LEADING OFF: Acuna's instant pop, Astros skid, Paxton struck
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LEADING OFF: Acuna's instant pop, Astros skid, Paxton struck

LEADING OFF: Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. provides instant pop, Astros skidding, Paxton struck by liner, Darvish gets closer, Kinsler could return

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Honda put off retirement to sign A-League deal
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Honda put off retirement to sign A-League deal

Keisuke Honda says A-League deal changed his mind on retirement

Mariners' Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B
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Mariners' Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B

Robinson Cano is back in the big leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension

Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney
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Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

Roger Federer wins, Serena Williams loses at Western & Southern Open

Wisconsin capable of airing it out with Hornibrook at QB
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Wisconsin capable of airing it out with Hornibrook at QB

The Wisconsin Badgers are well-equipped to shatter perceptions about their offense this year

Austin City Council to again try for MLS stadium vote
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Austin City Council to again try for MLS stadium vote

Another day, another scheduled vote on the future of pro soccer in Texas and Ohio

Jags' Sparano returns to Minnesota weeks after dad's death
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Jags' Sparano returns to Minnesota weeks after dad's death

Tony Sparano Jr. is expected to have an emotional return to Minnesota three weeks after his father's death

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Clemson, USC QBs among freshman who could make impacts

Clemson, Southern California QBs among true freshmen who could make impact this season

Upton homers, drives in 3 to lift Angels past Padres 7-3
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Upton homers, drives in 3 to lift Angels past Padres 7-3

Justin Upton had three hits, including a home run for the second straight night, and drove in three runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres

Puig takes swing at Hundley before Giants rally past Dodgers
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Puig takes swing at Hundley before Giants rally past Dodgers

Yasiel Puig took a swing at Giants catcher Nick Hundley during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning, then Alen Hanson hit an RBI single in the ninth to lift San Francisco over the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1