SPORTS HEADLINES 08/21/2012

McLouth’s HR keys Orioles’ 5-3 win over Rangers

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ARLINGTON, Texas—Rangers starting pitcher Scott Feldman worked out of a rough stretch in May and June when he lost six straight by reeling off six consecutive victories. After a 5-3 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday in …San Jose Mercury News · 10 hours ago

Yankees lose to White Sox, 7-3, as pitcher Ivan Nova struggles again

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Youkilis Continues to Hurt Yankees as Nova Keeps Struggling

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Youkilis’ grand slam slam keeps Nova, Yankees scuffling

CHICAGO — There are many benefits to CC Sabathia jumping off the disabled list Friday night. One, the ace returns from an inflamed left elbow as the Yankees’ AL East is no longer fat. Two, David Phelps, who capably …New York Post · 3 hours ago

Yankees-White Sox Preview

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Wise’s persistence pays off for Sox

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Eagles Now Need to Turn Preseason Over to Foles: A Fan’s Analysis

The Philadelphia Eagles have had a lot of mixed blessings at the quarterback position already. Of course, Eagles fans like myself have reason to focus on the worst, after two straight injuries to Michael Vick. Yet with Vick’s downfall seemingly a matter of …YAHOO! · 1 hour ago

Vick down again, likely to sit out until opener; Foles impresses

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No broken bones for Michael Vick

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Morning wake-up call: Day 28

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Wayne Hunter is expected to return as the Jets head back to their training facility in Florham Park for Day 28 of camp. Hunter missed the evening practice at MetLife Stadium, which was open to fans, but it was an excused …ESPN · 4 hours ago

Hunter’s struggles continue to dog Jets’ offense

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Ryan remains bullish despite Jets’ woeful offense

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Astros-Cardinals Preview

The Houston Astros have not played any better under their new manager than they did for the old one. Facing Kyle Lohse won’t make interim manager Tony DeFrancesco’s next attempt at his first win any easier. Lohse …YAHOO! · 3 hours ago

Wainwright has put surgery far behind him

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Harrell falters in Astros’ 7-0 loss to Cardinals

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Rays fall 1-0 in 10th; winning streak ends at five

So much of the pregame chatter was about the Tampa Bay Rays offense now that Evan Longoria is healthy enough to play third base and Luke Scott is back in the lineup as the designated hitter. The gang assembled in …Tampa Bay Online · 3 hours ago

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 5, Boston 3

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Santana turns into Mr. Reliable for Angels

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Roger Federer to be seeded No. 1 at US Open; Djokovic second and Murray third

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Roger Federer will be the top-seeded men’s player at the U.S. Open. The 17-time Grand Slam champion was ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings released Monday. Defending champ Novak Djokovic is …YAHOO! · 13 hours ago

Federer top seed for US Open

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Roger Federer dominates Novak Djokovic at Cincinnati

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Twins-Athletics Preview

For a team undergoing plenty of change, the Oakland Athletics don’t seem too bothered. A different result from Tommy Milone wouldn’t hurt matters, either. The left-hander seeks his first victory in more than a month while …YAHOO! · 3 hours ago

Brett Anderson sharp for A’s in return to mound

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A’s send Weeks down to Class AAA

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Looking ahead to U.S. World Cup qualifying

Michael Orozco’s goal gave the U.S. a historic win over Mexico, but tougher tests in World Cup qualifying lie ahead. The U.S. men’s national team is no doubt still buzzing over last week’s 1-0 win over Mexico, and with …ESPN Soccernet · 3 hours ago

Ballina’s HR helps Mexico beat Curacao 6-2 at LLWS

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Mexico moves on at LLWS with 4-3 win over Taiwan

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Frank Isola: Robin van Persie’s transfer has echoes of Dwight Howard’s Lakers trade

Robin van Persie became the world’s most famous substitute on Monday at Goodison Park, a title the Dutch striker won’t be holding for much longer, that’s for sure. With Manchester United struggling to score goals …YAHOO! · 3 hours ago

Everton new-boy admits Arsenal snub

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson: We didn’t use Van Persie enough

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Packers’ defensive backfield still unsettled going into Thursday’s preseason game at Bengals

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Going into their third preseason game, the Green Bay Packers’ defensive backfield is anything but settled. This much the Packers know: Morgan Burnett will start at one safety spot and Charles Woodson will play alongside him, at …Washington Post · 18 hours ago

Packers’ defensive backfield still unsettled

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Youth being served in Browns’ secondary

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Fan’s Preview: Can San Francisco Giants Maintain NL West Lead Over Los Angeles Dodgers with Tim Lincecum on Mound?

In a very important series at Dodger Stadium, the San Francisco Giants pulled ahead in the standings with a 2-1 win over Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Relying on Madison Bumgarner’s eight scoreless …YAHOO! · 16 hours ago

Giants beat Dodgers 4-1 to extend NL West lead

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San Francisco Giants beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1

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Column: Please, Rocket, just go away _ for good

Just when we thought we were rid of the Rocket, he turns up again. In the Atlantic League, of all places. At age 50. Roger Clemens just won’t go away; he’s just fast enough to escape our repeated swats, a survivor above all …YAHOO! · 1 hour ago

Could Clemens fit into Astros’ plans?

Houston Chronicle

Bug bites Roger Clemens, so he’s scratching the itch

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Tour Report: Tip from Travis: Sergio’s awesome lag

Very few PGA TOUR players create more lag than Sergio Garcia. Heathcote/Getty Images Very few PGA TOUR players create more lag than Sergio Garcia. Sergio Garcia is back in the winner’s circle on the PGA TOUR …YAHOO! · 13 hours ago

Garcia wins Wyndham, books Ryder Cup berth

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Garcia snaps PGA Tour drought, qualifies for Ryder Cup

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