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July 28, 2014 - 8:47am
30 min 16 sec ago
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BASEBALL

San Diego at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m.

Milwaukee at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees...

July 28, 2014 - 8:29am
30 min 16 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's team coach says Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova will miss next month's European championships in Zurich because of an injury.

Chicherova jumped a world-leading 2.01 meters (6 feet, 7 inches) to win the Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon in May, but only managed 1.75 (5 feet, 9 inches) in Glasgow earlier this month.

Coach Valentin Maslakov tells the R-Sport agency that Chicherova will miss the August 12-17 European...

July 28, 2014 - 5:04am
30 min 16 sec ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.

Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group, says in a statement released by the company that he has accepted the position made vacant by the surprise resignation last week of Kim Jin-sun.

The new chairman needs to be officially approved at a meeting...

July 28, 2014 - 3:28am
30 min 16 sec ago

When Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez won the MVP in 1984, he pitched in 80 games. Only 33 of those appearances were save opportunities.

The current trend in bullpen management — in which the best relievers are used primarily in the ninth inning to close out victories — didn't start until later. Now many teams take specialization a step further, assigning the closer to the ninth inning and another setup man to the eighth.

Is this the best way to run...

July 28, 2014 - 3:20am
30 min 16 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday that Shelly Sterling had no right to make the deal with Ballmer, even though Donald Sterling had given her written authority to pursue a sale.

The attorneys also say she tricked Donald Sterling...

July 28, 2014 - 3:00am
30 min 15 sec ago
MONDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Great Lakes at Peoria, 11 a.m.

West Michigan at Kane County, noon

Quad Cities at Bowling Green, 12:05 p.m.

July 27, 2014 - 11:31pm
30 min 15 sec ago

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Big Macher won the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar.

Ridden by Tyler Baze, Big Macher ran six furlongs in 1:08.82 and paid $21.20, $6.20 and $4.40.

Big Macher won in his return from a layoff since April because of a quarter crack in his foot.

Goldencents returned $2.40 and $2.20, while Seeking the Sherif was another 1 1/2 lengths back in third and paid $4.20 to show in the...

July 27, 2014 - 11:27pm
30 min 15 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.

Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort of spark as August approaches. The Dodgers found it in the ballpark of their biggest rival, and left the Bay Area in first place following an emphatic three-game swing.

Carl Crawford hit...

July 27, 2014 - 11:24pm
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July 27, 2014 - 10:52pm
30 min 15 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saul scored in the fifth round of penalty kicks to lift Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid past Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes after they played to a scoreless tie Sunday in the final sporting event at Candlestick Park.

Atletico captain Raul Garcia blasted a penalty kick off the post in the 39th minute. The Spanish club was given the kick after Brandon Barklage was whistled for his challenge on Mario Suarez.

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