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Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins

Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians

The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.

Chiefs' Murray says bro, 'Bachelorette' very happy

Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question.

Chiefs QB Smith focusing on football, not contract

The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.

Pat Riley insists Heat will be competitive

Miami Heat President Pat Riley expects the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions to compete once again this coming year. But much of his first session offering in-depth remarks about free agency revolved, predictably, about LeBron James.

Usain Bolt controversy steals bit of spotlight from Commonwealth Games competitions

Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt.

Athletics Australia suspends coach for criticizing hurdles champion

Head coach Eric Hollingsworth was suspended after releasing an unauthorized statement criticizing an athlete for not attending the team's pre-Glasgow training camp, in preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

Less zone-read under new Washington coach

Robert Griffin III was among new generation of young, agile quarterbacks who appeared set to revolutionize the NFL two years ago with designed runs that kept defenses hopelessly off-balance, but the look plays a minor role in the Washington football team's scheme under new coach Jay Gruden.

Gyorko, Ross lead Padres to 3-1 win over Cardinals

 Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session

Such guidance could be valuable for the St. Louis Rams, even if by all accounts they have welcomed Michael Sam into the fold.

Gibson pitches Twins to 2-1 victory over Royals

Gibson, who was shelled by Tampa Bay his last time out, has made a habit of rebounding back from ugly outings. He followed a miserable performance against the Angels with a strong one against Texas, and a lousy start against the Yankees with six shutout innings against Seattle.

Chiefs linebacker Johnson sets sights on record

The veteran is beginning his 10th season, coming off his third Pro Bowl, and closing in on the franchise record for tackles — he needs 19 to reach 1,000 for his career, which would be one more than Gary Spani recorded from 1978-86.

Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work

McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf's oldest trophy after his wire-to-wire win in the British Open. He celebrated with friends in England, took the jug out for a night on the town in Belfast with his buddies, and brought it with him when he returned home to Florida. And yes, it's with him at Firestone this week at the Bridgestone Invitational.

'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old

Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in the collegiate Sacramento Rural League. Now, the Twins are about to give him $250,000 for his 100-mile-per-hour fastball.

 

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

Scott's fellow Lakers greats are already backing that notion. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes surprised Scott before he was formally named the 25th coach in franchise history, standing behind him in a towering show of support.

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Hamlin's car failed post-race inspection Sunday because NASCAR said it found issues with several of the covers in the rear firewall of the driver compartment. Loose or missing covers could vent the driver compartment and create more downforce for the car.

Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case

A jury awarded $940,000 to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who is still affected by a head injury he suffered in the attack.

Carl Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

Columbia's Carl Edwards will change teams for next NASCAR season.

Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

The U.S. Olympic Committee will have to pay millions in sponsorships if one of its cities is chosen to host the 2024 Olympics

Bradford: Yet another make or break season

Sam Bradford is still dealing with the expectations inherent of being a former No. 1 pick.

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