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    CHICAGO -- Baltimore is hoping Wade Miley can turn his solid July into a big finish with the AL East leaders.The Orioles acquired Miley in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, giving manager Buck Showalter an experienced lefty for his rotation as the team tries to hold off Toronto and Boston for the division title.Wade Miley is a workhorse veteran left-handed starter who likes to pitch and compete, said Dan Duquette, the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Orioles. We think he will contribute to this years club with some quality innings.Miley is 7-8 with a 4.98 ERA, but he had a 3.45 ERA in five July starts. He pitched seven innings of one-hit ball in Seattles 4-1 victory against the major league-leading Chicago Cubs on Saturday.He was probably as good as he has been all year, Seattle manager Scott Servais said after Saturdays win at Wrigley Field. He kind of brought a different attitude, mentality, whatever you want to say to the mound today. He was very aggressive from the get-go.Miley was shagging fly balls before Sundays 7-6 loss at Chicago when he left the field while Seattle continued taking batting practice. Servais soon followed him into the dugout.Seattle received left-hander Ariel Miranda in the trade. The Cuban pitcher has spent most of the year with Triple-A Norfolk. He appeared in one game for Baltimore on July 3 at Seattle, allowing three runs and four hits in two innings.Ariel Miranda is a power left-handed pitcher with a four-pitch mix that is major league ready that provides us with flexibility, general manager Jerry Dipoto said in an email. We are very excited for what he can bring to the Mariners.The 29-year-old Miley was selected by Arizona with the 43rd pick in the 2008 amateur draft and made his major league debut with the Diamondbacks in 2011. 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They are judged by the time in the air, how difficult their routines are and how well they execute them.The athletes -- 16 men and 16 women -- are expected to keep up the height and form throughout their airborne routines while staying to the middle of the trampoline. Heres what to know about the favorites, rivalries and other stories emerging from the group:TEAM TO WATCH: Chinese athletes dominate the sport, even though the country put together a national team only in 2002 and made its Olympic debut in 2004.Defending champion Dong Dong and Gao Lei are vying to win Chinas third consecutive Olympic gold in the mens individual event.Dong, now ranked No. 3, stunned the audience in London four years ago with his near-perfect high-flying routine. He spent more than 18 seconds in the air. He is greatly admired by fellow trampoline gymnasts.The Chinese women have won medals in Athens, Beijing and London. On the team for Rio is world champion Li Dan and He Wenna, known as the Trampoline Princess. He Wenna was the gold medalist in 2008 in Beijing but, four years later in London, she fell at the end of her routine.ddddddddddddJUMP START FOR CANADA: As the defending champion, Rosie MacLennan faces a tough field as she seeks a repeat in Rio. Yet she remains at the peak of her sport and recently won the womens title at Trampoline Arosa World Cup.MacLennan, who is known for performing three triple somersaults in her routine, won Canadas only gold medal at the London Olympics.RISING STAR: At age 20, Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus has had a rapid ascent. The boyish-looking athlete placed second in the 2015 Championships after beating Dong -- one of his inspirations -- and Dmitry Ushakov of Russia.Hancharou began training for the sport at 6 when he was recruited into a sports school. His ambition is to win a medal of any color in Rio, then the gold in Tokyo in 2020.RUSSIAN CONTENDER: Ushakov will be a three-time Olympian when he arrives in Rio, where he aims to improve one place on his silver in London four years ago.Ushakov is ranked No. 1 by the International Federation of Gymnastics, and his rivalry with Hancharou and Dong promises to be one of the highlights of the competition. ' ' '