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July 24, 2014 - 2:28pm
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GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny began his Swiss Open title defense by beating Kenny De Schepper of France 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match on Thursday.

The 19th-ranked Russian forced a single service break in each set and denied De Schepper any chances to break back. The French left-hander sent down seven aces but had six double faults.

In the quarterfinals on Friday, Youzhny faces the player he beat in the title match last year...

July 24, 2014 - 2:12pm
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OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The filly Untapable is the 2-1 favorite for her first race against the colts, the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

Untapable is 4 for 4 this season, winning by a combined 30 3-4 lengths against 3-year-old fillies. Her victories include the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs and the Mother Goose at Belmont Park.

This will be her biggest challenge, attempting to join Rachel Alexandra (2009) and Serena's...

July 24, 2014 - 2:07pm
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in southern New Mexico say a professional mixed martial artist won't be charged in a fatal stabbing of an intruder during a suspected home invasion at the fighter's home.

The District Attorney's office in Las Cruces announced Thursday that a thorough investigation did not produce evidence to prove that Joseph Torrez killed 25-year-old Sal Garces on Jan. 1 without legal justification.

The office says its conclusion...

July 24, 2014 - 1:42pm
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with goalie Kevin Poulin.

Poulin appeared in 28 games last season with the Islanders and posted an 11-16-1 record, with a .891 save percentage and a 3.29 goals-against-average.

The Islanders last month agreed to a four-year contract with Jaroslav Halak.

In 49 career games with the Islanders, Poulin has an 18-25-2 record with a 3.08 GAA and ....

July 24, 2014 - 1:37pm
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Washington3720.649
Evansville3322.6003
Southern Illinois3324.5794
Lake Erie3126.5446
Florence2431.43612
Traverse City
July 24, 2014 - 1:37pm
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)6144.581
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5748.5434
Rochester (Twins)5748.5434
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5053.48510
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4954
July 24, 2014 - 1:37pm
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Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Portland (Red Sox)6638.635
Binghamton (Mets)6142.592
New Britain (Twins)5052.49015
Trenton (Yankees)4956.46717½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)4856....
July 24, 2014 - 1:32pm
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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss at the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3.

The Hall of Famer will represent Buffalo as an honorary captain, while former linebacker Harry Carson will be the New York Giants' honorary captain when the teams face off in the first NFL preseason game.

Kelly, inducted into the hall in 2002, in May completed radiation and...

July 24, 2014 - 1:18pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the team begins training camp Friday night.

The same can't be said of often-injured running back Jonathan Stewart.

Gettleman says Newton has been cleared medically following ankle surgery on March 19 and is expected to participate in all drills.

The GM says Hardy, convicted on two counts of...

July 24, 2014 - 1:17pm
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UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarterfinals in seven years.

Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior U.S. Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-3 to join Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals, the first time since 2002 two Croats have gone so far in Umag.

In another upset,...

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