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(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Nationals blast eight homers in rout of Brewers.  Judge chips tooth.  Mets send Duda to Rays.  Bell absent from camp.

>>Nationals Bash Eight Homers In Win Over Brewers

(Washington, DC)  —  The Nationals matched a franchise record with eight home runs in their 15-2 blasting of the Brewers.  The Nats also tied an MLB record with five homers in a single inning.  Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman hit two apiece in the victory.

>>Judge Chips Tooth During Celebration

(Bronx, NY)  —  Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is in need of some dental work.  Judge broke a tooth during New York’s on-field celebration following last night’s 6-5, 11-inning win over the Rays.  Judge appeared to chip the tooth on the helmet of Brett Gardner, who hit a walk-off solo homer.

>>Mets Ship Duda To Rays

(Undated)  —  Lucas Duda is heading to the American League.  The Mets have traded their starting first baseman to the Rays for minor league pitcher Drew Smith.  The 31-year-old Duda is hitting .246 with 17 homers and 37 RBI this season.

>>Unsigned Bell A No-Show At Steelers’ Camp

(Latrobe, PA)  —  The Steelers are starting training camp without starting running back Le’Veon Bell.  He did not report with the rest of the team on Thursday.  The two sides failed to reach a long-term contract before the July 17th deadline.  Bell still hasn’t signed his one-year tender of more than 12-million dollars.

>>Helton Says Simpson Not Welcome At USC

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  USC head football coach Clay Helton says former star O.J. Simpson is not welcome on campus.  Simpson was granted parole in Nevada last week.  Simpson won the Heisman Trophy while playing for the Trojans in 1968.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Washington Nationals 15, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Miami Marlins 4, Cincinnati Reds 1
Arizona Diamondbacks 4, St. Louis Cardinals 0
San Diego Padres 7, New York Mets 5

MLB American League
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Cleveland Indians 2, Los Angeles Angels 1
Toronto Blue Jays 8, Oakland Athletics 4  (10 inn)
New York Yankees 6, Tampa Bay Rays 5  (11 inn)

MLB Interleague
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Chicago Cubs 6, Chicago White Sox 3

WNBA
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No Games Scheduled

 

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

MLB National League
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7:05 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
7:05 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals
7:10 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins
8:10 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
8:15 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals
10:10 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres
10:10 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB American League
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7:05 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
7:07 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. – Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers
7:10 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox
8:05 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers
8:10 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox
10:05 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics

MLB Interleague
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10:10 p.m. – New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

WNBA
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7:00 p.m. – New York Liberty at Indiana Fever
7:00 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics
7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at Atlanta Dream
8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Sparks at San Antonio Stars
8:30 p.m. – Phoenix Mercury at Chicago Sky
10:00 p.m. – Dallas Wings at Seattle Storm

PGA
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RBC Canadian Open  (at Oakville, Ontario)