Astros place Springer on DL, recall Krauss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been dealing with more than just soreness in his right leg.

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Scottish identity celebrated as Glasgow Games open

Fireworks explode overhead during the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread took the place of footballers on the Celtic Park pitch as the Commonwealth Games began with a celebration of Scottish mythology and exports on Wednesday.

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With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

David Perdue waves to supporters after declaring victory in the Republican primary runoff for nomination to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, at his election-night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Perdue defeated Rep. Jack Kingston. (AP Photo)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the “outsider” arguments they’ve used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

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Clippers CEO: Sterling staying would be ‘disaster’

In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014,  in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust.  (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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NFL suspends Jaguars WR Sanders 4 games

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders without pay for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

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