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July 11th Sports Page

The Washington Nationals' first error in 13 games was costly. Shortstop Ian Desmond made an error in the third inning to let in an unearned run that was the difference in the Nationals' 4-3 loss to Baltimore, which won two of three in the Battle of the Beltways series.
The Atlanta Braves climbed back into a first-place tie with Washington atop the NL East by ending their four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Mets. Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings in ending the Mets' four-game win streak.

Valley League:  Staunton beat Harrisonburg 6-1.  Woodstock blanked Charles Town 7-0.  Strasburg beat Waynesboro 2-1.  Winchester knocked of Front Royal 9-7 and Aldie snuck passed Covington 2-1.

RCBL:  Luray pounded Broadway 12-2 and Stuarts Draft beat Elkton 10-6.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star game.

It's the only set of NFL Books we get to see...The Green Bay Packers had another year of record revenues, yet income fell after making some high-priced player moves. The NFL's only publicly owned team said revenue rose 5 percent from 2013 to $324 million, but total expenses increased nearly 18 percent to $298 million, leaving a net income of around $26 million.
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Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year

U.S. singer-sonwriter Justin Timberlake performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de JaneiroBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations

Kelly Clarkson and speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...

Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award

Swift poses at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...

Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back

File photo of Graham Parker arriving at the premiere of the movie "This is 40" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in HollywoodBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...

Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer
LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...
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