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East Division
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Washington3720.649
Evansville3322.6003
Southern Illinois3324.5794
Lake Erie3126.5446
Florence2431.43612
Traverse City
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North Division
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Syracuse (Nationals)6144.581
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5748.5434
Rochester (Twins)5748.5434
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5053.48510
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4954
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Eastern Division
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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) — Uruguay qualifier Pablo Cuevas upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-1 to make the Croatia Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

Cuevas, held serve, played patiently from the baseline, and pushed Seppi into unforced errors.

Seppi failed to convert three break points while trailing 5-3 in the first set and never recovered. He won the first game of the second set, then lost the next six, winning only four points on Cuevas' serve....

July 24, 2014 - 1:13pm
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The running back was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then...

July 24, 2014 - 1:01pm
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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former Texas coach Mack Brown will serve as a studio analyst for college football games on ABC.

Brown stepped down in December after 16 years with the Longhorns, winning the national title after the 2005 season.

Brown will appear on "College Football Countdown" and offer pregame, halftime and postgame commentary for the games on ABC, including "Saturday Night Football." He will work with host John Saunders and former Florida...

July 24, 2014 - 12:50pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Leon Hall was cleared to join the Bengals' first practice of training camp on Thursday, an encouraging sign for one of the NFL's top defenses.

Hall tore his right Achilles tendon midway through last season, the second time he's sustained such an injury. He tore his left Achilles in 2011, but was back as the starter the following year.

The 29-year-old cornerback says he'll be rusty in pass coverage, so that's the main...

July 24, 2014 - 12:46pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Texas Rangers have promoted right-handed reliever Nate Adcock from the minors, a day after trading closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers.

Adcock joined the team for Thursday's game against the New York Yankees.

The 26-year-old Adcock was 1-0 with one save and a 2.76 ERA in 13 games at Triple-A Round Rock.

Adcock pitched 36 games for Kansas City in 2011 and 2012, and signed with Texas in the offseason. He...

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