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Tanaka starts Sunday, 1st game since July injury (Yahoo Sports)

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is

Twins shut down closer Perkins for rest of season (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm.    

Phils minor leaguer Watson suspended 50 games (Yahoo Sports)

Philadelphia Phillies minor league right-hander Shane Watson has been suspended for 50 games without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse under baseball’s minor league drug program. The suspension of Watson, who is on the roster

LA Kings return to camp eager for title defense (Yahoo Sports)

After a summer crammed with Stanley Cup celebrations across the globe, the Los Angeles Kings are back at work with their eyes on some rarefied goals. The Kings went through their first workouts of training camp Friday as they prepare

Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5 (Yahoo Sports)

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Clayton Kershaw became the majors’ first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Kershaw (20-3) pitched five shaky innings in his

Chiefs’ Charles questionable to play vs Dolphins (Yahoo Sports)

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Jamaal Charles practiced in a limited capacity Friday for the second straight day, raising hopes that the Chiefs’ Pro Bowl running back will be available for Sunday’s game in Miami. Charles sustained a high ankle sprain in last week’s loss

Tigers’ Avila remains sidelined with dizziness (Yahoo Sports)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tigers catcher Alex Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup.    

Sharks open with new vibe after playoff collapse (Yahoo Sports)

A tumultuous offseason that featured a rehash of a historic playoff collapse, talk of rebuilding and questions about the leadership on and off the ice has mercifully come to an end for the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks returned to

Marlins’ Fernandez set to resume throwing Oct. 1 (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been cleared to start throwing Oct. 1.    

Jason Heyward out of Braves’ lineup (Yahoo Sports)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has a brace on his bruised left thumb and is out of Friday’s lineup against the New York Mets.