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  • Saquon Barkley says he's learning from minor hamstring injury

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is "coming along" after suffering a mild strain of his hamstring on Monday. Barkley, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft, stretched with his teammates Thursday and did some light jogging on the side with a trainer. It was the most he has done since suffering the injury. He did not participate in joint practices with the Detroit Lions this week. The injury is considered...

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  • As time off stretches to three weeks, Aaron Judge feeling frustration

    NEW YORK -- As his injured wrist continues healing slower than doctors originally thought, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge said Thursday that he hates still being away from the field and out of the lineup. "I'm not frustrated with the pace [of the healing]. I'm frustrated with being out," Judge said. The outfielder has been out of action for exactly three weeks. He suffered a chip fracture in his right wrist when a 94 mph fastball hit him July 26. Hours...

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  • AP Interview: Wilder to announce next fight _ if Fury wins

    Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is on a business trip this weekend in Belfast. He'll be ringside as a TV commentator for Saturday's fight between Tyson Fury and Francesco Pianeta. But even Wilder has something riding on the outcome of this matchup. If Fury wins, Wilder plans to...

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  • A lapsed WWE fan's guide to SummerSlam

    As a service to those fans who have a general interest in the WWE but haven't watched many (or any) matches since WrestleMania, we're happy to provide this FAQ as a guide to SummerSlam 2018. Q. Hey, I've always wondered: Is it "SummerSlam" (all one word) or "Summer Slam" (two words)? A. "SummerSlam," much like "WrestleMania" and "SmackDown." It's the arbitrary combination of names thing that the WWE does for some intellectual property but not others. It's not...

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  • Davis Cup overhauled for 2019 with season-ending team event

    The Davis Cup is getting a radical overhaul in hopes of reviving an event that has lost some luster. Beginning next year, the top team event in men's tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site, creating an event that the International Tennis Federation...

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  • Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham Championship

    Brandt Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship, falling one shot shy of matching the record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole, becoming the 10th player in PGA Tour to break 60. Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers...

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  • Braves' Acuna day to day after being plunked with pitch

    Braves rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. is day to day after being plunked on the left arm by Miami's Jose Urena. The team announced Thursday that a CT scan on Acuna's elbow was normal. X-rays also were negative. Urena was ejected from Wednesday night's game after hitting Acuna on...

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  • Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham Championship

    Brandt Snedeker, despite making a bogey on his first hole of the day, made a birdie at the last to become just the 10th golfer in PGA Tour history to break golf's magic number, carding an 11-under 59 at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday. Snedeker, who began the first round on the 10th tee, started his day with a bogey 5 on the par 4. But that was the only blemish on his scorecard at Sedgefield Country Club as he added 10 birdies and an eagle the rest of the way. He was the ninth...

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  • Even with Meyer sidelined, expectations high for Ohio State

    Coach Urban Meyer's future at Ohio State might be in doubt, but the talent level on the field for the Buckeyes certainly isn't a question. Meyer was put on paid leave Aug. 1 — two days before preseason practice opened — while the university investigates his handling of domestic...

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  • Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach

    The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN reported that coaches...

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  • Kasey Kahne 'at ease' after deciding to stop driving full-time NASCAR slate

    Kasey Kahne will no longer race in the NASCAR Cup Series full time after the 2018 season, he announced Thursday morning. The 38-year-old Kahne, 28th in the series standings in his first year at Leavine Family Racing, has 18 career wins in 527 starts over a 15-year-career. "I've thought about this decision for many months, if not longer," Kahne tweeted Thursday. "It's time for me to step away from racing in NASCAR full time. ... Racing in Cup full time for a few more years was...

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  • NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

    NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne announced his intentions Thursday on Twitter, saying "I'm not sure what the future holds for me, but I'm at ease with the decision that I have made." The former Hendrick Motorsports driver has 18...

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  • Novak Djokovic, Sloane Stephens win at Western & Southern Open

    MASON, Ohio -- Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 before heavy rain halted afternoon matches at the Western & Southern Open. The 10th-seeded Djokovic demonstrated he's back in form by winning another Wimbledon title...

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  • Maryland regents to hold special meeting over Jordan McNair's death

    The University of Maryland board of regents has called a special meeting Friday to receive updates about the school's actions in the wake of the June 13 death of football player Jordan McNair. The meeting will take place in closed session via conference call. The regents elected to close the meeting, citing the following statute: "The appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees,...

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  • Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

    Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian and...

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  • Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

    Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp had as real a chance...

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  • Dozier ends Dodgers' skid with RBI in 12th against Giants

    It was looking all too familiar to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Another lead lost, another reliever buckling in a big moment. Only this time, after San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to tie the game, the Dodgers did not wilt and their...

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  • Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

    Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice to sit and cool...

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  • LEADING OFF: Braves-Marlins melee, Cards soaring, Lester up

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOT TEMPERS Suspensions could be on deck after Wednesday night's melee between the Braves and Marlins. Ronald Acuna's chance to extend his home run streak was put on hold when Miami pitcher Jose Urena hit the rookie slugger in the left...

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  • Column: Suspend Urena for rest of season for plunking Acuna

    Ronald Acuna Jr. is good for baseball. Jose Urena and his defenders are not. Jose, take the rest of the season off. And while you're at it, take Keith Hernandez with you. In a nod to the bad ol' days when it was apparently acceptable to plunk a guy who was playing too well, ...

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  • 70 years after Babe Ruth's death, fans still flock to grave

    Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death. It's the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible slugger and...

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  • Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4

    Wilson Ramos became an instant favorite with his new team. Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game wearing red pinstripes. The Phillies, who remained two games behind first-place...

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  • Elon Musk's tunnel company aims to reduce Dodger Stadium traffic with 'Dugout Loop'

    Elon Musk's tunnel construction and infrastructure firm, The Boring Company, in cooperation with the city of Los Angeles, announced Wednesday it would build a privately funded tunnel from a subway station in East Hollywood to Dodger Stadium that would reduce time in traffic from more than an hour in the car to fewer than four minutes by electric vehicle. The Boring Company is projecting that, when ready, 1,500 fans per game can take the company's underground high-speed vehicles through the...

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  • Ozuna homers, Cardinals beat Nationals for 8th straight win

    Marcell Ozuna homered and Austin Gomber tossed six shutout innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. St. Louis has won a season-high eight straight. The Cardinals, who are 18-9 since the All-Star break, captured their sixth...

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