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OAKLAND, Calif. Marquise Goodwin Jersey . -- Jake Arrieta pitched eight innings of three-hit ball to get his first victory in over a month and the Chicago Cubs beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Saturday.Arrieta (13-5) was 0-3 in his previous five starts and 1-4 since ending a 20-decision winning streak June 22. He struck out four and walked one on 108 pitches.The NL Central-leading Cubs have won five straight and 16 of 22. The As have lost seven of eight.Ben Zobrists two-out two-run single off former As teammate Sonny Gray broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third. Gray (5-11) left after five innings with soreness in his right forearm. He allowed two runs on five hits. Zobrist and Addison Russell had two hits each for the Cubs.TIGERS 6, METS 5DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez threw Jay Bruce out at the plate on the final play of the game, enabling Detroit to hold off New York.New York trailed 6-1 before rallying with two runs each in the fifth and seventh. With men on first and second and two out in the ninth, Travis dArnaud poked a single into right field. Martinez charged the ball, and his one-hop throw home was in time to get Bruce.Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs for the Tigers. They have won 10 of 11 and trail AL Central-leading Cleveland by two games.Detroits Matt Boyd (3-2) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings, and New Yorks Logan Verrett (3-7) yielded six runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Martinezs throw gave Francisco Rodriguez his 32nd save.DODGERS 3, RED SOX 0LOS ANGELES -- Newly promoted Ross Stripling and the Dodgers bullpen combined on a five-hitter, leading Los Angeles over Boston.Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and drove in a run. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz played first base for the first time this season and made two nice catches, but the veteran designated hitter went 0 for 3.Stripling (3-3) pitched five innings after being called up from the minors when pitcher Bud Norris was put on the disabled list. Making his first start for the Dodgers since May 19, he gave up hits to the first two Boston batters. Stripling allowed four hits and a walk, striking out four.Grant Dayton followed with two scoreless innings and Joe Blanton worked the eighth. Kenley Jansen closed for his National League-leading 33rd save. Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5) was the loser.GIANTS 7, NATIONALS 1WASHINGTON -- Eduardo Nunez got four hits, including two triples and a double off Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, and San Francisco beat Washington.Brandon Belt homered, doubled and singled to help the Giants end Washingtons four-game winning streak in a matchup of NL division leaders.Matt Cain (4-6) won his third straight start, pitching five shutout innings and scattering five hits. Last Sunday, he threw five no-hit innings to beat the Nationals at home.Strasburg (15-2) was trying to become the first pitcher with 16 wins this season. Instead, he lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his shortest outing this year, giving up four runs and eight hits.WHITE SOX 4, ORIOLES 2CHICAGO -- Omar Navarezs foul ball turned into a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning after a replay challenge, and Chicago beat Chris Tillman and Baltimore.With the bases loaded and nobody out, Navarez hit a pop to shallow left off Mychal Givens. Third baseman Manny Machado tried to make an over-the-shoulder catch, but the ball dropped and umpire Mike Winters immediately ruled it foul. Replays showed the ball hit the foul line. Pinch-runner J.B. Shuck was awarded home and Navarez got a single.Nate Jones (5-2) got four outs, and David Robertson worked the ninth for his 27th save.Tillman (14-4) allowed two singles to lead off the seventh before he was lifted.Adam Eaton hit a solo homer in the eighth, and Tyler Saldino also homered for the White Sox.INDIANS 5, YANKEES 2NEW YORK -- Corey Kluber put Clevelands rotation back on track, Andrew Miller earned a save against the team that traded him last weekend and the Indians beat New York.Mike Napoli, Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis homered to help the AL Central leaders recover from an early two-run deficit. Kluber (11-8) struck out eight in eight innings of five-hit ball, beating CC Sabathia (6-9) in a matchup of pitchers who won the AL Cy Young Award with Cleveland.Miller closed with a one-hit ninth for his first save with Cleveland. The lanky left-hander, acquired Sunday in a blockbuster trade, entered to a warm ovation at Yankee Stadium and fanned two batters following a leadoff single. Millers first nine saves this year came with the Yankees.PIRATES 5, REDS 3PITTSBURGH -- Ivan Nova pitched seven innings to win his first start with Pittsburgh, Homer Bailey struggled in his second start since having Tommy John surgery and the Pirates beat Cincinnati.Nova (8-6) was acquired from the New York Yankees on Monday and gave up three runs and six hits with five strikeouts and no walks. He allowed Brandon Phillips two solo homers.Starling Marte welcomed reliever Josh Smith with a two-run single in the fourth to give the Pirates a 5-2 lead. Marte and Josh Harrison each had two hits.Tony Watson pitched a perfect ninth for his second save in three chances since All-Star closer Mark Melancon was traded to Washington. Bailey (1-1) took the loss.ROYALS 4, BLUE JAYS 2KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy outpitched Aaron Sanchez, stopping the Toronto aces 10-game winning streak and leading Kansas City past the Blue Jays.Duffy (8-1), who struck out a team-record 16 and permitted just one hit over eight innings at Tampa Bay in his previous start, won his seventh straight decision. He held Toronto to two runs and five hits over 6 2/3 innings. Kelvin Herrera worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save.Sanchez (11-2) hadnt lost since April 22. He allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings.Devon Travis led off the game with a home run for the second straight night. He also had an RBI single in the fifth.RANGERS 3, ASTROS 2HOUSTON -- Jonathan Lucroy homered twice, Carlos Beltran had a tiebreaking single and three hits and Texas beat Houston.The first-place Rangers improved to 10-2 against the Astros this season and pulled 6 1/2 games ahead of Houston in the AL West.Beltran singled to left off Chris Devenski (0-3) in the seventh to score Shin-Soo Choo and make it 2-1. Beltran left after the inning with a left quad contusion. Lucroy hit his second home run in the eighth off Tony Sipp for his seventh career multihomer game and first this season.Keone Kela (2-1) pitched a perfect sixth inning, and Sam Dyson got his 24th save.BRAVES 13, CARDINALS 5ST. 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The Sunwolves have appointed Filo Tiatia as their new head coach ahead of the 2017 season with final sign-off expected in the next couple of days.Tiatia, who was the Japan franchises assistant coach last term, takes over from Mark Hammett on a two-year deal.I am very excited to become the head coach of HITO-Communications Sunwolves from the 2017 season and I am honoured to take over from Mark Hammett, Tiatia said. Next season is going to be a continuous process from the first season but also we have to face new challenges and improve some areas further. Garry Gilliam Jersey. I am looking forward to working with many of the players and staffs I worked with in the 2016 season.Sunwolves is a young franchise and we need to get over lots of challenges.Tiatia won two caps for the All Blacks and established himself as a real crowd favourite at the Ospreys. He inherits a franchise which won just one of their 15 matches last term. 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RALEIGH, N. Chris Sale Jersey .C. -- A magistrate issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a North Carolina football player accused of sexual battery and assault on a female student in February.The warrant charges Allen Artis, a 21-year-old junior linebacker From Marietta, Georgia, with two misdemeanors and says he had sex with the woman against her will when he should have reasonably known that the other person was mentally incapacitated and physically helpless.The woman, Delaney Robinson, said she had become intoxicated after being out with friends and was unable to consent.The Associated Press typically doesnt identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Robinson held a news conference Tuesday, saying she filed for the misdemeanor charges after police and prosecutors indicated there wasnt enough evidence to pursue felony charges.Artis could not be reached for comment. He did not practice Tuesday and was indefinitely suspended under a university policy that applies to athletes charged with misdemeanors, team spokesman Kevin Best said.Artis attorney did not return a message.Robinsons lawyer said campus police botched the handling of a rape kit and the questioning of Artis.Robinson, 19, said a video of that questioning angered her.Rather than accusing him of anything, the investigators talked to him in a tone of camaraderie. They provided reassurances to him when he became upset, even laughed with him when he told about how many girls phone numbers he was able to get on the same night, the sophomore said as her father was seated next to her. I was treated like a suspect.Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said no final decisions have been made on whether to prosecute, but Robinsons attorney Denise Branch pointed to an Aug. 2 email she received from one of Woodalls assistant prosecutors about the felony charges.As to a charging decision, that determination is made primarily by the investigating agency, in this case, UNC Public Safety, Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Nieman said in the email. UNC DPS has made clear their determination that the evidence does not support criminal charges, and our review of the investigation does not lead us to advise or otherwise take action to the contrary.Woodall said he spoke Tuesday with campus police chief Jeff McCracken to confirm investigative efforts are continuing. The detective on the case consulted with Woodalls office as recently as late last month, the prosecutor said.At this point, were waiting on additional evidence, Woodall said.Woodall emphasized that winning a conviction on felony charges carry a high bar of evidence.Campus police had no comment. University officials also refused to respond to questions, instead issuing a statement that the school takes all allegations about sexual violence or sexual misconduct seriously.These matters are complex and often involve multiple agencies including law enforcement. While the university always tries to complete an investigation as quickly as possible, our priority is to ensure that the factual investigations are complete and conducted in a fair and thorough manner, campus spokesman Joel Curran said in the statement.Two years ago, UNC-Chapel Hill revised its policy on discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault and sexual misconduct after four current and former students and a former administrator accused the school of underreporting sexual assault cases for 2010 in an annual report to the federal government. Their complaint also alleged that campus officials allowed a hostile environment for students reporting sexual assault. The university denied underreporting crimes.Artis is a reserve who has one tackle in two games this season for the Tar Heels (1-1). 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In the morning he twice rocked back to pull Matt Taylor through midwicket and after lunch skipped down the wicket in Jack Taylors first over of offspin to strike him down the ground for four. Next over he lifted him over mid-on for six and drove another boundary past extra-cover.He clipped Matt Taylor down the ground for his 17th four to bring up his first century of the summer and fifth in first-class cricket. Butt trying to sweep Jack Taylor, he fell lbw three overs before tea and Northants never regained their commanding position. Jimmie Foxx Jersey. .Having leaked 129 runs in 34 overs between lunch and tea, Gloucestershire fought back through the efforts of Liam Norwell, who had nibbled a ball away from Ben Duckett for the opening wicket in the sixth over of the morning, and returned to have Richard Levi splendidly caught by Gareth Roderick, running to his right and diving full length from mid-on. 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This story is excerpted from My Giant Life by Lawrence Taylor with Williams Wyatt. Jerseys For Sale . To buy the book, click here. Thirty-one years ago today, Joe Theismann suffered a career-ending injury at the hands of Taylor. The Hall of Fame defender describes what that scene was like.Joe Theismann and I are linked forever because of an unfortunate incident that happened on November 18, 1985, during a Monday night game at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., against the Redskins.At the beginning of the second quarter, Theismann handed off to John Riggins. The Diesel bulled toward the middle of the line, putting his head down for the impact. Then he changed his tack, stopping and flipping the ball back to Theismann. They were trying a flea flicker. Theismann wanted to throw downfield to Art Monk.Unfortunately for the Redskins and Theismann, we read the play correctly. We were blitzing. It felt like our entire defense was pouring in on Theismann. I got a hold of him and pulled him down. As we went to the ground, my knee rammed into his lower right leg; Harry Carson and Gary Reasons also congregated at Theismann on the sack. He didnt get up. I didnt expect him to, either. I knew hed been hurt badly.Theismann later told the New York Times in a 2005 interview: The pain was unbelievable, it snapped like a breadstick. It sounded like two muzzled gunshots off my left shoulder. Pow, pow! It was at that point, I also found out what a magnificent machine the human body is. Almost immediately, from the knee down, all the feeling was gone in my right leg. The endorphins had kicked in, and I was not in pain.Everybody on the field saw Theismann sprawled out on the field and knew he was in trouble. I know I started hollering for the doctors to get to him in a hurry to give him some help. Initially, some of the Redskins thought I was taunting after the sack. That obviously wasnt the case.Its just one of those things that happened. I knew he was hurt when I heard him under the pile yelling and I understood. Thats why I tried to get everybody off him and get some help for him. I knew when youre sitting on the bottom of the pile -- I dont care if its a toe sprain, or an ankle sprain, I dont care what it is -- it seems like forever, like the people on top of you are never going to figure it out. All you want is the people to get off of you and to get some help. And to breathe again.Everybody just kind of stood around like nobody knew what had happened.At that juncture of his career, Theismann was still a decent football player and an icon in Washington. Of course, Id been playing against him for years. And during our time, we spent a lot of time together and wed see each other a lot. Just like anybody else, you hate to see somebody sit there and suffer. So I wanted to get some help out there for the sumbitch.What happened? He fractured both the tibia and the fibula. In other words, the lower leg bones in his right leg were broken between his ankle and knee. That end result left his leg bent gruesomely in different directions.A lot of time passed before they quit tending to Joe and got him off the field and on his way to the hospital. Jay Schroeder took over at quarterback. Nobody knew at the time that Theismann would never play again.An ESPN poll of viewers later voted that play as the NFLs Most Shocking Moment in History.Really, its not a moment I want to remember or care to see again. Ive never seen the play. Football is a tough game, so players are always going to get hurt while playing the game. Thats one of the hazards of the job. Believe me; Ive seen a lot worse hits on film than the one on Joe, though. Everyone who thinks they know me wants to talk about that Monday Night Football game. First of all, like I said, I have never watched the play, dont wont to watch it, and I never will watch it. I saw it in person. I dont want to see it again.I remember calling him the morning after I broke his leg. A woman answered the phone. I dont know if she was his girlfriend or wife at the time. I hear her say, Joe, Joe, that guy is on the phone! When he got on the phone, he told me that I had broken both the bones in his leg. I kidded him by telling him that I didnt do anything half-assed. I told him, If Im going to break them, Im going to break them both.To Joes credit, he never blamed me for what happened. Weve never had a problem. Ive never had a problem with Joe. And every time we see each other, we talk. We talked before then, we still talk, and there is no animosity there. I know his son very well. Hey, I did [Theismann] a favor. He had Lloyds of London [insurance]. He made about $3 million.Joe had a helluva a career, and he did well after the NFL. But hes always maintained that his legacy is that injury. 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The American is thought to have informed F1s commercial rights holder over the weekend of his intention to take the McLaren job.McLaren have described Browns appointment as a significant part of a restructuring programme that will align the Groups commercial and strategic operations relating to achieving success in Formula 1.Reporting to McLaren Technology Groups Executive Committee, Brown will lead the businesses alongside chief operating officer Jonathan Neale.Already a familiar face within the F1 paddock, Brown is a free agent after tendering his resignation as the chief executive of the CSM sport marketing and entertainment group two months ago. Sky News reported last week that McLaren executives warned the team stood to lose up to £160m in sponsorship money were Dennis to be ousted. 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Instead, the IOC left it to 27 international sports federations to make the call on a case-by-case basis.Every human being is entitled to individual justice, IOC President Thomas Bach said after the ruling of his 15-member executive board.Bach said the IOC had decided instead on a set of very tough criteria that could dent Russias overall contingent and medal hopes in Rio, where the Olympics will open on Aug. 5.Under the measures, no Russian athletes who have ever had a doping violation will be allowed into the games, whether or not they have served a sanction, a rule that has not applied to athletes in other countries.In addition, the international sports federations were ordered to check each Russian athletes drug-testing record, with only doping controls conducted outside Russia counting toward eligibility, before authorizing them to compete. Final entry is contingent on approval from an independent sports arbitrator.The IOC decision was sharply criticized by anti-doping bodies as a sellout that undermines clean athletes and destroys the idea of a level playing field.World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie said the organization is disappointed that the IOC did not heed WADAs executive committee recommendations after investigators exposed, beyond a reasonable doubt, a state-run doping program in Russia that seriously undermines the principles of clean sport.Joseph de Pencier, chief executive of the 59-member Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations, said the IOC failed to confront forcefully the findings of evidence of state-sponsored doping in Russia corrupting the Russian sport system, describing it as a sad day for clean sport.U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart said the IOC has refused to take decisive leadership in a most important moment for the integrity of the Olympic Games and clean athletes.The decision regarding Russian participation and the confusing mess left in its wake is a significant blow to the rights of clean athletes, Tygart said.Russias track and field athletes were already banned by the IAAF, the sports governing body, in a decision that was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The IOC accepted that ruling, but would not extend it to other sports.Russias current overall team consists of 387 athletes, a number likely to be significantly reduced by the measure barring Russians who have previously served doping bans.Calls for a complete ban on Russia intensified after Richard McLaren, a Canadian lawyer commissioned by WADA, issued a report accusing Russias sports ministry of overseeing a vast doping program of its Olympic athletes.McLarens investigation, based heavily on evidence from former Moscow doping lab director Grigory Rodchenkov, affirmed allegations of brazen manipulation of Russian urine samples at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, but also found that state-backed doping had involved 28 summer and winter sports from 2011 to 2015.An athlete should not suffer and should not be sanctioned for a system in which he was not implicated, Bach told reporters after Sundays meeting, acknowledging the decision might not please everybody.This is not about expectations, he said. This is about doing justice to clean athletes all over the world.Asked whether the IOC was being soft on Russia, Bach said: Read the decision. ... You can see how high we set the bar. This is not the end of the story but a preliminary decision that concerns Rio 2016.Tygart, however, questioned why the IOC would pass the baton to sports federations who may lack tthe adequate expertise or collective will to appropriately address the situation within the short window prior to the games. Clearance NFL Shop. The IOC also rejected the application by Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova, an 800-meter runner and former doper who helped expose the doping scandal, to compete under a neutral flag at the games. Stepanova, now living in the United States, competed as an individual athlete at last months European Championships in Amsterdam.But the IOC said Stepanova did not meet the criteria for running under the IOC flag and, because she had been previously banned for doping, did not satisfy the ethical requirements to compete in the games. The IOC said it planned to invite Stepanova and her husband, Vitaly Stepanov, a former Russian anti-doping official who also turned whistleblower, to attend the games.Tygart expressed dismay at the decision to bar Stepanova, describing it as incomprehensible and saying it will undoubtedly deter whistleblowers in the future from coming forward.That means only one Russian track and field athlete is eligible to compete in Rio: U.S.-based long jumper Darya Klishina was granted exceptional eligibility by the IAAF because she has been tested outside of Russia.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said the majority of Russias team complies with the IOC criteria, and estimated 80 percent of the team regularly undergoes international testing of the kind specified by the IOC.International federations will have only days to process the Russian cases. Many are still waiting for information from McLarens report.The International Tennis Federation has already said Russias eight-member team meets the IOC requirements as the players have been through regular international testing.Sundays measures are still a blow to Russia, which finished third in total medals at the 2012 Olympics.The team could be without some of its star names in Rio because of the IOC measure barring any Russians who have previously served doping bans. However, the impact on the medal tally is likely to be less severe than the damage caused by the earlier ban on its track team, Russias most successful contingent in London four years ago.Among those set to be ruled out are world champion swimmer Yulia Efimova; 2012 Olympic silver medal-winning weightlifter Tatyana Kashirina; and two-time Olympic bronze medal-winning cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya. All three have previously served doping bans.Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov presented his case to the IOC board, promising full cooperation with investigations and guaranteeing a complete and comprehensive restructuring of the Russian anti-doping system.He issued a strong plea against a full ban.My question is this: If you treat the cancer by cutting off the patients head and killing him, do you consider this as a victory in the fight? he said in remarks released later. That does not seem like a victory to me.In its decision, the IOC also:- asked the federations to examine the information and names of athletes and sports implicated in the McLaren report, saying any of those implicated should not be allowed into the games.- said the federations would have to apply their own rules if they want to ban an entire Russian team from their events in Rio, as the IAAF has already done.- said Russian entries must be examined and upheld by an expert from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.- ruled that Russian athletes who are cleared for the games will be subjected to a rigorous additional out-of-competition testing program.The IOC also reiterated its serious concerns about the weaknesses in the fight against doping, and called on WADA to fully review their anti-doping systems. The IOC said it would propose measures for more transparency and independence.--Wilson reported from London. 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The night before in Milwaukee, Hicks had a home run and a double that set up the go-ahead run in the 14th inning. The rookie centre fielder also made a jumping catch at the warning track to take a homer from Carlos Gomez earlier in that game, prompting a respectful tip of the helmet by Gomez. "Its always fun catching or robbing a home run of another centre fielder," Hicks said with a smile, "because they know what its like." Hicks also hit a pair of home runs and saved a fly ball hit by Adam Dunn from clearing the wall here against Chicago on May 13. This time, Hicks snagged a sinking line drive by Rickie Weeks with a dive to end the fourth and keep Gomez from scoring. In the second inning, Hicks nearly stole a double from Gomez with a long run and leap at the top of the fence, but the ball fell out on his way down. "Hes killing us," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Hes definitely a good defensive player. ... 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