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LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak

Robinson Cano is set to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland. Cano is ineligible for the postseason if Seattle makes it, but manager Scott Servais hopes the 35-year-old can help the Mariners get there as a versatile piece around

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Lowrie drives in 4 to back Manaea, A’s hold off Mariners 7-6

Bob Melvin might have a little better understanding of the anxiety other teams feel when his Oakland Athletics come roaring back in the late innings. Seattle nearly did it to the A’s. These AL West rivals are among the best at staying in games until the very end despite a big deficit. Jed Lowrie

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Column: NASCAR’s dark cloud lifted after leadership change

Keelan Harvick had the father-son weekend of a lifetime: He crashed a golf cart, drove a tiny race car, ran on a NASCAR track to collect his dad’s checkered flag and got to ride shotgun alongside his old man to victory lane. The 6-year-old son of Kevin Harvick was the headliner of NASCAR’s weekend

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Correction: Rays-Blue Jays story

TORONTO (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about the Tampa Bay Rays playing the Toronto Blue Jays, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of Edward Rogers of Rogers Communications. Rogers is the company’s chairman, not its chief executive officer.

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New Jersey Devils sign F Kevin Rooney to 2-year contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract.

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Braves call up RHP Toussaint to make big league debut

ATLANTA (AP) — Touki Toussaint has been called up by the Atlanta Braves to make his major league debut in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.

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Rays holding their own with creative pitching approach

No team has gotten more innings from its starting pitchers this season than the Cleveland Indians. No team has gotten fewer than the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Red Sox old-timer’s memorabilia going up for sale

Some items belonging to one of the Boston Red Sox’s early members – when the team was known as the Boston Americans – are coming up for sale. Third baseman Harry Lord played for the Americans and then the Red Sox, becoming one of the first captains in 1910, before he switched colors to the White

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Mets’ Wright starts rehab assignment in minors, goes 0 for 3

New York Mets third baseman David Wright played his first game in almost a year Sunday, going 0 for 3 to start a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Wright struck out twice and flied out for St. Lucie in the Class A Florida State League. The 35-y…

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LEADING OFF: DeGrom-Severino in NYC, Bumgarner-Kershaw in LA

A look at what’s happening around baseball Monday:

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Carrasco strikes out 9 as Indians hold off White Sox 9-7

Carrasco struck out nine in seven innings, and the Indians held off the White Sox for a 9-7 win. AL Central-leading Cleveland had a 9-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, and almost blew it. Run-scoring singles by Tim Anderson and Kevan Smith trimmed the Indians’ lead to 9-5 in the ninth

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FANTASY PLAYS: TE, defense, kickers not to be ignored

A majority of fantasy football research tends to focus on running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks. But the other three positions are equally as crucial and can ultimately help you win your league. Knowing the right time to grab a tight end and w…

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Reyes hits 2-run homer, Mets beat Marlins 4-3

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer, Noah Syndergaard struck out seven in seven innings and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Sunday.

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Sabathia, Stanton lead Yankees over Rangers 7-2

CC Sabathia threw six shutout innings of one-hit ball, Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fifth time in six games and the New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday. Didi Gregorius also homered and turned in a nifty defensive play for Ne…

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Goldschmidt homers twice as Diamondbacks beat Reds 9-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit two of Arizona’s five homers, and the Diamondbacks avoided a sweep by pounding the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday.

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The Latest: Kevin Harvick takes 1st stage at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local):

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