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Last Update on August 02, 2015 01:08 GMT

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw has extended his scoreless streak this afternoon while giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a chance to pad their lead in the National League West.

Kershaw gave up just two hits in eight shutout innings as the Dodgers downed the Los Angeles Angels 3-1. Kershaw retired his last 15 batters and ran his shutout streak to 37 innings. The three-time Cy Young Award winner hasn't given up a run since Wilmer Flores' RBI single for the Mets on July 3 at Dodger Stadium.

Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH'-nee GRAHN'-dahl) belted a two-run homer to help the Dodgers move two games ahead of the Giants, who are taking on the Rangers in Texas right now.

The Angels' fifth straight loss leaves them 2 1/2 games behind Houston, pending the outcome of the Astros' game against Arizona.

Also in the majors:

-- Ben Zobrist homered twice and Kansas City snapped a three-game skid by storming back from a 5-1 deficit in a 7-6 triumph at Toronto. Eric Hosmer collected three RBIs, including the tiebreaking single in the Royals' three-run eight. Jose Bautista hit two solo homers and Josh Donaldson added a two-run blast for the Blue Jays

--Travis Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBIs as Boston dumped Tampa Bay 11-7. Xander Bogaerts (ZAN'-dur BOH'-gahrts) also had a big day at the plate with four hits and three RBIs, and Rusney Castillo added three hits with three RBIs in the Red Sox's third straight win since a 2-12 skid.

MLB-TRANSACTIONS

Rockies place 2 on DL...Birds lose Wright...Sizemore back in bigs

UNDATED -- The Colorado Rockies have placed right-hander Kyle Kendrick and outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 15-day disabled list, while recalling recalled right-hander Scott Oberg and outfielder Kyle Parker from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Kendrick left Friday night's 7-0 loss to the Cardinals after one inning with shoulder inflammation. Dickerson broke two ribs while diving for Jason Heyward's line drive during Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Cardinals.

In other major league news:

-- The Baltimore Orioles have placed right-hander rookie Mike Wright on the 15-day disabled list because of a left calf strain. Wright worked one inning in Friday night's game for the O's after being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

-- Veteran Grady Sizemore has been recalled by Tampa Bay from Triple-A Durham. The 32-year-old played in 15 games with the Rays before being demoted, hitting .235 with two homers and seven RBIs.

-- Larry Lucchino is stepping down this year as the Boston Red Sox's president and CEO, although a team spokesman says Lucchino hopes to remain with the club in some capacity. Lucchino was part of the ownership group that purchased the Red Sox in 2002.

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME-SEAU

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame will allow Junior Seau's (SAY'-owz) daughter to speak in an interview after his bust is unveiled next weekend.

The Hall said Sydney Seau's remarks will be live and onstage in a fashion similar to interviews of returning Hall of Famers. The Hall of Fame also said Sydney will represent her father and be interviewed during the Thursday night Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner.

Hall policy does not allow live speeches during a posthumous induction.

NFL-INJURIES

UNDATED (AP) -- It didn't take long for the Cleveland Browns to suffer an injury. In their first practice in pads, defensive lineman Billy Winn was carted off the practice field with a potentially serious injury to his right knee. Winn got hurt during an inside running drill and coach Mike Pettine (PET'-ihn) says the team will know more about the extent of Winn's injury following an MRI and X-rays.

Winn started five games last season and recorded a career-high 31 tackles and an interception.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

-- Denver returner Kyle Williams tore his right Achilles during a punt return drill at training camp. The fifth-year pro was reaching to scoop a football when he crumpled to the grass in pain and was carted off the field minutes later.

-- Redskins coach Jay Gruden says cornerback Bashaud Breeland is expected to miss four to six weeks with an MCL problem in his right knee. The second-year pro was hurt during the second practice of training camp.

PGA-QUICKEN LOANS

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell are co-leaders through three rounds of the PGA's Quicken Loans National.

Merritt shot a tournament-record 10-under 61 that included 11 birdies and one bogey. Chappell fired a 4-under 67 to tie Merritt at 14-under, one shot ahead of Rickie Fowler.

Tournament host Tiger Woods played himself out of contention with a 3-over 74 that puts him nine strokes back.

GOLF-WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) -- South Korea's Jin Young Ko and Taiwan's Teresa Lu share the lead after three rounds of the Women's British Open. Each shot a 3-under 69 in the third round to finish play 8 under par.

Norway's Suzann Pettersen (PEHT'-ur-suhn) shot par and will start the final round one shot off the lead.


 

Business News

US wage growth falls to record-slow pace in 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring hasn't boosted pay. The slowdown also reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay.

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Entertainment News

BETTY WHITE - CECIL

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Betty White is known as a big-time animal rights activist.

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IN THE NEWS: BUSINESSMAN FINDS PHONE AFTER IT FALLS OUT OF PLANE

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- A Texas businessman is thanking his technological stars for helping him find his iPhone after it fell out of a plane during a flight from Houston.

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