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Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK (AP) -- A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended....

Stanton hits 56th homer, Marlins beat Mets 9-2 for sweep
MIAMI (AP) -- Home runs before small crowds in the eighth inning of lopsided games between also-rans count, too, which is fortunate for Giancarlo Stanton....

Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," has died. He was 95....

Pat Perez is at East Lake and feels like 10 million bucks
ATLANTA (AP) -- All 30 players who made it to the Tour Championship have a mathematical shot at the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize....

Judge hits 45th HR, young girl hit by foul, Yanks top Twins
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 Wednesday for a three-game sweep....

DeMaurice Smith re-elected as head of NFL players' union
DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players' union in a special committee vote....

NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games
SHANGHAI (AP) -- As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. The humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck....

FBS sees huge spike in targeting penalty enforcement so far
College football's Bowl Subdivision has seen a 73 percent increase in the number of targeting penalties enforced through the first three weeks of the season compared with the same point in 2016....

Broncos' Siemian starting to make believers across the NFL
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Trevor Siemian is finally starting to get some love around the NFL....

Clemson, Virginia Tech off to strong starts with new QBs
BOSTON (AP) -- Not every school can be like No. 2 Clemson, which is going for a second straight national championship despite replacing two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson at quarterback....

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