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Five Points: USA faces robust test against Honduras

FRISCO, Texas -- Cast aside any quaint notions of easing into this CONCACAF Gold Cup journey. There are expectations for the U.S. national team to fulfill by the end of this month in Philadelphia. They are stark and unwavering. And the path to the ultimate objective starts against Honduras on Tuesday (live, 9:00p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Go). "We're excited about having the...
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No Felix Mantillas this time?

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Report: J.C. Jackson will not return to Florida

According to Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun, cornerback J.C. Jackson can officially be ruled out from a possible return to the Gators. https://twitter.com/RobbieAndreu/status/618129450660700160The parting of ways between Jackson and Florida comes after Jackson's most recent brush with the law, in which he was arrested in April for his alleged role in a home invasion. (h/t...
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What's Kentucky's path to bowl eligibility in 2015?

Kentucky has made progress under Mark Stoops; there's no question about that. The Wildcats went from two wins in Stoops' debut season to five wins last year, and off the field, they've nearly finished $120 million in renovations and have begun construction of a new indoor practice facility.But, as pointed out by Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal, only results will maintain that...
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Excitement runs high in Samoa ahead of All Blacks test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) For New Zealand and Samoa, the long journey to this year's Rugby World Cup in England and Wales starts Wednesday with a one-off rugby test thousands of miles away - at palm-fringed Apia Park in the Samoan capital. The All Blacks are making history by playing their first-ever test in the Pacific islands, but the squad has a more important goal in mind...
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Twins come out on top in home-run fueled win over Orioles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Dozier's two-run home run with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Dozier lined a 2-1 pitch from Tommy Hunter (2-2) into the left field seats for his 17th home run of the season. It scored Danny Santana, who singled one batter earlier. Earlier in the day Dozier was selected as...
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Dozier's two-run homer in 10th lifts Twins over Orioles 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brian Dozier's two-run home run with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Dozier lined a 2-1 pitch from Tommy Hunter (2-2) into the left field seats for his 17th home run of the season. It scored Danny Santana, who singled one batter earlier. Earlier in the day Dozier was selected as one...
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Baltimore Orioles send four players to the All-Star Game

The Baltimore Orioles will be sending four players to the All-Star Game, the league announced Monday.Darren O'Day was somewhat a surprise selection, making his first Midsummer Classic with a 5-0 record and a 1.14 ERA in 31 2/3 innings pitched.Adam Jones is in the midst of another stellar season, posting a .286 average with 10 home runs and 58 RBI. This will mark his fourth consecutive...
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Two Toronto Blue Jays to join Donaldson for All-Star Game

It looks like Josh Donaldson won't be the lone Toronto Blue Jays representative at the All-Star Game.The league announced Monday that Russell Martin and Jose Bautista will be joining him in Cincinnati.The Blue Jays catcher will be playing in the Midsummer Classic for the fourth time in his career, first since 2011.Jose Bautista is an All-Star for the sixth consecutive season, all...
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American Pharoah completes half-mile workout at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown winner American Pharoah completed a half-mile workout Monday at Santa Anita in preparation for his start in the Haskell Invitational next month. The 3-year-old colt was timed in 47.60 seconds under jockey Martin Garcia, who works him in the mornings while Victor Espinoza rides him in his races. It was American Pharoah's second workout since becoming...
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New York Yankees send two to All-Star Game, one to Final Vote

The New York Yankees will be sending two players to the All-Star Game, possibly a third, the league announced Monday - and not one of them is named Alex Rodriguez.Dellin Betances and Mark Teixeira were selected by way of players pick and coaches' pick, respectively, but Yankee fans will have to use the Final Vote if they want to see Brett Gardner in the game.Betances was selected...
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Back to Cle: Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland

Mo Williams is heading back to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Williams started last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 17.2...
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Aussie big man Aron Baynes 'can't wait' to call Detroit Pistons home

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Alvarez's RBI single in 9th lifts Pirates past Padres, 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Alvarez's second career game-ending hit lifted the Pirates to their eight win in 10 games and beat his father-in-law, Padres interim manager Pat Murphy. Andrew McCutchen started the winning...
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Astros All-Star Keuchel stops Indians 9-4

CLEVELAND (AP) Dallas Keuchel, chosen for the American League All-Star team earlier Monday, allowed three runs in six innings in helping the Houston Astros defeat the Cleveland Indians 9-4. Keuchel (11-3), who leads the league in wins and is second with a 2.14 ERA, is a strong candidate to start next Tuesday's game in Cincinnati. The left-hander scattered nine hits and struck out...
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Report: Pelicans add Phil Weber to Alvin Gentry's coaching staff

Any great NBA coach will tell you that you're nothing without your assistants. It was certainly true for Steve Kerr as Golden State Warriors head coach with new New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry. And Gentry in turn is making that lesson manifest with his staff in New Orleans.Gentry had already announced three of his assistant/associate coaches at his introductory press conference...
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Report: Dante Cunningham agrees to three-year deal with Pelicans

If continuity is the elixir that builds championship contenders, then the New Orleans Pelicans are off to a good start in the Alvin Gentry era.The Pelicans had already reportedly come to terms with Omer Asik after signing Anthony Davis to a massive extension, and reports from over the weekend have New Orleans re-signing Dante Cunningham, too. As first reported by ESPN.com:"People...
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FSU's De'Andre Johnson off team after video shows him punching woman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team on the same day that prosecutors released video showing him punching a woman at a bar. In a statement Monday, coach Jimbo Fisher announced Johnson's immediate dismissal. The quarterback had been suspended after the June 24 assault. In the security camera video released by the...
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King Felix named to sixth All-Star Game, setting Mariners' record

Felix Hernandez really IS a king. On Monday, the Seattle Mariners' ace was named to his sixth All-Star Game, passing Randy Johnson as the most-elected pitcher in Mariner club history. Hernandez joins slugger Nelson Cruz on the AL's roster for the game, set for Tuesday, July 14 at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. Cruz won the popular vote for the designated hitter position...
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Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland

Mo Williams is heading back to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Williams started last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 17.2...
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Minnesota cuts bait on St. John's center Chris Obekpa

Gophers men's basketball is no longer interested in St. John's transfer Chris Obekpa after the center visited campus over the weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The Red Storm's all-time leading shot blocker is transferring because of an issue with new coach Chris Mullin's stricter rules.Perhaps he didn't vibe with Richard Pitino, either. Obekpa has...
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Providence signs long-term partnership with Nike

Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll announced today that the Providence College Athletics Department has signed a long-term partnership with Nike, making the apparel and footwear giant the official outfitter for the Friars.“We are excited to partner with Nike, the worldwide leader in the industry,” Driscoll said. “Nike has long been associated with the Friar...
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Marcus Derrickson rounds out Georgetown recruiting class

Over the past few years, the Georgetown basketball program has gained a plethora of high profile recruits hailing from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. With the addition of PF Marcus Derrickson to the Hoyas' 2015-2016 roster, Head Coach John Thompson III's tendency to favor the DMV continues.Derrickson ranks fourth overall in the state of Virginia for class of 2015 recruits...
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Scot Breithaupt, founder of BMX racing, dead at 57

LOS ANGELES -- Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died, authorities said Monday. Breithaupt was among the first to organize bicycle races on dirt motorcycle courses in the early 1970s, becoming first a founder of BMX -- or bicycle motocross -- then a champion, then one of its first famous faces...
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Tigers claim Krauss off waivers; Iglesias, Price, J.D. Martinez All-Stars

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have claimed first baseman-outfielder Marc Krauss off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager Brad Ausmus expected Krauss to join the team in Seattle, where the Tigers start a series Monday night, although he hadn't arrived at Safeco Field when the skipper addressed the media before the game. "Gives us another first-base option and a left-handed...
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