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D'BACKS HIRE TAMPA's MAGADAN

PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks hired Jesuit High product Dave Magadan as their hitting coach Wednesday. Magadan, 53, spent the past three seasons as Rangers hitting coach. Before that, the Tampa native and former major-leaguer was hitting coach for the Padres and Red Sox.

A'S-ASTROS TRADE: Oakland acquired INF Jed Lowrie from the Astros for minor-league RHP Brendan McCurry less than a year after Lowrie, 31, left Oakland to sign a three-year deal with Houston.

SOCCER

Juventus moves on in Champions

Juventus advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League and moved above visiting Manchester City into the top spot in Group D with a 1-0 win over the Premier League side. Mario Mandzukic scored in the 18th minute. Juventus moved onto 11 points, two more than already qualified City.

MORE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Host Manchester United failed to break down a stubborn PSV Eindhoven in a 0-0 draw, missing the chance to qualify from Group B with a game to spare. … Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain crushed host Malmo 5-0 and secured a spot in the knockout stage.

EPL: The terror alert in Belgium has prompted the English league to cancel a youth tournament in Belgium to commemorate the spontaneous World War I match between British and German soldiers during World War I. The annual Truce Tournament was due to take place in Ypres from Dec. 10-13.

OLYMPICS

Concerns grow over Rio security

A government watchdog said "flaws" in Brazil's border security are a "big concern" heading toward next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Augusto Nardes, a government auditor, told a news conference organized by Brazil's Justice Ministry that police and military need better ways to control the country's 10,500-mile border, which touches 10 countries and runs through remote areas of the Amazon jungle.

et cetera

BOBSLEDDING: Two-time Olympian Steven Langton, 32, retired, ending his career with two world championship gold medals and two bronze medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Times wires

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  1. Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Kiermaier returned. The problem was, so did Erasmo Ramirez.

    Seattle Mariners first baseman Yonder Alonso (10) scores on the double by Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  2. Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It didn't take CF Kevin Kiermaier long to make his presence felt during his return Friday to the Rays lineup. Kiermaier pretended to have Mariners DH Nelson Cruz's first-inning line drive lined up even as the ball went past him to his right and to the wall.

    Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) flies out in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  3. Rays vs. Mariners, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Mariners

    6:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    This is a 2017 photo of Jake Odorizzi of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  4. Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

    Bucs

    JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on seven carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 preseason win.

    And its members were disappointed.

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) is thrown for a 1-yard loss as he is stopped by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) and defensive end Robert Ayers (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) JVS102
  5. Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?

    Jameis Winston, left, tries to hang on to the ball as Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler tries to strip it from him.