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Perez continues unexpected success vs. Verlander, lifts Royals to win

Salvador Perez can’t explain his success against Justin Verlander. He just hopes it continues.

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DeSclafani handles Cardinals again, leads Reds to 3-2 win

Anthony DeSclafani has figured out how to handle the Cardinals — go right at them.

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Special teams is point of pride for Rams

As an undrafted free agent in 2013, Daren Bates figured he would have to excel on special teams if he were to land a spot on the St. Louis Rams’ roster.

St. Thomas students compete at archery nationals

Representatives from St. Thomas the Apostle school took part in the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) World Tournament and NASP 3D Challenge that were held July 22-25 at the Music City Center.

Program to help family travel in college football playoffs

The College Football Playoff is expanding its program to help pay travel expenses for parents and guardians of players to also include the national semifinal games.

Spieth still has something to play for

Jordan Spieth was on the 14th green and battling in conditions so severe the wind approached 40 mph. They pulled us off the course,” he said. Spieth wasn’t talking about St. Andrews.

Tiger’s schedule depends on PGA Championship

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Tiger Woods took a pass on playing an opposite-field event this week in Nevada, meaning his season could end week at the PGA Championship. Or maybe not.

World Rowing to seek viral testing at Rio venue

The head of the governing body of world rowing said Tuesday he will ask for viral testing at the rowing venue for next year’s Rio Olympics, and he expects all other water sports in Rio to follow suit.

NHL entrusting live-game app, cable network to baseball

The National Hockey League is passing its digital puck to Major League Baseball in an unusual sports partnership.

Clowney’s father charged with attempted murder

The father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for a shooting at a bar in Rock Hill.

Virginia transfer Lambert did homework for Georgia QB race

Greyson Lambert’s focus was on Georgia even before he left Virginia.

Tuesday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on Aug. 4, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

Hessman sets minor-league HR record by hitting No. 433

Call him the real-life Crash Davis.

Kelly: Bryant won’t play for Irish in 2015

Notre Dame will be without Greg Bryant, its second-leading rusher in 2014, for the upcoming season because of disciplinary reasons, coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday.

AAC striving to join the nation’s elite

The American Athletic Conference is not one of the nation’s power conferences.

Dombrowski out as Tigers’ president, GM

The end of Dave Dombrowski’s tenure in Detroit came suddenly and unexpectedly — like so many of the moves he made to build the Tigers into an American League powerhouse.

Tuesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 4, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Eric Campbell's tiebreaking pinch single and Juan Lagares' two-run triple highlighted a four-run eighth inning that helped send New York to a win over Miami.

Lynx forward Moore named Western Conference Player of Month

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore has received another honor.

Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez

An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday, the day Hernandez’s girlfriend was seen wearing a wedding band.

Tennessee entering practice without full freshman class

Tennessee will start preseason practice today without some members of its highly touted freshman class.