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Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges

30 min 45 sec ago
BEIJING (AP) — Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate. (...)
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For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters

30 min 45 sec ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans. (...)
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Take me out to the rooftop: Wrigley changes bring new looks

30 min 45 sec ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Top of the first, one out. It's a Friday in July, the start of a holiday weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Miami Marlins. (...)
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Fan favorite Flores homers in 12th, Mets beat Nationals 2-1

30 min 45 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him — this time with his bat as well as his heart. (...)
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Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport

30 min 45 sec ago
The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race. (...)
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Kennedy watches wife give birth on FaceTime, then pitches

30 min 45 sec ago
MIAMI (AP) — Ian Kennedy expected to miss Friday's start against the Miami Marlins to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor with their fourth child. (...)
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Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

30 min 45 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. (...)
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Greinke, Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 with Guerrero's go-ahead HR

1 hour 36 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with pitchers like Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly understands pitching to an Angels lineup that includes Mike Trout and Albert Pujols is a daunting task. (...)
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Teixeira homers from both sides as Yanks rout White Sox 13-6

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Teixeira is on a hot streak, and it doesn't seem to matter whether he's swinging right- or left-handed. (...)
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AP Top Sports News At 1:20 a.m. EDT

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
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Fan favorite Flores homers in 12th, Mets beat Nationals 2-1

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him — this time with his bat as well as his heart. (...)
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Jack Beckman has quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Jack Beckman powered to quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday night in qualifying for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. (...)
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Dodgers 5, Angels 3

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
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Salazar gives up 1 hit in 8 innings as Indians beat A's

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Danny Salazar pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight win. (...)
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Teixeira homers from both sides as Yanks rout White Sox 13-6

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the record 14th time, hitting his 10th grand slam and a two-run homer that led the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 13-6 Friday night. (...)
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Castillo, Lamb HR in 10th as Diamondbacks beat Astros 6-4

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Wellington Castillo and Jake Lamb homered to open the 10th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros 6-4 Friday night for their season-high sixth straight win. (...)
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Indians 2, Athletics 1

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
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Greinke, Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 with Guerrero's go-ahead HR

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke won his fifth straight decision, Howie Kendrick homered in his first game against his former team, and the Dodgers beat the Angels 5-3 Friday night in the opening game of the Freeway Series. (...)
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Yankees 13, White Sox 6

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
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AP Sportlight

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13pm
1864 — The first Travers Stakes at Saratoga is won by Kentucky, a horse that scores 20 consecutive victories. (...)
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