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Division leaders meet...Deadline approaches...Another Carolina injury

July 30, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — A pair of division leaders meet tonight at Fenway Park when All-Star Aaron Nola and the Phillies visit David Price and the Red Sox to start a two-game series. Philadelphia tops the NL East despite losing three in a row for the first time in more than a month. Boston owns the best record in the majors, winning 18 of its last 22 to stay atop the AL East.

UNDATED (AP) — More deals could come as major league teams approach the Tuesday afternoon deadline for making trades without waivers. The Braves added an arm for their bullpen on Sunday, getting right-hander Brad Brach from Baltimore for $250,000 of international signing bonus allotment. Brach was the latest Orioles player to get traded after star third baseman Manny Machado went to the Dodgers and relief ace Zach Britton was sent to the Yankees.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have suffered their second potentially significant training camp injury in three days. Cornerback Ross Cockrell was carted off the field today with a lower left leg injury. Carolina lost starting right tackle Daryl Williams on Saturday to a dislocated patella and torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed Sam Darnold to a four-year, $30.25 million deal, ending the rookie quarterback’s contract holdout. Darnold missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details of his contract.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than $500 million in claims have now been approved under the NFL’s concussion settlement. And that number was reached nearly a decade earlier than league officials had expected to get to that total.

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