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Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

WASHINGTON (AP) Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. Five of Washington's last six wins have come in its final at-bat of the game, and the streak is tied for the franchise record...
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Hank the dog meets namesake Hank Aaron and all is well with the world

In an epic meeting of Milwaukee's finest, Hank the Ballpark Pup sat for a portrait with his namesake Hank Aaron when the baseball legend came to visit Miller Park for an event in his honor.   Hank the Ballpark Pup, of course, is the adorable stray who quickly became Milwaukee's breakout star when he was adopted by the Brewers.  Aaron, of course, is the MLB Hall of Famer...
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Erick Torres included, Chicharito and Jiménez omitted for Mexico friendlies next month

Chivas USA striker Erick Torres has parlayed his impressive season in MLS into his first callup to the Mexican national team. Torres, 21, earned a place in the six-man foreign contingent for a pair of friendlies against Chile (Sept. 6 in Santa Clara, Calif.) and Bolivia (Sept. 9 in Commerce City, Colo.) next month. Mexico boss Miguel Herrera also included five European-based World...
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Kent State to wear No. 54 on helmets in honor of late teammate

KENT, Ohio -- Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment on Wednesday morning. The school says police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue. Haynes said Thursday...
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LIVE scores: Foles, Eagles in action against stingy Steelers' D

It's dress rehearsal week. Will Eagles head coach Chip Kelly show some wrinkles against Steelers?
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Angels' Richards out for season with knee injury

BOSTON (AP) The Los Angeles Angels are going to be without Garrett Richards for a playoffs run. One of the AL West leader's top starters sustained a serious knee injury, tearing his left patellar tendon Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox Richards was 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA this year. It's a serious blow to the Angels, who also lost starter Tyler Skaggs to Tommy John surgery...
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Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's ''Wild West Alaska'' television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls ''paperwork violations.'' Jim West, 60, entered the pleas Wednesday in Glennallen, the closest court to his Klutina Lodge in Copper Center. West...
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QPR completes season-long loan deal for Napoli's Eduardo Vargas

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the signing of Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on a season-long loan deal. The 24-year-old helped Chile to the knockout stages of the World Cup earlier in the summer and attracted interest from a host of European clubs. QPR boss Harry Redknapp said on the club's official Twitter account: "Eduardo is a quality player. He's sharp, he'...
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Report: Chiefs LB Mays to have surgery, may miss start of season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Chiefs linebacker Joe Mays will have surgery on his wrist after hurting it in a preseason game against Carolina and could miss the start of the season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team had not disclosed the surgery, which is expected to take place later this...
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A-League's Newcastle Jets to be sold

SYDNEY (AP) Australian A-League side the Newcastle Jets are being sold by the group, owned by financially-troubled mining magnate Nathan Tinkler. Hunter Sports Group, which currently owns the team's license to play in the A-League, announced its intention to sell in a statement Friday. Hunter Sports Group said it will ''continue to underwrite the club and day-to-day...
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Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

ATLANTA (AP) Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds. As he looked out the eighth-floor hospital window, all seemed right with the world. His job was going well. His wife and young son were good. Then, the doctor delivered one...
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Report: Liverpool offer Ex-Chelsea striker Eto'o one-year contract

Liverpool has reportedly made former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o a contract offer as it looks to bring the player to Anfield. Liverpool, which is on the verge of signing Mario Balotelli from AC Milan, is also ready to push through a deal for Eto'o as Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his attacking options before the close of the transfer window. Eto'o is a free agent...
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Viviani takes Stage 4 with late surge

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Italian racer Elia Viviani used a powerful surge near the finish to capture Stage 4 at the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday. Jens Voigt of Trek Factory Racing attacked midway through the stage and had the lead but was caught by the pack with the finish line almost in sight. Viviani, of Cannondale Pro Cycling, finished the 70-mile circuit race around Colorado...
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What to watch: Your weekend racing schedule

Friday, August 22 - 4 a.m. ET – Formula 1 Practice – Belgium – GP Racecast (LIVE) - 8 a.m. ET – Formula 1 Practice – Belgium – GP Racecast (LIVE) - 11 a.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice – Bristol – FOX Sports 1 (LIVE) - 1 p.m. ET – NASCAR Live – Bristol – FOX Sports 1 (LIVE) - 1:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Final Practice – Bristol – FOX Sports 1...
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Jackson put on DL, Castro on bereavement

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have placed struggling right-hander Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a lat strain, and they have also put shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The moves were made Thursday, a day after Castro left the team because of a family emergency. Bereavement leave rules require that Castro must be out for three days and can miss a maximum...
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Broncos, Texans square off in several skirmishes at joint practice

  The last time Broncos star left tackle Ryan Clady was involved in joint preseason practices, he got into a fight with current teammate DeMarcus Ware, then of the Dallas Cowboys. What made those fisticuffs back in 2008 so unusual was that it pitted two of the nicest guys in the NFL. So when some of his teammates asked Clady about practicing against the Houston Texans this week...
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Questions remain about effectiveness of new football helmets

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets -- a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection. A vocal proponent of player safety, Bielema is happy to be a part of the cutting edge. But it's a bit of a leap of faith. He has no proof that the...
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@TheBuzzeronFOX: Francesa argues with Calipari over coaching skills

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Tigers-Twins Preview

Robbie Ray is looking for a victory to prove he belongs among a Detroit Tigers rotation stacked with big names. Minnesota could be just the place for it to happen. The rookie takes the mound Friday night in the opener of a four-game series against the Twins with the Tigers hoping to continue their sustained road dominance in the series. Detroit (68-57), winner of 21 of 30 in Minnesota...
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Ex-Cardiff boss Mackay denies sending homophobic, sexist text messages

A statement released by the League Managers' Association has confirmed Malky Mackay is denying sending homophobic or sexist text messages while in charge of Cardiff. The FA is looking into a dossier of allegations made by the Welsh club against their former manager and Iain Moody, who worked as Mackay's assistant at Cardiff before moving to Crystal Palace -- but Mackay'...
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Hansbrough has 55-yard TD in Missouri scrimmage

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Russell Hansbrough had a 55-yard scoring run against the second-team defense at a scrimmage that wrapped up Missouri's training camp. Temperatures in the 90s with high humidity Thursday added to the challenge for the 24th-ranked Tigers, seeking a follow-up to a 12-win season. ''It was great being out in this heat,'' coach Gary Pinkel said....
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Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

KENT, Ohio (AP) Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment on Wednesday morning. The school says police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue. Haynes said Thursday...
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Royals are ready to bounce back and take care of business in Texas

Kansas City leads the AL Central this late in a season for the first time in 11 years, playing its best baseball over the last month to capture first place. The Royals haven't lost much during that span, so they're not about to fret over a single defeat as they head to Arlington for a three-game series with the Texas Rangers on Friday night. "We're not going to dwell...
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LPGA: Choi is early leader at Canadian Women's Open

  Na Yeon Choi of South Korea chipped in for three of her nine birdies and tied the course record at 8-under 64 for the early lead at the Canadian Women's Open. She is two strokes ahead of Danielle Kang, LPGA Championship winner Inbee Park and Xi Yu Lin following the completion of morning groups at London Hunt and Country Club. Choi, the 2012 U.S. Women's Open champion,...
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Champions Tour: Couples still seeking elusive hometown win

  It will remain a sore spot with Fred Couples until he's finally able to add the accomplishment to his resume. For all the tournament's won during his career, Couples has still never won in the Seattle area, where he grew up. Not that he's had many chances. With Seattle lacking a regular PGA Tour stop the most marquee events that Couples has participated were the 1998...
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