Archive for July, 2014

Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers

The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes.

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Clayton Kershaw remains the ace in Dodgers’ hand

If the inability to complete a deal before the non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday drew attention to the Dodgers’ perceived shortcomings, a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves that night offered a reminder of the team’s greatest advantage.

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Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals’ upgrades

BALTIMORE — The first shock wave came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that includes Sonny Gray, Jeff Samardzija and Scott…

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Golf: Marc Leishman leads at Firestone with a 64

Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.

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Scientists create see-through mouse and rat bodies

Researchers have created see-through mice and rats using a new technique for so-called tissue clearing.

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During penalty shootouts, goalies fall prey to ‘gambler’s fallacy’

Penalty kick shootouts are not a goalkeeper’s favorite way to settle a soccer match.

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During penalty shootouts, goalies fall prey to ‘gambler’s fallacy’

Penalty kick shootouts are not a goalkeeper’s favorite way to settle a soccer match. Alone in the net, goalies must face off against a string of kickers and try to anticipate which way the ball will come hurtling toward the goal

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Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick head ‘Into the Woods’ in new trailer

“Into the Woods” fans got their wish Thursday with the release of a new trailer for Disney’s upcoming adaptation of the Tony-winning musical inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

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Getting Jon Lester makes A’s an even more formidable foe for Angels

The hill the Angels must climb to win the American League West championship grew considerably steeper Thursday when the division-leading Oakland Athletics acquired Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes for left fielder Yoenis Cespedes.

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1 dead, 1 critical after shooting in downtown Chicago

Chicago police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside a downtown high-rise office building.

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