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  • SportAssociated Press

    Twins unveil Prince-inspired home run celebration complete with purple vest, inflatable guitar

    The Minnesota Twins have a new home run celebration — and players and fans are going crazy over it. The Twins unveiled a Prince-inspired celebration for the long ball, complete with a purple vest and an inflatable purple guitar to pay tribute to the late Minnesota musician and his song “Lets Go Crazy.” The idea came from Twins starter Pablo Lopez, who has created a number of different ways to keep the long baseball season fresh.

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  • SportAustralian Associated Press

    Kayak queen Jessica Fox strikes World Cup gold again

    Days after sister Noemie qualified for Australia's Olympic team, Jessica Fox has once again grabbed the headlines, taking gold at the kayak World Cup in Poland.

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  • SportAssociated Press

    Freeman's two-out single in 8th inning lifts Dodgers past Royals 4-3 in series opener

    Freddie Freeman lined a go-ahead, two-out RBI single into center in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night. Mookie Betts singled, took second on an errant pickoff throw by reliever Will Smith (0-3) and scored on Freeman’s hit. Daniel Hudson (3-1) got the win with a scoreless inning of relief and Alex Vesia pitched the ninth to earn his third save.

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  • SportAustralian Associated Press

    Latrell looms large as Maguire mulls NSW changes

    Michael Maguire has several big calls to make when he names his NSW side for State of Origin II, but none greater than whether to recall Latrell Mitchell.

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  • NewsAssociated Press

    What we know about the fight between conspiracist Alex Jones and Sandy Hook families over his assets

    Bombastic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to liquidate his personal assets as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which killed 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax. The federal bankruptcy judge who ordered the asset liquidation Friday also dismissed a separate bankruptcy case involving Infowars parent company Free Speech Systems. Before the hearing a combative Jones predicted the end of

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  • NewsAssociated Press

    Some hawking stem cells say they can treat almost anything. They can't

    The mailings promised “Life Without Pain!” via stem cell injections or IVs administered in a patient’s own home. The allure was obvious: more than 20% of U.S. adults endure chronic pain. The flyers invited Iowans to free dinners across the state.

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  • SportAssociated Press

    Suárez, Pederson homer, Nelson goes 6 innings in Diamondbacks' 7-1 victory over White Sox

    Eugenio Suárez homered, Ryne Nelson pitched six solid innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Friday night for their fourth victory in five games and ninth in 13. Nelson (4-5) allowed six hits, walked one and struck out eight. Suárez, who entered the game batting .195 and has seen his playing time decrease, connected to left-center off Chris Flexen for his sixth of the season to begin the fourth inning.

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