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July 23, 2014 - 3:47am
5 min 43 sec ago

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shakhtar Donetsk's coach says the Ukrainian champion will play its home games this season in Lviv in western Ukraine, over 600 miles from its home city, due to ongoing conflict in the east of the country.

Donetsk is the largest city controlled by pro-Russian militants and has seen increased fighting in recent days as Ukrainian forces advance.

Coach Mircea Lucescu said on the club website that "Arena Lviv will be our home arena...

July 23, 2014 - 3:00am
5 min 43 sec ago
WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m.

San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Quad Cities at Dayton, 6 p.m.

South Bend at Kane County, 6:30 p.m.

Lansing at Peoria, 6:30 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER...

July 23, 2014 - 2:55am
5 min 43 sec ago

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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BRAZIL TURNS BACK TO DUNGA AFTER WORLD CUP DRUBBING

Brazil has reappointed Dunga as coach of the national team on heels of humiliating exit from World Cup.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dunga-hired-again-brazil-soccer-coach

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PYEONGCHANG 2018 OLYMPICS COMMITTEE UNDER INVESTIGATION...

July 23, 2014 - 2:28am
5 min 43 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.

The Astros also earned their first three-game winning streak against the A's in franchise history.

Hoes connected off Fernando Abad (2-4). The baseball-leading A's (61-38) missed several chances to move a season-high 25 games over .500....

July 23, 2014 - 2:19am
1 hour 25 min ago
BC-BBA--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE

BATTING_Altuve, Houston, .338; Cano, Seattle, .331; Beltre, Texas, .325; Brantley, Cleveland, .324; VMartinez, Detroit, .322; Chisenhall, Cleveland, .320; MiCabrera, Detroit, .313.

RUNS_Dozier, Minnesota, 72; Trout, Los Angeles, 70; Brantley, Cleveland...

July 23, 2014 - 2:18am
1 hour 25 min ago

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July 23, 2014 - 1:35am
1 hour 45 min ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright felt he owed the St. Louis fans an apology after Tuesday night's 7-2 loss to Tampa Bay.

The Cardinals' right-hander, fresh off a start for the National League in the All-Star game, completely fell apart in the fifth inning, allowing five runs on two hits as the Rays broke a 1-1 tie.

"Tonight was unacceptable," he said. "I'll be better next time."

Wainwright walked three, including opposing pitcher...

July 23, 2014 - 1:26am
1 hour 55 min ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Gonzalez took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Jonathan Schoop homered and J.J. Hardy hit two RBI doubles to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

Gonzalez (5-5) allowed two runs and three hits in 7 2-3 innings, including a two-run homer in the eighth by All-Star game MVP Mike Trout after a walk to No. 9 hitter Hank Conger. The Angels' other hits against the right-hander were...

July 23, 2014 - 1:16am
1 hour 55 min ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.

DeGrom (4-5) walked one and struck out seven to improve to 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA over his last six starts.

Travis d'Arnaud drove in a run with a gift triple off Erasmo Ramirez (1-5), who was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, and scored on Ruben Tejada's soft...

July 23, 2014 - 1:07am
2 hours 35 min ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.

Crawford snapped a 2-for-22 skid with his two-out hit off the wall in left-center field and finished with four RBIs. Buster Posey, who doubled and scored in the 14th, sent the game into extras with a solo homer in the ninth off Jonathan Papelbon, who...

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