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Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday....

Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice....

Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays overcame a masterful performance by David Price....

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team
CHICAGO (AP) -- Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family....

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection....

Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched....

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months....

Choi is early leader at Canadian Women's Open
LONDON, Ontario (AP) -- Na Yeon Choi of South Korea chipped in for three of her nine birdies and tied the course record at 8-under 64 for the early lead at the Canadian Women's Open....

Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher
DETROIT (AP) -- A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place....

Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round
NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open....

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