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Hope Solo suspended from US soccer team for 6 months
CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics....

Marlins get OF Jeff Francoeur from Braves in 3-team trade
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins acquired Jeff Francoeur from the Atlanta Braves in a three-team trade Wednesday night, hoping the well-traveled outfielder can provide a boost toward a playoff spot....

Britton's streak ends, but Orioles hold off Nationals in 9th
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An attempted comeback forced Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton into a game that shouldn't have required him. Not long after, his perfect run ended....

Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics sat in the hands of the reigning National League MVP....

Fan falls into Yankees dugout during win over Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- A fan fell into the New York Yankees dugout during their victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, landing on the dugout steps before being corralled by law enforcement....

Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport...

Putin calls ban on Russia's Paralympic team inhumane
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the ban on his country from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics as immoral and inhumane on Thursday....

Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants 1-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Justin Turner and the Dodgers aren't thinking cruise control just yet....

LEADING OFF: Indians, Rangers start big series; Segedin back
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Touchdown! Restaurant's stolen Patriots helmet returned
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- An autographed New England Patriots football helmet stolen from a restaurant near Gillette Stadium has been returned along with an apology....

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