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Dodgers beat Braves 2-1 on Kershaw’s 9-hitter

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw would have welcomed a little help from the umpires in the ninth inning, if only to end the game a bit sooner. When he didn’t get it, the Dodgers’ ace finished off the Braves on his own.

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Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters

Venus Williams celebrates after beating Victoria Azarenka, from Belarus, 6-4, 7-6(1) in their match in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Florida.

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Catchings, Coleman lead Fever past Storm

Seattle Storm's Alysha Clark (32) tries to drive past Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings in the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Tamika Catchings stood speechless for a moment in the Indiana Fever locker room after her teammates yelled and cheered when told the star forward had moved into third place on the WNBA’s career scoring list.

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Correia pitches well before Twins bullpen falters

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kevin Correia throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.  (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Correia gave the Minnesota Twins a quality start after pitching poorly in his previous two outings.

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Hayes leads Dream past Shock 85-75

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored a career-high 27 points, Angel McCoughtry added 21 and Erika DeSouza had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Dream to a 85-75 victory over Tulsa on Thursday night.

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