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July 4, 2015 - 6:58pm
7 min 21 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated left-hander Patrick Corbin and catcher Oscar Hernandez from the 60-day disabled list.

The moves came before Corbin took the mound against Colorado on Saturday night in his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2014.

To make room, the Diamondbacks optioned utility man Danny Dorn and right-handed reliever Matt Stites to Triple-A Reno.

Corbin was 14-6 with a...

July 4, 2015 - 6:52pm
7 min 21 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched seven innings to help hand Seattle ace Felix Hernandez his first loss in Oakland in nearly seven years, as the Athletics beat the Mariners 2-0 on Saturday.

The A's only scored twice off Hernandez (10-5) but peppered him for 10 hits — the most he has allowed this season.

Hernandez, who struck out six and walked two, had gone 13 consecutive starts without losing at the Coliseum, matching the...

July 4, 2015 - 6:41pm
7 min 21 sec ago

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women's World Cup.

It was England's first win in 21 meetings against Germany, and secured the team's best finish in its four World Cup appearances. England's victory over the top-ranked Germans came after a gut-wrenching 2-1 semifinal loss to Japan that was decided on an own goal on Wednesday.

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July 4, 2015 - 6:41pm
7 min 21 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, retiring his last 19 batters, and Neil Walker had an RBI single to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Saturday.

Locke (5-4) allowed only second-inning singles by Yan Gomes and Giovanny Urshela as the Pirates ended Cleveland's five-game winning streak. The left-hander struck six, walked none and faced one batter more than the minimum in a game that took just 2 hours, 6 minutes...

July 4, 2015 - 6:20pm
7 min 21 sec ago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rain washed out qualifying for Sunday night's race at Daytona International Speedway, where the field was set by practice times.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole because he was fastest in Friday's first practice session. NASCAR's most popular driver deliberately ran a very fast lap because his crew chief anticipated rain could interrupt qualifying on Saturday.

The decision was correct as the session never began...

July 4, 2015 - 6:15pm
7 min 21 sec ago

Big boats Comanche and Rambler 88 are ready for their transatlantic showdown.

Now they just need the weather to cooperate if they hope to break the record for sailing between Newport, Rhode Island, and The Lizard, the southern tip of the British mainland.

Comanche, a 100-footer owned by Internet pioneer Jim Clark, and Rambler 88 are scheduled to leave Newport on Sunday afternoon as part of the third of three staggered starts in the Transatlantic Race...

July 4, 2015 - 6:13pm
7 min 22 sec ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Bernard Tomic has been suspended from this month's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan in Darwin for his verbal attack on Tennis Australia officials, including Pat Rafter and chief executive Craig Tiley.

Australian Associated Press reported from Wimbledon on Saturday that Tennis Australia president Steve Healy said Tomic's disrespectful post-match comments following his third-round loss on Friday effectively ruled him out of contention....

July 4, 2015 - 6:09pm
7 min 22 sec ago

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jason Bohn shot a 9-under 61 Saturday and heads into the final round in a four-way tie for the lead at The Greenbrier Classic.

Bohn, Sean O'Hair, Sung Joon Park and Bryce Molder were at 11-under 199 on the Old White TPC course in West Virginia. O'Hair and Park both shot 66. Molder had a 67.

A crowded leaderboard has 27 players within four shots of the lead. Tiger Woods wasn't among them. Woods struggled on the back...

July 4, 2015 - 5:54pm
7 min 22 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Harrison has been activated from the disabled list and rookie right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez was sent back to the minors by the Texas Rangers.

Also before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, Texas recalled right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Round Rock, the club where Gonzalez was sent.

The Rangers say Harrison will start Wednesday against Arizona, his first start since spinal fusion surgery in June 2014...

July 4, 2015 - 5:49pm
7 min 22 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have selected left-hander Clayton Richard's contract from Triple-A Iowa in time for Saturday's start against the Miami Marlins and placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

They also selected catcher Taylor Teagarden's contract from Iowa and optioned right-hander Donn Roach to Triple-A on Saturday. Infielder Tommy La Stella was transferred to the 60-day disabled list from the 15-day DL, and right-hander Gonzalez...

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