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Myles Jury scorches Takanori Gomi with first round TKO

It took Myles Jury less than two minutes to put away Takanori Gomi with a blistering first round knockout in the co-main event from the UFC Fight Night card in Japan. While he's moved all the way to No. 9 in the lightweight rankings, Jury remains one of the most underrated fighters at 155-pounds despite the fact that he's undefeated and has looked better than ever since his...
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Miesha Tate shuts down Rin Nakai, calls for rematch with Cat Zingano

Miesha Tate traveled thousands of miles to Japan to face undefeated prospect Rin Nakai and while she came away with the victory, it's hard to tell how much it propelled her forward in the women's bantamweight division. Tate has been working tirelessly in Las Vegas with her new head coach Robert Follis to improve upon her striking and she showed that off as much as she could...
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Wozniacki, Ivanovic make final at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO (AP) Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. The U.S. Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent a forehand wide on match point. Wozniacki, who won here in 2010, will meet...
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IOC's Bach says sports tied to politics

INCHEON, China (AP) International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business, while still maintaining its neutrality. In a speech at the Asian Games Saturday, Bach said the IOC and other sporting bodies need to partner with the world's political and business leaders, but shouldn't take sides in conflicts...
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For Wacha, will third post-injury start be the charm?

Outstanding pitching has the St. Louis Cardinals inching closer to another trip to the postseason, but Michael Wacha's shoulder could derail his involvement. Wacha will attempt to shake off his recent troubles in his first start in 11 days and lead the Cardinals to another home victory over the skidding Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. St. Louis (86-68) is atop the NL Central...
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Yankees' Tanaka to start Sunday, first game since July injury

  Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. The Japanese star is expected to throw 70 to 75 pitches. Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA when he made his last start on July 8. The 25-year...
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Big Papi homers twice, sets Red Sox-record 8th 30/100 campaign

  Whether they're winning the World Series or stuck in last place, the Boston Red Sox can almost always count on getting the best out of David Ortiz. Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Friday night. Although the AL East-champion Orioles are still in the running for home-field advantage...
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Royals need Big Game James, today more than ever

James Shields had his poorest outing of the season against the Detroit Tigers, while Max Scherzer's worst came versus the Kansas City Royals. Neither of these staff aces, Shields in particular, can afford a repeat as the Tigers and Royals continue a crucial three-game series at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday. The bulk of the pressure will be on Shields in the second game of the...
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Niculescu beats Cornet to win Guangzhou Open

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Romania's Monica Niculescu took advantage of a dozen double-faults by Alize Cornet to beat the Frenchwoman 6-4, 6-0 to win the Guangzhou Open on Saturday. The No. 60-ranked Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year. The Romanian didn't drop a set all week and only lost 17 games in five matches...
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Red-hot Rangers beat Angels for 7th straight win

Ryan Rua had four hits, Jake Smolinski homered and the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Angels 12-3 Friday night for their seventh straight victory. Adrian Beltre had a two-run single and Lisalverto Bonilla pitched five solid innings for the Rangers, who still have the majors' worst record at 61-92 after their longest winning streak of the year. Texas took a 10...
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Rangers win 7th straight, rout AL-best Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Rua had four hits, Jake Smolinski homered and the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Angels 12-3 Friday night for their seventh straight victory. Adrian Beltre had a two-run single and Lisalverto Bonilla pitched five solid innings for the Rangers, who still have the majors' worst record at 61-92 after their longest winning streak of...
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Hudson guaranteed first losing record in 16-year career as Padres drop Giants

SAN DIEGO -- Tim Hudson allowed four runs in the first inning and the San Francisco Giants were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to San Diego on Friday night that dropped them 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race. Even so, the Giants' magic number to clinch a wild-card spot dropped to four thanks to Pittsburgh's 4-2 victory against Milwaukee. The...
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Rangers win 7th straight, rout AL-best Angels 12-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Rua had four hits, Jake Smolinski homered and the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Angels 12-3 Friday night for their seventh straight victory. Adrian Beltre had a two-run single and Lisalverto Bonilla pitched five solid innings for the Rangers, who still have the majors' worst record at 61-92 after their longest winning streak of the...
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Luongo set for another season, but not taking himself too seriously

With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate, hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a picture of himself allowing a goal against the Boston Bruins in a brilliant, self-deprecating...
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Cuddyer's career-high 7 RBI lead Rockies to rout of D-backs

DENVER -- Michael Cuddyer hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high seven runs, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 15-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Jordan Lyles pitched six strong innings for his first win in six weeks. Rafael Ynoa added four hits and three RBI and Wilin Rosario had three hits and two RBI for the Rockies, who moved a game up on last-place...
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Cardinals maintain NL Central lead, Lackey goes 7 to beat Reds

  John Lackey still isn't happy about getting pushed back in the rotation. After powering back into the St. Louis postseason pitching picture with 7 2/3 dominant innings in a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, the veteran right-hander grudgingly admitted extra rest might have been a good thing. ''Yeah, I guess it helped,'' Lackey said after...
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Real Salt Lake completes Rocky Mountain Cup sweep over Colorado

SANDY, Utah (AP) Joao Plata scored the first of Real Salt Lake's four goals in a 13-minute span in a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids 5-1 on Friday night. Salt Lake (13-6-10) swept the three-game series with Colorado (8-14-7) to earn the Rocky Mountain Cup trophy. Salt Lake trailed 1-0, but responded with three goals in five minutes. Plata sent a well-placed ball into the...
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Hudson roughed up again in 5-0 Giants loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) Tim Hudson allowed four runs in the first inning and the San Francisco Giants were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to San Diego on Friday night that dropped them 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race. Even so, the Giants' magic number to clinch a wild-card spot dropped to four thanks to Pittsburgh's 4-2 victory against Milwaukee...
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Lester, Crisp propel A's past Phils, Back into top AL wild-card spot

  Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards. Derek Norris and Eric Sogard also drove in runs for Oakland, which moved a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals, who were beaten by the Detroit...
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Ackley hits two homers, M's top Astros to tighten AL wild-card race

  Dustin Ackley hit two solo homers, and Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit three-run shots in a seven-run fourth inning as the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 10-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Ackley homered in the third and eighth innings for his second career multihomer game for the Mariners, who entered the day one game back for the second AL wild-card spot....
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A's Lester holds Phillies to 5 hits in 7 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards. Derek Norris and Eric Sogard also drove in runs for Oakland, which moved a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals, who were beaten...
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Real Salt Lake eases past Colorado, 5-1

SANDY, Utah (AP) Joao Plata scored the first of Real Salt Lake's four goals in a 13-minute span in a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids 5-1 on Friday night. Salt Lake (13-6-10) swept the three-game series with Colorado (8-14-7) to earn the Rocky Mountain Cup trophy. Salt Lake trailed 1-0, but responded with three goals in five minutes. Plata sent a well-placed ball into the...
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Ancient Indian sport of kabaddi gains popularity

NEW DELHI (AP) An ancient Indian sport that looks like a mixture of tag, dodgeball and wrestling has barreled back into the Indian national consciousness to become one of the country's most popular sports, trailing only cricket. Once a favorite kids' game that was largely forgotten in adulthood, kabaddi has had a surge of serious money and Bollywood glamour since the launch...
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White House: NFL needs to 'get a handle' on domestic violence issues

The White House is vocally putting the hammer down against the NFL once again. Almost two weeks after White House press secretary John Earnest said in a statement that "hitting a woman is not something a real man does," a senior administration official came down hard against the NFL during a briefing Thursday. "Many of these professional athletes are marketed as role...
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Twins edge Indians in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4, comeback victory over Cleveland on Friday night, further damaging the Indians' already slim playoff hopes. Santana led off the inning with a single off Kyle Crockett (4-1) and advanced to third on Brian Dozier's single to right-center. Joe Mauer was intentionally walked...
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