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July 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
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July 9, 2014 - 7:19pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Will Grimmer, a high school senior-to-be who played in the U.S. Open last month, shot a 5-under 66 in Wednesday's second round of the Ohio Amateur to take a one-stroke lead over two-time winner Robert Gerwin.

Grimmer birdied four of the last five holes on the front side and then played the back in 1-under to stand at 4-under 138 at the tournament's midpoint. Grimmer is an Ohio State verbal commitment who missed the cut at Pinehurst as one of the...

July 9, 2014 - 7:06pm
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

It came during a dinner Tuesday night when he finally saw car owner Richard Petty, whose famed No. 43 racer Almirola put in Victory Lane on Sunday at Daytona International Raceway. It was the iconic car's first victory in 15 years and a span of 544 races.

"When he walked up to me, he gave me a hug and he told me he...

July 9, 2014 - 7:01pm
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Cody Almond to a one-year contract.

Almond scored 18 goals and had 16 assists in 44 games with Geneve-Servette in the Swiss League in 2013-14. Almond also scored eight goals and had 22 assists in 39 games with Geneve-Servette in 2012-13.

The 24-year-old native of Calgary, Alberta, was originally selected by the Wild in the fifth round of the 2007 draft. He played 25 games with Minnesota in...

July 9, 2014 - 6:58pm
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Javier Mascherano and Pablo Zabaleta both played on for Argentina on Tuesday after being knocked down by blows to the head.

Mascherano looked discombobulated after he clashed heads with Georginio Winjaldum in the first half of Argentina's World Cup semifinal win over the Netherlands.

Holding his head, he took a few steps and then slumped to the ground. After receiving medical attention, he returned to the game and played a key...

July 9, 2014 - 6:56pm
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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Colin Montgomerie has been impressed with Bernhard Langer's success.

The 56-year-old has three victories this season and won the most recent event, the Senior Players Championship. He has everyone's attention as he heads into the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National, starting Thursday.

"He's as good as the German football team are, which is ridiculously good," Montgomerie said of the team that advanced to the World Cup...

July 9, 2014 - 6:49pm
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PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt doubled in the last two of Arizona's three runs in the 10th inning and the Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Wednesday.

Miami had taken a 3-1 lead in the 10th on Donovan Solano's two-run double off Brad Ziegler (4-1), who got the victory.

Aaron Hill opened the Arizona 10th with a pinch-hit single off Steve Cishek. Ender Inciarte walked on four pitches, then David Peralta's RBI single cut the lead to 3-2....

July 9, 2014 - 6:44pm
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina beats Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final v Germany.

July 9, 2014 - 6:39pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Starling Marte on the bereavement list and slotted Francisco Liriano's return to the rotation for Sunday, the last game before the All-Star break.

The Pirates planned to recall first baseman Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis Wednesday night.

Josh Harrison started in left field in place of Marte and batted second against the Cardinals. Marte was batting .256 with five homers, 32 RBIs...

July 9, 2014 - 6:38pm
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