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  • Abreu extends streak, White Sox beat Twins 10-8

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu reached base five times while extending his hitting streak to 21 games, and the Chicago White Sox scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-8 on Friday night. Abreu had three singles, scored twice and drove in a run. He also walked...

  • Gordon meets with NFL, hearing to continue

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon's fight to stay on the field isn't over. Gordon spent 10 hours in the NFL's offices in New York on Friday for his appeal hearing before the sides decided to stop and will resume on Monday, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press....

  • George suffers serious leg injury in US exhibition

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against...

  • Jets sign RB Michael Smith, cut S Brandon Hardin

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed running back Michael Smith and released safety Brandon Hardin. Smith was a seventh-round pick of Tampa Bay out of Utah State in 2012. The speedy 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back had three kickoff returns for the Buccaneers as a...

  • Soliai, Jackson bring 'girth' to defensive line

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The new wide bodies on the Atlanta Falcons' defensive line are difficult to overlook. After Atlanta finished next to last in the NFL in run defense last season, some substantial bulk was added to the defensive line. Among the newcomers are two veterans...

  • Niese outpitched by Vogelsong in Mets' loss

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — By manager Terry Collins' count Jonathon Niese made three bad throws all night — two pitches that were hit for triples and one attempted toss to second base. That's all the support Ryan Vogelsong needed. The San Francisco Giants' right-hander held the New York Mets to...

  • Vogelsong stifles Mets in Giants' 5-1 win

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong's strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet. Tired but eager for a shot at his first nine-inning complete game, the right-hander chose not to answer his coaches when asked how he was feeling. He was just fine, finishing off...

  • Byrd homer lifts Phillies over Nationals 2-1

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Marlon Byrd spent most of the night swinging and missing against Washington Nationals pitchers. Connecting once proved to be enough. Byrd struck out three times, but hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, Roberto Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and...

  • Cespedes, Craig at Fenway after trade flurry

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — If Yoenis Cespedes didn't know much about the Boston Red Sox while growing up in Cuba, he found the perfect person to teach him all about the history of the franchise and its ballpark. The ex-Oakland outfielder, who was traded to Boston for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes on...

  • Rookie gets win as Boston beats Yankees 4-3

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The game ball that Red Sox right-hander Anthony Ranaudo will treasure from his major league debut wasn't the one from the final out in Boston's 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Instead, his teammates made sure to save the ball he threw to strike out Derek Jeter in...

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