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Pirates put Josh Harrison on 15-day DL with thumb injury

Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison (5) holds the second base bag as he steals second ahead of the tag by Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 5, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a left thumb injury.

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Minnesota State, Hastings agree on new contract

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State and hockey coach Mike Hastings have reached agreement on a new contract.

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Cincinnati leaders pledge city safe for All-Star Game events

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley speaks during a news conference about All-Star Game visitors safety in the aftermath of a violent weekend melee Monday, July 6, 2015, in Cincinnati. The conference Monday was held over concerns raised after two police officers were hurt, a civilian was beaten, and several others people were arrested late Saturday. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT;  NO SALES

CINCINNATI (AP) — City and police leaders insisted Monday that Cincinnati’s downtown will be safe for All-Star Game visitors, in the aftermath of a violent weekend melee.

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The Latest: Manic Monday about to get started at Wimbledon

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a ball to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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Illinois basketball attendance down but 15th in the country

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ men’s basketball team drew more people per game last season than all but 14 other teams around the country. But Illini per-game attendance was still down.

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