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CLEVELAND (AP) — Sonny Gray makes his debut for the New York Yankees tonight in Cleveland against Corey Kluber and the AL Central-leading Indians. The Yankees got the right-hander from Oakland shortly before Monday's trade deadline. Gray was 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA for the Athletics.

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals kick off the NFL preseason tonight in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game. The annual game in Canton, Ohio, will feature new turf, after last year's game had to be canceled because the field was unplayable. Hall of Fame President David Baker promises the new turf will be as good as any the Cowboys and Cardinals will play on.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher is retiring. The decision by the 37-year-old means the Stanley Cup finalists will have to select a new captain. Fisher had 276 goals and 309 assists in 1,088 regular-season games during an NHL career that lasted 17 seasons. He had 18 goals and 24 assists last season as Nashville earned its first Western Conference title.

BERLIN (AP) — Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko (VLAD'-uh-meer KLICH'-koh) has announced his retirement. The 41-year-old says he has achieved everything he dreamed of as a boxer. Klitschko was 64-5 in a career that began in 1996 after he won the Olympic gold in Atlanta. He lost to Britain's Anthony Joshua in April after a technical knockout in the 11th round. A rematch had been planned for November.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are once again at loggerheads as Russia tries to get its national drug-testing agency reinstated so it can make a full return to track and field. Russia is objecting to WADA's demand that it accept the findings of a report that accused its officials of overseeing a mass doping cover-up. The dispute comes a day before the start of the track and field world championships in London, which will feature 19 Russians officially competing as "neutral athletes." Many others are prevented from competing because of past doping offenses.

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