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July 26, 2016 - 12:08am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maya Moore hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team survive a stiff test from a U.S. select team with an 88-84 victory on Monday night.

After trailing for most of the first half and building a 12-point lead in the third quarter, the select group rallied.

Trailing 73-61, Natasha Howard helped fuel a 16-3 run by the select team which took an 77-76 lead with 4:05 left....

July 25, 2016 - 11:48pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Denis Shapovalov upset Australia's Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 on Monday night in the first round of the Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament.

Shapovalov said afterward that he didn't expect to win.

Backed by a hometown crowd, the Richmond Hill, Ontario, native took advantage of world No. 19 Kyrgios's unforced errors on a beautiful evening that featured a light breeze at Aviva Centre.

In a late match, American Sam...

July 25, 2016 - 11:47pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the ninth inning, a two-run shot that rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Monday night for their third straight win.

Beltre, who finished with four hits, had two singles in his first three at-bats before hitting a solo homer in the seventh. His game-winning drive came on the first pitch from Ryan Madson (3-4).

Until then, Texas had...

July 25, 2016 - 11:45pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Saladino hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Chicago White Sox put a damper on the Chicago Cubs' trade for Aroldis Chapman with a 5-4 victory on Monday night.

J.B. Shuck sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single against Mike Montgomery (3-5), who was acquired in a deal with Seattle last week. Shuck advanced on Dioner Navarro's sacrifice and Saladino followed with a bouncer into center field.

Dan Jennings (4-2) got two...

July 25, 2016 - 11:31pm
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At A Glance
All Times EDT
Eastern Division
Reading (Phillies)6933.676
Trenton (Yankees)6240.6087
Hartford (Rockies)5644.56012
Binghamton (Mets)4753.47021
July 25, 2016 - 11:30pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols drove in four runs, Hector Santiago won his fifth consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Monday night.

Pujols drove in two with a bases-loaded single during a four-run first, then added RBI singles in the seventh and ninth innings. He leads the majors with 26 RBIs in July, including 16 in his past eight games.

The Angels batted around in the first, which also included...

July 25, 2016 - 11:26pm
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MONTREAL (AP) — Australia's Samantha Stosur won a hard-fought opening match in the first round of the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament on Monday.

Stosur avoided the upset, beating 67th-ranked Heather Watson in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.

The tournament's 13th seed struggled in the first set, but found her rhythm in the second, breaking Watson's serve on three occasions.

"To get through in straight sets, I'm pretty happy," said...

July 25, 2016 - 11:25pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the New York Yankees' bullpen did just fine Monday night without star closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

Hours after New York traded Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, All-Star relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller closed out the Astros to help the fourth-place Yankees (51-48) move three games above .500 for the first time this...

July 25, 2016 - 11:02pm
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At A Glance
All Times EDT
Eastern Division
Reading (Phillies)6833.673
Trenton (Yankees)6239.6146
Hartford (Rockies)5544.55612
Binghamton (Mets)4752.47520
July 25, 2016 - 11:00pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baby Slice is ready to fight.

Kevin Ferguson Jr., the oldest son of late fighting star Kimbo Slice, will make his professional mixed martial arts debut next month for the Bellator promotion, The Associated Press learned Monday night.

Ferguson had his first amateur MMA fight in March, stopping his opponent in 83 seconds. Less than three months after the death of his father, who also fought for Bellator, the 24-year-old Ferguson will...

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