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Running and Fitness: Be safe, have a great summer and practice some common sense

By MOE JOHNSON
Running with Moe

One of the best things about the activity of running is that you can do it anywhere at any time.  

You can run on vacations, in other cities, in mountains, forests or far off countries. If you are traveling a pair of shoes and a running outfit takes up very little space in a travel bag.  

Runners are often compulsive about their sport and will occasionally get on a “streak” of consecutive days out on the roads and will do almost anything to keep that streak going.  

Texas signee David Hamilton will honor his college commitment to the school and not turn pro (Gerald Castillo/ Daily Record).

College Baseball: David Hamilton turns down pro offer, will enroll at Texas

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

David Hamilton is officially headed to Texas.

The deadline for players to sign with the organization that selected them in June’s MLB First Year Player Draft was last Friday. 

The Daily Record confirmed that Hamilton, a former shortstop at San Marcos, did not sign with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angels picked Hamilton in the 28th round, but he will instead honor his college commitment to the University of Texas. The news was first reported by Travis Recek of Time Warner Sports.

MLB: Iwakuma's arm, Cano's bat pushes Mariners past Astros

By ERIK ERICKSON
Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — After losing his first two starts against Houston this season, Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma got the better of the Astros on Saturday with one of his best performances of the season.

Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only scoring with a RBI single in the sixth and the Mariners beat the Astros 1-0.

"It was payback time," Iwakuma said through an interpreter. "They got me pretty good the last couple starts. We just knew we had to change our game plan."

MLB: Yu Darvish strikes out 9, but lasts only 4 2/3 innings in loss to Chicago Cubs

By SARAH TROTTO
Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish was pleased with his first start since June 8 after recovering from shoulder discomfort, even though his pitch count quickly rose and he fell short of pitching five innings.

Darvish returned from the disabled list to strike out nine but was inefficient and wild at times, and Anthony Rizzo's two-run double helped lead the Chicago Cubs past the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Saturday.

MLB: Astros sign Cuban free agent Gurriel to $47.5M, 5-year deal 

By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow first saw Yulieski Gurriel play a decade ago in a tournament in Amsterdam.

He imagined him playing in the major leagues and made that dream a reality Saturday when he signed the Cuban free agent to a $47.5 million, five-year deal with the Astros.

"To be able to get him now really in the prime of his career ... is a huge deal for us," Luhnow said. "It's probably the most exciting day since I've been here except for the wild-card win against the Yankees."

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