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Rockies defeat Indians ... Rangers beat Mets ... Devonta Freeman contract

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 9, 2017 at 3:50 p.m.



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CLEVELAND (AP) — Charlie Blackmon homered in the 12th inning, atoning for a baserunning blunder and lifting the Colorado Rockies over the Cleveland Indians 3-2. Blackmon connected against Zach McAllister for his 27th home run. Blackmon's 74 RBIs are the most among leadoff hitters.

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Perez allowed three hits over eight innings, Joey Gallo hit his 32nd home run and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Mets 5-1 for a two-game split. Perez did not allow a hit until Wilner Flores homered leading off the fifth, a drive off an orange M&M sign that initially was ruled a double but was changed after a video review.

ATLANTA (AP) — On the eve of their first preseason game, the Atlanta Falcons addressed their biggest issue coming into training camp. Devonta Freeman has a new contract. The defending NFC champions agreed to terms today on a five-year, $41.25 million extension with Freeman, making him the highest-paid running back in the league in terms of the overall package.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says it will hire up to 24 full-time game officials. The league will begin hiring between 21 and 24 full-time officials from among the current roster of 124 officials for this season. Full-time officials will be hired at each of the seven officiating positions and may serve on each of the 17 officiating crews.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor says Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program. Woods was charged with driving under the influence in May when he was found asleep in his car, apparently under the influence of a prescription painkiller and sleeping medication. No alcohol was found in his system.

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