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August 23, 2016 - 6:09pm
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MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have transferred first baseman Justin Bour to the 60-day disabled list and placed infielder Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list.

Miami announced the moves Tuesday before it opens its three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.

Bour has been out since July 3 with a right ankle sprain and was originally expected back at the beginning of the month before suffering a setback, which will keep him out for at...

August 23, 2016 - 5:59pm
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SYDNEY (AP) — With the usual touristy things — Opera House, Harbour Bridge and meeting mascot-sized koalas — out of the way, the California Golden Bears and Hawaii were set to continue their practice sessions in Australia on Wednesday ahead of the opening college football game of the season.

The midday Saturday game — prime time Friday night in the United States — will be held at Sydney's Olympic stadium, where organizers say a crowd of more than 65,000 is expected....

August 23, 2016 - 5:43pm
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Kaiden Dinh hit a walk-off single and Johnston, Iowa rallied past Warwick, Rhode Island 3-2 on Tuesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.

Miles Risley led off the bottom of the sixth inning by reaching on an error and Michael Siemer blooped a single into right field to put runners on the corners with one out. Then Jack Emanuel walked to load the bases.

After Rhode Island starter Colin Lemieux left...

August 23, 2016 - 5:42pm
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is paying a former adviser to Gov. Bill Haslam to assist in "communications strategies" with the lawyers representing the school in a Title IX lawsuit that has since been settled.

According to a letter obtained through a public records request, Tennessee agreed to hire a "communications professional" who would work from March 2016 through February 2017 and "the maximum liability of the University shall be $240,000."

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August 23, 2016 - 5:28pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed outfielder Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers as he tries to come back from a series of operations on his left knee.

The Rangers activated him off the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday and put him on waivers. They also recalled right-hander Shawn Tolleson from the minors and put him on the 60-day DL, creating a spot for left-hander Derek Holland to return from the disabled list and start against the Cincinnati...

August 23, 2016 - 5:05pm
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Belgian Kirsten Flipkens added to an already memorable summer Tuesday, beating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 in the opening round of the Connecticut Open.

Flipkens, who upset Venus Williams at the Olympics, had lost in the second round of qualifying in New Haven. But she was moved into the main draw after Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko withdrew from the tournament earlier in the day with a right knee injury.

Flipkins,...

August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
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Liverpool and Everton enjoyed big wins in the English League Cup on Tuesday, while Chelsea was pushed hard by third-tier Bristol Rovers before also reaching the third round.

Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to score two goals and wrap up Liverpool's 5-0 win at Burton Albion, a second-tier side managed by former Liverpool forward Nigel Clough.

Everton also had a substitute striker scoring a late double, with Arouna Kone's goals sealing a 4-0 home...

August 23, 2016 - 4:47pm
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday with the plan to have him ready for the season opener against Carolina.

Ware missed training camp with a back issue that kept him out of five games in 2015 but said he feels much better than he did at the end of last season. He took part in the walkthrough and drills at the beginning of practice before going into the facility to work with strength and conditioning...

August 23, 2016 - 4:47pm
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MILAN (AP) — Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after having two men sent off in a 3-0 defeat at home to Porto in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday.

Roma had drawn the first leg 1-1 after Thomas Vermaelen was sent off and it was again made to pay for poor discipline as Daniele De Rossi was dismissed in the 39th minute and Emerson Palmieri, followed him five minutes after halftime.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, Roma...

August 23, 2016 - 4:39pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been activated off the 15-day disabled list and is starting in center field against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

Right-hander Ryan Tepera was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to clear a spot for Pillar, out since Aug. 6 with a sprained left thumb.

Second baseman Devon Travis was not available Tuesday after getting a cortisone injection in his sore right ring finger. Darwin Barney is starting in...

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