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Both Uptons hit century mark on same night

Sat., Aug. 4, 2012, midnight

Upton brothers match 100s

Baseball: Brothers Justin Upton and B.J. Upton both hit career homer No. 100 on Friday night, just about an hour apart and in different leagues.

Justin Upton connected for Arizona in the second inning at Philadelphia off Kyle Kendrick. Then it was older brother’s turn. B.J. Upton went deep in the fourth inning for Tampa Bay against Baltimore’s Tommy Hunter.

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Call them semi semifinals

Mixed martial arts: Time to bust out some bracketology UFC style.

Brandon Vera vs. Mauricio Rua stand on one side of the bracket. Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida face off on the other line.

But the winners won’t fight each other.

In a UFC twist worthy of a reality show, the winning fighter with the most impressive performance – yes, he’ll have to wow the judges – advances to the championship round and becomes the No. 1 contender for the light heavyweight belt.

This fearsome foursome of a Final Four have more than just another victory at stake today at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The best of the best earns a shot at the winner of the Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson 205-pound title bout on Sept. 1.

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