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Browns starting Hoyer, not Manziel vs. Redskins

Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Johnny Manziel (2) and Brian Hoyer pass during practice at NFL football training camp in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Johnny Manziel (2) and Brian Hoyer pass during practice at NFL football...

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January. A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote...
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Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photograph, Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y. Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, a sprint car driver who...
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Surging Royals rally past A’s for 7-3 win

Kansas City Royals’ Norichika Aoki hits a two-run triple in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) Kansas City Royals’ Norichika Aoki hits a two-run triple in the seventh...
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Praise for ‘small-town boy’ hit by Stewart’s car

The casket of race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., is taken from a hearse before being carried into South Lewis Central School before a funeral on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Turin, N.Y. Ward died after being struck by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s car during a race last weekend...
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Illinois company is latest to test market for carp

In this July 16, 2014 photo, plant manager Peter Allen feeds Asian carp onto a conveyer belt at the American Heartland Fish Products carp-processing plant near Grafton, Ill., north of St. Louis. The fledgling plant, which converts the nuisance fish into everything from animal...

US stocks creep higher following earnings news

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising corporate earnings helped push the U.S. stock market higher Thursday in a day of light summertime trading. Berkshire Hathaway crossed another milestone, trading above $200,000 a share for the first time. KEEPING SCORE: As of 3:17 p.m. Eastern time,...

GE in talks to sell historic appliance division

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment. The confirmation came after the Swedish appliance maker Electrolux...

JC Penney posts narrower 2Q loss, sales rise

PLANO, Texas (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) reported a narrower loss for its second quarter that beat Wall Street expectations. The beleaguered department store operator also said Thursday that sales rose 6 percent at established locations during the period, the third...

Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Naysayers have been calling shares of Warren Buffett’s company overpriced for decades. But Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock, which first topped $1,000 in 1983, on Thursday surpassed $200,000. “Everybody has now been proven wrong on...