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Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds’ 3-0 win

MLB

CINCINNATI — Anthony DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and scored one of Cincinnati’s two runs on Billy Hamilton’s suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Friday night.

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Cubs sign former D-backs pitcher De La Rosa, transfer Darvish to 60-day DL

MLB

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have signed veteran left-hander and former Arizona Diamondback Jorge De La Rosa and transferred righty Yu Darvish to the 60-day disabled list to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

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Woodland sets PGA record but leads by only a stroke at PGA

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — Sirens blared across Bellerive, putting the second round of the PGA Championship on hold and ending a day of scoring rarely seen in a major.

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Pogba scores as Man United wins Premier League opener

Premier League

MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho received an instant reward for handing Paul Pogba the captaincy when the World Cup-winning midfielder paved the way for Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Leicester as the English Premier League season opened on Friday.

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Preview: Receiver Greg Little making an impression at Cardinals camp

NFL

GLENDALE — Arizona wide receiver Greg Little has not caught a pass in the NFL since 2014 but the down time has not prevented him from making a strong impression in training camp this summer.

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Coyotes sign Dvorak to 6-year contract extension

NHL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension averaging $4.45 million per year.

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Preview: Chargers’ Jones, Smith push to back up dependable Rivers

NFL

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers must choose between potential and experience when they select the next primary backup to Philip Rivers.

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Preseason Roundup: Mayfield and Barkley have strong debuts in preseason opener

NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley lived up to early expectations as the top two picks in the NFL draft in their first action as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night.

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Several games see players demonstrate during national anthem

NFL

Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night.

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Woodland feels at home in Missouri, leads PGA with 64

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — Gary Woodland fell in love with Bellerive when he first played it a month ago. It’s a big golf course that would play into the hands of a power player. It would be soft from the stifling heat and humidity of summer, allowing him to be aggressive.

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Cardinals rookie Rosen happy with progress, ready for Saturday's preseason debut

NFL

GLENDALE — Barring unforeseen circumstances, rookie Josh Rosen will begin his first NFL season on the sidelines as Arizona’s backup quarterback.

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Thomas steps out of the shadow of Spieth as PGA champion

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — A walk from the driving range to the 10th tee at Bellerive took longer than usual for Justin Thomas.

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NCAA adopts reforms for college basketball agents, NBA draft

College Basketball

RALEIGH, N.C. — The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal.

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Corbin strikes out 9, Diamondbacks beat Phillies 6-0

MLB

PHOENIX — Patrick Corbin got into a rhythm with catcher Alex Avila, leaving Philadelphia's hitters flailing.

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Pivetta, Williams lead Phillies past Diamondbacks 5-2

MLB

PHOENIX — Add Nick Pivetta's Tuesday night performance to the long list of quality outings by Philadelphia starters this season.

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Cardinals’ David Johnson getting in synch with new offense

NFL

GLENDALE — Quarterback Sam Bradford was well aware of David Johnson even before signing with the Cardinals in the offseason.

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Preview: Jordan Spieth takes another run at career Grand Slam at PGA

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — The spotlight was downright searing when Jordan Spieth arrived at Quail Hallow last summer, fresh off a victory at Royal Birkdale that had put him on the precipice of the career Grand Slam.

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Preview: Tiger Woods takes ice bath, prepares for final major of year

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — Tiger Woods at times looks similar to the guy who won the PGA Championship four times among his 14 major titles, except for the results.

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Cardinals center Shipley tears ACL, rookie Cole replaces him

NFL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Cardinals have lost starting center A.Q. Shipley for the season with a torn right ACL and will replace him with rookie Mason Cole.

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Stephen Curry ready to see LeBron James even more often

NBA

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Stephen Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A.

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5 new signings to watch out for in 2018-19 Premier League

Premier League

The transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League and will close on Thursday, before the season starts.

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Raonic wins, Sock loses in first round at Toronto

ATP Tour

TORONTO — Canada’s Milos Raonic got off to a strong start at the Rogers Cup, beating David Goffin of Belgium 6-3, 6-4 on Monday.

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Venus Williams holds off challenge from teen at Rogers Cup

ATP Tour

MONTREAL — Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup after a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Caroline Dolehide on Monday.

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Assessing the bullpens after a wild trade deadline

MLB

Now that the dust has settled after the trade deadline, here’s some quick trivia:

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Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

NASCAR

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Like father, like son. Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace Martin Truex Jr. at Watkins Glen.