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MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

DENVER (AP) — Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national teams have done their ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | MLS attendance on rise with big-name  international players Comments 0 Comments

Tiger recovers from rough start

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Tiger recovers from rough start Comments 0 Comments

Rousey wants to embarrass Correia in UFC 190

GLENDALE (AP) — Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 1:02 a.m. | | Rousey wants to embarrass Correia in UFC 190 Comments 0 Comments

Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 1:02 a.m. | | Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through Comments 0 Comments

Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem

BOSTON (AP) — In the midst of a season-long slump during his first season with the Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval insisted Thursday he weighs the ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 1:01 a.m. | | Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers land Latos, Wood

ATLANTA (AP) — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of thetrade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves ...

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A’s manage just 2 hits in loss to Indians

OAKLAND (AP) — Chris Bassitt bounced back nicely after giving up four consecutive hits in the first inning, including a two-run homer to Cleveland’s Carlos ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | A’s manage just 2 hits in loss to Indians Comments 0 Comments

Blue Jays land Price in 2nd big trade of week

DETROIT (AP) — Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Blue Jays land Price in 2nd big trade of week Comments 0 Comments

Blue Jays land Price in 2nd big trade of week

DETROIT (AP) — Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Blue Jays land Price in 2nd big trade of week Comments 0 Comments

Giants strengthen pitching staff with trade

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects on Thursday night, bolstering the defending World ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Giants strengthen pitching staff with trade Comments 0 Comments

Raiders arrive in Napa for training camp

NAPA (AP) — Oakland Raiders’ rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper arrived for the start of training camp looking to make up for lost time.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 12:38 a.m. | | Raiders arrive in Napa for training camp Comments 0 Comments

Early retirement: players call it

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 ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2015 12:37 a.m. | | Early retirement: players call it Comments 0 Comments

Tomsula begins first training camp as new coach

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The mass exodus of big-name players, starters and stars on both sides of the ball made headlines all offseason for the San ...

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Posted: jul. 30, 2015 12:58 a.m. | | Tomsula begins first training camp as new coach  Comments 0 Comments

A’s can’t hold late lead, lose to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Athletics’ gritty four-run rally in the seventh inning showed why there’s reason for future optimism during a dismal season in ...

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Posted: jul. 30, 2015 12:58 a.m. | | A’s can’t hold late lead, lose to Dodgers Comments 0 Comments

Five-run inning lifts Giants past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A day after making a wild throw from the outfield, Hunter Pence certainly wasn’t surprised to see the Milwaukee Brewers try ...

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Phillies trade Cole Hamels to Texas

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels’ time in Philadelphia is ending.

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Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert ...

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Posted: jul. 30, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension Comments 0 Comments

Kaka helps MLS All-Stars beat Tottenham

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — The news kids in the league can play a little bit.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Kaka helps MLS All-Stars beat Tottenham Comments 0 Comments

Former major leaguer Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes

SAN RAFAEL(AP) — “St-riike! ... And we’re talking outside of outside corners.”

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Posted: jul. 30, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Former major leaguer Eric Byrnes calls  computer balls, strikes  Comments 0 Comments

A’s deal Zobrist for top pitching prospect

CLEVELAND (AP) — Back in college, Ben Zobrist once kicked Ned Yost out of his apartment.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:38 p.m. | | A’s deal Zobrist for top pitching prospect Comments 0 Comments

Del Rio aims for new version of Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) — Whenever a player would make a mistake this offseason, first-year Oakland coach Jack Del Rio would make a point that this was a ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:38 p.m. | | Del Rio aims for new version of Raiders Comments 0 Comments

Wily Peralta returns for Brewers & shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball’s hottest teams in his first start in more ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Wily Peralta returns for Brewers & shuts down Giants Comments 0 Comments

Sonny Gray throws 3-hitter, Oakland A’s beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sonny Gray pitched a masterful three-hitter for his second shutout in July, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their four-game losing streak with ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Sonny Gray throws 3-hitter, Oakland A’s beat Dodgers Comments 0 Comments

Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Gruden looks at the present and predicted future of youth sports. It makes him cringe.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports  Comments 0 Comments

CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes Comments 0 Comments

Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

DENVER (AP) — After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays Comments 0 Comments

Nationals land Papelbon in trade

MIAMI (AP) — The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Nationals land Papelbon in trade Comments 0 Comments

Mets reliever Mejia banned for year

NEW YORK (AP) — Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Mets reliever Mejia banned for year Comments 0 Comments

Goodell upholds Brady’s suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | Goodell upholds Brady’s suspension Comments 0 Comments

USOC moves on after Boston debacle

Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | USOC moves on after Boston debacle Comments 0 Comments

Woods running out of chances to salvage season

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods knows he’s played poorly over the past two years. Now, he’s facing the prospect of an early end ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | Woods running out of chances to salvage season Comments 0 Comments

Run-in with reporter triggered Herrera’s ouster

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the end it wasn’t the middling on-field performance by Mexico’s national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | Run-in with reporter triggered Herrera’s ouster  Comments 0 Comments

Warriors trade David Lee for Wallace, Babb

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Warriors trade David Lee for Wallace, Babb  Comments 0 Comments

Mets acquire Tyler Clippard from Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) — The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Mets acquire Tyler Clippard from Athletics  Comments 0 Comments

Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again Comments 0 Comments

A-Rod homers on 40th birthday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is hitting home runs in his 40s, just like he did as a teenager.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | A-Rod homers on 40th birthday Comments 0 Comments

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox

ANAHEIM (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox Comments 0 Comments

Can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | Can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid? Comments 0 Comments

Cavs trade Haywood, Miller to Blazers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Cavs trade Haywood, Miller to Blazers Comments 0 Comments

Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal

Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season — the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal Comments 0 Comments

Jen Welter named Cardinals training camp coach

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Jen Welter named Cardinals training camp coach Comments 0 Comments

Seau lawyer: family won’t disrupt ceremonies

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Seau lawyer: family won’t disrupt ceremonies Comments 0 Comments

NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | NFL close to new football inspection rules Comments 0 Comments

US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans’ opening ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:03 p.m. | | US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying Comments 0 Comments

Hudson beats his former A’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Hudson knows almost nobody around the ever-changing Oakland Athletics anymore. That didn’t make defeating his former team for the first ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | Hudson beats his former A’s Comments 0 Comments

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:03 p.m. | | Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio  enter Hall of Fame  Comments 0 Comments

Whitecaps beat Earthquakes

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mauro Rosales and Kendall Waston scored in the first half to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Whitecaps beat  Earthquakes Comments 0 Comments

Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Chris Froome wins  2nd Tour de France  Comments 0 Comments

Royals get Cueto in Reds trade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:01 p.m. | | Royals get Cueto in Reds trade Comments 0 Comments

Busch grabs elusive Indy victory; comeback continues

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:01 p.m. | | Busch grabs elusive Indy victory; comeback continues Comments 0 Comments

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