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Big crash in final IndyCar practice injures Aleshin, tears down fence

FONTANA, California – A severe crash in Friday night’s practice session for the IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway tore down part of the fence in the Turn 4 area and injured Russian rookie driver Mikhail Aleshin. According to IndyCar Medical Consultant Dr Derry Trammell, Aleshin has been airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he is awake and alert but...
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Verlander in control, Tigers beat White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Justin Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, leading the Detroit Tigers past Chicago 7-1 Friday night. The contending Tigers won for the fifth time in six games. Chicago has lost nine of 10. Verlander (12-11) beat the White Sox for the 14th time in 18 decisions since June 10, 2009 - the most wins by any pitcher...
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Syracuse survives Villanova 27-26 in 2nd overtime

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Punter Riley Dixon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kendall Moore on a fake field goal in the second overtime in Syracuse's 27-26 victory over Villanova on Friday night. Villanova's John Robertson connected with tailback Gary Underwood for a 9-yard touchdown pass on the next possession to bring the Wildcats within one. Villanova coach Andy Talley...
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Dodgers sit frustrated Puig vs Padres' Cashner

SAN DIEGO (AP) Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers is out of the starting lineup because manager Don Mattingly says the outfielder seems frustrated. Says Mattingly: ''I wouldn't call it rest today. I think it's probably more a frustration day. That's what we've seen of him lately.'' Mattingly says Puig's frustration, coupled with his 1-for...
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Western Kentucky beats Bowling Green 59-31

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Brandon Doughty threw for a school-record 569 yards and six touchdowns to help Western Kentucky beat Bowling Green State 59-31 on Friday night in the head coaching debuts of Jeff Brohm and Dino Babers. Brohm's Hilltoppers had a school-record 702 total yards against the defending MAC champions. Western Kentucky raced to a 21-0 lead on Leon Allen's...
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Castillo to make pro debut Sunday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is set to make his pro debut for the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox Sunday. Boston manager John Farrell announced the news after the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 8-4 on Friday night. The Red Sox signed Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract last Saturday. Castillo has been working out at the Red Sox complex in...
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Former Spain international Amor joins Adelaide

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Former Barcelona and Spain international Guillermo Amor has joined Adelaide United as the A-League club's technical director. Amor, who played 37 internationals for Spain, signed a one-year contract Saturday with the Reds after a one-month consultancy stint with his friend, Adelaide's Spanish coach Josep Gombau. Gombau's friendship with Amor...
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Choice and Odor HRs lead Rangers over Astros 13-6

HOUSTON (AP) Michael Choice and Rougned Odor both hit three-run homers and the Texas Rangers cruised to a 13-6 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. The Rangers were up by two in the fourth inning when Choice launched his ninth home run into the Crawford Boxes in left field to push the lead to 6-1. Odor connected in a five-run seventh inning with a shot to the seats in right...
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Training partners 6 weeks ago, T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Soto now fight for the gold

Joe Soto woke up on Friday morning with the rigors of weight cutting on his mind, but a general excitement about finally making his UFC debut after 17 professional fights.  Meanwhile, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw was putting the final touches on his own weight before stepping on the scale to defend his title for the first time against the man he beat to win the belt...
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Aleshin airlifted to hospital after crash during IndyCar practice

  Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was taken away from the track in an ambulance and airlifted to a hospital Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale. Aleshin was conscious and alert, but had injuries to his right shoulder and right foot. He was taken to nearby Loma Linda University Medical Center. At least three drivers...
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Soler's two HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

ST. LOUIS -- Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night. The Cardinals lost in the return of star catcher Yadier Molina. He had been out since July 9 because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, and went 0 for...
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Soler's 2 HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night. The Cardinals lost in the return of star catcher Yadier Molina. He had been out since July 9 because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, and went 0...
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Bon Jovi reportedly bounced from Bills bid group

And here we believed he was halfway there. What, you thought a report about Jon Bon Jovi wouldn't include song lyrics? Bon Jovi has been booted from the Toronto-based group trying to buy the Buffalo Bills, the New York Post reports. Bon Jovi had been leading the group, which also includes Larry Tanenbaum (chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, owner of the Maple Leafs...
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Big wreck in final IndyCar practice at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin has been taken away from the track in an ambulance after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale. Three drivers were involved in the crash in Turn 4 at Fontana, which had a large hole in the catch fencing after Aleshin's car flew up against it. IndyCar had no immediate update on...
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New York announcer Tom Durkin to call last race Sunday

  It's last call for Tom Durkin. The voice of horse racing on the New York circuit is silencing himself on Sunday, retiring after a 43-year career in which he also announced Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races. Durkin's last call will come in the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga in upstate New York. Sunday will be declared ''Tom Durkin Day'' in Saratoga...
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Betts hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a double, Betts connected off Chris Archer (8-7) to cap a five-run second inning that made it 8-0. Ranaudo (3-0), recalled from...
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Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off the...
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Chris Archer tagged early as Rays open homestand with loss to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a double, Betts connected off Chris Archer (8-7) to cap a five-run second inning that made it 8-0. Ranaudo (3-0), recalled from...
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Davis slam carries first-place Orioles past Twins 9-1

  Chris Davis hit his fourth career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles got a dominating pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Delmon Young also homered for the AL East-leading Orioles, who built an 8-0 lead in the fifth inning against rookie Trevor May (0-4). Baltimore's fourth win in five games was marred...
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Wild-card hopes take hit as Marlins fall to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off...
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LPGA: I.K. Kim increases Portland Classic lead with 2nd-round 67

  I.K. Kim increased her lead to three strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic, shooting a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under. The South Korean player had seven birdies and two bogeys in her morning round in cloudy, calm conditions at Columbia Edgewater. She won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2010, and had a victory this summer in a Ladies European Tour event...
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Hill leads BYU over UConn, spoiling Diaco's debut

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Taysom Hill threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help BYU beat UConn 35-10 on Friday night, spoiling Huskies coach Bob Diaco's debut. The junior quarterback completed 28 of 36 passes to nine receivers without an interception. He went 17 of 20 to lead the Cougars to a 28-7 halftime advantage, and was BYU's leading rusher with 97...
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What to watch at US Open: Isner-Kohlschreiber III

NEW YORK (AP) John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent. If the highest-ranked American man wanted to, he'd have plenty of material in order to prepare for the task he faces Saturday: facing 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round of the U.S. Open. This is, after all, the third consecutive...
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Cook terrific, Spartans beat Jacksonville St 45-7

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter - and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled - to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night. Cook completed his first nine passes in a nearly flawless performance, but for a brief moment there was concern that the talented junior...
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