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Streaking Mets beat Phillies in 13 innings

PHILADELPHIA -- Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading the New York Mets over Philadelphia for their seventh-straight win.

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Illinois fires coach 1 week before season starts

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois abruptly fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday after an investigation of player mistreatment allegations revealed he had meddled in medical issues and inappropriately treated athletes who remained on scholarship after leaving the team.

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One and done

Making his professional debut, Chauncey Foxworth, left, delivers a leg kick against Linc Battee and scores a technical knockout after 37 seconds of a mixed martial arts event Saturday night at Magic Springs. Five of the seven Hot Springs fighters won, Dawand Pickney scoring his second professional win in the first round against Memphis fighter Bobby Taylor. Other local fighters, all from Team Redemption, were Chris Sorrel, Daniel Johnson, Roderick Parker, Jose Zunega and Jesse Hancock. Off the Chain MMA sponsored the program, held in Timberwoods Amphitheater.

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Shaping up

Richard Lynn Slagle, son of Hot Springs resident Stephany Rush Slagle, wins the men's open bodybuilding-super heavyweight division in an Oklahoma meet, qualifying for the national finals in November in Miami. He plans to compete next year for an International Federation of Bodybuilders procard, certifying him as a professional in the sport. His sponsors are Bridgers Fitness & Physique and RP Nutrition.

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