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Some Democratic bundlers step up Draft Biden efforts amid signs VP may be edging closer to 2016 runShaw's big day carries Red Sox past Rays11-7 (Yahoo Sports)


Boston Red Sox's Travis Shaw watches his second home run of the game, a two-run homer against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Travis Shaw's teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 on Saturday. ''He got the word yesterday,'' manager John Farrell said of Shaw being recalled.


Report: Jared Fogle's alleged texts subpoenaed by FBILucchino stepping down from position with Red Sox (Yahoo Sports)

Jared Fogle signs a copy of his new book "Jared, The Subway Guy"According to Business Insider, a series of lewd text messages allegedly sent by the former Subway spokesperson have reportedly been subpoenaed by the FBI.


Boston Red Sox President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Lucchino, responds to questions during a news conference before a team workout at baseball spring training in Fort Myers Fla., Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Larry Lucchino is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox. Team spokesman Kevin Gregg said Saturday night in an email that Lucchino hopes to remain with the club in some capacity. Gregg also said Sam Kennedy, the executive vice president and COO of the Red Sox, is Lucchino's choice to take over as president.


Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeralKershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings (Yahoo Sports)

R&B singer Bobby Brown leaves a funeral service for his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. Bobbi Kristina, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.


Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout made history at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. It was the first time that a reigning MVP from the National League faced a reigning MVP from the American League. Trout was 0 for 3 against Kershaw, who extended his scoreless streak to 37 innings with eight innings of two-hit ball and led the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Angels.


Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral draws crowd of onlookersMerritt, Chappell share lead at Quicken Loans National (Yahoo Sports)

Mourners arrive for the funeral of Kristina Bobbi Brown, the only child of singer Whitney Houston at Saint James United Methodist Church in AlpharettaBy Rich McKay ALPHARETTA, Ga., (Reuters) - Dozens of onlookers gathered on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, who died this week, months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. Brown's funeral at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, an Atlanta suburb, was private and closed to the public, but dozens of well-wishers stood behind police barricades outside. Brown died on Sunday at a hospice, six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in a still unexplained incident at her Roswell, Georgia, home.


Tiger Woods watches his shot out of the bunker on the 14th hole during the third round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Troy Merritt couldn't miss Saturday in the Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods couldn't make anything. It held up, too, as several players made runs at joining him at 14 under, but only Kevin Chappell, another veteran seeking a breakthrough victory, didn't fade in the searing heat at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.


Minneapolis airport terminal area briefly evacuated in bomb scareZobrist hits 2 HRs, Royals beat Jays 7-6 (Yahoo Sports)
The north end of the Lindbergh terminal was evacuated at about 1:20 p.m. and the roadway shut down while a bomb squad from the Bloomington, Minnesota police department investigated, airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski said. "One of our officers decided to swab it and it came back positive for explosives."The bag, which had been left on a scale at a ticket counter, also tested positive when a Transportation Security Administration agent swabbed it, Scovronski said. The scene was cleared and the terminal reopened about 40 minutes later, she said, after no explosives were found.

Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist, right, slaps hands with Royals' third base coach Mike Jirschele after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

After a big win over the Blue Jays, it was slow jam time in the Kansas City Royals clubhouse. Maybe they were dedicating it to new teammate Ben Zobrist. Zobrist hit solo home runs from both sides of the plate, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Royals beat Toronto 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.




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