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July 30, 2015 - 5:29pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Star tight end Antonio Gates says he's not sure how a banned substance got into his body, although he believes it could have been while he was cleansing his system in the offseason.

Gates has been suspended without pay for the first four games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He can practice with the team and play in exhibition games, but then will be barred from the team until Oct. 5, when the Chargers host the Steelers in a Monday...

July 30, 2015 - 5:00pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers have bolstered their pitching staff, acquiring Mat Latos from the Miami Marlins and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan from the Atlanta Braves in a 13-player deal.

The rebuilding Braves also gave up top infield prospect Jose Peraza in Thursday's trade, paying a hefty price largely to land 30-year-old Cuban infielder Hector Olivera at a steep discount. Atlanta also got left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez and minor...

July 30, 2015 - 4:59pm
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BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have designated outfielder Daniel Nava for assignment in a move to add pitching depth.

The Red Sox recalled right-handed reliever Jonathan Aro from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday to take Nava's place. Boston also optioned left-handed reliever Tommy Layne to Triple-A to make room for right-hander Jean Machi, who was claimed off waivers from San Francisco this week.

Nava was a key contributor on Boston's 2013 World...

July 30, 2015 - 4:54pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says he isn't worried about his rookie quarterback surfing whenever he's home in Hawaii.

Not that he had anything to worry about anyway; Marcus Mariota actually prefers boogie boarding.

Mariota said Thursday he went surfing with some friends as a joke while he was home this summer. Mariota says he wasn't very good at surfing when he tried earlier in his life. This time around, he actually managed to...

July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have place three players on the active/non-football injury list, including Pro Bowl defensive end Mario Williams.

Cornerback Leodis McKelvin and kicker Dan Carpenter were also placed on the list, which is designated for injuries sustained outside of team activities.

The Bills did not disclose the nature of the injuries. Because they were placed on the list, the players can practice as soon as they are...

July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds recalled left-hander David Holmberg from the minor leagues to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, taking Johnny Cueto's spot. Cincinnati traded its 20-game winner to Kansas City on Sunday.

Holmberg went 2-2 with a 4.80 in five starts and two relief appearances for the Reds last year. He spent this season at Triple-A Louisville, going 7-6 with a 4.40 ERA in 17 starts.

The Reds also placed right-handed reliever...

July 30, 2015 - 4:34pm
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings pleaded guilty to reckless driving stemming from an arrest in Georgia in January.

Karla White, office manager of the Gwinnett County Recorder's Court clerk in Georgia, said Thursday that Jennings was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and must complete a substance abuse program. He paid a $1,147 fine.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Jennings was charged with DUI, speeding and...

July 30, 2015 - 4:33pm
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The Tour de France dominates the landscape of professional cycling, a three-week behemoth that draws the attention of fans worldwide.

Now that it's over, the spotlight is shifting to North America.

The Tour of Utah starts Monday and kicks off an unprecedented run of races that include the Tour of Alberta and the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado. It ends in September with the return of the world championships to the United States for the first time since...

July 30, 2015 - 4:27pm
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July 30, 2015 - 4:13pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right flexor forearm muscle strain and was replaced by CC Sabathia for Thursday night's series finale at the Texas Rangers

Pineda, 9-7 with a 3.97 ERA, missed all of 2012 and '13 following shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder and was sidelined from April 23 to Aug. 13 last year with a right shoulder muscle injury....

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