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L.A. Dodgers Place SS Hanley Ramirez On 15-Day DL

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right oblique strain. The move is retroactive to August 9.

Ramirez was removed during the first inning of Friday night’s 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. In 100 games this season, he’s batting .277 with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs.

The Dodgers recalled infielder Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Ramirez’s roster spot. The 2012 Gold Glove award winner was acquired on July 28 from the Chicago Cubs for minor league-right-handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez. He’s batting .230 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 72 games.

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Indians Place Murphy, Swisher On 15-Day D-L

Wendy Hope/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher and outfielder David Murphy were placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The club recalled outfielders Tyler Holt and Zach Walters from Triple-A Columbus.

Murphy tweaked his oblique on a swing during Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. In 109 games this season, he’s hitting .262 with seven home runs and 55 RBIs.

Swisher has been troubled by an ailing right knee. He is batting .208 with eight homers and 42 RBIs.

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Tigers Place Sanchez, Soria On 15-Day D-L

iStockphoto(DETROIT) — The Detroit Tigers placed stating pitcher Anibal Sanchez and right-handed reliever Joakim Soria on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Sanchez is dealing with a right pectoralis major strain while Soria is out with a left oblique strain.

Sanchez suffered the injury in the fifth inning during Friday night’s 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. In 21 starts this season, he is 8-5 with a 3.53 ERA.

Soria left Saturday’s game while warming up in the 10th inning. He is 2-4 on the season with a 3.58 ERA and 17 saves. The Tigers acquired the former closer in a trade with the Texas Rangers on July 23 for right-handed pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

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Tigers Place Sanchez, Soria On 15-Day D-L

iStockphoto(DETROIT) — The Detroit Tigers placed stating pitcher Anibal Sanchez and right-handed reliever Joakim Soria on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Sanchez is dealing with a right pectoralis major strain while Soria is out with a left oblique strain.

Sanchez suffered the injury in the fifth inning during Friday night’s 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. In 21 starts this season, he is 8-5 with a 3.53 ERA.

Soria left Saturday’s game while warming up in the 10th inning. He is 2-4 on the season with a 3.58 ERA and 17 saves. The Tigers acquired the former closer in a trade with the Texas Rangers on July 23 for right-handed pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

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L.A. Dodgers Place SS Hanley Ramirez On 15-Day D-L

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right oblique strain. The move is retroactive to August 9.

Ramirez was removed during the first inning of Friday night’s 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. In 100 games this season, he’s batting .277 with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs.

The Dodgers recalled infielder Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Ramirez’s roster spot. The 2012 Gold Glove award winner was acquired on July 28 from the Chicago Cubs for minor league-right-handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez. He’s batting .230 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 72 games.

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L.A. Dodgers Place SS Hanley Ramirez On 15-Day D-L

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right oblique strain. The move is retroactive to August 9.

Ramirez was removed during the first inning of Friday night’s 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. In 100 games this season, he’s batting .277 with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs.

The Dodgers recalled infielder Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Ramirez’s roster spot. The 2012 Gold Glove award winner was acquired on July 28 from the Chicago Cubs for minor league-right-handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez. He’s batting .230 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 72 games.

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ESPN: Teams Attempting to Trade for 49ers Guard Alex Boone

National Football League (NEW YORK) — Several NFL teams have approached the San Francisco 49ers to see if the team is interested in trading holdout guard Alex Boone, according to ESPN.

Boone has been holding out since the beginning of the offseason. Sources say the two sides are far apart on a new deal and that Boone is willing to stay away from the 49ers until he receives a new contract.

The 27-year-old Boone has two seasons remaining on his current deal that will pay him about a total of $4 million.

Trading Boone will likely be a last resort for the 49ers. He has developed into one of the better guards in the NFL and the team would like to work out a contract extension with him.

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Veteran Safety Steve Gregory Retires from the NFL

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After eight seasons, veteran safety Steve Gregory is retiring from the NFL.

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Gregory last month to add depth to their secondary, but he announced his retirement in a statement over the weekend which was released via his agent David Canter.

“It is with tremendous respect, appreciation, and admiration for the game of football that I’ve decided to announce my retirement effective immediately,” Gregory said. “After entering the game as an undrafted free agent, I was fortunate to play twice as long as the average player.”

“I’m tremendously happy with my decision and being able to walk away from this great game both healthy and on my own terms,” he added. “I would be remiss in announcing my retirement without thanking my great family, coaches, teammates, scouts, trainers, agent, and all of the fans that have supported me along the way.”

Gregory, 31, spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers, who signed him as an undrafted free agent back in 2006. He also played two seasons with the New England Patriots. He retires with seven interceptions, three sacks, and two touchdowns over 111 career games.

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Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Even with a rain delay and extra innings, the Washington Nationals still found a way to win.

Wilson Ramos hit a three-run single in the top of the 11th inning to help the Nationals outlast the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Saturday night.

The start of the game was delayed by 3 hours, 41 minutes, and the final out wasn’t recorded until Sunday at 2:29 a.m.

Tyler Clippard (7-2) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the victory, and Rafael Soriano closed the door on the Braves in the bottom of the 11th for his 26th save.

“Considering all that happened today, and the way we had to fight through the last couple of days, it was pretty good for us,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “We fought all the way.”

David Carpenter (4-2) took the loss for Atlanta.

The Braves have now lost nine of their past 10 games.

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Tony Stewart Involved in Deadly Crash

Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR(CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.) — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was involved in a wreck that killed one person at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in the late hours of Saturday night. While authorities have not released the name of the victim, many witnesses identified him as Kevin Ward, Jr.

Video of the crash shows Stewart and Ward colliding, spinning out the 20-year old. Ward then proceeded to get out of his car and point at Stewart. As the 42-year old came around the turn again, Ward walked closer and was then struck by Stewart’s tire and thrown 50 feet.

The Ontario County Sherrif’s Department did not release the name of the victim but did confirm he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Stewart was “fully cooperative” during his questioning according to Sherrif Phillip Povero. The current investigation is not a criminal one.

Canandaigua Motorsports Park cancelled all remaining races on Saturday as the investigation began. Stewart is still scheduled to race in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen, about an hour away from Canandaigua.

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