos Gomez's homer over eight innings. He'll pitch Cincinnati's final...
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Blue Jackets make 42 saves in shutout of Penguins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky played the first two periods and finished with 30 saves. Dansk made 12 in relief. Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both had a goal and assist for Columbus (3-0). Chaput stuffed in a loose puck...
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Niners lead NFL in penalties

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) After three games the San Francisco 49ers lead the NFL with 36 penalties, a pace that would break the league record set by the Oakland Raiders three years ago. The 49ers (1-2) are not making any excuses, though they say part of the problem is in the ambiguity of certain ''points of emphasis'' for NFL officials this year, rules already on...
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Linesman Nowak leaves Predators-Lightning game with injury

  NHL linesman Tim Nowak has left the preseason game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning due to an injury. Nowak needed assistance from trainers to walk to the locker room after being hurt with 26 seconds left in the second period of Tuesday night's game. He appeared to have trouble putting weight on his leg. The referees sent both teams off the ice while...
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Alvarez outpitches Phillies' Hamels as Marlins win

MIAMI (AP) Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night. Alvarez (12-6) gave up five hits and struck out two over 7 2-3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.70. Jeff Baker and Casey McGehee had RBIs for the Marlins in the 2-hour, 20-minute contest. Hamels (9-8) allowed seven hits and two runs...
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Stephanie White takes over as Fever's head coach

Stephanie White was the perfect fit to coach the Indiana Fever. After all, the Indiana native has virtually spent her whole life in the Hoosier state. White was officially announced as the team's new coach Tuesday, taking over for Lin Dunn, who retired after the team was eliminated in the Eastern Conference finals. White was a former Indiana Miss Basketball and then went on to...
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Linesman Nowak injured in Predators-Lightning game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) NHL linesman Tim Nowak has left the preseason game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning due to an injury. Nowak needed assistance from trainers to walk to the locker room after being hurt with 26 seconds left in the second period of Tuesday night's game. He appeared to have trouble putting weight on his leg. The referees sent both teams off...
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Hurricanes C Jordan Staal injures leg, helped off ice vs. Sabres

  Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal has been helped off the ice with a right leg injury late in the third period of a preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres. Staal was hurt Tuesday night when he was checked hard into the boards by defenseman Josh Gorges inside the Buffalo zone. Staal fell to the ice and lay on his side for several minutes while being treated by trainers...
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Sabres' G Enroth blanks Hurricanes 2-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jhonas Enroth stopped 34 shots, and Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis both had a goal and assist in the Buffalo Sabres' 2-0 preseason win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes sustained a potential blow in the third period when veteran center Jordan Staal was helped off the ice, unable to put weight on his right leg. Staal was hurt with...
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Nats' Ryan Zimmerman sits again because of hamstring injury

  Working his way back after a long injury absence, Ryan Zimmerman was out of the Washington Nationals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the New York Mets. With less than a week left in the regular season, Zimmerman originally was supposed to play third base Tuesday for the National League East champions as he comes back after missing 55 games because of a strained right...
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UFC releases ranked bantamweight contender Mike Easton

For the second time in two weeks, the UFC has released a ranked fighter. Mike Easton has been let go by the organization, UFC officials confirmed with FOX Sports, despite being ranked No. 14 among bantamweight contenders. Francis Carmont, the No. 15-ranked middleweight, was cut by the UFC last week. Easton's release does not come completely out of the blue. The Washington, D...
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Giants OF Pagan to have season-ending back surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back. Manager Bruce Bochy said the operation will be Thursday in Los Angeles. Recovery is expected to take about three months, so Pagan would not be available to the Giants in the postseason. San Francisco entered Tuesday night with a magic number of two to...
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NASCAR on FOX quotes: Reaction to rule changes for 2015

NASCAR on Tuesday announced significant rule changes for the 2015 racing season, including a ban on private team testing, a major reduction in horsepower, changes to Sprint Cup Series cars' aerodynamic packages and more. Below are quotes from Tuesday's FOX Sports 1 original studio program, NASCAR Race Hub. FOX Sports NASCAR analyst and team owner Phil Parsons on the reduction...
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'Canes C Jordan Staal hurts right leg vs Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal has been helped off the ice with a right leg injury late in the third period of a preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres. Staal was hurt Tuesday night when he was checked hard into the boards by defenseman Josh Gorges inside the Buffalo zone. Staal fell to the ice and lay on his side for several minutes while being treated...
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Twins 1B Mauer leaves with bruised right elbow

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins first-baseman Joe Mauer was forced out of the game after being struck in the right elbow by a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Andrew Chafin in the first inning. Mauer played defense in the top of the second on Tuesday night, but then came out because of a bruised elbow. The Twins say he is day to day. The former All-Star catcher missed 34...
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Warriors GM Bob Myers says team embracing high expectations

  Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers believes he has done all he could to improve the roster with the moves he made -- and didn't make -- this summer. Myers' main concern is no longer the talent on the team. Instead, it's how healthy that talent can remain through the grind of the NBA's 82-game season. Myers gave Golden State fans good news on that front...
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Altidore scores 1st club goal since December

American forward Jozy Altidore ended a 30-game club scoreless streak dating to Dec. 4, getting the game's first goal Tuesday night for Sunderland in a 2-1 loss to Stoke in the third round of England's League Cup. Altidore's goal in the 16th minute was his first for Sunderland since scoring against Chelsea in a Premier League match. His only goals since then in any game...
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Mets shut down rookie Jacob deGrom to avoid injury

  New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom's rookie season is over, with the team deciding to shut him down with a week to go to avoid an injury. Manager Terry Collins said before New York's game at the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night that deGrom ''understands completely'' the decision. ''One more start isn't going to bury any boats. One...
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Tajik footballer banned, 1st doping case at Asiad

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Asian Games organizers have confirmed a football player from Tajikistan tested positive for a banned stimulant in the first doping case at Incheon. The Olympic Council of Asia on Wednesday said Khurshed Beknazarov failed a test on Sept. 14, five days before the opening ceremony. The soccer competition kicked off before the games were officially opened....
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Selig hopes for modest cut in game times

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hopes for incremental progress from his new committee that will try to take steps to shorten game times. ''Nothing huge, but significant,'' Selig said Tuesday, a day after announcing the new panel. ''I just think there's some things that we can do that won't disturb the game and its history and tradition...
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Jets posthumously honor NJ high school coach

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have posthumously honored a New Jersey high school football coach by selecting him as their coach of the week. Gary Mioli, who was heading into his 24th season at Park Ridge High School, died on Sept. 11 - two days before the Owls' opener. He was 57. The Jets, in a partnership with Chase, select a coach every week during the season....
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Bucs re-sign WR Louis Murphy, waive WR Chris Owusu.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed receiver Louis Murphy and waived receiver Chris Owusu. Murphy spent the offseason and entire preseason with the Bucs before being released the week of the season opener. The sixth-year pro spent the first three years of his career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He was...
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