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9-year-old batboy honored at team's 1st game since his death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A 9-year-old batboy who died after being accidentally struck by a follow-through swing in Wichita has been honored at the baseball team's first game since his death. Kaiser Carlile was struck Saturday by a warm-up swing by a Liberal Bee Jays player near the on-deck circle during a National Baseball Congress World Series game. Kaiser died Sunday. Kaiser's younger...
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Giants rookie dedicates first hit to fallen batboy

After San Francisco Giants rookie Kelby Tomlinson got his first hit this week, he dedicated it to someone else who'd just been "called up." That someone was Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays, a collegiate summer-league team from Kansas. Kaiser died Sunday, a day after being accidentally struck in the helmet by a bat swung by an on-deck hitter. Tomlinson...
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Josh Howard is reportedly attempting an NBA comeback

Josh Howard played 10 NBA seasons, most notably for the Mavericks from 2003 through part of the 2010 campaign. He was an athletic two-way player who could defend and score equally well, while shooting it from three at an above-average percentage.Howard has been out of the league since appearing in just 11 games for the Timberwolves in 2013, but is looking to get back in -- just as...
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Jose wants window closed during season, despite Stones pursuit

Jose Mourinho has admitted he would rather the transfer window be closed during the season despite Chelsea's continued pursuit of John Stones. Chelsea are preparing a third bid of around £30million for Stones, according to the Daily Telegraph, with Everton apparently fearing they will ultimately lose the defender despite Roberto Martinez's public insistence that he is not for sale...
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Dante Exum reportedly diagnosed with torn ACL

Dante Exum suffered a non-contact knee injury while playing for the Australian national team on Tuesday, and will be returning to Salt Lake to be examined by Jazz team doctors.But one report already suggests a worst-case scenario."I am told Dante Exum was diagnosed with a torn ACL in the arena in Slovenia and the Jazz will confirm ASAP," reports Utah radio host Tim Montemayor. Exum...
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Report: Sunderland in talks with Man United over Januzaj loan deal

Sunderland are reported to be in discussions with Manchester United over a deal to take Adnan Januzaj to the Stadium of Light on loan. The winger has failed to establish himself in Louis van Gaal's first XI and Sunderland hope to recruit the 20-year-old for the forthcoming season. United have added Memphis Depay to their attack and hope to seal the signing of Pedro from Barcelona...
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No late comeback as Braves fall to Giants (VIDEO)

ATLANTA -- A little heat and humidity was not going to discourage Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants. Peavy threw six solid innings and Hunter Pence hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Giants bounced back from a deflating loss with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. "I love the humidity," said Peavy, who is from Mobile, Ala. "Certainly...
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Jimmy Butler, LaMarcus Aldridge, Victor Oladipo talk up Jordan Brand's Super.Fly 4

The latest edition of Jordan Brand’s high-performance sneakers hits retailers on Wednesday, but a few of the athletes on the brand’s roster have already had access to the Super.Fly 4 for the past few weeks. And they’re giving it rave reviews.Now of course, Jimmy Butler, LaMarcus Aldridge and Victor Oladipo are all paid endorsers. But there’s a wide variety of shoes that are...
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Watch Michael Jordan absolutely destroy this meme-baiting camper

It used to be impossible to make fun of Michael Jordan. He was the coolest and most talented human being on the planet. But that was a long time ago. Today, Jordan makes terrible decisions as owner of the Charlotte Hornets, dresses funny and is one of the most hilarious memes ever made. Recently speaking at a camp, the best player in basketball history was asked "WHAT ARE THOSE...
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James: Liverpool can snatch Manchester City's top four spot

Manchester City are in danger of surrendering their place in the top four of the Premier League to Liverpool, according to David James. City signed Raheem Sterling from Liverpool earlier this summer and have also added Fabian Delph and Patrick Roberts to their squad, but James is not sure they have strengthened enough to maintain their Champions League status. "I generally think...
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Should the Boston Celtics extend Tyler Zeller's contract?

Tyler Zeller was a blessing in disguise for the Boston Celtics last season. He ran the floor and finished around the rim with ease. The 25-year-old's rookie-scale contract expires at the end of this season, making him a restricted free agent unless the Celtics choose to extend him now. If not, they can match any offer sheet Zeller receives from another team next July.What should...
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Report: Boston Celtics have until July 3 to make decisions on Jonas Jerebko, Amir Johnson

The Boston Celtics didn't land a star free agent this summer, but all the players they did sign are now on very team-friendly contracts. Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson sit atop that list, each agreeing to a two-year deal with a non-guaranteed second season.That's huge for the Celtics, who get the flexibility next summer to waive both players at no cost, adding $17 million of extra...
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Arsenal criticised as a 'difficult club to deal with' over Campbell

Arsenal have been described as a 'difficult club to deal with' as Palermo consider giving up in their pursuit of Joel Campbell. Arsenal are said to value Campbell at £7million, but Palermo's initial offer for the 23-year-old was reported to be around half of that. Negotiations between the clubs have been ongoing, but agent Gianluca Forini, who has been working on the deal on behalf...
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Notre Dame's Kelly suspends 2014 No. 2 rusher for all of 2015

  Notre Dame will be without Greg Bryant, its second-leading rusher in 2014, for the upcoming season because of disciplinary reasons, coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday. "There are certain expectations within our program that must be met on a daily basis," Kelly said in a statement released by the university. "Quite simply, Greg did not meet those expectations." Kelly previously...
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Mourinho aims dig at Wenger, says he would never refuse a handshake

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has had a fresh dig at Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger, saying he would never refuse a handshake "out of respect". Wenger appeared to purposely avoid a handshake with Mourinho at the end of Sunday's Community Shield clash at Wembley. Mourinho said afterwards that it was "not a story", but the Portuguese insists it is not something he would ever do and...
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Di Maria 'very happy' to be joining PSG, targets UCL success

Angel Di Maria is "very happy" to be joining Paris Saint-Germain from Manchester United hopes he can help them achieve Champions League success. The transfer is yet to be confirmed, but the winger has undergone a medical in Doha after United agreed a fee of 63million euros (£44.3m) with the French side and gave him permission to speak to them. Argentina international Di Maria moved...
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Bayern Munich star Gotze wants Pep talks before deciding on future

Mario Gotze remains unsure where he figures in Pep Guardiola's plans and will hold talks with the coach before deciding if he has a future at Bayern Munich. The Germany international started for Bayern in the Audi Cup on Tuesday only days after being told by Guardiola that he, like every Bayern player, will be judged by what he does on the field and that he cannot have a guaranteed...
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Chelsea agree terms with defender Rahman, express interest in Donsah

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Augsburg left-back Abdul Baba Rahman and expressed an interest in Cagliari midfielder Godfred Donsah. Jose Mourinho wants to sign Rahman as a replacement for Filipe Luis, who rejoined Atletico Madrid last month, and it had been reported that Chelsea had agreed a fee with Augsburg for Rahman. The 21-year-old's agent, however, insists that while...
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Jags GM: Team not expecting banned WR Blackmon to ever return

  Nearly two years after Justin Blackmon's last NFL practice, the Jacksonville Jaguars have all but given up on the suspended receiver. General manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday he's pretty much lost hope Blackmon will return. Caldwell hasn't had any contact with Blackmon in some time and believes the former Oklahoma State star's skills would be diminished if he was reinstated...
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Real Madrid star Bale hopes for central role after Benitez talks

Gareth Bale is hoping to play in a central role on a regular basis for Real Madrid this season following talks with Rafa Benitez. Bale enjoyed great success during his first season at Real following his move from Tottenham two years ago, but he came in for criticism from fans last term and has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Manchester City reportedly interested...
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Tottenham, West Ham interested in United striker Chicharito

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester United are on the verge of signing Pedro from Barcelona for £20million. A United delegation led by chief executive Ed Woodward were thrashing out a deal on Tuesday night. Gareth Bale is planning...
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Mailbag: Why college football should fear 8-5 Notre Dame

Editor's note: Send questions for future Mailbags to stewart.mandel@fox.com. *** Earlier this summer I basically had to beg for new Mailbag submissions. This week, however, I had more than I could choose from. The season must be getting close. Or it’s because I recently called a bunch of peoples’ favorite teams overrated. Stewart, I've been a fan of yours for years, as I think...
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Chinese sprinter Ning edges favorites in 100-free heats

KAZAN, Italy (AP) Chinese sprinter Ning Zetao edged favorites Cam McEvoy and Vladimir Morozov to lead the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the swimming world championships on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Ning won the penultimate heat of swimming's signature race in 48.11 seconds. McEvoy, the top-ranked Australian with two-time defending champion James Magnussen out injured, won...
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Rice speaks, wants back in NFL ... but will he get a chance?

After sitting out all of last season and now free to sign with any team in the NFL, former Ravens running back Ray Rice said in a televised interview Tuesday that he considers himself a rehabilitated man and that he hopes to resume his career, while acknowledging that is no small task. Rice spoke with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Tuesday, talking extensively about domestic...
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Tigres UANL visit River Plate with Copa Libertadores on the line

Perhaps the only substantial enclave pulling for Tigres UANL in South America exists in the blue and gold sector of Buenos Aires. Boca Juniors opened their training ground to the Mexican side ahead of the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final on Wednesday night. It is a gesture rooted in hatred for River Plate, not solidarity for Tigres’ quest to become the first Liga MX club...
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