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Kazmir helps A's blank Mariners 4-0
OAKLAND — Scott Kazmir wanted to establish control of the inner half of the plate early on. From there, it was just a matter of commanding his pitches, expanding the zone and keeping the hitters off balance. Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearl...
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Cain takes loss in return
MIAMI — Matt Cain’s season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez. But for the San Francisco Giants, Cain’s comeback provided a welcome boost, even in defeat. The three-time All-Star allowed five runs in five innings ...
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Chargers’ Gates, two others NFL players, suspended
Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies. Gates’ suspension is over the league’s ban on pe...
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Nadal out at Wimbledon
LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips...
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Women’s World Cup: The haves and have-nots
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women’s World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon. While that was good for the women’s game globally, the expansion showe...
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Bradley assumes captain’s role for Gold Cup
CHICAGO — Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey. Dempsey took over as the American captain from Carlos Bocanegra two years ago. He was suspended for three games by Major League Soccer for a confrontation with a referee June 16 in Seattle’s...
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Sharks sign defender, three forwards
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks signed former Harvard defenseman Patrick McNally to a two-year contract Thursday and forwards John McCarthy, Bryan Lerg and Micheal Haley to one-year deals. The Sharks also signed minor league defenseman Mark Cundari to a one-year deal as they stocked up the depth i...
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Tiger Woods finds old stroke, fires 4-under 66
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start. Woods rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in Thursday’s opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, four shots behind leader Scott Langley. Helped by a morning rain that softened the Old White T...
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Quintana back at Tour de France as a contender
UTRECHT, The Netherlands — Nairo Quintana comes back to the Tour de France unwilling to settle for second place. The Colombian climbing specialist made himself a contender at his first and only Tour in 2013 by finishing runner-up to Chris Froome. The following year, his Movistar team made the sur...
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Cardinals fire scouting director Correa amid hacking scandal
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Houston Astros. The Cardi...
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Warriors make moves in front office, new training program
OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors have promoted Larry Harris to director of player personnel and hired Lachlan Penfold as head of physical performance and sports medicine. The Warriors announced the moves Thursday. Harris has served as a scout and consultant for the Warriors the past six seas...
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Wade chooses to stay with Heat
MIAMI — After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Once he found out, any chance of him leaving vanished. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to stay with the Heat next season, ending his latest foray into free agenc...
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John Smoltz the first Hall of Famer following Tommy John surgery
When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he’ll be the first player enshrined following Tommy John surgery. “That’s pretty doubtful that he would be the last,” said renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed Smoltz’s surgery. “You can...
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Jamaica's Asafa Powell likes flying under radar to world championships
PARIS — Offered a glass of water in a sweltering Parisian heat wave, Asafa Powell shook his head, preferring the risk of thirst. Once bitten, twice shy: Having served a doping ban for ingesting a contaminated supplement, the former 100-meter world record-holder says he takes zero chances with wha...
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