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August 17, 2014 - 5:07pm
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hiroki Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Brett Gardner drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Sunday.

Kuroda (8-8) retired 17 straight batters after allowing consecutive one-out singles to Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce in the first.

Kuroda gave up two runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings. After Shawn Kelley and Dellin Betances combined for 1 1-3 scoreless innings, David Robertson...

August 17, 2014 - 5:04pm
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marissa Steen won the Eagle Classic on Sunday for her third Symetra Tour title of the year, earning $15,000 to jump from second to first on the money list with $75,348.

Steen, the 24-year-old former University of Memphis player from West Chester, Ohio, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory. She finished at 14-under 202 at Richmond Country Club.

"It feels just as good as the first two," Steen said. "Being...

August 17, 2014 - 4:58pm
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August 17, 2014 - 4:56pm
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Eastern Division
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Binghamton (Mets)7650.6031
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August 17, 2014 - 4:52pm
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BOSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying the Houston Astros to an 8-1 victory over the Red Sox.

Altuve, who leads the majors in hits, went 4 for 5, raising his hit total to 173 and majors' best average to .339 as the Astros completed a split of the four-game series.

Dexter Fowler and Jon Singleton added solo homers for...

August 17, 2014 - 4:49pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Chris Young pitched six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Detroit 8-1 Sunday, winning the weekend series and moving back ahead of the Tigers in the race for the second AL wild-card spot.

Seattle's Lloyd McClendon, managing his first series in Detroit after serving as Jim Leyland's hitting coach, was ejected for the second straight game. McClendon was tossed for arguing after Detroit's Alex Avila drew a seventh-inning walk.

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August 17, 2014 - 4:48pm
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FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laurie Rinker won The Legends Championship when heavy rain forced tournament officials to cancel the final round Sunday at French Lick Resort.

The 51-year-old Rinker, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, had rounds of 71 and 66 for a 7-under 137 total on the Pete Dye Course. She earned $60,000 in The Legends Tour event.

"Looking at the weather Friday night, it kind of crossed my mind that not playing on Sunday was a...

August 17, 2014 - 4:37pm
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August 17, 2014 - 4:26pm
1 week 5 days ago

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Auburn are no strangers to going into seasons ranked in the top 10 — just not at the same time.

The second-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 6 Tigers shared that lofty preseason billing in the Associated Press ranking Sunday for the first time since 1995 and only the fourth time in the storied rivalry.

The only other times it happened were in 1964 and 1975.

Both of those involved likely the most...

August 17, 2014 - 4:26pm
1 week 5 days ago

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan — which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

One of those droughts is finally over. Can the 43-year-old driver end the other as well?

"Certainly things are going well — there's no doubt about that," Gordon said. "I'm as shocked as anybody else."

Gordon raced to his third Sprint Cup victory of the...

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