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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Canseco Strains Hip

BOSTON -- The slumping Boston Red Sox got more bad news when slugger Jose Canseco went on the 15-disabled list with a strained right hip flexor muscle.


Through Wednesday's game against Texas, Canseco was batting .239 with three homers and nine runs batted in.


Canseco, 31, has 303 homers and 960 RBI in his 10-year major-league career. He was the 1988 American League Most Valuable Player with the Oakland Athletics, when he became the only player in major-league history to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in the same season.


Canseco hit .306 with 24 homers and 81 RBI in 102 games in 1995, helping the Red Sox win the American League East.





Soccer Hero Gets Ball


LONDON (Reuters) -- English soccer hero Geoff Hurst is to be presented with the long-lost ball from the 1966 World Cup final victory against Germany, which he helped seal with a hat-trick of goals.


"I'm extremely excited, I cannot wait to get it back," Hurst told the Sun tabloid after a Duesseldorf businessman offered to give him the souvenir ball.


The soccer magazine Total Football launched a hunt for the ball, said to have been taken at the end of the match by German player Helmut Haller.


Haller, 56, now a restaurateur, said the ball disappeared within weeks of the final after shopkeepers in his home city of Augsburg asked to put it on display.


"It was passed from shop to shop and I suppose somebody just kept it as a souvenir," he told the paper.