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LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson became a legend on the football field and a star on the big screen, but now he'll plead for release from a Nevada prison after more than eight years. The celebrity acquitted of murder in the "trial of the century" in Los Angeles more than 20 year ago is asking for parole Thursday for armed robbery and assault with a weapon after trying to take back sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. He has a good chance, with a clean prison record and parole officials who sided with him once before.

(AP) - O.J. Simpson's return to the public eye at his Las Vegas parole hearing comes two decades after his Los Angeles murder trial and acquittal divided the United States between white and black. But since the 1995 verdict, the country has elected a black president twice and Latinos have become the nation's largest minority group. Yet, the country remains polarized over police killings of blacks, immigration and a new president who critics say played on racial anxieties among working-class whites.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves finally cooled off the sizzling Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-3 victory that snapped their 11-game winning streak. The Dodgers had won 31 of their last 35 but could not overcome another shaky start by Brandon McCarthy.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jhoulys Chacin outpitched Madison Bumgarner, Cory Spangenberg hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning that chased MadBum from his first home start in more than three months and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2. Bumgarner struck out five and walked one over 6 1/3 innings, taking his home mound for the first time since spraining his pitching shoulder in an April 20 dirt bike accident. The 2014 World Series MVP is winless after six 2017 starts.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Right-hander Alex Meyer allowed only one hit in seven innings, and Mike Trout and C.J. Cron hit two-run homers to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory that snapped the Washington Nationals' six-game winning streak.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the San Francisco Giants, a person with knowledge of his intentions told The Associated Press. Sandoval technically will not be free to agree to a deal with a team until 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - There's biting criticism for El Salvador soccer players, a day after a pair of Americans were gnawed on during CONCACAF Gold Cup match. Jozy Altidore was bitten on the back of the shoulder by Henry Romero in the 57th minute and Omar Gonzalez by El Salvador captain Darwin Cerin in the 81st. Altidore's nipple also was twisted. The offenders are likely to face discipline.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A goal by Rodolfo Pizarro just over three minutes into the game was all the offense Mexico could muster in a 1-0 victory over Honduras in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. There weren't many more offensive threats for the Mexican team that survived several near-misses by Honduras in the second half. The victory in front of 37,404 at University of Phoenix Stadium moved Mexico into a semifinal match against Jamaica in the Rose Bowl on Sunday.

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    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:43:00 GMT

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