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August 17, 2014 - 11:01pm
1 week 4 days ago
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4830.615
Southern Illinois4832.6001
Washington4832.6001
Lake Erie4733.5882
Florence3445.43014½
Traverse City...
August 17, 2014 - 10:39pm
1 week 4 days ago

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas won for the third time in his career at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday to close the rain-plagued Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.

Lucas was on and off the throttle of his 10,000-horsepower dragster as the engine erupted in flames when it crossed the finish line just in front of series leader Doug Kalitta's charging dragster. Both machines lost traction early in the final round, but Lucas was able to guide his machine...

August 17, 2014 - 10:30pm
1 week 4 days ago

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Former NCAA champion Bradley Klahn beat Wake Forest freshman Noah Rubin 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open on Sunday night.

Klahn, who won the 2010 title at Stanford, will face top-seeded John Isner in the second round.

The 18-year-old Rubin, the Wimbledon boys junior winner this summer, had received a wild card into the main draw

Last Sunday, Rubin, from Rockville Centre,...

August 17, 2014 - 10:26pm
1 week 3 days ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Portland (Red Sox)7850.609
Binghamton (Mets)7651.598
New Britain (Twins)6363.50014
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6166.48016½
Trenton (Yankees)6068....
August 17, 2014 - 10:12pm
1 week 4 days ago

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Judy the Beauty won the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap by 1 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Sunday.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Judy the Beauty ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.63 and paid $4.60 and $2.60. She carried high weight of 125 pounds.

Madame Cactus returned $3.60, while 4-5 favorite and defending champion Reneesgotzip was another 2 3/4 lengths back in third. There was no show wagering because of the four-horse field....

August 17, 2014 - 10:09pm
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luis Silva scored twice to help D.C. United beat the Colorado Rapids 4-2 on Sunday night.

United (12-7-4) opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Taylor Kemp sent a perfect through-ball to Silva, who faked Drew Moor to the ground and chipped his shot over Clint Irwin for the early lead.

Colorado (8-10-6) answered in the 52nd minute when Dillon Serna's long-range shot surprised goalkeeper Bill Hamid.

Silva broke...

August 17, 2014 - 10:03pm
1 week 4 days ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Zion Spearman scored on shortstop Matt Adams' two-out throwing error to first base in the sixth inning to give Philadelphia a 7-6 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Sunday night in the Little League World Series.

Scott Bandura reached on a bunt leading off the sixth. Two outs later, Spearman tied it with a line-drive triple into the left-center gap.

Mo'ne Davis had a bloop RBI single in the first inning for Philadelphia (...

August 17, 2014 - 10:02pm
1 week 3 days ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance ...
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Sporting Kansas City1266423623
D.C.12744036
August 17, 2014 - 10:02pm
1 week 2 days ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Sporting Kansas City1266423623
D.C.1274403626
Toronto FC985323334
Columbus78930...
August 17, 2014 - 9:57pm
1 week 4 days ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two people familiar with the discussions have told The Associated Press that the NHL's annual pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo over the next two years.

A formal announcement will be made at a news conference the Sabres have scheduled Monday afternoon. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity Sunday because the team and the NHL have not revealed the reasons for holding the news conference.

The combine had...

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