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Sam left out of Rams practice squad

The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them.

Stewart’s Chase status doesn’t matter

Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it’s not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.

Royals activate Hosmer amid series of moves

The Royals made a flurry of roster moves Monday as they begin a September march toward the playoffs, activating first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list and promoting first-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Smith looks forward

Alex Smith didn’t have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year.

Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4

Matt Holliday is keeping quiet about his recent hitting surge.

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.”

Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory against Rangers

Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut

ominique Brown’s 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian’s 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth backed Louisville’s big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night.

Bouchard out of upset-heavy U.S. Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.

Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.

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