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May 26, 2016 - 4:20pm
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May 26, 2016 - 4:16pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans second-round pick Kevin Dodd will be out until the start of training camp after undergoing surgery on his right foot Thursday morning.

Dodd, the 33rd overall pick in this year's draft, had 12 ½ sacks for Clemson last season and is expected to help bolster the Titans pass rush as a rookie.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey says Dodd had had some soreness in his foot dating back to the Titans rookie minicamp. Mularkey...

May 26, 2016 - 4:07pm
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jose Fernandez struck out 12 in seven innings Thursday and won his sixth straight start for the Miami Marlins, a 9-1 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fernandez (7-2) struck out eight of the last 10 batters he faced and struck out every hitter in the Rays lineup at least once. The 23-year-old right-hander from Tampa gave up six hits in beating his hometown Rays for the first time in three tries. He finished the game with 13.3 strikeouts per...

May 26, 2016 - 3:28pm
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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Y.E. Yang, Scott Hend and Joost Luiten shot 7-under 65s to share the lead after the first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday.

Danny Willett, the Masters champion and the only member of the world's top 20 competing in the tournament, was a stroke behind after a bogey-free 66 in good scoring conditions at the European Tour's headquarters.

Defending champion Byeong-Hun An held the early lead when he...

May 26, 2016 - 2:59pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Julio Urias is set to make his highly anticipated major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in New York against the Mets.

The 19-year-old left-hander is 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he has a 27-inning scoreless streak and 44 strikeouts in 41 innings.

The team announced Thursday that Urias (OO-ree-ahs) will replace lefty Alex Wood, who was scratched with left triceps soreness....

May 26, 2016 - 2:50pm
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added former Valparaiso forward David Skara to its roster.

Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced the signing on Thursday. Skara, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, played the past two seasons at Valparaiso. He will have two years of eligibility at Clemson after sitting out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Skara played in 63 games for the Crusaders over the past two seasons, averaging 6.5 points last season....

May 26, 2016 - 2:43pm
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Chase Pinder's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth scored the go-ahead run and lifted Clemson past Virginia 5-4 on Thursday at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Mike Triller hit a two-run home run to help the sixth-seeded Tigers (39-18) begin pool play with a victory.

Daniel Pinero and Matt Thaiss homered for the third-seeded Cavaliers (36-19), with Thaiss' solo shot in the eighth tying it at 4.

The...

May 26, 2016 - 2:40pm
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A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale has accepted the Memphis Grizzlies' offer to be their new head coach.

The person says Fizdale as accepted the offer after he met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera on Wednesday in California. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Grizzlies have not commented on the negotiations.

Yahoo! Sports first reported Fizdale...

May 26, 2016 - 2:33pm
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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Brigham Hill allowed only one unearned run in seven innings and Texas A&M beat South Carolina 4-1 Thursday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The Aggies (42-14) will face the Vanderbilt-Mississippi loser on Friday. The Gamecocks (42-15), losers of eight straight SEC tournament games, await their NCAA regional fate.

Hill (8-1) struck out eight batters while allowing five hits and three walks.

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May 26, 2016 - 2:25pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will make more aerodynamic changes to promote improved competition at upcoming races at Michigan and Kentucky.

The changes to the rear spoiler, front splitter and rear deck fin will help NASCAR continue to reduce downforce and sideforce as it attempts to put the handling of the cars back in the hands of the drivers.

NASCAR has been tweaking the package at the request of the drivers, who overwhelmingly favor less...

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