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MLB breaks record for home runs in season

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Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year. The previous record was set in 2000 during what has been dubbed the "Steroid Era". Miami's Giancarlo Stanton has… Read

BASEBALL

Joe Maddon wins in return to Tropicana Field

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Mike Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning, Kyle Schwarber hit his 28th home run and the Chicago Cubs extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Tuesday in manager Joe Maddon's return to Tropicana Field. Maddon managed Tampa… Read

SOCCER

Okazaki inspires Leicester win over Liverpool in League Cup

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Shinji Okazaki inspired Leicester's second-half turnaround in a 2-0 win over Liverpool in the English League Cup on Tuesday, the latest disappointing result in a tough month for Juergen Klopp's team. The Japan forward came on as a 53rd-minute substitute, scored 12 minutes later with a deflected shot, and then… Read

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Phelps has no desire to return to swimming

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Michael Phelps says he has "no desire" to return to competitive swimming, but he is eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press while promoting a healthy pet food campaign, Phelps said he… Read

TENNIS

Cibulkova, Garcia move into Pan Pacific 2nd round

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Fifth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova dispatched Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3 to book a second-round spot in the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova has momentum after posting her best result of the season when reaching the final of the Connecticut Open in August. In Tokyo, she raced 5-1 ahead. Suarez Navarro… Read

BASEBALL

Red Sox form continues with win over Orioles

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Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run single in the 11th inning, Mookie Betts had four RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games. Xander Bogaerts homered and scored three runs for the Red Sox, who maintained their three-game lead… Read

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Carp clinch 2nd straight Central League title

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The Hiroshima Carp clinched their second straight Central League championship, the team's eighth overall, with a 3-2 win over the Hanshin Tigers on Monday afternoon. Two days after they were denied a chance to clinch at home, a huge number of Carp fans invaded the Tigers' home, historic Koshien Stadium… Read

TENNIS

Kerber ousts Osaka at Pan-Pacific Open

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Seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat local favorite Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Pan-Pacific Open. The victory was additionally sweet for Kerber, who was looking for revenge after the Japanese teenager knocked her out of the U.S. Open in straight sets.… Read

TENNIS

Sugita win keeps Japan in Davis Cup world group

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Yuichi Sugita thrashed Thiago Monteiro on Monday as Japan preserved their Davis Cup world group status by wrapping up a comfortable playoff victory over Brazil in Osaka. Celebrating his 29th birthday, world number 42 Sugita thrashed Monteiro 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to give the home side an unassailable 3-1 lead in… Read

BASEBALL

Verlander stars as Astros clinch AL West

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Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters over seven innings in his first home start for Houston while Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning as the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday for their first division… Read

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