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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....

Dynamic Doubles Duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year....

Idaho man uses Legos to re-create college football big plays
Thanks to an Idaho man who creates Lego animations as a hobby, BYU fans can relive the glory and Nebraska fans the misery of the "Hail Mary' that ended the Cougars' victory over the Cornhuskers last year....

Without Bolt, track and field starts life after Olympics
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- As Usain Bolt parties in London, around 30 Olympic medalists including nine champions have headed to Switzerland for the first major track and field meeting since the Rio de Janeiro Games....

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....

Swimmer Feigen apologizes for 'serious distraction' in Rio
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police....

Katie Ledecky throwing out first pitch as Nats host Orioles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Swimmer Katie Ledecky is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night as the Washington Nationals host the Baltimore Orioles in game three of a four-game series....

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....

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