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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Lucas Giolito allowed four runs, including two earned, walked three and struck out none over 31/3 innings in a 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Giolito was sent back to Triple-A Syracuse following the game. (Associated Press)

A bad week ends with a bad loss for Nationals

- The Washington Times

Sunday brought a late implosion, the cringing kind of loss that sends onlookers to social media in search of updates on trade news with the non-waiver trade deadline is just a week away.

National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Mike Piazza, left, and Ken Griffey Jr. hold their plaques after an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

- Associated Press

The two became a piece of history on their special day. Griffey, the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft, became the highest pick ever inducted. Piazza, a 62nd-round pick the next year - No. 1,390 - is the lowest pick to enter the Hall of Fame.

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in New York. The Yankees won 3-1. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) **FILE**

Yankees reportedly discussing deal to send Aroldis Chapman to Cubs

- Associated Press

New York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubs as part of a swap that would bring 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.

2016 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain celebrates on the podium after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Chris Froome makes emotional Tour de France victory speech

- Associated Press

Cheered on by thousands of fans undeterred by the recent spate of violence across Europe, Froome celebrated his third Tour title in four years. He finished safely at the back of the main pack in the final stage, arm-in-arm with his teammates during the mostly ceremonial leg ending on the cobblestones below the Arc de Triomphe.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo the Russian and the Olympic flags wave during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Olympic leaders met Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to consider further steps to crack down on doping ahead of the games in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the ban on Russian track and field athletes.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

- Associated Press

Olympic leaders chose not to impose a full ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.

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