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  • US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan
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    US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan New

    TOKYO (AP) - Naomi Osaka's homecoming couldn't have gone much better. Playing in her first tournament since winning the U.S. Open, third-seeded Osaka impressed her Japanese fans Wednesday with a powerful 6-2, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Osaka was in control of the second-round match from the outset, breaking Cibulkova's serve in the first game at a sold-out Tachikawa Arena.

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  • Russia's reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote
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    Russia's reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

    MOSCOW (AP) - Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing for its state-sponsored doping scheme? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog body tasked with stopping any repeat of the widespread drug use and cover-ups which tarnished a sporting superpower.

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  • LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch
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    LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: LAST CHAPTER

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  • Taylor HR in 10th, Dodgers top Rockies 3-2, pad NL West lead
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    Taylor HR in 10th, Dodgers top Rockies 3-2, pad NL West lead

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Taylor couldn't have picked a better time to launch his first career walk-off home run. He hit a high-arching, two-strike solo shot to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended Los Angeles' NL West lead to 1 ½ games on Tuesday night. "In this tight division race that was big," said the soft-spoken outfielder who has struggled with his swing this season.

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  • Snell wins 20th, ties Rays record in 4-0 victory over Texas
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    Snell wins 20th, ties Rays record in 4-0 victory over Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - For Blake Snell, all the setbacks set up all these victories. Snell became the major leagues' first 20-game winner in two years, helping pitch the Tampa Bay Rays past the Texas Rangers 4-0 Tuesday night. Snell (20-5) threw one-hit ball for five innings and tied the Tampa Bay record for victories in a season. David Price also won 20 in his Cy Young Award season of 2012. Little more than a year ago, things were much different.

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  • Walker wakes Yanks with HR, Boston's AL East bash waits
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    Walker wakes Yanks with HR, Boston's AL East bash waits

    NEW YORK (AP) - Neil Walker and some teammates pulled into Yankee Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, only to turn right back around for home when New York announced a six-hour postponement. The Yankees needed a jolt to get through the long, soggy day. Aaron Judge provided the first with his return to the lineup, and Walker helped finished the job.

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  • Orioles fall to Blue Jays 6-4 for a team-record 108th loss
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    Orioles fall to Blue Jays 6-4 for a team-record 108th loss

    BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles trudged off the field following a historic loss, still not absorbing that they are part of one of the worst teams in franchise history. The Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Tuesday. It was the team's 108th loss, the most in a season since arriving in Baltimore in 1954.

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  • Rockies hope Story can return from sore elbow in a few days
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    Rockies hope Story can return from sore elbow in a few days

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Colorado slugger Trevor Story has inflammation in his right elbow, but there's no structural damage and the Rockies are hopeful he can return to the lineup in a few days. The All-Star shortstop tweaked his elbow on a throw in the first inning of an 8-2 loss to the Dodgers on Monday night and aggravated it on a swing in the fourth.

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  • Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down
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    Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third player to go down with a major injury in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury. After further examination, it was determined Tuesday that he's done for the year because of a triceps problem.

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  • AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager
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    AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was "careless and in some instances reckless" sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter.

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