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August 24, 2014 - 4:59pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinch-hitter Brian McCann lined a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single and the Yankees rallied for their fourth straight victory following a 2-7 slide. Chasing an American League playoff spot, they finished a 4-2 homestand against two losing teams by getting their second game-ending hit against Chicago in three...

August 24, 2014 - 4:58pm
1 week 2 days ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Fiers held Pittsburgh to two hits in seven innings for his fourth straight win since coming up from Triple-A, and the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep at home by beating the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.

Fiers (4-1) fanned seven. He allowed Starling Marte's two-run shot in the second before retiring 16 of the next 17 batters.

Closer Francisco Rodriguez gave up a homer to Andrew McCutchen with one in the ninth. Rodriguez put...

August 24, 2014 - 4:56pm
1 week 2 days ago
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Eastern Division
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z-Portland (Red Sox)8450.627
z-Binghamton (Mets)8152.609
New Britain (Twins)6666.50017
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6370.47420½
Trenton (Yankees)6370
August 24, 2014 - 4:55pm
1 week 2 days ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season, according to multiple reports.

Bradford was injured in the first quarter of Saturday night's 33-14 preseason victory at Cleveland. He landed hard on the knee when hit by Browns defensive end Amonty Bryant after throwing a pass.

ESPN and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch both reported the extent of the injury....

August 24, 2014 - 4:55pm
1 week 2 days ago

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August 24, 2014 - 4:55pm
1 week 2 days ago

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Brandin Bryant grew up hearing about the football exploits of his grandfather at Nebraska, and he dreamed of the day that he, too, would play at Memorial Stadium.

His time comes Saturday, except he'll be wearing the blue and red of Florida Atlantic instead of the Cornhuskers' scarlet and cream.

Bryant will begin his second season as a starting defensive lineman for the Owls on the same field where Charles Bryant in 1953 was among...

August 24, 2014 - 4:51pm
1 week 2 days ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)7758.570
Pawtucket (Red Sox)7461.5483
Buffalo (Blue Jays)7261.5414
Rochester (Twins)7364.5335
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6571
August 24, 2014 - 4:51pm
1 week 2 days ago
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Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
z-Portland (Red Sox)8450.627
z-Binghamton (Mets)8152.609
New Britain (Twins)6666.50017
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6370.47420½
Trenton (Yankees)6370
August 24, 2014 - 4:50pm
1 week 2 days ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Morgan State University in Maryland says a football player who was hospitalized after a workout two weeks ago has died.

Television station WBFF-TV (http://bit.ly/1t4HSVZ ) first reported that 18-year-old Marquese Meadow died Sunday.

Morgan State University spokesman Clint Coleman confirmed the death. He told The Associated Press that Meadow had been hospitalized since becoming disoriented during the workout two weeks ago. Coleman...

August 24, 2014 - 4:48pm
1 week 2 days ago

TORONTO (AP) — Evan Longoria singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Sunday.

Facing Sergio Santos (0-3), who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day, Ben Zobrist walked to begin the 10th and went to third on Logan Forsythe's flyball that Nolan Reimold dropped for a two-base error. Longoria followed with a groundball single to left, scoring Zobrist. But Melky Cabrera threw out Forsythe at the...

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