Kang’s homer sends Pirates to 8-7 win over Twins

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jung Ho-Kang is enjoying the spotlight in the major leagues and showing the Pittsburgh Pirates just what they hoped when they brought him over from South Korea.

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Iwakuma can’t get out of 6th, Mariners lose to Diamondbacks

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, left, reaches for the game ball from starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma as he pulls Iwakuma against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well for five innings, then couldn’t get out of the sixth.

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Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

Yao Ming, retired Chinese professional basketball player smiles during a press conference for Beijing 2022 Olympic bid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Chiefs’ Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

In this Nov. 16, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry enters the field prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City, Mo.  Berry, cleared by the Kansas City medical staff and his own doctors after a battery of tests Tuesday, July 28, 2015, is returning to the practice field, less than eight months after a stunning cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his Pro Bowl career. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear.

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Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4

Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, left, greets David Peralta as the two score on a single by Chris Owings against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie right-hander Zack Godley wasn’t as dominant as his first time out. With the help of timely hitting and solid defense, he was good enough.

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