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North Korean athletes on mission for political gold

  It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials. So sure are they of their aim -- or, perhaps, so impromptu is the decision to have them shoot here -- that...
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Kershaw claims MLB-best 17th win, Dodgers handle Nationals

  Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his majors-leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night. Kershaw (17-3) gave up three hits and one run, walked two and struck out eight to win his third straight start and lower his ML-leading ERA to 1.70. He also went 1 for 2 with a run scored at the plate. Doug Fister (12-6) lost...
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Paxton takes shutout into 8th, Mariners stop A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) James Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games. Paxton (5-1) gave up three hits before getting chased in Oakland's three-run eighth. Seattle closer Fernando Rodney took over to begin the ninth with a 6-3 lead...
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Kershaw wins 17th as Dodgers beat Nationals 4-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night. Kershaw (17-3) gave up three hits and one run, walked two and struck out eight to win his third straight start and lower his ML-leading ERA to 1.70. He also went 1 for 2 with a run scored at the plate. Doug...
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Irish teen Bertram Allen wins speed jump event at worlds

  Teenager Bertram Allen of Ireland won the individual speed jumping at the World Equestrian Games on Tuesday, clinging onto his lead from the morning session to edge Patrice Delaveau of France. The 19-year-old Allen guided 10-year-old mare Molly Malone V over the 14-fence course in 77.01 seconds. Cheered on by a partisan crowd in the Normandy city of Caen, Delaveau jumped a clear...
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Reds fall in Baltimore 5-4

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings, Nelson Cruz notched his career-high 91st RBI during a four-run first, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Tuesday night. Jonathan Schoop homered for the Orioles, who extended their lead in the AL East to a season-high 9 1/2 games. Baltimore endured two rain delays totaling more two hours and withstood an...
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Spangenberg's pinch HR lifts Padres to 2-1 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Cory Spangenberg's first big league home run came on the first pitch he saw as a pinch hitter with one out in the ninth inning and gave the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Spangenberg, hitting for Cameron Maybin, connected against Brad Ziegler (5-3), sending a drive to the home run porch down the right-field line...
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Blue Jays-Rays Preview

Chris Archer had been on cruise control with a string of strong starts before being shellacked in admittedly humbling fashion. The Tampa Bay Rays hope their young pitcher can show the same resolve he did following an equally poor performance earlier in the season. Archer takes the mound Wednesday night against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays, who are seeking a fourth straight victory...
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Six European candidates in running for equestrian presidency

  Six candidates -- all from Europe -- are in the running to replace Princess Haya of Jordan as president of the International Equestrian Federation. The federation, known as the FEI, says that six men declared their candidacies by Tuesday's deadline: Pierre Genecand of Switzerland, Ulf Helgstrand of Denmark, John McEwen of Britain, Javier Revuelta del Peral of Spain, Pierre...
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J.D. Martinez's 3-run homer in 9th rallies Tigers past Indians

  For eight innings, the Tigers couldn't connect in the clutch. They were exasperated, annoyed and seemingly on their way to a tough loss. One swing by J.D. Martinez changed their mood. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen with one out in the ninth inning, rallying the Tigers to a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. ''He hit it so hard...
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Orioles beat Reds 5-4 to extend lead in AL East

BALTIMORE (AP) Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings, Nelson Cruz notched his career-high 91st RBI during a four-run first, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Tuesday night. Jonathan Schoop homered for the Orioles, who extended their lead in the AL East to a season-high 9 1/2 games. Baltimore endured two rain delays totaling more two hours and withstood an...
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Holland returns, Rangers fall to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The record 60th player that the Texas Rangers have used this season did his job superbly. Then the 61st failed to deliver. Derek Holland held the Kansas City Royals to one run over seven innings in his season debut, showing no linger effects from the knee injury that had kept him out all year. Michael Kirkman took over, promptly putting runners on second...
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Cards' Wainwright rebounds, earns 16th win as Bucs drop 3rd straight

ST. LOUIS -- 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 Descalso...
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Posey, Giants rally for 12-7 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Buster Posey homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs, rallying the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 12-7 on Tuesday night. Posey's solo homer in the sixth keyed a three-run burst as the Giants raced back from a 7-1 deficit to remain on the heels of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. He hit a two-run double in a six-run seventh. Hunter Pence...
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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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