Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez follows through on a three-run home run off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Tanner Scheppers during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Denver. Texas won 10-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“What happens early in the game keeps hurting us,” Gonzalez said. “Whenever we get going from the beginning, we put the other guys against the wall. Even though we scored eight runs, I believe we missed a lot of opportunities to score more runs and take control of the game.”

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“I am so excited that UAB football will return to FBS competition in 2017,” said Blazers football coach Bill Clark, whose current contract runs through 2016. “Like our fans, I wanted to light the scoreboard much sooner, but doing it right is more important than doing it fast, and this was our best option.

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FILE - In this April 7, 2015, file photo, construction works eat lunch by an MGM arena being built behind the New York-New York casino-hotel in Las Vegas. The NHL is one step closer to establishing expansion teams in Las Vegas and Quebec City. The league announced Tuesday, July 21, 2015,  it has received applications from prospective ownership groups in both markets, a day after a deadline for submissions. (AP Photo/John Locher)

“Our purpose in initiating the expansion process in the manner we did was not only to explore the possibility of admitting new members to the NHL but also to set out realistic guideposts to distinguish between bona fide expressions of interest from those indications of potential interests which were, at best, merely hopes or aspirations,” the league said.

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