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July 23, 2014 - 7:05pm
17 hours 44 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.

"I'm fairly relaxed, and I was feeling the ball well this morning," Pospisil said. "When I'm feeling the ball well, I don't panic."

In other second-round matches, Slovakia's Lukas Lacko beat sixth-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 5-7, 6-1, 6-4; Israel's Dudi Sela topped ninth-seeded Sam...

July 23, 2014 - 7:04pm
21 hours 4 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Austin Jackson a three-run double and the Detroit Tigers wore out the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 in a slugfest at Chase Field on Wednesday.

Detroit roughed up Trevor Cahill (1-7), going up 7-0 after four innings behind Jackson's big hit and three RBIs by Alex Avila.

Arizona clawed its way back against Anibal Sanchez (7-4), scoring three runs off him in the fifth and two more over the next two...

July 23, 2014 - 7:03pm
21 hours 4 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott both used the league's opening media day to praise Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota for staying in school.

The rest of the Pac-12 isn't quite as excited about Mariota's return, but he's just one reason why the Ducks are favored to win their highly competitive league again.

Mariota and Oregon were picked to win the Pac-12 title Wednesday in the preseason media poll,...

July 23, 2014 - 6:54pm
21 hours 24 min ago

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July 23, 2014 - 6:53pm
21 hours 24 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers agreed on a two-year deal shortly before going to arbitration.

For the second straight day, the Rangers averted arbitration with a restricted free-agent forward. The 23-year-old Kreider made a deal Wednesday morning with an average salary of $2.475 million moments before the scheduled hearing. He will receive $2.35 million next season and $2.6 million during 2015-16.

On Tuesday, Mats Zuccarello...

July 23, 2014 - 6:52pm
21 hours 34 min ago

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.

They saw the real thing Wednesday visiting Indiana National Guard troops at Camp Atterbury. They got an up-close look at some of the weapons and explosives used and they honored soldiers who recently committed to the National Guard and others who served in Afghanistan. The two drivers are sponsored by the National Guard, and they loved every...

July 23, 2014 - 6:52pm
21 hours 34 min ago

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July 23, 2014 - 6:50pm
21 hours 34 min ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 79 games. He previously spent parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators.

Overall, he has 10 goals and 29 assists for 39 points in 120 career NHL games.

Benoit also spent the 2011-12 season with...

July 23, 2014 - 6:38pm
19 hours 14 min ago

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies tried a little bit of everything to break out of their funk. They wore their socks high and even engaged in a pregame staring contest.

Turns out, the best cure for their slump was simply the left arm of Jorge De La Rosa.

De La Rosa struck out a season-high 11 as he pitched efficiently into the eighth inning and the wobbly Colorado bullpen held off Washington's late rally, helping the Rockies snap a seven-game skid...

July 23, 2014 - 6:34pm
20 hours 14 min ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled utility man Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Astros made the moves before Wednesday night's game at Oakland. The team had originally said Springer's issue was with his right leg before making correcting their announcement.

Springer's stint on the DL is retroactive to Sunday because he...

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