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June 29, 2014 - 8:28pm
1 week 5 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 20 points in the second half and the Atlanta Dream overcame some sloppy play late to escape with a 76-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday night.

A series of late turnovers cost Atlanta the lead and allowed Indiana (6-9) to go ahead 68-65 with 3:53 to play. But the Dream regrouped and McCoughtry's 3-pointer with 2:04 to play gave Atlanta (11-4) the lead for good at 70-68.

Celine Dumerc...

June 29, 2014 - 8:23pm
1 week 5 days ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Regulation time doesn't seem to mean much at this stage, judging by the way Netherlands, Costa Rica and Brazil have advanced through the first of the World Cup knockout rounds.

The Dutch needed a penalty deep in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 comeback win over Mexico and advance to a match against a Costa Rica lineup that beat Greece on penalties later Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time. The Costa Ricans had to play for...

June 29, 2014 - 8:21pm
1 week 5 days ago

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Shawn Stefani's consolation prize for losing a playoff was a chance to play in his first British Open.

Stefani, Charley Hoffman, Ben Martin and Brendan Steele qualified for the major next month at Royal Liverpool based on their placements Sunday at the Quicken Loans National.

The spots went to the top four finishers who hadn't already qualified. Stefani lost a playoff to Justin Rose to claim second, while Hoffman and Martin tied...

June 29, 2014 - 8:15pm
1 week 5 days ago

HARRIS, Mich. (AP) — Molly Aronsson won the Island Resort Championship on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, beating former University of Washington teammate Sadena Parks by a stroke.

The 26-year-old Aronsson, from Shelburne, Vermont, closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 1-under 215 at Sweetgrass Golf Club. She earned $18,750 to jump from 117th to 13th on the money list with $21,287. The final top 10 will earn 2015 LPGA Tour cards.

"This is...

June 29, 2014 - 8:13pm
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Washington2415.615
Evansville2214.611½
Southern Illinois2216.579
Lake Erie2019.5134
Florence1720.4596
Traverse City
June 29, 2014 - 8:01pm
1 week 5 days ago

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending with 10 men for nearly an hour.

Michael Umana scored the decisive penalty as Costa Rica won the shootout 5-3 after the game ended 1-1 following extra time.

Greece's Theofanis Gekas saw his penalty saved by Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas for the only miss in the shootout.

Costa Rica...

June 29, 2014 - 7:53pm
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn plans to rejoin the Boston staff Monday when the team returns home to play the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park.

The 44-year-old Colbrunn was hospitalized this month because of bleeding between the brain and the thin tissues that cover it. He was admitted June 4 to the Cleveland Clinic after experiencing dizziness before a game against the Indians.

Red Sox manager John Farrell says Sunday that Colbrunn...

June 29, 2014 - 7:51pm
1 week 5 days ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Costa Ricans are pouring into the streets to celebrate the national team's historic World Cup victory over Greece that will put the team in the quarter finals for the first time.

Fans are heading to the Fuente de la Hispanidad, a fountain in the capital of San Jose and traditional celebrating spot, carrying flags, wearing wigs and jerseys, honking and whooping following the team's 5-3 penalty shootout win.

Fan Luis Diego Escorriola...

June 29, 2014 - 7:45pm
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North Division
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Syracuse (Nationals)5033.602
Rochester (Twins)4538.5425
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4239.5197
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4441.5187
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4042
June 29, 2014 - 7:43pm
1 week 5 days ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ronnie Ash began his day by becoming the first in the world since 2012 to break the 13-second barrier in the 110 hurdles.

He ended it on a golf cart being driven slowly out of Hornet Stadium, bandages around his right ankle and left wrist, with two big bags of ice secured tightly around his right knee and left shoulder.

It was the result of a nasty spill Sunday midway through the final after tumbling over one of the hurdles...

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