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Wright still 'carrying the torch' for old friend

posted: 08/04/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Jarius Wright has entered the final year of his rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings, with three productive seasons on his resume as a fourth-round draft pick.

Second Thoughts: Officials ban bat boys, girls after tragedy

posted: 08/04/2015 3:02 a.m. Comment 1

The death of 9-year-old Kasier Carlile on Sunday prompted the National Baseball Congress to suspend the use of bat boys and girls in its World Series in Kansas, the Wichita Eagle reported Monday.

Off the wire: Cyclist Danielson tests positive for synthetic testosterone

posted: 08/04/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

American cyclist Tom Danielson tested positive for synthetic testosterone in an out-of-competition test last month and was immediately suspended by his team Monday.

Commentary: Meet Rowdy Ronda, the new Iron Mike

posted: 08/04/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Let's all get rowdy. Ronda Rousey Rowdy. Wow. Amazing. Simply the most exhilarating athlete in the world. All you male chauvinists better calm down. This lady can put the hurt on you.

No tramp, American Pharoah was born to run

posted: 08/04/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

When the music played about 10 minutes before the start of Sunday's Haskell Invitational, there was no way American Pharoah could lose.

Beltre hits third cycle, Rangers outlast Astros in slugfest

posted: 08/04/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Adrian Beltre became the first major leaguer since the 1930s to hit for his third career cycle and the Texas Rangers held on for a wild 12-9 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night.

Major League Baseball notes: Pirates' Burnett out four weeks

posted: 08/04/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett (North Little Rock, Central Arkansas Christian) is hopeful of pitching again this season after an MRI on his pitching elbow revealed a strained flexor tendon rather than a torn ligament.

Brady gets it right this time for Travs

posted: 08/04/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Six days ago, Arkansas Travelers pitcher Michael Brady had one of his worst outings of the year in a 10-4 loss to Northwest Arkansas that saw the Naturals record 11 hits and eight runs in five innings off the right-hander.

Around the minors: Mud Hens infielder sets home run record

posted: 08/04/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Call him the real-life Crash Davis.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement: Brown to quarterbacks: You throw it, I'll catch it

posted: 08/04/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Jerry Rice had Joe Montana and Steve Young, Michael Irvin had Troy Aikman, Andre Reed had Jim Kelly. Tim Brown? He didn't have one main guy to throw to him, or even two or three.

NFL notes: Quarless loses daughter

posted: 08/04/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless revealed Monday he missed the first two days of training camp because his daughter died at birth last week.

WHAT'S IN A DAME: 'Intern' tackling new turf

posted: 08/04/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The NFL's Arizona Cardinals has a new coach named Jen. In this case, Jen is not short for Jennings, Jencarlos or Jenarius or any other rare male name.

Haskell Invitational: Triple Crown champ romps to roar of 60,983

posted: 08/03/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Victor Espinoza was curious as he gave American Pharoah his head and let the colt slingshot around the far turn at Monmouth Park, a charming racetrack on the Jersey Shore.

Travs' newcomer does just enough

posted: 08/03/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Sean Newcomb wasn't flawless in his Class AA debut Sunday. But the Los Angeles Angels' No. 1 overall prospect was good enough to keep the Arkansas Travelers in the game and elicit praise from his manager.

Royals go down, but raise ruckus

posted: 08/03/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

An exchange of hit batsmen and some testy words overshadowed a big victory for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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