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Diani Taurasi scores 31 points, leads Mercury into WNBA Finals

  Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in the 2011 and 2013 en route...
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Asian teams turn focus from Brazil to Asian Cup

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Less than three months after Asia's teams earned just three points at the World Cup, Australia, Japan and South Korea are back in action and ready to put Brazil behind them as the countdown to the 2015 Asian Cup begins. Much has changed since June - Australia is the only team with the same coach in charge. Japan has a new foreign tactician and South Korea...
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Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
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Astros win again behind Brad Peacock and Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve had four hits for the second straight night, Brad Peacock threw 6 1-3 solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Tuesday night. Altuve became the first Astro to accomplish that feat since Lance Berkman did so in May of 2008. Altuve's homer in the third extended Houston's lead to 4-0 and was his sixth straight plate appearance with...
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Latest on Tanaka's comeback bid

  Masahiro Tanaka plans to throw a bullpen this week, the next step for the injured New York Yankees ace as he tries to overcome a recent setback. New York manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka threw well Tuesday, and team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad diagnosed the right-hander with arm fatigue. Tanaka, hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery, was sent back to New York last weekend to work...
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Taurasi lifts Mercury to 96-78 win over Lynx

PHOENIX (AP) Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in the 2011 and 2013...
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Twins lose after White Sox rally in 10th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tyler Flowers' first career multi-homer game lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in 10 innings on Tuesday night. Dayan Viciedo broke a 3-all tie in the 10th with a solo homer off reliever Lester Oliveros (0-1). Flowers followed with his second two-run shot of the night later in the inning as the White Sox won for just the fourth...
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Flowers' 2 homers lift White Sox over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Tyler Flowers' first career multi-homer game lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in 10 innings on Tuesday night. Dayan Viciedo broke a 3-all tie in the 10th with a solo homer off reliever Lester Oliveros (0-1). Flowers followed with his second two-run shot of the night later in the inning as the White Sox won for just the fourth...
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Jeter's latest honor — Yankees to wear special patch on caps, jerseys

  The New York Yankees will celebrate Derek Jeter's career by wearing a special patch on their caps and jerseys during his final few weeks in the majors. The team announced Tuesday that a logo depicting Jeter's last season will appear on the hats and left sleeves of players' uniforms beginning Sunday, when the club hosts Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium. A pregame ceremony...
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Murray-Djokovic quarterfinal match promises to bring long rallies

  Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row. In the U.S. Open quarterfinals Wednesday night, he will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the seven-time major champion Murray beat in the final for his two Grand Slam titles -- at Flushing Meadows in 2012, and at Wimbledon in 2013. The latter had been Murray's most recent...
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Brewers routed by Cubs in seventh straight loss

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings and the Chicago Cubs handed the Milwaukee Brewers their seventh straight loss, 7-1 Tuesday night. Shortstop Elian Herrera made two errors that helped the Cubs score four runs in the first inning, and Milwaukee went on to match its worst skid of the season. Since owning a 2 1/2-game lead in the NL Central on Aug. 19, the Brewers...
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Astros win again behind Peacock and Altuve

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve had four hits for the second straight night, Brad Peacock threw 6 1-3 solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Tuesday night. Altuve became the first Astro to accomplish that feat since Lance Berkman did so in May of 2008. Altuve's homer in the third extended Houston's lead to 4-0 and was his sixth straight plate appearance...
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Arrieta, Cubs send Brewers to 7th straight loss

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings and the Chicago Cubs handed the Milwaukee Brewers their seventh straight loss, 7-1 Tuesday night. Shortstop Elian Herrera made two errors that helped the Cubs score four runs in the first inning, and Milwaukee went on to match its worst skid of the season. Since owning a 2 1/2-game lead in the NL Central on Aug. 19, the Brewers...
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Wainwright wins 16th, Cardinals beat Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright earned his 16th win and matched his career best with three RBIs, carrying the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The bottom of the order was the difference in the fourth win in a row for the NL Central leaders. Eighth-place hitter Peter Bourjos singled twice with an RBI, and seventh-place hitter Daniel...
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Tigers beat Indians 4-2 on ninth-inning HR

CLEVELAND (AP) -- J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Martinez's one-out shot over the center-field wall bailed out the Tigers, who had been unable to get a clutch hit for eight innings. But in the ninth, Torii Hunter drew a leadoff walk from...
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'Everyone was pretty shook up' — UCLA RB carted off with knee injury

  UCLA running back Steven Manfro left the practice field on a cart Tuesday after apparently injuring his knee. Manfro is a part of the No. 11 Bruins' three-tailback rotation along with Paul Perkins and Jordon James. He will undergo an MRI exam to determine the extent of his injury. "Everyone was pretty shook up," UCLA coach Jim Mora said. "It kind of changed...
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J.D. Martinez hits three-run homer, Tigers win 4-2

CLEVELAND (AP) -- J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Martinez's one-out shot over the center-field wall bailed out the Tigers, who had been unable to get a clutch hit for eight innings. But in the ninth, Torii Hunter drew a leadoff walk from...
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Perez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas, 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Jason Frasor (4-1) left runners on the corners in the eighth against his former team, and Aaron Crow worked around a...
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Perez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Jason Frasor (4-1) left runners on the corners in the eighth against his former team, and Aaron Crow worked around...
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Caroline Wozniacki, Peng Shuai move into U.S. Open semifinals

  Caroline Wozniacki moved into her first Grand Slam semifinal in three years, overwhelming 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-0, 6-1 Tuesday night in a wind-whipped match. With the players' towels and fans' napkins and all sorts of things being tossed around by the stirred-up air, the 10th-seeded Wozniacki dealt with the conditions far better. The match began competitively...
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J.D. Martinez hits 3-run homer, Tigers win 4-2

CLEVELAND (AP) J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Martinez's one-out shot over the center-field wall bailed out the Tigers, who had been unable to get a clutch hit for eight innings. But in the ninth, Torii Hunter drew a leadoff walk from Allen...
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Hot shots Bogaerts, Betts power Red Sox past Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on Tuesday. Daniel Nava hit a three-run shot and Yoenis Cespedes tripled, doubled and singled to back Joe Kelly's first win with Boston. Betts had three hits and slumping Mike Napoli...
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Wozniacki easily beats Errani to reach US Open SF

NEW YORK (AP) Caroline Wozniacki moved into her first Grand Slam semifinal in three years, overwhelming 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-0, 6-1 Tuesday night in a wind-whipped match. With the players' towels and fans' napkins and all sorts of things being tossed around by the stirred-up air, the 10th-seeded Wozniacki dealt with the conditions far better. The match began...
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Colombia high court Oks bullfights in Bogota ring

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) A Colombian high court says bullfights can return to Bogota's historic ring, more than two months after they were suspended by the capital city's mayor. The Constitutional Court's press office says the high court agreed with the Corporacion Taurina de Bogota, which organizes the bullfights. The company says it has the right to hold bullfights there...
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Wisconsin QB battling the yips

Wisconsin QB battling the yips
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