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July 25, 2016 - 6:34pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox ace Chris Sale will start on Thursday against the crosstown Cubs in his first appearance since he was suspended for five days for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear.

Manager Robin Ventura says he isn't sure of Sale's plans while he is away from the team, but he expects him to be ready for the outing at Wrigley Field.

The White Sox announced Sale's punishment on Sunday after the left-hander...

July 25, 2016 - 6:28pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals did not arrive at their hotel in New York until 8:30 a.m. Monday after a flight delay that followed a nationally televised night game.

St. Louis' 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sunday night's ESPN game lasted 3 hours, 49 minutes, and ended shortly before 11 p.m. CDT. The plane taking the Cardinals to New York did not land in St. Louis on time because of weather, causing the team to remain in its clubhouse for several hours...

July 25, 2016 - 6:26pm
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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have selected the contract of top outfield prospect David Dahl from Triple-A Albuquerque, and planned to have the former No. 1 pick make his major league debut Monday night.

Dahl, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft, arrived at Camden Yards around 5 p.m. and he was placed in the starting lineup, batting sixth and in left field.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, "He's earned it. He deserves it."...

July 25, 2016 - 6:24pm
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DETROIT (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a one-year contract with guard Ray McCallum.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not been announced. McCallum's deal is for the league minimum, which is about $1 million for a player with his service time.

McCallum averaged 3.3 points per game last season in 41 appearances for San Antonio and Memphis...

July 25, 2016 - 6:03pm
6 min 30 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago high school basketball standout who went on to play in college has been shot to death on the city's West Side.

Police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney said Jonathan Mills suffered several gunshot wounds Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead on the scene. Sweeney had no other details about the shooting.

The 26-year-old Mills played forward and center for North Lawndale College prep, leading the team to the Public...

July 25, 2016 - 5:58pm
6 min 30 sec ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers needs surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season.

Borchers was hurt on Saturday during the Timbers' 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

It did not appear that the veteran defender was injured by contact when he collapsed to the turf late in the first half. Borchers could not stand after he was treated on the field and left on a stretcher....

July 25, 2016 - 5:44pm
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Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova is appealing her ban from the Olympics, saying it was based on incorrect information and dubious legal grounds.

Stepanova sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee contending she never said she wouldn't compete for the Russian team, as the IOC stated. The IOC would not make any exception for her to compete under a neutral flag.

She says the IOC's ban of any Russian athlete who has previously...

July 25, 2016 - 5:39pm
6 min 29 sec ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing will field an Xfinity Series team next season when it moves to Ford.

No driver or sponsor was announced Monday for the team, which will be full-time in 2017. SHR fields four full-time Sprint Cup Series teams.

SHR won Cup titles in 2011 with team co-owner Tony Stewart and in 2014 with Kevin Harvick. Stewart is retiring at the end of the season and will be replaced by Clint Bowyer.

The...

July 25, 2016 - 5:36pm
6 min 29 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years.

Fielder got a second opinion Monday, and general manager Jon Daniels says Dr. Drew Dossett recommended surgery. That was the same as Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles said last week after an MRI showed a herniation between Fielder's C4 and C5 disks.

Dossett, a specialist in Texas, performed Fielder's surgery...

July 25, 2016 - 5:35pm
6 min 29 sec ago

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has a chance to join elite company in college football this season.

Collins was given a $300,000 raise this year and has a chance to make $1 million annually. Only nine assistant coaches made $1 million in 2015, according to USA Today.

Responding to a public records request, the University Athletic Association released details of Collins' new contract along with several of coach Jim...

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