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July 31, 2015 - 3:01am
11 min 11 sec ago



Boston 8, Chicago White Sox 2

St. Louis 9, Colorado 8

Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2


Peoria 5, Wisconsin 1

Kane County 5, Burlington 3

Quad Cities 4, Beloit 3, 12 innings



July 31, 2015 - 2:55am
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TOKYO (AP) — The designer of the emblem for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics says he did not copy a Belgian theater logo that looks similar.

Kenjiro Sano's emblem for the Tokyo games bears a striking resemblance to the logo for Belgium's Theatre de Liege, created by designer Olivier Debie.

In a statement from Tokyo 2020 organizers on Friday, Sano said "I had absolutely no previous knowledge of the design in question, and I certainly did not refer to it when...

July 31, 2015 - 1:03am
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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run.

San Francisco needed one more solid starter, and got a young pitcher who has been at his best in July. The 27-year-old Leake has won his last four starts, allowing only two earned runs in 30 innings overall.

He threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win in St....

July 31, 2015 - 12:47am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing highlighted environmental improvements since the Summer Olympics in 2008 in its final presentation to the IOC before voting Friday to determine which city will be awarded the 2022 Winter Games.

Beijing mayor Wang Anshun told the IOC delegates that the 2008 Beijing Games "served as an impetus" to make improvements costing $130 billion to enhance air quality in the city. He also said the city had removed more than 1 million high-...

July 31, 2015 - 12:36am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night.

Francisco Lindor had two hits for the Indians, who won their second straight following a six-game losing streak.

Josh Reddick doubled in a first-inning run for the A's, who have lost six of their last seven.

Carrasco did not allow a hit after Reddick's double,...

July 30, 2015 - 11:51pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton delivered a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday night.

Hamilton also had a three-run homer for the Rangers, who scored the winning run after a wild ninth to split the four-game series.

Delino DeShields drew a leadoff walk in the ninth off Nick Goody, who was making his major league debut. Yankees closer Andrew...

July 30, 2015 - 11:31pm
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Almaty has pleaded with International Olympic Committee members to not consider them a "risky" choice to host the 2022 Winter Games simply because the central Asian country of Kazakhstan is not familiar to many of them.

In a hard-hitting speech Friday during its final presentation, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov says "there were no fabrications about our compact venue plan, our travel times or our accommodation resources," an indirect...

July 30, 2015 - 11:30pm
3 hours 31 min ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night.

The Cubs won for the third time in four games since they were swept in a weekend series against lowly Philadelphia. Rizzo finished with three hits and Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4.

Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit ball for Milwaukee, but Chicago rallied in the eighth. Addison Russell...

July 30, 2015 - 11:27pm
3 hours 31 min ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

The win moves first-place Houston two games ahead of the Angels in the AL West.

It was 0-0 to start the bottom of the ninth inning. Jed Lowrie drew a walk off Jose Alvarez (2-2) with one out before a two-out single by Marwin Gonzalez. Castro then launched his...

July 30, 2015 - 11:24pm
3 hours 51 min ago

DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have signed Tunisian center Salah Mejri from Real Madrid in the Spanish League.

The 7-foot-2 Mejri averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 34 games for Real Madrid last season. Those averages went up to 5.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in eight games as Real Madrid won the Euroleague championship.

Mejri competed for Tunisia in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was the MVP of the 2011 FIBA African Championships, when...

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