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July 31, 2015 - 7:21pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have activated newly acquired catcher Bobby Wilson and left-handed reliever Jake Diekman.

Wilson and Diekman were available for Friday night's series opener against the San Francisco Giants, as was catcher/first baseman Chris Gimenez after his contract was selected from Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers received Wilson on a waiver claim from Tampa earlier Friday. Diekman was part of the trade that also brought...

July 31, 2015 - 7:19pm
1 min 53 sec ago

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61.

The WWE says Piper died Friday. It had no additional details.

Piper, born Roderick Toombs, was the second WWE Hall of Famer to die this summer following the June death of Dusty Rhodes. Piper's death also comes days after Hulk Hogan, his biggest rival for decades, was fired by the WWE. Hogan had used racial...

July 31, 2015 - 7:18pm
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AP () — — WWE: Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61.

July 31, 2015 - 7:10pm
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NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Kenny Wallace has made more starts in NASCAR's second-tier circuit than anyone. Yet he's arguably known more for his TV work than his driving.

Wallace is set for one last weekend in the spotlight before retiring from NASCAR as a driver.

Wallace will make his 547th and final NASCAR Xfinity start Saturday night at Iowa Speedway.

Iowa has become known as a showcase for NASCAR's youngest drivers. But the attention...

July 31, 2015 - 6:50pm
1 min 53 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw's next start for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been bumped to Saturday, and Zack Greinke has been moved up to start Friday night against the Angels.

The Dodgers announced the switch Friday about four hours before the Freeway Series opener.

Kershaw has a streak of 29 consecutive scoreless innings. His next start already had been delayed from Wednesday due to soreness in his left hip.

Greinke's...

July 31, 2015 - 6:46pm
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Defensive end Antonio Smith says he's confident he'll be cleared of any wrongdoing in a criminal sexual complaint against him in Texas.

Smith missed OTAs and minicamp after news of the complaint surfaced in May, a month after signing a one-year, $2 million deal in Denver.

GM John Elway said the Broncos allowed Smith to return because he's neither been arrested nor charged.

Smith said he's confident he'll...

July 31, 2015 - 6:41pm
1 min 53 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown has announced the resignation of the director of its track and field and cross country programs following investigations of reports of hazing and sexual misconduct.

The university announced Pat Henner's resignation Friday and self-imposed sanctions following two investigations involving alleged racial bias and sexual misconduct.

A statement released by Georgetown stated that the investigation into reports of hazing and...

July 31, 2015 - 6:40pm
1 min 53 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone.

According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was "in a hurry."

Pacers President Larry Bird said the team was aware of the charges, did not condone what happened...

July 31, 2015 - 6:37pm
1 min 53 sec ago

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Local favorite Tom Lehman shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.

Lehman had two birdies and an eagle in an early three-hole stretch, added a birdie on the par-4 ninth and closed with three more birdies at TPC Twin Cities, the course he helped Arnold Palmer design.

The 56-year-old Lehman is from Alexandria and played at the University of Minnesota. He won the last of his...

July 31, 2015 - 6:26pm
1 min 53 sec ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City soccer coach who was accused in the death of an off-duty police officer in England plans to rejoin the organization after he was cleared of all charges.

The Oklahoma City Energy FC said in a statement Friday that 30-year-old Chris Spendlove has accepted an offer to return to the team. It plays in the USL PRO league. The organization had terminated his contract when the allegations surfaced in December.

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