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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and shortstop Starlin Castro celebrate the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers after a baseball game Monday, June 22, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

“I cannot believe the conclusion,” Maddon said. “I mean, even as a fan standing in the dugout at that particular moment, I wish that whomever made that call could have been at Wrigley Field and looked at our big screen if they wanted to see something definitive. To say there was nothing definitive right there, I cannot disagree with more strongly. I have no idea why they would say that. It makes zero sense to me whatsoever. I’m just being honest, folks. It made no sense.

FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, shakes hands with Fred Hoiberg after introducing him as the team's new coach during an NBA basketball news conference, in Chicago. The Bulls own the 22nd pick in Thursday's NBA draft. And with a deep pool of guards, drafting a backup for Derrick Rose could be the way they go. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

“I’d be able to sleep better at night if I did. I have no idea,” he said. “It’s been a long process, a lot of fun, but I’m ready for it to be over with so I’ll know where I’m going to be playing.”

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon steals third base against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“A big battle with Saltalamacchia there,” Axford said. “I mean, he battled off a lot of pitches. That was a hard-fought battle. I had to take a few extra deep breaths and try to gather myself. That was mentally tough, and physically tough.”

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AURORA | One of Aurora’s first families of baseball has a coach in its midst. Brian Gausman, who attended Grandview along with his brother Kevin, now a Major League Baseball pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles, and took a shot at a pro career as a pitcher, has been hired as the new head baseball coach […]

Orlando City's Kaka, front, celebrates his goal against the Colorado Rapids during the second half of an MLS soccer game, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. Orlando won 2-0. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. | Cyle Larin and Kaka scored second-half goals and Orlando City beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 on Wednesday night in the teams’ first MLS meeting. Larin scored his sixth goal of the season in the 62nd minute, streaking through the middle to punch the ball in from point-blank range off a cross from Carlos […]

Australia's Kyah Simon celebrates after scoring against Brazil during second-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

“No matter who they put in, I know they’re going to step up. Whoever it is has to, because we’re in the quarterfinals. This is the World Cup. Obviously you win or you go home, and China’s not a team to take lightly,” said U.S. forward Abby Wambach.

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, co-lead players' lawyer Christopher Seeger, center right, and client former NFL player Shawn Wooden, center left, speak with members of the media after a hearing on the proposed NFL concussion settlement outside of the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. Retired NFL players seeking payouts from the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could be waiting until next year based on appeals being weighed this fall.  Dozens of ex-players are appealing the final settlement approved this year by a federal judge in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

“The NFL parties were unwilling to settle claims based solely on a (diagnosis) … rather than on manifest neurocognitive deficits,” the negotiators argued in court papers. “Many of the behavioral and mood conditions claimed to be associated with CTE are prevalent within the general public.”

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