Lamb homers twice, Diamondbacks beat Reds 12-2 to win series

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb (22) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jake Lamb didn’t know about Arizona’s late pitching change until an hour before the game. His two homers made it a moot point.

Smoaked: 2 HRs, sun help Blue Jays shade Red Sox 8-6

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt dives but can't make the play on a single by Toronto Blue Jays's Steve Pearce during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Steve Pearce blooped the ball to the edge of the outfield grass, and Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt was there.

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

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In this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo, Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze waits to take the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Freeze has resigned after five seasons, bringing a stunning end to a once-promising tenure. The school confirmed Freeze's resignation in a release Thursday night. Assistant Matt Luke has been named the interim coach. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze has resigned after five seasons, bringing a stunning end to a once-promising tenure.

Vols believe they can thrive amid lack of preseason acclaim

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In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Tennessee defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. (24) gestures after an interception during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee doesn’t mind adopting an underdog mentality a year after the Volunteers failed to meet preseason expectations. “Right now we’re in the weeds,” senior safety Todd Kelly Jr. said. “No one’s really seeing us, almost like a snake in the grass. Our goal is to end up biting somebody at the end of the day and making them pay.” (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee doesn’t mind adopting an underdog mentality a year after the Volunteers failed to meet preseason expectations.

AP source: Cavaliers talking contract with Derrick Rose

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In this March 25, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks' Derrick Rose stands on the court during a free throw attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a contract with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. The team is discussing a one-year deal with Rose, said the person who spoke Thursday, July 20, 2017, to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers could be adding another former MVP to their roster.

Udonis Haslem returning to Heat for 15th season

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MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem believes he can still play, and the Miami Heat apparently agree.

Judge denies bail for Spanish federation president and son

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Former President of the Spanish Football Federation Angel Maria Villar, right, is lead by Spanish Civil Guard policeman to enter the Federation headquarters during an anti-corruption operation in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Villar, FIFA's senior vice president and a long-time player in world soccer, was arrested Tuesday along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

MADRID (AP) — A judge denied bail for the Spanish football federation president, his son and a federation vice president arrested in an anti-corruption probe after taking their testimony on Thursday.

CAF executives approve African Cup expansion and date change

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A Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo of New president of the African soccer confederation Ahmad of Madagascar, speaking at a press conference after being chosen at the general assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African soccer's biggest tournament could be moved from the start of the year to the European summer months of June and July, with the number of teams being increased from 16 to 24. The proposals for the future of the African Cup of Nations were made at a two-day meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Rabat, Morocco, hosted by the Confederation of African Football. (AP Photo/File)

The Confederation of African Football’s executive committee approved two major changes to the continent’s top soccer tournament on Thursday, expanding it from 16 to 24 teams from 2019 and moving it from the beginning of the year to June-July.

An All-American start to the British Open

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Jordan Spieth of the United States lines up a putt on the 14th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

Rahm escapes a 2-shot penalty at British Open

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Spain's Jon Rahm plays a shot on the 5th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jon Rahm thought he was moving a loose twig, didn’t realize he had violated a rule and eventually was cleared of a penalty in the opening round of the British Open.

World Cup of Tennis put on hold for at least a year

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LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation is putting off its proposal for a World Cup of Tennis Finals for another year.

Monfils upset by Dutra Silva in 2nd round of Croatia Open

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UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Rogerio Dutra Silva upset second-seeded Gael Monfils 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open on Thursday.

Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

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In this July 5, 2014, file photo, Alex Bowman, right, watches as Dale Earnhardt Jr. sends out a tweet while waiting under a tunnel for driver introductions to begin before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday, July 20, 2017, that the 24-year-old Bowman will replace one of the series' biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after Earnhardt retires.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

The Juice will be loose: O.J. Simpson granted parole

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Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star.

Family of woman shot by Minneapolis police want changes

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In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 photo, a woman views a memorial for Justine Damond on the steps of the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community church in south Minneapolis. The family of Damond, an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer, has hired an attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile, who was also slain by a Minnesota police officer. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media.

Massive blaze threatens Gold Rush era town near Yosemite

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Melted lawn chairs rest outside a residence leveled by the Detwiler fire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered streets, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky.

Congressional election in New Mexico set to be diverse race

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In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez speaks to reporters from his desk in Albuquerque, N.M. Martinez has joined the primary race for an open congressional seat in central New Mexico which is set to become one of the most diverse in the country. A Native American woman, an openly gay white male, a Hispanic former U.S. Attorney, a Sandia National Laboratories physicist and a conservative immigration lawyer are among the candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The primary race for an open congressional seat in central New Mexico is set to become one of the most diverse in the country.

Pearce to challenge decision to limit use of campaign cash

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce is going to court to challenge a state official’s ruling that Pearce can’t use all of his federal campaign war chest of approximately $1 million in the New Mexico race for governor.

Health insurers rein in rate hikes on New Mexico exchange

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s superintendent of insurance says health insurance providers are reducing requested rate hikes for next year on the state’s subsidized exchange.

New Mexico museums’ revenue increases, attendance declines

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Revenue is up at New Mexico’s state-run museums, despite the fact that fewer people are visiting them.

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