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Haniger, defense shine in Aces win

The Reno Aces won for the ninth time in 11 games, coming from behind to defeat the Las Vegas 51s by a 7-4 score at Cashman Field. Mitch Haniger (@M_Hanny19) continued his torrid hitting with two solo home runs, while the Reno defense turned the first triple play in franchise history to back four scoreless innings of one-hit ball by the bullpen.

Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the U.S. basketball team rolled to a second straight blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on Sunday night.

Mark Mulder rallied Sunday at Edgewood Tahoe to successfully defend his title in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking home run off Erasmo Ramirez with one out in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira hit early solo home runs and the New York Yankees beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Sunday to complete a 6-4 homestand that likely was too little and too late to keep management from selling off players ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline.

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