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(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  USMNT moving on.  Arenado powers Rockies past Padres.  Red Sox release Sandoval.  Hurney back with Panthers.

>>USMNT Moves On To Gold Cup Semis

(Philadelphia, PA)  —  The U.S. men’s national team is moving on to the 2017 Gold Cup semifinals.  Team USA advanced with a 2-nil win over El Salvador last night in Philadelphia.  Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj [[ LAY-high ]] scored in the first half for the Americans, who will face Costa Rica in the semis.

>>Arenado Powers Rockies In Rout Of Padres

(Denver, CO)  —  Nolan Arenado’s monster day powered the Rockies to an 18-4 rout of the Padres at Coors Field.  Arenado went 5-for-6 with three homers, four runs scored and seven RBI.  He became the first player with a five-hit, three-homer game in franchise history.

>>Red Sox Release Sandoval

(Boston, MA)  —  Pablo Sandoval’s disappointing run with the Red Sox is officially over.  Boston released the third baseman yesterday after designating him for assignment last week.  After signing a 95-million-dollar deal with Boston before the 2015 season, Sandoval hit just .237 with 14 home runs in 161 games.  Multiple reports say he will sign a minor-league deal with the Giants.

>>Panthers Name Hurney Interim GM

(Charlotte, NC)  —  The Panthers are naming Marty Hurney interim general manager.  Hurney returns to the same post he held from 2002-to-2012.  He replaces Dave Gettleman, who was fired on Monday after four years as GM.  Hurney selected Cam Newton in 2011 and Luke Kuechly [[ KEEK-lee ]] in 2012 in his final two drafts with the team.

>>OJ Simpson Could Be Free By October

(Pershing County, NV)  —  O.J. Simpson will go in front of Nevada’s parole board for a chance to earn his freedom today.  Simpson is set to appear before Nevada’s Board of Parole Commissioners via video conference.  Simpson has served more than eight years of a nine-to-33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery and other charges in 2008.

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Philadelphia Phillies 10, Miami Marlins 3
Chicago Cubs 8, Atlanta Braves 2
Colorado Rockies 18, San Diego Padres 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2  (10 inn)
New York Mets 7, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Cincinnati Reds 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3  (11 inn)

MLB American League
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Minnesota Twins 6, New York Yankees 1
Seattle Mariners 4, Houston Astros 1
Oakland Athletics 7, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Baltimore Orioles 10, Texas Rangers 2
Boston Red Sox 5, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 3

MLB Interleague
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San Francisco Giants 5, Cleveland Indians 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Chicago White Sox 1  (8 inn, rain)
Los Angeles Angels 7, Washington Nationals 0

WNBA
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New York Liberty 96, Connecticut Sun 80
Washington Mystics 100, Atlanta Dream 96  (OT)
Minnesota Lynx 100, Dallas Wings 74
Indiana Fever 84, Phoenix Mercury 77

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
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12:10 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets
12:35 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
12:35 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds
10:10 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers
10:15 p.m. – San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants

MLB American League
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1:35 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
7:05 p.m. – Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles
8:15 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
10:10 p.m. – New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners

MLB Interleague
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No Games Scheduled

WNBA
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3:30 p.m. – Chicago Sky at Los Angeles Sparks
8:00 p.m. – Indiana Fever at San Antonio Stars

PGA
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The Open  (at Lancashire, England)
Barbasol Championship  (at Auburn, AL)