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Braves try to keep Nationals at a distance in standings

WASHINGTON — The Atlanta Braves are trying to keep the National League East a two-team race, winning two of their first three games of an important series with the third-place Washington Nationals. The Braves clubbed three home runs Wednesday night to…

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Chicago Cubs realize there are no gimmes in series with San Diego Padres

CHICAGO — Considering all the Chicago Cubs are playing for as they enter the final two months of the regular season, manager Joe Maddon won’t allow his team to look past anyone. That message became abundantly clear after the Cubs dropped the opener of a four-game series with the last-place San Diego

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown recruits Dez Bryant on social media

Antonio Brown played the role of recruiter on social media Sunday morning when he asked fellow wide receiver Dez Bryant to consider joining the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Come play with me @DezBryant let’s get the chip. Eat Greedy. Big plates,” Brown posted on Twitter. Brown, who is a six-time

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Washington Redskins DT Da’Ron Payne to miss 2-3 weeks

Washington Redskins rookie defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne is expected to miss two to three weeks with an ankle injury, multiple media outlets reported. Payne, Washington’s first-round pick (No. 13 overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft, was hurt during Friday’s practice when a teammate stepped on

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Retooling St. Louis Cardinals aim for series win over Chicago Cubs

It may not necessarily be a white flag that the St. Louis Cardinals waved Friday, but the reshaping of their bullpen was a first step in admitting their priority lies with 2019 and not the final two months of 2018. Before a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cub…

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Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees to play two after rainout

NEW YORK — The sight of Aaron Judge wincing in pain after taking a fastball off his right wrist was enough to make New York Yankees fans cringe and hope for the best. The Yankees announced after Thursday’s game that Judge would be out for at least three weeks, and a day later manager Aaron Boone

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Juan Soto, Max Scherzer lead Washington Nationals over Miami Marlins

MIAMI, July 28 (UPI) — Rookie phenom Juan Soto and ace Max Scherzer led the Washington Nationals in a 9-1 thrashing of the Miami Marlins Friday at Marlins Park. Scherzer dazzled for eight innings, allowing just three hits and one run while tossing 11 …

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New York Yankees lose injured Aaron Judge for three weeks

July 27 (UPI) — The New York Yankees have lost star outfielder Aaron Judge for three weeks due to a wrist injury. New York announced the absence on Thursday. Judge sustained a chip fracture of the right wrist (ulnar styloid bone). No surgery has been …

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Angels could close in even more on Mariners

The Seattle Mariners had an eight-game cushion for the second wild card from the American League heading into their game against the Los Angeles Angels on July 4. When the same teams open a three-game series at Angel Stadium on Friday night, the Mariners won’t have that comfortable lead. Seattle

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Houston Texans hold Jadeveon Clowney out of team drills

Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney did not participate in team drills Thursday on the first day of training camp. Clowney, who has been rehabbing from arthroscopic knee surgery, was limited to individual drills, according to the Houston Chronic…

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Three-team deal complete; Carmelo to Rockets?

July 25 (UPI) — A three-team trade everyone knew was coming is now official, and the end result is expected to land forward Carmelo Anthony with the Houston Rockets. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers announced the deal We…

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Jarome Iginla retiring after 20 NHL seasons

July 25 (UPI) — Veteran forward Jarome Iginla is retiring from the National Hockey League at 41 years old. The Calgary Flames will host Iginla’s retirement ceremony at a news conference on July 30 at the Scotiabank Saddledome Chrysler Club. Iginla entered the NFL as the No. 11 overall pick in the

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Phillies hope Nola’s star shines bright vs. Dodgers

Aaron Nola, the lone All-Star from the Philadelphia Phillies, will make his first start of the second half Tuesday. Nola (12-3, 2.30 ERA) and the Phillies are hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle contest of a three-game series at Citizens Bank…

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Lefties to duel in San Francisco Giants-Seattle Mariners series opener

Two left-handers getting introduced to new opponents are scheduled to duel Tuesday night when the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners open a two-game interleague series in Seattle. The clubs will be completing a four-game season series that began…

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Los Angeles Rams camp: Three goals and top battle

Three goals: Get the linebacker unit settled The Los Angeles Rams made a number of defensive upgrades this offseason, but it came at a bit of a cost as they had to make hard decisions at other spots, most notably linebacker, where Alec Ogletree and Rob…

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Quintana, Cubs look to out-duel Cardinals

CHICAGO — The top spot in the Chicago Cubs’ lineup has often resembled a game of musical chairs this season. But as hot as first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been as the leadoff hitter of late, manager Joe Maddon might have a difficult time moving Rizzo. Before the All-Star break, Maddon pondered such

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