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Cards win 82nd game at Arizona

The NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat Arizona 5-3 to win their 82nd game, the most in the majors. Brandon Moss cracked a two-run homer to break a fifth inning tie. That maintains the Cards' four and a-half game lead over Pittsburgh.
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Giants blast the Cubs in San Fran

San Francisco rookie Kelly Tomlinson hit a grand slam for his first career home run and Marlon Byrd added a three-run shot in helping Madison Bumgarner and the Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 9-1. The win moved the Giants within 5 and a-half games of the Cubs for the second NL wild-card spot. Bumgarner is 16-6 after striking out 12 in six innings.
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High school football scores from Thursday

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Audubon 26, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 21

Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 34, Iowa City, West 31

Davenport, West 16, Davenport, North 14


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Orioles best the Royals at K-C

The Orioles had dropped six straight before they banged out five home runs in an 8-5 win against Kansas City. Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop and Chris Davis hit two-run shots off Johnny Cueto , who was rocked for six runs and eight hits in just fiveinnings. The Royals lead the AL West by 12 games over Minnesota, and the Orioles are within two games of Texas and Minnesota for the final AL wild-card berth.
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Cubs lose to the Giants

The Giants and Cubs were tied 2-2 until Buster Posey and Kelby Tomlinson hit RBI doubles in the sixth inning of San Francisco's 4-2 triumph over Chicago. Nori Aoki smacked a solo homer and Jake Peavy worked into the seventh to help the Giants end the Cubbies' six-game winning streak. San Francisco also stayed 2 1/2 games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers and climbed within 6 ½ games of the Cubs for the second NL wild-card berth.
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Cards win again at Arizona

The Cardinals' 3-1 win at Arizona keeps St. Louis atop the NL Central by 4 ½ games over the Pirates. John Lackey gave up seven hits in as many innings and blanked the Diamondbacks following Paul Goldschmidt's solo blast in the first. Kolten Wong doubled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh after Mark Reynolds knotted the score with a fifth-inning homer.
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Royals down Baltimore

Kendrys Morales hit a solo homer while the Royals were building an early 3-0 lead in a
3-2 win over Baltimore. Danny Duffy gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings before the Kansas City bullpen blanked the struggling Orioles on two hits the rest of the way. The Royals maintained their 13-game lead over Minnesota in the AL Central and sent the Birds to their sixth consecutive loss.
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Cards win 80th game at Arizona

St. Louis ripped Arizona 9-1 to take a 4 ½-game lead over the Pirates in the NL Central. Jaime Garcia dropped his ERA to 1.77 in limiting the Diamondbacks to a run and four hits in six innings. Jhonny Peralta , Justin Heyward and Javier Molina drove in two runs apiece for the Cardinals, who capped the rout with a solo homer by Peter Bourjos.
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Cubs win at Frisco

San Francisco now trails the NL West by 2 ½ games to Los Angeles and is seven games behind the Cubs for the second NL wild-card berth following the Giants' 8-5 loss to Chicago. Rookie Kyle Schwarber opened the scoring by hitting one of the Cubs' three home runs, a three-run blast in the third inning. Miguel Montero launched a two-run shot and Starlin Castro added a solo homer in the Cubbies' sixth consecutive win.
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Cubs edge Tribe on walk off homer

The Cubs stayed red hot by beating Cleveland 2-1 on Kris Bryant's solo homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Bryant's third round-tripper in two games sent the Cubs to their fifth straight victory and 21st in 26 games as they solidify their hold on a playoff berth. Chicago is 6 ½ games ahead of San Francisco for the second NL wild-card slot.
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Cards beat the D-Backs

Lance Lynn pitched in and out of trouble for six innings but allowed just two runs on nine hits in the Cardinals' 5-3 win at Arizona. Matt Carpenter smacked a solo homer, and Tommy Pham provided the tiebreaking single in a three-run seventh before Yadier Molina added a two-run single later in the inning. The Cardinals still lead the NL Central by 3 ½ games over the Pirates, and the Diamondbacks are 5 ½ behind the NL West-leading Dodgers.
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Bucs beat the Bengals in Tampa

First overall pick Jameis Winston looked pretty good in Tampa Bay's 25-11 victory over Cincinnati. He scored on a one-yard run after going 3-of-3 passing during the game's first series, an 80-yard touchdown drive. Winston played four series, completing 8 of 13 passes for 90 yards and no interceptions.
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Buckeyes ranked #1 in preseaon college football!

Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll.

The defending national champions received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings. Since preseason rankings began in 1950, no team has received more than 97 percent of the first-place votes in a preseason poll.

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Cubs sweep Braves

Kris Bryant smacked two of the Cubs' five home runs and drove in three in a 9-3 win over Atlanta. Miguel Montero homered for the second straight day and had 3 RBIs to help Chicago complete a four-game sweep.
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Cards pound Pads at San Diego

St. Louis avoided a three-game sweep as Stephen Piscotty homered twice and had five RBIs in a 10-3 pounding of San Diego. Michael Wacha is 15-4 after allowing one run and four hits in six innings of his fourth straight win. The Cardinals are a majorleague-best 78-45 and lead the NL Central by 3 ½ games over Pittsburgh.
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Cubs beat the Braves at home in Chi Town

The Cubs reached Shelby Miller for five runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings of a 5-3 triumph over the Braves. Two of Chicago's runs were unearned as Miller's winless skid stretched to 17 games since May 17. Miller had a 3-2 lead until Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero hit RBI doubles in the sixth.
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No no in the big leagues!!!!!

Mike Fiers has tossed the fifth no-hitter of the season, and the first complete-game no-hitter by a Houston Astro since Darryl Kile in 1993.

Fiers threw 134 pitches in leading the Astros to a 3-0 win over the Dodgers in Houston. He opened the ninth by getting Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley to fly out to right field before striking out Justin Turner.

Fiers struck out 10 and walked three, retiring the final 21 batters in his first no-hitter. It was his third start since being acquired by the Astros from Milwaukee.

The Astros went ahead on Jake Marisnick's two-run homer in the second, four innings before Evan Gattis added a solo shot.

The AL West-leading Astros are 3 ½ games in front of the Angels and four ahead of Texas. The Dodgers' lead in the NL West is down to 1 1/2 games over San Francisco.

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High school football scores from around Iowa

Central City 42, Rockford 0

Colo-NESCO 82, Clarksville 16

Kingsley-Pierson 36, Remsen-Union 0

Midland, Wyoming 76, English Valleys, North English 12

Murray 48, Melcher-Dallas 0

Northwood-Kensett 57, Meskwaki Settlement School 12

Riceville 30, West Central, Maynard 12

Seymour-Moulton Udell 24, Tri-County, Thornburg 0

St. Mary's, Remsen 66, River Valley, Correctionville 0

Tripoli 48, Dunkerton 28


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White Sox blast the Halos at Anahiem

Jose Abreu drilled a two-run double and had three RBIs as the White Sox downed the Angels 8-2 in Anaheim. Adam LaRoche socked a two-run homer and Jose Quintana allowed two runs over six innings to help Chicago end the Angels' three-game winning streak. Mike Trout had two hits and an RBI for Los Angeles.
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Bosox beat Royals in Beantown

Boston knocked off Kansas City 4-1 as Wade Miley held the Royals to a run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings. Ryan Hanigan sparked the Red Sox's three-run third by poking a two-run single and scoring on Jackie Bradley Jr.'s triple. The Royals now pacethe AL Central by 13 ½ games over Minnesota, with Detroit 14 games back.
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Cubs beat Braves at Wrigley

Jake Arrieta picked up his major league-leading 15th win by tossing six shutout innings in the Cubs' 7-1 win over Atlanta. Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run homer and Addison Russell added a solo shot that put the Cubbies ahead 5-0. The Cubs ended athree-game skid and moved four games ahead of the Giants for the second NL wild-card berth.
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Angels edge the Chisox at Anahiem

Jered Weaver pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Carlos Perez homered in the Los Angeles Angels' third straight victory over the Chicago White Sox, 1-0 Wednesday night.

Weaver (5-9) earned his first victory since May 30, striking out five without a walk in his third start back from a seven-week injury absence. The Angels' longtime ace showed command and deception that made up for his velocity, and eventually left to a standing ovation.

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Yanks beat the Twins in the Bronx

Rookie Greg Bird hit the first two home runs of his major league career to lead the Yankees to a 4-3 win over Minnesota. Bird's two-run homers helped the American League East leaders complete a three-game sweep. Bird's power surge backed the pitching of Nathan Eovaldi (ee-VAHL'-dee), who had a perfect game broken up with one out in the sixth on Chris Herman's single. Eovaldi improved to 13-2 on the season and 8-0 in his last 11 starts.
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Cards beat the Giants in Saint Louis

Yadier Molina's 100th career home run in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3.

Molina added an RBI single in the first and rookie Stephen Piscotty homered in the third for St.Louis, which took two of three from the NL West-contending Giants.

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Royals win in extras

AL Central-leading Kansas City needed 13 innings to beat Cincinnati 3-1. Ben Zobrist tied the game with a homer in the ninth inning. Jarrod Dyson scored the tie-breaking run from first base on pitcher Ryan Mattheus throwing error in the 13th.
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Tigers best the Cubs at Wrigley

In a game delayed by rain for two hours, 17 minutes at Wrigley Field, the Detroit Tigers used a 19-hit attack to outlast the Chicago Cubs 10-8. Ian Kinsler went 5 for 5 and drove in two runs for the Tigers.
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Giants blank the Cardinals

The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants blanked NL Central-leading St. Louis 2-0 in a rare loss for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Ryan Vogelsong and four relievers combined on the two-hit shutout. Vogelsong went six innings, allowing both hits to improve to 9-8.

Giants ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner keyed a seventh inning rally with his first career pinch hit.

The Giants have won six of eight to move within two games of NL West-leading Los Angeles. The Cardinals lost at home for just the 19th time in 64 games.

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Twins fall to the Yankees in extras

The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins combined for five home runs in the Bronx on Monday night, but the game was decided by a simple grounder.

Eduardo Nunez couldn't make a clean stop of Chase Headley's hard smash up the middle in the bottom of the 10th inning, allowing the winning run to score in the Yankees' 8-7 triumph over the Twins.

Brian McCann drove in the Yankees' first five runs, delivering a three-run homer in the first inning and a two-run single in the third. McCann also threw out three runners trying to steal.

Homers by Miguel Sano, Aaron Hicks and Trevor Plouffe helped the Twins go ahead 7-5 before Carlos Beltran tied it with a two-run blast in the sixth.

It was a short and painful night for Yankees rookie pitcher Bryan Mitchell. He sustained a nasal fracture when he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Nunez in the second inning. Mitchell needed help getting down the dugout steps as he pressed a towel against his bloody face.

The outcome gives the AL East-leading Yankees a one-game lead over Toronto and dropped the Twins 12 ½ games behind the AL Central-leading Royals.

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Bucs fall to Arizona slip in NL Central race

Pittsburgh ended its four-game winning streak and fell six games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals. Jeremy Hellickson combined with five relievers on a seven-hitter in Arizona's 4-1 triumph over the Pirates. Hellickson also hit an RBI single and Jake Lamb added a solo homer off Gerrit Cole, who was seeking his major league-leading 15th victory.
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Cards edge the Giants in Saint Lou

Rookie Stephen Piscotty tripled and scored the tiebreaking run on Mark Reynolds' groundout in the eighth inning to lift St. Louis past San Francisco 2-1. Yadier Molina
hit a fourth-inning homer and Piscotty had two of the Cardinals' six hits. Michael Wacha gave up just one run and six hits in seven innings but was unable to become the majors' first 15-game winner.
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PGA Championship news

Jason Day held at least a share of the 54-hole lead in each of the last three majors. This time, he closed the deal.

Day has won the PGA Championship with a record-setting performance that left him three shots ahead of reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth (speeth). The 27-year-old Australian closed with a 5-under 67 for a 20-under total, breaking Tiger Woods' major championship record for most strokes under par. Woods finished at 19-under when he captured the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews.

Day started the final round with a two-shot lead and continued to extend that advantage. He birdied the par-5 16th hole to get to minus-20 before closing with back-to-back pars.

Day showed his emotions following his first major victory. He closed the U.S. Open in June with a 74 to finish tied for ninth and had to settle for a fourth-place tie at the British Open last month before conquering Whistling Straits.

Spieth fell short in his bid to join Ben Hogan and Woods as the only players to win three majors in the same season. However, his second-place showing allowed him to pass Rory McIlroy as the world's top-ranked golfer.

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Racing news

Pole sitter Matt Kenseth completed a dominating day of racing by taking the checkered flag in NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Michigan. Kenseth led for 146 of the 200 laps on the two-mile oval to earn his third win of the season and third career win at the track. Runner-up Kevin Harvick finished 1.7 seconds off the pace and just ahead of Martin Truex Jr., Austin Dillon and Denny Hamlin.
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Royals win Sunday night game in extras

Kendrys Morales had an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday night.

Ben Zobrist singled with one out in the 10th, the Royals' first hit since Eric Hosmer's RBI single in the first inning. After Hosmer walked, Morales singled against Trevor Gott (2-1) as Kansas City improved to 7-2 in extra-inning games.

Kelvin Herrera (4-2) pitched a perfect 10th to pick up the victory.

Kole Calhoun homered in the eighth off Wade Davis to put the Angels up 3-2.

Angels closer Huston Street, however, could not hold the lead in the ninth. He walked the bases loaded before Alex Rios' sacrifice fly scored Hosmer to tie the score. Mike Trout made a diving catch of Paulo Orlando's scorcher to right-center for the third out to preserve the tie.


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Golf news

Dustin Johnson will carry a one-stroke lead into the second round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

Johnson carded five birdies and an eagle in a 6-under 66 that puts him one stroke ahead of David Lingmerth. Johnson surged to the top withhis eagle on the par-5 16th before closing with back-to-back pars.

Lingmerth was at minus-6 with four holes remaining before he bogeyed the par-4 6th hole.

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Bucs salvage a game in the Cards series

Pittsburgh avoided a three-game sweep and pulled within six games of the NL Central lead by holding off the first-place Cardinals 10-5 in St. Louis. Pedro Alvarez launched a two-run homer while the Pirates erupted for seven runs in the first inning. Alvarez and Neil Walker each finished with three hits and two RBIs to help the Pirates win at Busch Stadium for the first time in six tries this season.
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Cubs win!

Rookie Kyle Schwarber homered twice and had four RBIs as the Chicago Cubs cruised to their seventh consecutive win, a 9-2 pounding of Milwaukee. Schwarber, Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo went deep in a four-run fifth that helped the Cubs complete their first undefeated home stand of at least seven games since 2008. Jon Lester gave up two runs and seven hits with 10 strikeouts over six innings for his fourth straight win.
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Royals win streak snapped by Detroit

Kansas City had won five straight before blowing a 4-2 lead in the eighth inning of a 7-4 loss to Detroit. J.D. Martinez put the Tigers ahead with an RBI single after Ian Kinsler laced a two-run double. Victor Martinez had two RBIs against the Royals, who lead the AL Central by 12 games over the Twins.
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Cubs roll on over the Brewers

The Chicago Cubs picked up their sixth consecutive win by beating Milwaukee 3-2 on Miguel Montero's walk-off homer in the 10th inning. Kris Bryant also smacked a solo shot for the Cubs, who led 2-1 in the ninth until Hector Rondon uncorked a wild pitch that scored Ryan Braun. The Cubs are 4 1/2 games ahead of the Giants for the second NL wild-card berth, and just 1 1/2 games behind the Pirates for the first wild card.
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Cards best the Pirates for 2nd night in a row

St. Louis tops the NL Central by seven games after Michael Wacha (WAH'-kah) outpitched Gerrit Cole in the Cardinals' 4-2 triumph over the second-place Pirates. Wacha is 14-4 after surrendering nine hits and three walks but just two runs in six innings. The game was tied 2-2 in the sixth until Yadier Molina hit an RBI triple and scored on Stephen Piscotty's single.
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Royals roll past Tigers

Lorenzo Cain was 4-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored as Kansas City cruised to its fifth consecutive win, 6-1 over Detroit. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas added two-run shots for the Royals, who top the AL Central by 12 games over Minnesota. Yordano Ventura walked six but gave up just two hits in six shutout innings.

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Cubs streak continues

Jorge Soler and Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs apiece to lead the Chicago Cubs' 6-3 triumph against Milwaukee. The Cubs' bullpen combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings after Dan Haren allowed three runs over 5 1/3. Chicago has won five in a row and remains 3 ½ games ahead of San Francisco for the NL's second wild-card berth.
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Cards rally past the Bucs

The Cardinals improved to 4-0 versus Pittsburgh in St. Louis this season and widened their lead in the NL Central by posting a 4-3 triumph over the second-place Pirates. The Cards trailed 3-1 until Jason Heyward and Stephen Piscotty hit RBI singles in a three-run fifth. Carlos Martinez struck out eight in eight innings as the Cardinals improved to 41-16 at home and moved six games in front of the Pirates.
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Racing news Buddy Baker passes on

NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Buddy Baker has died at 74 after a brief battle with lung cancer. Nicknamed the "Gentle Giant," the 6-foot-6 Baker was the son of two-time champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer Buck Baker. He made his Cup Series debut in1959 and won 19 races, including the 1980 Daytona 500.
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Chisox foil Halos in Chitown

The Los Angeles Angels had an opportunity to grab a share of first place in the American League West on Monday night. Instead, they are a full game behind the Houston Astros after Avisail Garcia homered twice and collected four RBIs in the White Sox's 8-2 rout of the Angels in Chicago.

Garcia's three-run homer put the White Sox ahead 6-0 in the sixth inning. He also went deep in the fourth, one inning after Tyler Flowers hit a solo homer.

Chris Sale blanked the Angels until Johnny Giavotella lined a two-run double in the seventh. Sale gave up five hits while striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings to pick up his 10th win.

The loss went to Matt Shoemaker, who surrendered all three homers before leaving in the sixth inning.

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Royals blank Detroit in KC

Johnny Cueto fired a four-hitter in his Royals home debut to lead a 4-0 shutout of Detroit. Lorenzo Cain opened the scoring with a two-run double in the first inning. Ben Zobrist went 3-for-3 with a walk as the Royals won their fourth in a row to move 12games ahead of second-place Minnesota in the AL Central.
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Cubs sweep Giants at Wrigley

Jake Arrieta pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning to lead the Chicago Cubs past San Francisco 2-0. Arrieta also tripled and scored in the second as the Cubs completed their first four-game sweep of the Giants since 1977 and won for the 10th time in 11 games overall. The Giants are 3 ½ games behind the Cubs for the second NL wild-card berth, and three behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West.
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Cubs sweep Giants at Wrigley

Jake Arrieta pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning to lead the Chicago Cubs past San Francisco 2-0. Arrieta also tripled and scored in the second as the Cubs completed their first four-game sweep of the Giants since 1977 and won for the 10th time in 11 games overall. The Giants are 3 ½ games behind the Cubs for the second NL wild-card berth, and three behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West.
 


 

Frank Gifford passes away

Frank Gifford was a versatile football player who parlayed his matinee-idol looks into an even longer television career. Gifford's family announced that the Pro Football Hall of Famer died of natural causes Sunday morning at age 84.

Gifford was a 1951 All-American at Southern California and the top draft pick of the New York Giants in 1952. He averaged almost 50 minutes a game as a halfback, flanker and defensive back in 1953, three years after he was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player. Gifford helped the Giants reach the NFL title game five times, winning it in 1956.

He was named to the Pro Bowl at three different positions in his career, defensive back, offensive halfback and flanker. Six times he was named either first or second team All-NFL.

His good looks led to numerous endorsement deals and an entry into broadcasting. He was in NFL television booths for CBS and later became the voice of ABC's Monday Night Football broadcasts for 27 years until 1997, 20 years after he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

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Vikings beat the Steelers

The NFL preseason has begun with Minnesota's 14-3 win over Pittsburgh in the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.

Vikings backup quarterback Mike Kafka threw a touchdown pass after starter Teddy Bridgewater completed five of his six passes for 44 yards in his one series of work.

Minnesota running back Joe Banyard ran for another score while Adrian Peterson watched the entire game from the sidelines.

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Cards shut out the Reds in Cincy

Michael Wacha gave up four hits in seven innings to pitch St. Louis past the Reds, 3-0 in Cincinnati. Tony Cruz snapped his 0-for-15 slump with an RBI single, and Kolten Wong added a two-run single to help Wacha improve to 13-4. The Cardinals lead the NLCentral by six games over Pittsburgh and are 30 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2013 season.
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College wrestling news

Iowa will host Oklahoma State in an outdoor wrestling match at Kinnick Stadium on November 14. It's an effort to break the record for the largest crowd ever at a Division One wrestling match. The Hawkeyes and Cowboys have a combined 57 national titles.
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Race driver dies

A female race car driver severely hurt while competing at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids has died from her injuries. An employee of Merdoch Funeral Home in Marion says a celebration of life service for INEX Legends race car driver Joan Feller is set for Saturday. The 53-year-old Feller, a long-time supporter of Legends racing, was in her first season as a driver. She died Wednesday at an Iowa City hospital.
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Jays red hot, beat the Twins in Toronto

The Yanks' lead in the AL East is down to 4 ½ games over Toronto after Jose Bautista launched a grand slam and Edwin Encarnacion added a three-run homer in the Blue Jays' 9-7 win against Minnesota. Josh Donaldson added a two-run homer to support a shaky Drew Hutchison, who surrendered seven runs and seven hits over five innings. Four of those runs were unearned.
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Tigers beat the Royals in the Motor City

Matt Boyd picked up his first major league win and Detroit turned just five hits into a 2-1 triumph against Kansas City. Anthony Gose laced an RBI triple and Victor Martinez poked a tiebreaking grounder to back Boyd, who gave up one run and seven hits inseven innings. Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) allowed just two runs in seven innings but took the loss as the Royals stayed 9 ½ games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central.
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Cubs winning streak snapped versus Bucs

Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen each hit solo homers and collected two RBIs in the Pirates' 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates blew a 4-1 lead in the sixth before Polanco hit a tiebreaking single in the bottom half and McCutchen followedwith a sacrifice fly. Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo homered in the sixth inning for the Cubs, who ended a six-game winning streak and fell a half-game behind the Giants for the final NL wild-card berth.
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Cards win in extras at Cincy

St. Louis used the long ball to maintain its 5 ½-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central. Randal Grichuk crushed a solo homer in the top of the 13th to lift the Cardinals past Cincinnati 4-3. The Reds led 3-0 through four innings, but Matt Carpenter tied it with a solo blast in the eighth.
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Former Lions running back passes on

Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70.

A Lions spokesman said Farr's son confirmed his father died Monday.

Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967, when he ran for 860 yards in 13 games.

He ran for 717 yards in 1970, helping the Lions go 10-4 in the regular season. They reached the playoffs that season for the first time since 1957.

Farr finished his pro career with 3,072 yards on 739 carries. He went on to build an auto dealership business, appearing in TV commercials as the caped Mel Farr Superstar.

Farr played college football at UCLA, and he finished seventh in the voting for the 1966 Heisman Trophy.


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Court news involving a former U of I wrestler

A former University of Iowa wrestler has taken a plea deal in his Linn County burglaries case.

19-year-old Ross Lembeck pleaded guilty to being an accessory to a felony and to drunken driving. Prosecutors dismissed nine burglary counts and other charges in exchange for Lembeck's pleas. He was fined more than $1,300 last month and was ordered to serve a weekend program on drunken driving.

Lembeck is one of three former Hawkeye wrestlers arrested to face burglary charges after several vehicle break-ins in Marion on March 18.

Nineteen-year-olds Logan Ryan, of Bettendorf, and Seth Gross, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, have pleaded not guilty and are scheduled to begin trial on Sept. 14.

The team has dismissed all three wrestlers.


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Jays beat Twins in Toronto

David Price was stellar in his first game with the Jays, striking out 11 and allowing just one run and three hits in eight innings of a 5-1 triumph over Minnesota. He improved to 10-4 and held the Twins to two hits after Torii Hunter homered in the second inning. Price was on the mound for the first time since being acquired from Detroit on July 30.
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Horse racing news

American Pharoah turned on the speed in the stretch and easily won the million-dollar Haskell Invitational in his first race since sweeping the Triple Crown. With a record crowd of 60,983 cheering him at Monmouth Park, American Pharoah came out of the final turn with a clear lead and cruised to a 2 1/4-length victory without urging from jockey Victor Espinoza. Sent off at odds of 1-10, American Pharoah became the shortest price in Haskell history, returning $2.20 for a $2 win bet.
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Swimming world record set

American teenager Katie Ledecky has improved her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the swimming world championships.

The 18-year-old Ledecky completed the marathon-like race in 15 minutes, 27.71 seconds — shaving 0.65 seconds off the mark she set at last year's Pan Pacific championships in Australia.

The swim came during morning heats Monday. She'll have a chance to improve it again in Tuesday's final.

It's the fourth time Ledecky has broken the record in the 1,500. She also holds world marks in the 400 and 800 free.


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Kenseth wins at Pocono

Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race at Pocono when Kyle Busch ran out of fuel on the final lap in an attempt to earn his fourth straight win. Busch and Joey Logano were trying to conserve fuel late in the race in an effort capture the win, but Logano went empty with three laps to go and Busch watched helplessly as Kenseth tracked him down and roared by. Brad Keselowski finished second with Jeff Gordon third.
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