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Swimming: Exhausted Sun opts out of 1500 freestyle race
Sun Yang of China was a notable absentee at the world championships on Saturday after he failed to start his men's 1500 meters freestyle heat at the Duna Arena. Sun's bid for a clean sweep of freestyle distance titles ended when he was beaten out of the medals in the 800m freestyle. That setback followed Sun striking gold in the 200m freestyle and then completing a hat-trick of freestyle world titles over 400m.
Felipe Massa pulls out of Hungarian GP, replaced by Di Resta
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Brazilian driver Felipe Massa has pulled out of the Hungarian Grand Prix due to illness and will be replaced by reserve Paul di Resta for qualifying later Saturday and for Sunday's race. Di Resta will race alongside 18-year-old Canadian driver Lance Stroll. For the 31-year-old Di Resta, it is an unexpected chance to get back behind the wheel in F1. The last of his 58 F1 races was the Brazilian GP in November 2013.
Athletics: 'Excited' Rudisha ready to rock London again
I am really excited to return to London, Rudisha told Reuters at Team Kenya's training camp in the capital over the weekend. Breaking the world record in 2012 and winning that title, remains one of the greatest moments in my career. I am really looking forward to returning to the same stadium, and especially this time to defend my title. We are feeling that pressure, yes, but we are ready to soak it and remain on top of the world, he said.
Vettel sets track record in final Hungary practice
Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel smashed the absolute track record in final practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday while title rival Lewis Hamilton remained off the pace. The four-times world champion's time was 0.475 quicker than second placed team mate Kimi Raikkonen. The Briton's time, on the slower soft tyres, was 1.417 seconds off Vettel's and he was only fifth fastest. Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was quicker, 0.897 slower than Vettel but still the quickest of Ferrari's rivals.
Motor racing: 'Bernie Avenue' drops off the F1 road map
Formula One has taken a new direction since Liberty Media's takeover in January and 'Bernie Avenue' has dropped off the Hungarian Grand Prix road map. For years at grand prix time, the winding country road leading to the main entrance of the Hungaroring circuit was marked by a sign in honor of the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. The 86-year-old Briton was shoved aside in January when US-based Liberty Media took control of the sport, however, and the sign has disappeared.
Soccer's El Clásico Comes to Miami. So Does the Circus.
It was the first time this storied matchup between Spain's two most prominent soccer teams, the rivalry known as El Clasico, has been played on American soil. All week, anywhere you stepped in Miami last week, it was impossible to be unaware of what was coming. Freddy Rolon, the vice president and general manager of ESPN Deportes, said the clamor accompanying the game justified the investment. We brought Messi to the US in 2007, and took him to Disney World, Rolon recalled.
Durant sets new record
One group of players was with Durant at the academy, while other boys and girls participated via satellite from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Sharing my love of basketball with thousands of boys and girls across India was an unbelievable experience, Durant said. It was an honor to coach these amazing kids and to be a part of this special day. Durant, making his first trip to India, is supporting the growth of basketball in the country.
China is a long-term play for F1, says Carey
Formula One views China as a long-term play and a second grand prix in the nation of 1.3 billion people remains years away, according to the sport's chairman and chief executive Chase Carey. While negotiations continue, there has also been talk of China eventually hosting a second race along with expansion in the United States. Formula One has also announced a deal with marketing agency Lagardere Sports to build strategic partnerships in China from 2018.
Fresh faces: Half of US roster could change for World Cup
There could be many fresh faces for next year's World Cup, led by teenager star Christian Pulisic. Arena's roster projects to include only about half the players who made the trip to Brazil in 2014. With 10 months left, Arena's process to select his 23 World Cup players has become clear. After an 0-2 start in the final round of World Cup qualifying, the Americans are third in the six-nation round and appear on track to qualify for an eighth straight World Cup.
Dodgers keep proving they can handle anything
LOS ANGELES - The week leading up to the trade deadline is ever-changing for the Dodgers, except for the winning part. The Dodgers (72-31) drew first blood when Seager ripped a first-pitch solo home run to left-center field in the first. Besides yielding a solo home run to Brandon Crawford in the first, it was smooth sailing for Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood through six innings. Before the Dodgers' latest streak, the team suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since early June.
Conforto hits 2 HRs in hometown as Mets beat Mariners 7-5
Conforto, who grew up in nearby Redmond, homered leading off the third inning against Ariel Miranda. The Mets kept the rally going, helped when Wilmer Flores beat out a potential inning-ending double play. The trade took place during the game and landed the Mets the Marlins closer for the past three seasons and an All-Star in 2016. The Mariners bolstered their bullpen until Ramirez arrives by recalling right-hander Casey Lawrence and selecting right-hander Cody Martin from Triple-A Tacoma.
Broncos linebacker Ray could miss start of season
Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray could miss the start of the NFL season after sustaining a ligament tear in his left wrist that will sideline him for six to eight weeks. Ray picked up the injury just two days into training camp after attempting to shed a block during Thursday's practice, coach Vance Joseph said on Friday. He was sore and he wore a brace today in practice, but the X-ray showed the ligament was torn.
Arizona pitcher Ray is doing well after being hit in head
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray writhes in pain Friday, July 28, 2017, after getting hit on the head by a ball hit by St Louis Cardinals' Luke Voit during the second inning of a baseball game in St Louis. LOUIS (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said pitcher Robbie Ray, who was hit in the head by a line drive during Friday night's game against St Louis, is doing well and will be put in concussion protocol.
Wood, 3 relievers combine on 2-hitter in Padres' win
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Friday, July 28, 2017. Wood (2-3) was making his Padres debut after being acquired Monday from Kansas City in a six-player deal that sent two relievers and one starter to the Royals. The left-hander allowed two runs and two hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked one.
Jaime Garcia wins in Minnesota debut after trade from Braves
Minnesota returned to the Bay Area after winning a three-game series at San Francisco from June 9-11. The A's left the bases loaded in the second after Khris Davis and Jed Lowrie drew consecutive walks against Garcia and Matt Chapman singled. Garcia made 10 of his 18 starts on the road for Atlanta and this was his first career start at Oakland. Opening day starter Kendall Graveman is scheduled to throw about 80 pitches in a rehab game Saturday for Triple-A Nashville.
Magnussen questions Australia's relay tactics
Former 100 meters freestyle world champion James Magnussen has questioned Australia's tactics in the relays at the world championships and last year's Olympics, suggesting the fastest swimmer should always lead off. A strong Australia squad has yet to claim a swimming gold medal at the Budapest championships, winning a silver and bronze in the women's relays and none at all in the men's. The relays are really confusing me this meet and they did again in Rio, Magnussen told Fox Sports TV on Saturday.
Broncos LB Shane Ray out 6-8 weeks with torn ligament in wrist
Shane Ray was expected to be an integral part of the Broncos' pass rush this season. - Shane Ray was so pleased with how training camp practice went Friday morning, he stopped to talk with his media friends for a lengthy interview session. He will be out six to eight weeks, which means he could miss one to three games of the regular season. A huge key to the Broncos' success that season was their pass rush came in droves from the outside.
Seager homers twice as Dodgers rally past Giants 6-4
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Corey Seager hit two home runs, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to defeat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night. He hit the first pitch from Giants starter Matt Moore deep into the left-centerfield bleachers. This was Seager's second multi-homer game of the season, and his sixth in less than two major league seasons.
Loyd, Stewart team to help Storm beat Wings 109-93
Jewell Loyd tied a season high with 27 points, Breanna Stewart had 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks, and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 109-93 on Friday night. Stewart topped 500 career rebounds to set a WNBA record for fewest games to reach that mark and also score 1,000 points at 55. Seattle scored 34 points in the first quarter and led 60-45 at halftime behind Crystal Langhorne's 14 points.
Orioles acquire pitcher Jeremy Hellickson from Phillies
CLOSE Keep tabs on all the biggest trades in baseball as the MLB trade deadline approaches. Pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Hyun Soo Kim and Double-A left-hander Garrett Cleavinger. Hellickson is 6-5 with a 4.73 ERA in 20 starts for the Phillies this season.

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