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Trump arrives in Scotland for Women’s British Open golf

AP Photo/Scott Heppell TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Presidential contender Donald Trump has arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland for the first day of the Women’s British Open. On a short break from his election campaigning in the United States, the...
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Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

AP Photo/Patrick B. Kraemer KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Michel Platini’s chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as “a unique candidate” and urged his member nations...
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Players who need to finally show their worth in 2015

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun Alshon Jeffery proved himself last year as a prime target in Chicago. Everson Griffen showed his stuff as a sackmaster in Minnesota. Both moved from the “show us what you’ve got” category to Pro Bowl consideration. Here’s a road map...
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A look at trainer Bob Baffert’s record 7 wins in Haskell

AP Photo/Julio Cortez Short stay. Large payday. That’s the way it usually works when Bob Baffert sends a horse to the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Sunday should be no different, when the trainer makes his nearly annual trek to the Jersey Shore to saddle American...
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Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

AP Photo/Steven Senne BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing; the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host; and now the NFL has upheld star...
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AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas

AP Photo/Matt Marton PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people familiar with the deal say the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade ace left-hander Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Both people spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on...
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Kaka helps MLS All Stars to 2-1 win over Tottenham

AP Photo/David Zalubowski COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up David Villa’s goal minutes later in the first half to help the best players in Major League Soccer beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on a blustery Wednesday night. The MLS improved...
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Dodgers scratch Kershaw from start vs A’s with soreness

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness. Kershaw is expected to start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los...
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American Pharoah arrives at Monmouth for Sunday’s Haskell

AP Photo/Mel Evans OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received star treatment as he arrived to prepare for Sunday’s $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. After landing at Atlantic City airport, racing’s biggest attraction...
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Rays’ Archer has perfect game through 6 innings vs. Tigers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer has not allowed a baserunner through six innings against Detroit on Wednesday. Archer has struck out 10 as the Rays hold a 1-0 lead over the Tigers.