Baseball
The best and worst of the trading-deadline deals * Former
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Soccer
Freddy Adu is struggling to play up to his hype * Kansas City
tops list of MLS first-half surprises

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JED JACOBSOHN/GETTY IMAGES A FOR EFFORT Oakland shortstop Bobby Crosby made a diving stopand tried to throw out Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki on July 28. Ichirowas safe, but the A's won 3-2, then moved into first place in theAL West by taking three of four from the Rangers last weekend.