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July 30, 2015 - 3:05pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer scattered three hits over seven innings, Jonathan Papelbon got his first save for Washington with a perfect ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Thursday.

Backed by Ryan Zimmerman's second-inning homer off Dan Haren, Scherzer (11-8) struck out six and lowered his ERA to 2.22.

Former closer Drew Storen pitched a perfect eighth, striking out two in his new setup role.

Papelbon,...

July 30, 2015 - 2:59pm
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5848.547
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5550.524
Rochester (Twins)5451.514
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4758.44810½
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4263...
July 30, 2015 - 2:55pm
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Jockey Manuel Franco has minor injuries a day after a frightening spill at Saratoga Race Course, and will be out at least through the weekend.

Franco's agent Angel Cordero, Jr., said Thursday the 20-year-old rider also was body sore, but "nothing's broken, the doctors just wanted to play it safe."

During the fifth race on Wednesday, Franco was unseated when his horse, The Ghost Bride, bumped with Undertherain on the...

July 30, 2015 - 2:52pm
17 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5848.547
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5550.524
Rochester (Twins)5451.514
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4758.44810½
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4263...
July 30, 2015 - 2:42pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley is ahead of schedule, but the team isn't counting on the running back being ready for the opener.

General manager Les Snead says Thursday that Gurley was impressive in conditioning tests earlier this week with just the rookies on the field for one of the hottest days of the summer.

Gurley is rehabbing from left knee surgery that cost him part of his final year at Georgia. Snead says the...

July 30, 2015 - 2:31pm
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4220.677
Southern Illinois4022.6452
Traverse City3624.6005
Florence3032.48412
Frontier2832.46713
Lake Erie
July 30, 2015 - 2:23pm
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula says the last two losing seasons were big successes for the team.

Pegula said Thursday that the success didn't show up in wins and losses but will show up in the future.

Pegula made the comments during a panel discussion with his wife, Kim, as well as Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday.

When asked whether success is measured...

July 30, 2015 - 2:21pm
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MIAMI (AP) — The president of CONCACAF says he will conduct a review of the organization's refereeing department.

The regional soccer body said Thursday that the ongoing review is evaluating refereeing standards and assessing the process for determining assignments for each match.

Alfredo Hawit became president of North and Central America and the Caribbean's governing body in May after Jeffrey Webb's indictment. Webb and predecessor Jack Warner were...

July 30, 2015 - 2:09pm
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Kansas City at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Boston, 1:35 p.m.

L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 4:05 p.m.

Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Detroit at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Arizona at Houston, 7:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m....

July 30, 2015 - 2:07pm
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TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival at the Women's British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim.

Kim was midway through compiling a 7-under 65 in the first round when Trump, the American presidential candidate, landed in a private helicopter to begin a two-day visit at the tournament being staged at his Turnberry resort in western Scotland.

The on-course action was...

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