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Mets-Brewers mess shows perils of Twitter -- and it isn't going away

The words often are necessary in media reports of baseball transactions -- “pending a physical” for free-agent signings, or “pending a review of medical records” for trades. The words mean that a transaction is not yet official. And every so often, a team grows concerned enough over a player’s physical condition to back out of a deal completely. This is what happened Wednesday...
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Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor. That's likely to be the case more than ever Friday when the International Olympic Committee chooses between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, for the 2022 Winter Games. It's a contest between China, the world's most populous nation and a rising...
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Cardinals' quarterbacks, rookies get head start on training camp

Though training camp doesn't officially start until Saturday for the Arizona Cardinals, there were a number of players already going through workouts at the team's facility on Wednesday. That included quarterbacks, rookies and players returning from injury, meaning Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton were among those getting acclimated in preparation for training camp. Of course one...
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Kershaw scratched from start, eyes Friday return

  Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness. Kershaw is expected to start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said during batting practice. Mike Bolsinger (5-3) stepped in for the start against the A's, giving up two runs...
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Astros regain lead in AL West with 6-3 win over Angels

HOUSTON The Houston Astros are back in first place in the American League West — the first time they have led their division this late in the season in 12 years. Rookie Lance McCullers pitched seven solid innings and Preston Tucker and Jon Singleton homered to help the Astros to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night that regained the division lead for them...
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Players who need to finally show their worth in 2015

Alshon Jeffery proved himself last year as a prime target in Chicago. Everson Griffen showed his stuff as a sackmaster in Minnesota. Both moved from the ''show us what you've got'' category to Pro Bowl consideration. Here's a road map to players who need to make the same kind of on-field statements this year - an All-Prove It Team, if you will - or could find themselves spending...
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Early retirement: players call it quits in prime of careers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime. Then his heir apparent and San Francisco teammate Chris Borland followed with his own stunning retirement on the heels of his spectacular rookie season, citing concern about head trauma over a hard-hitting career. Tennessee quarterback...
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Indians-Athletics Preview

Based on their activity prior to Friday's trade deadline, neither the Cleveland Indians nor the Oakland Athletics see themselves as serious playoff contenders. However, that won't prevent both from expecting the best from their respective rosters. After earning a needed victory to conclude a miserable homestand, the Indians try to extend the Athletics' latest rough stretch Thursday...
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Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Michel Platini's chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as ''a unique candidate'' and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate. AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said Platini ''would bring stability and a smooth transition to normality...
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Despite Duda's 3 HRs, Mets a mess in loss to Padres

NEW YORK Wilmer Flores wiped away tears as he warmed up at shortstop for the eighth inning, thinking he was being traded from the organization he joined as a teenager. Manager Terry Collins left the rookie out there. He was trying to win a game and had no idea why Flores was crying. It turned out Flores became emotional over a rumor: General manager Sandy Alderson said there was...
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'St-riike!' Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) ''St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners.'' ''Ball!'' ''St-riiike! ... Inside of inside corners.'' Eric Byrnes sat behind the large monitor some 90 feet from home plate watching the screen as the computer told him exactly what to announce for the intimate crowd watching independent league baseball at Albert Field, a full moon in the distance...
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A look at trainer Bob Baffert's record 7 wins in Haskell

Short stay. Large payday. That's the way it usually works when Bob Baffert sends a horse to the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Sunday should be no different, when the trainer makes his nearly annual trek to the Jersey Shore to saddle American Pharoah in the colt's first race since taking the Belmont Stakes and becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Baffert is...
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Yankees-Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers won the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, but they might not be done dealing. Yovani Gallardo is scheduled to make what could be his last start for the Rangers Thursday night against the visiting New York Yankees. Texas acquired Hamels, along with fellow pitcher Jake Diekman and cash considerations, from Philadelphia on Wednesday in exchange for Matt Harrison and five prospects...
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Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy

LOS ANGELES (AP) They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are taking part in what could be called the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat events. Tucked into a corner of the University of Southern California's sprawling campus is a makeshift...
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Boston's bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

BOSTON (AP) After the winter of their discontent, it's been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing; the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host; and now the NFL has upheld star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's entire four-game suspension. Forget the footballs: All of Beantown feels a little deflated right now. ''It...
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The agony of Wilmer Flores

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Kaka sparkles as he embraces MLS All-Star Game experience

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- After spending the majority of his career at the pinnacle of the game, Kaka moved to MLS this year with nothing left to prove. His credentials are etched in stone. His mark is indelible. His decision to sign with Orlando City resulted from his connections to investor/operator Flavio Augusto da Silva and his desire to experience American life before he called...
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White Sox-Red Sox Preview

The Chicago White Sox didn't provide Chris Sale with much support throughout most of June, but he's received plenty of help this month and got enough runs to win his last start before throwing a pitch. The White Sox's lineup has produced at such a torrid clip that the franchise seems ready to alter its plans at the trading deadline and make a playoff push. Chicago will try to take...
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Dodgers rally in 7th for dramatic 10-7 win over Oakland

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pinch-hitter **** Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers' five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer on his bobblehead night for the Dodgers (57-45), who snapped their three-game losing streak and avoided...
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Report: SMU's Larry Brown facing 'lack of control' charge from NCAA

Larry Brown brought his brand of success to Southern Methodist. However, he brought a troubling track record, too. Now, sanctions may follow. Months after leading the Mustangs back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993, Brown is facing a "lack of coach control" charge from the NCAA, according to Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports. Reportedly at issue: academic improprieties...
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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NFL FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady took the fight over his ''Deflategate'' suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying ''I was wrong to put my faith in the league.'' One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady's appeal, the star quarterback posted a 507-word...
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Tigres fail to break River Plate in Copa Libertadores first leg final

River Plate frustrated Tigres UANL, holding the Liga MX club to a 0-0 home draw in the Copa Libertadores final's first leg, but the Argentines will be without their coach and a player next week. A first-half yellow card to Gabriel Mercado means the fullback will be suspended for the second leg in Buenos Aires on Aug. 5, while River coach Marcelo Gallardo will watch the game from...
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Rockies-Cardinals Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals have enjoyed their most success at home in more than half a century this season, though they've been stalled by recent hiccups. Carlos Martinez figures to be a good bet to get them back on track Thursday night against the Colorado Rockies, who have been abysmal away from Coors Field this year. St. Louis (64-37) owns baseball's best record and its home record...
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Red Sox manager on sweep: 'That's a poor display'

The reeling Boston Red Sox were just dealt a sweep from the Chicago White Sox and manager John Farrell is upset.Understandably.In his postgame press conference, Farrell told the media how he really felt about how his staring pitching performed:Numbers seem to back up his case:That, and of course the fact that the Sox sit at 44-58 and 2-11 after the All-Star break.
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Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday, when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in four starts and 11 relief appearances this season. A former first-round draft pick, Blanton...
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