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The United Nations says it's discouraging that an Aug. 1 deadline to start a political transition in Syria is passing with no action _ but the U.N. hopes that intra-Syrian talks will start by the end of August
The NL West-leading San Francisco Giants acquired left-handed reliever Will Smith from the Brewers to bolster their bullpen for the stretch run, sending catcher Andrew Susac and pitching prospect Phil Bickford to Milwaukee on Monday
The Yankees stepped up their rebuilding, trading outfielder Carlos Beltran to the AL West-leading Texas Rangers for right-hander Dillon Tate, the fourth overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft, and two other pitching prospects