Kershaw Gets 16th Win As Dodgers Beat Diamondbacks, 3-1

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PHOENIX ( — Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Kershaw (16-3) allowed six hits, retiring 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, seven by strikeout, to improve to 13-1 in his last 16 starts.

The left-handed ace struck out 10 and walked two.

Scott Van Slyke hit a solo home run off Wade Miley (7-10) before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the fourth inning. Matt Kemp had a two-run double.

Kenley Janzen pitched a perfect ninth for his 38th save in 42 tries.

The Dodgers, sweeping the two-game series, climbed to a season-high 18 games above .500.

Kershaw, who, according to DodgerInsider pitched for the first time this season with the bases loaded, reached double digit strikeouts for the third straight…

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Arkansas Defense Prepares for Auburn Spread

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The Razorbacks will be going up against a high powered offense that almost won a national title last  year. In order to duplicate Auburn’s speed, they have been using a two huddle system in practice.

“We’ve kind of run a two huddled system with our look team. Once one group finishes up we’ve sent the other group to the line,” defensive line coach Rory Segrest said. “We’ve had some time to detail what they are looking for.”

“Our scout team is doing an unbelievable job of giving us a great look. They are moving fast,” senior linebacker Braylon Mitchell said. “They are making us get lined up faster and I think it’s going to help us out in the long run.”

Nick Marshall may not start the game, but the Hogs know a complete game plan involves preparing for him.

“When you play a prolific player like…

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United smash British record by signing Di Maria


Di Maria has signed a five-year contract, the Premier League club announced on their website (, with the fee breaking the British record of 50 million pounds Liverpool received from Chelsea for Spain striker Fernando Torres in 2011.

Di Maria said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for.

“Louis van Gaal is a fantastic coach with a proven track record of success and I am impressed by the vision and determination everyone has to get this club back to the top – where it belongs. I now just cannot wait to get started.”

Van Gaal added: “Angel is a world-class midfielder but most importantly he is a team player. There is no doubting his immense…

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Posey Hits Walk-Off Homer To Lead Giants Past Rockies, Bochy Gets 1,600th Win

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy’s 1,600th managerial victory.

Posey sent an 0-1 pitch from Juan Nicasio (5-6) just inside the left-field foul pole for his 18th homer of the year and second career walkoff homer. He also had one on May 3, 2013, against the Dodgers.

Santiago Casilla (2-3), who was ill Tuesday, plunked leadoff hitter Drew Stubbs in the back to start the ninth. Justin Morneau then doubled him home to tie the game at 2. Casilla got a key double play to get out of the inning.

Tim Hudson’s strong eight-inning, eight-strikeout outing was wasted.

Posey followed his two-home run performance a night earlier with a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, then an even bigger hit…

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