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July 6, 2015 - 3:41pm
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4639.541
Rochester (Twins)4439.5301
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4143.488
Pawtucket (Red Sox)3848.442
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)3649...
July 6, 2015 - 3:32pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — City and police leaders are insisting that Cincinnati's downtown will be safe for All-Star Game event visitors, in the aftermath of a violent Saturday night melee.

Mayor John Cranley and other city leaders called a news conference Monday over concerns raised after two police officers were hurt, a civilian was beaten, and seven people were arrested late Saturday. Videos of the confrontations circulated on social media.

Authorities...

July 6, 2015 - 3:31pm
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers have voted in support of a bid by the capital city of Budapest to host the 2024 Summer Games.

The bid has already received the backing of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the Budapest city council, with the government's approval expected soon.

The resolution presented by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party and its Christian Democrat allies was also supported Monday by the far-right Jobbik party...

July 6, 2015 - 3:19pm
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

A day after the United States claimed its third Women's World Cup title, the party was still going on in Vancouver on Monday.

For a number of players, the realization was just beginning to set it of their accomplishment in beating Japan 5-2 for the...

July 6, 2015 - 3:02pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Guard Cory Joseph has agreed to a contract with the Toronto Raptors.

The Pickering, Ontario, native agreed to a four-year contract, according to multiple reports.

Deals can't become official until Thursday, when the NBA's free agency moratorium ends.

"WeTheNorth here I come!!!!!" Joseph posted on his verified Twitter account.

The 23-year-old spent his first four NBA seasons with the San Antonio...

July 6, 2015 - 2:45pm
1 min 1 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4639.541
Rochester (Twins)4439.5301
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4143.488
Pawtucket (Red Sox)3847.4478
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)3649...
July 6, 2015 - 2:25pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a body found in a tent in a vacant lot in the California desert city of Indio has been identified as Scot Alexander Breithaupt, a pioneer in the sport of bicycle motocross known as BMX.

Sgt. Dan Marshall said someone called police Saturday to report the body near a shopping center.

He says officers found an adult male who had been dead for an unknown time. Investigators say there were no obvious signs of foul play....

July 6, 2015 - 1:51pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the incident tells The Associated Press that the Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries to the star defensive end.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no information has been released publicly.

The team said in a statement that its first concern is for Pierre-Paul's well-being....

July 6, 2015 - 1:41pm
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HUY, Belgium (AP) — The Movement for Credible Cycling has temporarily suspended the Astana team after one of its riders entered the Tour de France despite an abnormally low cortisol level.

The MPCC is a group of teams holding to stricter anti-doping measures than those of cycling's governing body. It said Monday that Dutch rider Lars Boom should not have been allowed to take the start after pre-race tests showed a low cortisol level, which can indicate cortisone doping...

July 6, 2015 - 1:40pm
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BERLIN (AP) — American forward Bobby Wood joined Union Berlin from German second division rival 1860 Munich on Monday.

The 22-year-old agreed to a deal through June 2018, Union said on its website.

"I'm happy the transfer worked out, and all sides all clear. I had very good discussions with those in charge and quickly realized that Union could be the right address for me. It's a special club with big ambitions, and I want to show what I've got here...

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