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Bryant's 2-run homer rallies Cubs past Dodgers 6-4 in 10
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kris Bryant heard the "MVP" chants from the contingent of Chicago fans at Dodger Stadium. Inside the clubhouse, his teammates showered him with more of the same....

Webb solid in Cal debut, Bears beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under
SYDNEY (AP) -- After three seasons at Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb made quite an impression in his first game as a graduate transfer at California....

Chasing the dream: Some walk-ons catch it, most quit trying
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth every penny....

Reed all about winning over Ryder Cup
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- No one with a chance to make the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup wants to talk about it....

US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries
NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."...

Ohio State develops messages, images to motivate players
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- With all the fervor of a Baptist preacher, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson paces in front of the players and delivers a passionate explanation of "The Edge," the program's latest motivational mantra....

Bowman excited to fill in for Earnhardt again
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Alex Bowman should have plenty of fans this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing....

Flores, Cabrera, Colon lead Mets to 9-4 win over Phillies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets are beginning to play much better. Now they need to start gaining some ground in the standings....

Sanchez homers again, Yankees rout Orioles 14-4
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gary Sanchez's at-bats are becoming must-see events....

Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress charged with DWI in Dallas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, twice suspended in the minor leagues for violating drug rules, was away from the team Friday following his overnight arrest in Dallas on a drunken driving charge....

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