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Oh boy! Segedin homers, races to hospital for son's birth
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rob Segedin sprinted from the outfield to the dugout, got frenzied high-fives from teammates and flew down the stairs toward the clubhouse....

3 Olympic weightlifting gold medalists fail doping retests
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Three Olympic champion weightlifters from China and eight other medalists stand to be stripped of their titles after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Olympics....

Rangers put Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Texas Rangers placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, though they hope his surgically rebuilt left knee is healthy enough to allow him to try for a spot with the team next season....

Dodgers lose Anderson, Kazmir; tie record with 27 on DL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers have placed left-handers Brett Anderson and Scott Kazmir on the disabled list, tying the 2012 Boston Red Sox for the major league record with 27 players on the DL this season....

Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refs
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- WWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side....

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant out after concussion in practice
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant will miss the next preseason game after suffering a concussion in practice....

LEADING OFF: Hill debuts with Dodgers, Tanaka vs Iwakuma
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

Arrieta dominates for 8 innings, Cubs beat Padres 5-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jake Arrieta might be starting a late-season push for an NL Cy Young Award. He's done it before....

Olympics done, WNBA ready for sprint to the finish
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- With the Olympics in the rearview mirror, the WNBA is ready to restart its season after a month-long break....

Settling it on field: Bowls, role of AP poll change in 1990s
Florida State moved into the Atlantic Coast Conference and Penn State joined the Big Ten. South Carolina landed in the Southeastern Conference. The Big East gathered Miami, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Pittsburgh....

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