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LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson will appear before parole board members in Nevada today to ask that he be released from behind bars. The 70-year-old has been serving time for armed robbery and assault with a weapon after trying to take back sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room. The parole board will ask Simpson why he should be granted parole after reaching the nine-year minimum of his 33-year sentence.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Right-hander Alex Meyer allowed only one hit in seven innings, and Mike Trout and C.J. Cron hit two-run homers to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory Wednesday night that snapped the Washington Nationals' six-game winning streak.

CHICAGO (AP) — While the Chicago White Sox are looking to the future as their top prospect made his debut with the club, the Los Angeles Dodgers are just fine in the present. The MLB-best Dodgers slugged their way to a 9-1 victory Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game, winning their 11th straight and spoiling the White Sox debut of Yoan Moncada.

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Play is underway at the 146th British Open. Organizers say they are expecting big crowds this week at Royal Birkdale that will rival the attendance records set at the Open when Tiger Woods was in his dominant prime. More than 220,000 people are expected on the course set on the northwest England coast by the time play ends Sunday.

MONACO (AP) — The IAAF says its doping panel has cleared eight more Russian track and field athletes to compete internationally as neutrals, and refused 53 other applications. The IAAF assessed the athletes' history of drug testing to decide if they can compete worldwide while Russia remains suspended for widespread doping. A total of 49 Russians have been cleared in the past year. The IAAF says 109 applications have been declined this year.

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