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LEADING OFF: Cards-Cubs rivalry, Tigers-Indians…

LEADING OFF: Cardinals-Cubs start up 7 meetings in 10 games, Cleveland clubbing the Tigers, Kepler still ailing

A first: 18 Olympic rugby players competing at World Cup

Fiji captain Leone Nakarawa has made the transition from 15-a-side to rugby sevens to pick up an Olympic gold medal and now he's back again in the traditional format aiming to take his country further than ever at the World Cup

Fury overcomes bloody cut over eye to beat Wallin

Tyson Fury overcame a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision over Sweden's Otto Wallin and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder

Roger Federer to decide soon on Tokyo Olympic plans

Roger Federer says he will soon decide if he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics

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Teen Swimmer's 'Uniform Violation' Is A Symptom…

One swim coach has questioned why the "curvier" girl was the only athlete penalized for wearing her school's swim uniform.

California Votes To Let College Athletes Turn…

State lawmakers in California approved legislation to allow college athletes to get paid for use of their name, image and likeness.

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat…

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 to lock up a postseason berth

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter…

A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing

Haney easily beats Abdullaev, bout stopped after 4 rounds

Devin Haney dominated from the start and stopped Zaur Abdullaev after four rounds to win their WBC interim lightweight bout that should catapult Haney to a fight with champion Vasyl Lomachenko

Holding court: It's Bianca Andreescu Day in Toronto

Andreescu now has a day named in her honor to go with her US Open title

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A Hurting Quarterback Quits The Game, Signaling…

Luck said the toll of injuries and recovery cost him his love of the game.

Ottavino botches throw, Yankees miss to chance to…

Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 with a chance to clinch the AL East

Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks…

With sex-abuse reports on the rise, debate rages for who will pay for US Center for SafeSport

Pavlyuchenkova eases into 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open

Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open

Phillies beat Braves, 4-1, keep faint playoff…

Oh, brother: J.J., Derek Watt face each other for…

Brothers J.J. and Derek Watt will face each other in an NFL game for the first time when J.J.'s Texans visit Derek's Chargers

AP sources: Feds probe sex abuse in Olympic…

AP sources: Department of Justice investigating sex abuse in Olympic organizations

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Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in Perth in the new ATP Cup