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July 31, 2015 - 11:52pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former America's Cup sailor is suing two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA for $400,000 for failing to fire or suspend a crewmate during the biggest cheating scandal in regatta history.

Matthew Mitchell, who lives in Auckland, New Zealand, sued Oracle Team USA in federal court in San Francisco this week. He contends his reputation was damaged after he was implicated by crewmate Simeon Tienpont for adding illegal ballast to boats used in a warmup...

July 31, 2015 - 11:49pm
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Hammel beat Milwaukee for the seventh consecutive decision with his first win in almost two months and Anthony Rizzo homered to lead the Chicago Cubs past the rebuilding Brewers 4-1 on Friday night.

Hammel (6-5) improved to 7-0 in nine starts against Milwaukee and picked up his first victory since June 6. He allowed a run on six hits over 5 2-3 innings to beat the Brewers for the second time this season. His only mistake was a pitch Ryan Braun hit...

July 31, 2015 - 11:37pm
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DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Obey beat long-shot Later My Love by three-quarters of a length Friday at Del Mar in the $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Stakes for 2-year-old California-bred fillies.

Ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained by Sam Scolamieri, Obey ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.59 and paid $9.20, $5 and $3.80. She earned $57,000 to push her total to $90,600

Later My Love returned $26.20 and $10.80, and Just Google Me paid $5.80...

July 31, 2015 - 11:30pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered for the third time in two games, Michael Wacha pitched seven crisp innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Friday night.

Jhonny Peralta added a two-run homer for the Cardinals (66-37), who have won eight of 11 to move a season-high 29 games over .500 for the third time this season. Stephen Piscotty had a two-run double to help St. Louis run its major league-best home record to 39-15.

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July 31, 2015 - 11:28pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night in the opener of a pivotal series between the top teams in the NL East.

Two nights after endearing himself to Mets rooters when they saw him wiping tears away at shortstop after he thought he'd been traded, Flores received four standing ovations on an invigorating day for New York.

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July 31, 2015 - 11:25pm
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4321.672
Southern Illinois4222.6561
Traverse City3626.5816
Florence3034.46913
Frontier2834.45214
Lake Erie
July 31, 2015 - 11:16pm
42 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — A.J. Ramos forced home the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded, four-pitch walk in the 11th inning, Jedd Gyorko added a two-run single and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 Friday night.

After the Padres decided not to deal any of their major players at the trade deadline, San Diego won for the sixth time in seven games and the 11th time in its last 15.

With the score 3-3, Will Venable singled with a soft liner against...

July 31, 2015 - 10:55pm
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ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Candace Parker scored 31 points and all five starters reached double figures to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to their first road win of the season, 88-77 over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.

Kristi Toliver scored 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles (3-14) outscored the Sky 14-4 in the final 4:18. Toliver started the decisive run with a 3-pointer and contributed six points. Parker had 10 points in the fourth quarter....

July 31, 2015 - 10:54pm
10 min 41 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre homered as the Rangers beat San Francisco 6-3 Friday night in the Giants' first visit since clinching the 2010 World Series in Texas.

Madison Bumgarner (11-6) gave up both homers and helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he shouted something toward the Rangers bench at the end of the fourth inning. There were no ejections, punches thrown or contact made between players, who were kept separated by the umpires...

July 31, 2015 - 10:49pm
40 min 41 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6048.556
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5651.523
Rochester (Twins)5551.5194
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4760.43912½
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4264...
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