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  • Person with knowledge says Manchester United agrees to loan deal for Falcao from Monaco
    Sep 1, 2014 6:05 AM CDT

    LONDON (AP) — Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday. The Colombia striker's season-long loan deal will cost United about $9 million and is subject to a medical examination and personal terms being agreed to, the person told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed. Premier League clubs have until...

  • 5 players in running as Europe captain Paul McGinley prepares to announce Ryder Cup wild cards
    Sep 1, 2014 5:09 AM CDT

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Europe captain Paul McGinley will make his three wild-card picks for the Ryder Cup on Tuesday, with five players seemingly in contention for a late call-up. The three big names to miss out on automatic selection were Englishmen Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Ian Poulter — stalwarts for Europe over the last decade and stars of the "Miracle in Medinah" in 2012. Stephen Gallacher of Scotland is pushing hard for a wild card after coming up just short in his attempt to...

  • Pakistan state TV briefly off air as opposition protesters storm station, clash with police
    Sep 1, 2014 5:08 AM CDT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed further into a sprawling government complex in the capital, Islamabad, in an effort to reach the prime minister's residence. The violence is the latest in the turmoil roiling Pakistan, where anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan have been leading twin protests since mid-August calling...

  • Bad Northeast weather shuts down music concerts, halts play at US Open; lightning hits 3 men
    Sep 1, 2014 3:20 AM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. The men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area, the Fire Department of New York said. The men were being treated at a hospital, and the extent of their injuries...

  • San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence in California
    Sep 1, 2014 2:49 AM CDT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. Sgt. Heather Randol, a police spokeswoman, declined to discuss the circumstances that led to McDonald's arrest, saying only that officers had probable cause to take him into custody. McDonald, 29, was later released from Santa Clara County Jail after posting $25,000 bail. He...

  • Tony Stewart returns to racing at Atlanta, but still facing big issues after 41st-place finish
    Sep 1, 2014 2:06 AM CDT

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him. He doesn't know if he'll face criminal charges for his car striking and killing another driver. He's yet to claim a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. At least he was back on the track. Stewart's return to racing was cut short Sunday night when his familiar No. 14 car slammed the wall twice on the way to a dismal 41st-place...

  • Party on the river: No. 10 Baylor opens new campus stadium with 45-0 win over SMU
    Sep 1, 2014 2:06 AM CDT

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor's new stadium opened to rave reviews. The 10th-ranked Bears looked pretty good, too. Bryce Petty accounted for three touchdowns in the first half and Baylor's smothering defense had eight sacks in a 45-0 victory over SMU at sparkling McLane Stadium along the Brazos River. "That's what it has been all about ... just unveiling the stadium and the atmosphere," coach Art Briles said. "There were some distractions. I don't think I have ever coached in a bigger game." On...

  • Kahne holds off Kenseth in Atlanta to give powerful Hendrick team another driver in Chase
    Sep 1, 2014 2:06 AM CDT

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — There is pressure that comes with being part of the powerful Hendrick Motorsports team with NASCAR superstars Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. For Kasey Kahne, the pressure grew as he feared he would be the only driver on the team left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. That changed when Kahne earned his spot in the Chase by charging past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday...

  • Russell Henley has a 1-shot lead, with Rory McIlroy lurking only 2 shots behind
    Sep 1, 2014 2:06 AM CDT

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Russell Henley either was playing down his chances or looking at Rory McIlroy's name high on the leaderboard in the Deutsche Bank Championship. "Nobody is really expecting me to be sitting here right now," he said Sunday. He was sitting atop a crowded leaderboard at the TPC Boston, which is becoming standard fare for these FedEx Cup playoffs. Henley ran off five birdies in a seven-hole stretch around the turn and added a late birdie for a 6-under 65. That gave him a one-shot...

  • Bruised Petty throws 2 TDs, runs for another, No. 10 Baylor opens stadium 45-0 over SMU
    Sep 1, 2014 12:57 AM CDT

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Bryce Petty took a bruising shot to his lower back on No. 10 Baylor's first offensive drive in its new riverfront stadium. The reigning Big 12 offensive player of the year then moved gingerly at times, often grabbing at his back and side between plays the rest of the first half. Petty still managed to have a big impact in the impressive debut of McLane Stadium, accounting for three touchdowns in a 45-0 victory over SMU on Sunday night. He did not play in the second half. "It's...

  • Federer to play Brisbane International in Australian Open buildup
    Sep 1, 2014 12:47 AM CDT

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar to Melbourne, where the first Grand Slam of the season will be played from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1. Federer will...

  • Federer to play Brisbane International in Australian Open buildup
    Sep 1, 2014 12:47 AM CDT

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar to Melbourne, where the first Grand Slam of the season will be played from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1. Federer will...

  • Federer to play Brisbane International in Australian Open buildup
    Sep 1, 2014 12:47 AM CDT

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar to Melbourne, where the first Grand Slam of the season will be played from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1. Federer will...

  • Cleveland's game at Kansas City suspended in 10th inning with Indians leading 4-2
    Sep 1, 2014 12:27 AM CDT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning. The Indians grabbed a 4-2 lead on pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall's two-out, two-run double, but rain prevented the teams from playing the bottom half of the inning. It was shelved after a 58-minute delay. The game will resume on Sept. 22 in Cleveland before the start of the last scheduled series between the teams. "It's kind of a weird...

  • AP-FBC--T25-SMU-Baylor Stats
    Aug 31, 2014 11:57 PM CDT

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  • Statue of Heisman Trophy winner RG3, boats on water for Baylor's first game at new stadium
    Aug 31, 2014 11:44 PM CDT

    WACO, Texas (AP) — RG3 in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor. Before the 10th-ranked Bears beat SMU 45-0 in their first game at McLane Stadium on Sunday night, a 9 1/2-foot bronze statue of Robert Griffin III was unveiled. The statue of Baylor's only Heisman Trophy winner is in a plaza between the stadium and the Brazos River, where some fans arrived by boat for the game — and others dived in for relief from temperatures in the mid-90s. That plaza is at the end of a 775-foot pedestrian bridge...

  • Kahne holds off Kenseth in 2-lap shootout for Atlanta win as each win spots in Chase
    Aug 31, 2014 11:37 PM CDT

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most. Kahne charged past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Kahne's first win of the season earned him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. "I struggle with restarts a lot and that's big," Kahne said. "That's one of the things you have...

  • Tony Stewart's return to the race track after fatal incident ends early, slams wall twice
    Aug 31, 2014 11:37 PM CDT

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage. His night was done. Not the way he wanted to come back to racing. In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, leaving him in a must-win situation next weekend at Richmond to make NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. "I wish we...

  • Belinda Bencic, 17, reaches US Open quarterfinals with upset of 9th-seeded Jankovic
    Aug 31, 2014 11:25 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997. Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic was far more rattled than an opponent 12 years her junior. Bencic won 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Sunday night. "I think she had all the pressure because she needed to win," Bencic said. "I could just enjoy." Bencic saved three set points in the first, as Jankovic twice failed...

  • What to watch on Day 8 at US Open: Serena Williams looks to make year's 1st major quarterfinal
    Aug 31, 2014 11:22 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Maria Sharapova's loss at the U.S. Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to even reach a major quarterfinal this season. "I've been a casualty this whole year at Grand Slams," she said after Saturday's third-round victory. "I'm just hoping to keep staying in there."...

  • No. 7-seeded Grigor Dimitrov rallies to beat David Goffin in 4 sets in 3rd round of US Open
    Aug 31, 2014 11:10 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shut out in the first set, seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov shut down David Goffin the rest of the night at the U.S. Open. Dimitrov won 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in the third round Sunday in a matchup of two 23-year-olds. "His game was just too good in the first set," Dimitrov said. "But I didn't let go of my belief. ... I thought if I kept a good composure and if I just stayed there mentally, I knew physically I was able to go the whole five sets. But it was just mind over matter a little...

  • Marathon woman: Caroline Wozniacki wears down Maria Sharapova to reach US Open quarterfinals
    Aug 31, 2014 10:30 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life. "The season for me has been a little...

  • Austin Ernst wins LPGA's Portland Classic in playoff against I.K. Kim
    Aug 31, 2014 9:23 PM CDT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to get to 14 under at Columbia Edgewater. Kim, the first- and second-round leader, carded a 68. Kim missed an eight-foot par putt in the playoff that handed the win to the American. A year ago as a rookie in Portland, Ernst shot a third-round...

  • Federer advances in 4 sets at US Open against Granollers after rain comes at the right time
    Aug 31, 2014 9:16 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer regrouped after a fortuitously timed rain delay to move on at the U.S. Open in four sets. The second-seeded Federer was a game from losing the first set to Marcel Granollers in the third round Sunday when play was stopped because of lightning. After they returned to the court two hours later, Granollers won the set, but Federer dominated the rest of the way in a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory. Drenched with sweat on a humid night, Federer acknowledged afterward that...

  • Golf Capsules
    Aug 31, 2014 9:12 PM CDT

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch Sunday on his way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into a Labor Day finish loaded with possibilities. And that includes Rory McIlroy. Coming off a week that was pedestrian by his standards, McIlroy got right back into the mix at the TPC Boston with his power and great iron play for a 64, leaving him just two shots behind on a crowded leaderboard. "I've been in this...

  • Showboat casino closes after 27 years of Mardi Gras on Atlantic City Boardwalk
    Aug 31, 2014 9:04 PM CDT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states. Revel will begin a two-day closing Monday, and Trump Plaza is closing Sept. 16. One of the final songs piped in over the Showboat's loudspeakers: Queen's "Another One...

  • Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event, shooting 61 and beating Billy Andrade in playoff
    Aug 31, 2014 9:04 PM CDT

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff. "It never came into my mind about winning the tournament until really maybe the 15th, 16th holes," said Couples, four strokes back entering the round. The 54-year-old Couples also eagled the par-5 11th and had five birdies in his third straight bogey-free round at Canyon...

  • China's Peng Shuai reaches Grand Slam quarters in 6th try, beats Safarova at US Open
    Aug 31, 2014 8:55 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — China's Peng Shuai finally reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal in her sixth try. The 39th-ranked Peng beat a seeded player for the third straight match at the U.S. Open, defeating No. 14 Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday. Peng had been 0-5 in fourth-round matches at major tournaments. She becomes the third Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal after Li Na and Jie Zheng. Safarova was coming off a semifinal run at Wimbledon. Peng faced only one break point and had just...

  • Bud Cauley wins Web.com Tour finals opener to regain PGA Tour card
    Aug 31, 2014 8:36 PM CDT

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bud Cauley won the Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday to regain his PGA Tour card, earning $180,000 in the Web.com Tour Finals opener. Cauley closed with a bogey-free 7-under 65 at Sycamore Hills for a one-stroke victory over Colt Knost. The 24-year-old former Alabama player won his first professional title. "I've dreamt of winning golf tournaments on tour," Cauley said. "It's probably 80-20 between celebration and relief. It was a lot of fun today. Winning is what we...

  • Pablo Sandoval powers San Francisco Giants to 3-game sweep of Milwaukee Brewers with 15-5 win
    Aug 31, 2014 8:03 PM CDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After an extended slump they would rather forget, the San Francisco Giants are gaining ground and back in the thick of the playoff chase as September begins. Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs, powering the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 on Sunday to match a season high with their sixth straight win. "With our struggles here at home it was really important, just getting that confidence, the swagger, whatever, back," manager Bruce...

  • US OPEN SCENE: Serena Williams wants to wear Milos Raonic's stylish arm sleeve
    Aug 31, 2014 7:25 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is both a fashion maven and big server, so she can appreciate the protective sleeve that Milos Raonic has been wearing on his right arm. What started as a legitimate health need has turned into a bit of a superstition for the fifth-seeded Canadian. Williams just thinks it looks stylish. "I love your arm sleeve," she tweeted to Raonic on Sunday. "It's super cool and different. Will it help my serve? I want to serve like you. #CanIHaveOne." Not that Williams needs...

  • Trout homers, Shoemaker dominates as Angels complete 4-game sweep with 8-1 win over Oakland
    Aug 31, 2014 7:19 PM CDT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting. California's AL West powers are headed into September in very different moods after the Angels seized control of the division race in one remarkable weekend. Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Angels...

  • Alex Wood whiffs 12 in 8 innings, Braves get homer from Evan Gattis to nip Marlins 1-0
    Aug 31, 2014 7:11 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Alex Wood struck out 12 in eight dominant innings and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Sunday. The Marlins had gone 60 games without getting shut out, the longest active streak in the majors. Atlanta, which has won four of five and 11 of 15, began the day 1½ games out of the second NL wild-card spot. Craig Kimbrel earned his major league-high 41st save in 45 chances. Kimbrel retired Donovan Solano on a grounder and Giancarlo Stanton...

  • Person familiar with deal says Chiefs, QB Alex Smith agree to 4-year, $68M contract extension
    Aug 31, 2014 6:56 PM CDT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. Now, he could have that opportunity for at least four more years. Smith signed a $68 million extension Sunday to remain with the Chiefs through the 2018 season, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team did not...

  • Braves 1, Marlins 0
    Aug 31, 2014 6:47 PM CDT

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  • Josh Hamilton, Bryce Harper in spotlight as baseball heads to final month of season
    Aug 31, 2014 6:47 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda. The final month of the season offers a chance for redemption for Josh Hamilton of the Angels and Bryce Harper of the Nationals. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is back from a right thumb injury, and Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is putting together a fitting encore to his Cy Young Award season from a year ago. And then there is third baseman...

  • Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury 82-77, scoring 13 of her 32 in fourth quarter
    Aug 31, 2014 6:42 PM CDT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive. The league's MVP scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. Phoenix jumped out to a 22-9 lead after the first quarter, and after a dominant showing in Game 1, the...

  • Ackley homers, drives in 4 runs, Mariners overcome Harper's 2 HRs to beat Nationals 5-3
    Aug 31, 2014 6:29 PM CDT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, overcoming a pair of home runs by Bryce Harper to beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday. Nate Schierholz also homered for Washington. The NL East-leading Nationals hit 10 home runs in the series, one short of the Safeco Field record for a three-game set established by Cleveland in 2009. Seattle stopped its three-game losing streak. The Nationals have dropped four of six. The Mariners...

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu returns from disabled list, pitches Dodgers to 7-1 win over Padres
    Aug 31, 2014 6:24 PM CDT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu came off the disabled list to pitch four-hit ball over seven innings, and Matt Kemp singled in the go-ahead run to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-1 Sunday and avoid a three-game sweep. Ryu (14-6) struck out seven and walked none while allowing one run in his first start since a loss at Atlanta on Aug. 13, when he hurt his right hip. Ryu improved to 4-0 lifetime against the Padres. The seven runs were one more than the Dodgers scored in their...

  • Giants 15, Brewers 5
    Aug 31, 2014 6:23 PM CDT

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  • Anderson's pitching, Hill's hitting lead Diamondbacks past Rockies 6-2
    Aug 31, 2014 6:23 PM CDT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Chase Anderson pitched six strong innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday. Anderson (8-6) gave up five hits and one run while matching his career high with eight strikeouts. Nolan Reimold's first career pinch-hit homer in the seventh was the decisive hit. His two-run shot highlighted a four-run inning that broke the game open. Charlie Blackmon led off the fourth with a home run, the only blemish against Anderson — who is 3-0 in three starts...

  • In a wide-open tournament, Russell Henley emerges with a 1-shot lead in Deutsche Bank
    Aug 31, 2014 6:21 PM CDT

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead. Rory McIlroy seems to be there all the time. They were among a host of contenders Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, setting up the second straight week in the FedEx Cup playoffs that the final round resembles more like a free-for-all. The difference at the TPC Boston is the presence of McIlroy so high on the leaderboard. Henley ran off five...

  • Dodgers 7, Padres 1
    Aug 31, 2014 6:18 PM CDT

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  • Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 2
    Aug 31, 2014 6:17 PM CDT

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  • David Ferrer out in first big upset in US Open men's draw, loses to Gilles Simon in 3rd round
    Aug 31, 2014 6:14 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gilles Simon felt cheated by the weatherman. Instead of the cool day he was expecting, he faced the prospect of playing a top player who had dominated him in the past on one of the hottest, muggiest days of the U.S. Open so far. In the end, the skinny Frenchman overcame both, beating fourth-seeded David Ferrer 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 to pull off the biggest upset to hit the men's draw yet. Ferrer was the first of the top 10 seeds to go down, and nobody was more surprised than the 26th-seeded...

  • Mariners 5, Nationals 3
    Aug 31, 2014 6:11 PM CDT

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  • John Force earns win in Traxxas Nitro Shootout
    Aug 31, 2014 6:05 PM CDT

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — John Force took home the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding an action packed day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world's most prestigious drag race. Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, earned $100,000 when he beat teammate Robert Hight with a 4.061-second run at 317.19 mph in a Ford Mustang. He defeated fan vote/lottery winner Tim Wilkerson and two-time season winner Alexis DeJoria to reach the final. It was Force's...

  • US rallies from down 5 at half behind Davis and Faried, beats Turkey 98-77
    Aug 31, 2014 5:48 PM CDT

    BILBAO, Spain (AP) — They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. "I guess we felt like last night's game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning," forward James Harden said. "We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better." Kenneth Faried scored...

  • Angels 8, Athletics 1
    Aug 31, 2014 5:35 PM CDT

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  • Colin Montgomerie wins European Senior Tour event by 10 strokes
    Aug 31, 2014 5:19 PM CDT

    WOBURN, England (AP) — Colin Montgomerie successfully defended his Travis Perkins Senior Masters title Sunday, winning the European Senior Tour event by a tournament-record 10 strokes. The 51-year-old Montgomerie closed with a 5-under 67 on Woburn's Duke's Course to finish at 12-under 204, also a tournament record. The Scot earned $74,030 to push his tour-record season total to $662,985. "It is super to get those records," Montgomerie said. "You never tire of achieving things like that, no matter...

  • 3 hurt in lightning strike at NY beach as heavy storms interrupt Labor Day weekend festivities
    Aug 31, 2014 5:18 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people. The fire department says the men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area. The men are being treated at a hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown. The lightning strike happened as heavy thunderstorms swept through the city. Torrential rain, thunder and lightning interrupted Labor Day weekend celebrations, halted play at the U.S....

  • Matt Holliday drives in 4 runs and hits another homer to rally Cardinals past Cubs 9-6
    Aug 31, 2014 5:13 PM CDT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday. Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began the day one game behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong homered but left in the top of the eighth after falling backward when he tried to catch a popup in short right field. He appeared to hurt...

  • Ryan Blaney passes Quiroga in final turn to win NASCAR's Truck Series race
    Aug 31, 2014 5:07 PM CDT

    BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Ryan Blaney edged German Quiroga by 0.049 seconds to win the Truck Series race on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The win Sunday was Blaney's first of the season, but third of his career. Blaney and Quiroga drag-raced off the last corner to the finish line after Blaney made a pass in the final turn. "That was a ton of fun racing with German," said Blaney. "We raced really, really hard and really clean and that's how racing should be. We had a problem...

  • Dominguez hits tying HR, Altuve's 4th hit drives in go-ahead run, Astros rally past Texas 3-2
    Aug 31, 2014 5:00 PM CDT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Dominguez hit a tying homer and Jose Altuve's fourth hit drove in the go-ahead run as the Houston Astros rallied in the eighth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Dominguez connected off reliever Neal Cotts (2-8) with one out in the eighth to make it 2-all. One out, one pitching change and three batters later, Altuve singled home Jake Marisnick. Altuve also doubled twice in matching his career high for hits. Dominguez had an RBI single earlier in the game. The...

  • Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury 82-77, scoring 13 of her 32 in fourth quarter
    Aug 31, 2014 4:55 PM CDT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds left, Seimone Augustus hit a 15-foot jumper and was fouled by DeWanna Bonner. Augustus, who finished with 23 points,...

  • Cardinals 9, Cubs 6
    Aug 31, 2014 4:46 PM CDT

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  • Jose Bautista homers in 5th straight game, Blue Jays hit 3 in all to rally past Yankees 4-3
    Aug 31, 2014 4:46 PM CDT

    TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays finished off a forgettable August with their biggest power display of the month. Jose Bautista homered for the fifth straight game and Toronto erased a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday. Edwin Encarnacion and Melky Cabrera also connected for the Blue Jays, who had their most home runs since hitting four in Houston on July 31. "They win. It's guaranteed runs," manager John Gibbons said of the power surge. "We've kind of been missing that."...

  • NFL 2014: Copycat teams play the follow the leader, from no-huddle offense to sideline gadgets
    Aug 31, 2014 4:39 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. "We are a copycat league, you bet," he says. "If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that's good, then go out and try to do the same thing." Easier said than done if you don't have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent's point is well taken. The NFL's head of football operations, a star player for 15 pro seasons and former president of the players' union, recognizes that trends always will...

  • Astros 3, Rangers 2
    Aug 31, 2014 4:37 PM CDT

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  • Jose Quintana earns win, White Sox beat Tigers 6-2 after trading Dunn before game
    Aug 31, 2014 4:35 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 after trading Adam Dunn on Sunday afternoon. The White Sox sent Dunn to Oakland before the game, ending a disappointing four-year run in Chicago for the veteran slugger. Then, they took advantage of a season-high four errors by the Tigers to salvage a four-game split. Adam Eaton doubled twice and scored two runs. Carlos Sanchez had...

  • Hardy hits 4th career slam, Cruz adds majors-leading 35th homer as Orioles beat Twins 12-8
    Aug 31, 2014 4:32 PM CDT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 on Sunday. Caleb Joseph had a career-high four hits for the Orioles, who extended their AL East lead over the second-place New York Yankees to nine games. Baltimore will seek to complete its first four-game home sweep of the Twins on Monday. The...

  • US rallies from down 5 at half behind Davis and Faried, beats Turkey 98-77
    Aug 31, 2014 4:23 PM CDT

    BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. A night after beating Finland by 59 in its biggest rout ever while using NBA players in the former world championship, the Americans couldn't take control against Turkey until early in the fourth quarter. They trailed 40-35 at halftime and Turkey led by six early in the third before...

  • US rallies from down 5 at half behind Davis and Faried, beats Turkey 98-77
    Aug 31, 2014 4:23 PM CDT

    BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. A night after beating Finland by 59 in its biggest rout ever while using NBA players in the former world championship, the Americans couldn't take control against Turkey until early in the fourth quarter. They trailed 40-35 at halftime and Turkey led by six early in the third before...

  • Buchholz throws 3-hitter to stop his 7-start winless streak, Red Sox beat the Rays 3-0
    Aug 31, 2014 4:21 PM CDT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. Only one runner reached second base during his second shutout this season and the sixth of his career. The right-hander's previous win came over Kansas City on July 18, five days after he tossed a three-hitter in an 11-0 win against Houston. He was 0-3 in that span. Alex...

  • Orioles 12, Twins 8
    Aug 31, 2014 4:12 PM CDT

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  • Heisey hits 2 HRs, Cueto overcomes early jolt for 16th win as Reds beat Pirates 3-2
    Aug 31, 2014 4:09 PM CDT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Heisey hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning, and Johnny Cueto overcame an early jolt to earn his 16th win as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday. Heisey's solo drive with one out in the ninth off Jared Hughes (6-5) helped the Reds avoid getting swept at PNC Park. Heisey began the day with just five homers in 229 at-bats this year. Cueto (16-8) gave up a home run to Josh Harrison on his first pitch of the game. Jordy...

  • Anthony Recker hits 3-run homer in rare start, Mets hold off Phillies 6-5 to win series
    Aug 31, 2014 4:07 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Recker snapped a sixth-inning tie with a three-run homer in a rare start, and the New York Mets held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Sunday to avoid dropping into last place. Wilmer Flores had three hits and made two sparkling defensive plays at shortstop in the final two innings to help New York hang on. By taking two of three in the series, the Mets kept Philadelphia in the NL East cellar. Dillon Gee (6-6) pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and New York finished...

  • Sam clears waivers, meets with Rams coach Jeff Fisher
    Aug 31, 2014 3:51 PM CDT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They're just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam's position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after clearing waivers. He arrived via the media entrance at Rams Parka still looking right at home clad in a T-shirt, shorts and flip flops. He shook hands with two reporters and accepted well...

  • Sam clears waivers, meets with Rams coach Jeff Fisher
    Aug 31, 2014 3:46 PM CDT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a few hours after clearing waivers. Sam arrived at Rams Park via through the media entrance Sunday afternoon still looking right at home clad in a T-shirt, shorts and flip flops. He shook hands with two reporters and accepted well wishes but declined further comment before heading upstairs to see the coach who wasn't afraid to add the first openly gay player to the roster. All 21 players...

  • Neymar, Messi combine to set up 19-year-old Sandro Ramirez to score winner on Barcelona debut
    Aug 31, 2014 3:41 PM CDT

    LONDON (AP) — Returning from his World Cup-ending injury, Neymar combined with Lionel Messi on Sunday to set up a winning goal for a teenage newcomer to Barcelona. Substitute Sandro Ramirez, a Barca academy graduate, had been on the field only 12 minutes when he scored in a 1-0 victory at Villarreal. The goal maintained Barcelona's perfect start to the Spanish league. In England, Liverpool convincingly beat Tottenham while Arsenal slumped to its second draw in three matches. The best of the...

  • Reds 3, Pirates 2
    Aug 31, 2014 3:40 PM CDT

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  • Brewers acquire right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from Reds for 2 players to be named
    Aug 31, 2014 3:36 PM CDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named. Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before Sunday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in 51 appearances this season, and he will be called upon to help set up for closer Francisco Rodriguez. "I like the pieces we have in our bullpen but...

  • Red Sox 3, Rays 0
    Aug 31, 2014 3:36 PM CDT

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  • Dunn Deal: Sluggish A's get Adam Dunn from Chisox , could be slugger's last shot at playoffs
    Aug 31, 2014 3:33 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says he's probably done. The slugger with 460 career home runs but zero at-bats in the postseason was traded by the Chicago White Sox to Oakland on Sunday, possibly giving the contending A's the power boost they need for the stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Because the deal was made before Sept. 1, Dunn will be eligible for the postseason if the suddenly sluggish...

  • Mets 6, Phillies 5
    Aug 31, 2014 3:29 PM CDT

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  • Atlanta Motor Speedway president embraces move to late-winter slot on NASCAR's 2015 schedule
    Aug 31, 2014 3:26 PM CDT

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Motor Speedway's slot in NASCAR's schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold. The track's final Labor Day weekend Sprint Cup race is Sunday night. Next year, Atlanta racing shifts to the second week in the schedule, right behind the Daytona 500. It looks like a demotion for the track and a gamble with Atlanta's unpredictable weather in the first week of March. The track was once was home to...

  • Hennie Otto wins Italian Open; Stephen Gallacher misses automatic Ryder Cup spot in coming 3rd
    Aug 31, 2014 2:47 PM CDT

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots on Sunday, while Stephen Gallacher came up just short of an automatic Ryder Cup spot after finishing third. Otto, who won the event in 2008, shot a 4-under 68 to finish with a 20-under total of 268 and hold off David Howell, who surged up the leaderboard with a 63 to finish second. Howell opened with an eagle and added seven birdies to beat Gallacher (65) by one shot. Gallacher needed a...

  • Blue Jays 4, Yankees 3
    Aug 31, 2014 2:40 PM CDT

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  • No-huddle Tide? No way. Alabama's 'dinosaur' offense works just fine for Saban, Kiffin
    Aug 31, 2014 12:46 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Looking for a way to calm a jittery first-time starting quarterback, No. 2 Alabama broke out the no-huddle offense for a while against West Virginia. The move helped recalibrate Blake Sims, and the Tide went on to roll to victory. Up-tempo Alabama? And with the shifty Sims, guiding the offense could the zone-read and spread be next? Not happening. Nick Saban is fine with the Tide's old-school ways. In fact, being the "dinosaur" in this age of high-tech offenses is now to Alabama's...

  • Spokesman for Connecticut track says death of vintage car racer is 1st in festival's 32 years
    Aug 31, 2014 8:57 AM CDT

    SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — A spokesman for a Connecticut track says a man who crashed in a race of vintage cars is the first death in the historic-racing festival's 32-year history. Authorities say 73-year-old Lee Duran, of Lyme, lost control of his car and crashed Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park during a race of pre-World War II cars. No other cars were involved. Track spokesman Rick Roso said Sunday that Duran was driving a 1934 MG PA Special in a race of pre-World War II cars. Roso says...

  • Stoning death of Algerian soccer player seen as part of wider national troubles
    Aug 31, 2014 6:55 AM CDT

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league's top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital. Algerian youths are storming pitches, stoning players and clashing outside stadiums in a wave of hooliganism seen as an outlet for daily frustrations such as joblessness,...

  • A triumph of Will Power: Australian IndyCar driver wins his series title, Kanaan wins race
    Aug 31, 2014 2:10 AM CDT

    FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Will Power raced with his head instead of his gut. Only a catastrophe was likely to derail his IndyCar Series championship, and the Australian knew he had to throttle the aggression that has made his career — and occasionally wrecked it. Yet after Power moved patiently and safely through the Fontana field, a restart gave him a chance to seize the lead, if only for a few laps. Power couldn't resist. With one last daredevil move, he pulled in front for just long enough to...

  • AP-FBC--T25-South Dakota-Oregon Stats
    Aug 31, 2014 1:24 AM CDT

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  • AP-FBC--T25-Washington-Hawaii Stats
    Aug 31, 2014 1:17 AM CDT

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  • Saturday's College Football
    Aug 31, 2014 1:15 AM CDT

    EAST Albany (NY) 14, Holy Cross 13 Boston College 30, UMass 7 Bucknell 42, VMI 38 Buffalo 38, Duquesne 28 CCSU 31, Towson 27 Fordham 52, St. Francis (Pa.) 23 Maine 10, Norfolk St. 6 Monmouth (NJ) 52, Delaware St. 21 Ohio St. 34, Navy 17 Pittsburgh 62, Delaware 0 Sacred Heart 28, Marist 7 Wagner 21, Georgetown 3 SOUTH Alabama 33, West Virginia 23 Alcorn St. 55, Va. Lynchburg 7 Auburn 45, Arkansas 21 Bethune-Cookman 14, FIU 12 Coastal Carolina 31, The Citadel 16 Davidson 56, Faith...

  • No. 25 Washington edges Hawaii 17-16 despite bad offense in 2nd half; Ross has 2 touchdowns
    Aug 31, 2014 1:06 AM CDT

    HONOLULU (AP) — John Ross scored on a reverse and a 91-yard catch and No. 25 Washington held off Hawaii 17-16 on Saturday night despite a weak second half in coach Chris Petersen's Huskies debut. The Huskies overcame late pushes from Hawaii and offensive problems late in the game, when their best accomplishment was running out the clock. Jeff Lindquist threw for 162 yards in his first start for Washington after Cyler Miles was suspended for the game. But most of Lindquist's total came on the...

  • Mariota throws for 3 TDs and runs for 1 another and No. 3 Oregon beats South Dakota 62-13.
    Aug 31, 2014 1:03 AM CDT

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns then ran for one more before sitting out the second half, leading the third-ranked Oregon Ducks to a 62-13 victory over South Dakota in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night. Running back Byron Marshall was Oregon's top receiver with eight catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks, who have won 10 straight home openers. Freshman Royce Freeman, a five-star recruit out of Imperial, California, ran...

  • Jameis Winston, top-ranked FSU open title defense with sluggish 37-31 win over Oklahoma State
    Aug 31, 2014 12:34 AM CDT

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State might have to play better for a return trip to the stadium where the next national title will be decided. At least the reigning champion Seminoles didn't leave the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys with a season-opening loss. Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a sparkling 28-yard run to smooth over some rough spots, and Florida State tied a school record with its 17th straight victory by holding off Oklahoma State 37-31...

  • Peavy takes a no-hitter into 8th inning of Giants' 3-1 win over Brewers
    Aug 31, 2014 12:24 AM CDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Peavy appreciated the effort of his defense. The Giants infielders were just as happy about his pitching. Peavy took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter over 7 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Saturday night. "I'd walked a few guys so I was thinking about making pitches, just keep making pitches," Peavy said. "Any time you can beat a team in first place you feel good about what you're doing." The...

  • AP-FBC--T25-Wisconsin-LSU Stats
    Aug 31, 2014 12:18 AM CDT

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  • Kenny Hilliard leads No. 13 LSU to 28-24 comeback win over No. 14 Wisconsin
    Aug 31, 2014 12:12 AM CDT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Kenny Hilliard scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter rally for No. 13 LSU in a 28-24 win over No. 14 Wisconsin at NRG Stadium on Saturday night. The Tigers trailed 24-21 when Jalen Mills intercepted Tanner McEvoy's pass at the LSU 47 with 11:04 left. Hilliard ran for 53 yards on the ensuing drive, capping it with a sprint through a hole on the right side. The Tigers extended the nation's longest regular-season nonconference winning streak to 46 games after coming...

  • For 3rd year in row, Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open's 3rd round; zero US men left
    Aug 30, 2014 11:48 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage. And once again, there are zero American men in the U.S. Open's round of 16 — something that had never happened until it did last year at the country's tennis championship, which was first played in 1881. On a windy, cloudy evening, the 13th-seeded Isner hit 42 aces, saved all five break points he faced — and yet it wasn't...

  • Strasburg pitches into 8th, Werth homers again to lead Nationals over Mariners 3-1
    Aug 30, 2014 11:38 PM CDT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Stephen Strasburg pitched into the eighth inning and Jayson Werth hit his second home run in two nights to lead the Washington Nationals past the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday. Strasburg (11-10) went 7 2-3 innings and struck out eight, increasing his NL-leading total to 210. The right-hander also broke the Nationals' single-season record of 207 set by Gio Gonzalez two years ago. Rafael Soriano worked around two ninth-inning singles to earn his 30th save in 35 attempts for the...

  • No. 4 Oklahoma dominates early, rolls to 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech.
    Aug 30, 2014 11:36 PM CDT

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Trevor Knight threw for 253 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford had 116 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns to help No. 4 Oklahoma beat Louisiana Tech 48-16 on Saturday night. Ford ran for 51 yards and caught four passes for 65 yards for the Sooners, who rolled to a 31-0 lead in the second quarter in the opener for both teams. Samaje Perine ran for 78 yards and a touchdown and Alex Ross rushed for two scores. Zack Sanchez led Oklahoma's defense with an interception and...

  • AP-FBC--T25-Florida St.-Oklahoma St. Stats
    Aug 30, 2014 11:26 PM CDT

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  • Alexi Amarista's 10th-inning single gives Padres 2-1 victory against Dodgers
    Aug 30, 2014 11:19 PM CDT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alexi Amarista singled in the winning run with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight time in extra innings, 2-1 Saturday night. The third straight extra-inning game tied the Padres' record. Will Venable started the winning rally with a single to center off Jamey Wright (4-4) and stole second as pinch-hitter Rymer Liriano struck out. Amarista then lofted a single into center field and Venable slid...

  • Angels use 8 pitchers, limit A's to 3 hits in 2-0 win that boosts AL West lead to 4 games
    Aug 30, 2014 11:12 PM CDT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers — a franchise record for a nine-inning game — in a 2-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday night that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games. The deficit is the largest for the A's this season. They led the division by four games on Aug. 9 before going on their current 6-13 slide. Their only hits were infield singles by Josh Donaldson in the first and fourth, and a single by Sam Fuld in the ninth. Cory Rasmus...

  • Nationals 3, Mariners 1
    Aug 30, 2014 11:10 PM CDT

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  • Padres 2, Dodgers 1, 10 innings,
    Aug 30, 2014 11:09 PM CDT

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