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August 1, 2015 - 4:31am
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PARIS (AP) — Australian rider Richie Porte hopes to fulfill his ambition of winning a Grand Tour within the BMC Racing team.

After helping Sky win three Tours de France, the 30-year-old Porte confirmed he will join the U.S. registered team for the 2016 season.

Porte, who won nine races in 2015, teams up with American Tejay van Garderen, another rider with the potential of winning big races.

Porte says "I think next year at the...

August 1, 2015 - 3:01am
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N.Y. Yankees 13, Chicago White Sox 6

Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 1

St. Louis 7, Colorado 0


Kane County 5, Cedar Rapids 1

Peoria 4, Beloit 2

Quad Cities 7, Wisconsin 1


Los Angeles 88,...

August 1, 2015 - 1:25am
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August 1, 2015 - 1:01am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke won his fifth straight decision, Howie Kendrick homered in his first game against his former team, and the Dodgers beat the Angels 5-3 Friday night in the opening game of the Freeway Series.

Rookie Alex Guerrero hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fourth inning in support of Greinke (10-2), who allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, who leads the majors with a 1.41 ERA, had his consecutive...

August 1, 2015 - 12:42am
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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Jack Beckman powered to quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday night in qualifying for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Beckman finished with a record time of 3.921 seconds at 323.43 mph in a Dodge Charger. He can certify the run as a national record by posting another run within one percent of that performance during the remainder of the weekend.

Teammate Matt Hagan, the season points leader, qualified second at 3.967 with the...

August 1, 2015 - 12:39am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Danny Salazar pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight win.

Lonnie Chisenhall had three hits, stole a base and scored the go-ahead run for the Indians, who lost eight of 11 before their streak.

Salazar (9-6) walked one and struck out four to end a personal two-game slide. He...

August 1, 2015 - 12:24am
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CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the record 14th time, hitting his 10th grand slam and a two-run homer that led the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 13-6 Friday night.

Teixeira had his second straight two-homer game and leads the Yankees with 28 homers and 73 RBIs.

Batting right-handed, Teixeira's slam off Carlos Rodon (4-4) put New York ahead 6-0 in a five-run second. Batting left-handed, he connected...

August 1, 2015 - 12:15am
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HOUSTON (AP) — Wellington Castillo and Jake Lamb homered to open the 10th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros 6-4 Friday night for their season-high sixth straight win games.

Castillo had three hits and finished a triple shy of the cycle. He hit the first pitch of the inning from Pat Neshek (3-2) just inside the left-field foul pole for his 11th home run of the year.

Lamb followed with a solo shot to right....

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...

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