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July 8, 2015 - 3:36am
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The city of Budapest and the Hungarian Olympic Committee have officially announced their intention to bid for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games.

Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos and Zsolt Borkai, head of Hungary's Olympic agency, said in a letter to Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee that they "wish to participate in the application and bidding process" for the 2024 Olympics.

The letter published Thursday...

July 8, 2015 - 3:01am
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TUESDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Toronto 2, Chicago White Sox 1

Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 4, 1st game

Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 3, 2nd game

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kane County 6, Wisconsin 1

Peoria 2, Burlington 1

Quad Cities 1, Clinton 0, 1st game

Clinton 6, Quad Cities 1, 2nd game...

July 8, 2015 - 2:07am
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SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano lined an RBI single into the right-field corner with one out in the 11th inning, giving the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Cano lined a 2-1 pitch from Detroit left-hander Ian Krol (1-2) that one-hopped off the wall. It was the first walk-off hit for Cano since Aug. 28, 2009, with the New York Yankees.

Austin Jackson reached on a fielder's choice when Brad Miller was forced out at...

July 8, 2015 - 2:00am
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BC-BBN--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING_Goldschmidt, Arizona, .351; Harper, Washington, .343; DGordon, Miami, .335; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .320; Aoki, San Francisco, .317; YEscobar, Washington, .315; GParra, Milwaukee, .309.

RUNS_Goldschmidt, Arizona, 59; Harper, Washington, 58;...

July 8, 2015 - 1:18am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have signed first-round draft pick Kevon Looney to his rookie contract.

The Warriors announced the signing late Tuesday night. Looney is expected to play in the team's first summer league game in Las Vegas on Friday.

There had been some concern about whether Looney would be able to play because of a previous hip injury. Warriors general manager Bob Myers said on draft night that the team would evaluate...

July 8, 2015 - 1:12am
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly a year as the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 3-0 to end their seven-game losing streak.

Hunter Pence drove in two runs after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day and made a sparkling defensive play in the sixth inning, while All-Star reserve Joe Panik had two hits and scored twice.

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July 8, 2015 - 1:01am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chad Billingsley won for the first time in over two years, against his old team, Jeff Francoeur homered and drove in three runs, and the last-place Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Tuesday night.

Billingsley (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings in just his third start in 25 months to earn his first victory since April 10, 2013. The right-hander struck out three and walked one on the same mound where...

July 8, 2015 - 12:06am
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco helped free a grounds crew member trapped underneath a billowing tarp, then hit a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates past the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night.

Polanco and fellow Pirates outfielders Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez made the play of the game at the start of a 1 hour, 42 minute rain delay in the top of the third.

Strong winds and rain caused the tarp to start...

July 7, 2015 - 11:38pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arizona rookie Robbie Ray took a shutout into the eighth inning to outpitch Texas' Yovani Gallardo and the Diamondbacks beat the Rangers 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Ray (3-4) pitched four-hit ball over a career-high 7 2/3 innings. He didn't give up a hit until Elvis Andrus' single with two outs in the fifth.

Jake Lamb's two-run single with two outs in the top of the fifth put Arizona ahead 2-0 and ended Gallardo's consecutive...

July 7, 2015 - 11:35pm
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory against Honduras on Tuesday night.

Dempsey's goals in the 25th and 64th minutes were created from crosses from Michael Bradley, wearing the captain's arm band in his 100th international appearance.

Dempsey's big night came in the same area where the East Texas native trained as...

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