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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, right, follows through on an RBI double in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Nationals hold off Giants’ rally in 9th inning

- Associated Press

With his team chasing the Chicago Cubs for the best record in baseball, Washington manager Dusty Baker is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the Nationals close — even if it means pulling closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning.

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Officials dismiss Trump's assertions about NFL and debates

- Associated Press

Both the NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's assertions about the fall debates, which the billionaire businessman says have been rigged by his opponents to draw a smaller audience by scheduling two of them at the same time as a football game.

In this Thursday, July 7, 2016 photo, Belgium's Thomas Van Der Plaetsen celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's Decathlon, at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.   At his lowest point chemotherapy had turned him bald and weak at aged 23, but barely 18-months later, Thomas Van der Plaetsen is heading to the Rio 2016 Olympics as the European decathlon champion and with a full head of brown hair. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Sometimes there is something better than gold in Rio

- Associated Press

At the lowest point, when chemotherapy had turned Thomas Van der Plaetsen bald and weak at 23, even his brother, coach and biggest fan, Michael, thought chances for a comeback were minuscule. Now, barely a year and a half later, he is heading to the Rio Olympics as the European decathlon champion - and with a full head of hair.

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2008, file photo, Usain Bolt of Jamaica smiles at cheering spectators after winning the men's 100-meter final with a world record in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics, virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

- Associated Press

Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics - virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall.

Woodley takes UFC welterweight title from Lawler

- Associated Press

Tyron Woodley took the welterweight championship from Robbie Lawler on Saturday night, stopping him with 2:12 left in the first round at UFC 201 at Philips Arena.