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August 18, 2014 - 4:28am
1 week 5 days ago

DENVER (AP) — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms.

He's not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can't wait to see what he has to say.

Moore is the "ratings czar" for "Madden NFL," the man responsible for making sure the popular video game's virtual avatars accurately reflect their real-life counterparts.

Moore uses all...

August 18, 2014 - 4:05am
1 week 5 days ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — An African-American female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League World Series.

Philly's Mo'ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West squad are the talk of the series; professional athletes and politicians alike are following their every move. They've Skyped with the Los Angeles Dodgers, had shout-outs from NBA star Kevin Durant on Twitter and the Pennsylvania governor was in South...

August 18, 2014 - 3:53am
1 week 5 days ago

The buzz is back at Wrigley Field.

More like the Baez, actually.

Javier Baez has homered four times in his first 13 major league games, and the 21-year-old infielder has given the Chicago Cubs a much-needed boost as they trudge through another dismal season in the standings. Chicago is in last place, 16 games out of first, but for the first time in a while, there are signs of hope.

"I think these young men are getting a taste now...

August 18, 2014 - 3:47am
1 week 5 days ago

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan finally caught up with Milwaukee Mile winner Will Power at the post-race celebration, lathering his head with cream puffs.

Power pulled away when it counted on the track.

The IndyCar points leader maneuvered through high-speed gridlock to claim a crucial victory Sunday that gave him a little breathing room in the standings with two races left. After coming into Milwaukee with a four-point...

August 18, 2014 - 3:30am
1 week 5 days ago

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Camilo Villegas got some help from an unlikely source on his way to his first victory in a while.

The tricky 18th hole at Sedgefield Country Club tripped up his top two challengers.

Villegas won the Wyndham Championship by a stroke Sunday for his first on the PGA Tour since 2010 after Freddie Jacobson and Nick Watney ran into trouble on the final hole.

"I thought somebody was going to get" a birdie on 18,...

August 18, 2014 - 3:23am
1 week 5 days ago

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — With fireworks reverberating all around as the LPGA Tour marked the end of an era, Inbee Park soaked in the moment.

"It definitely feels (like) a big honor to actually put my name on the trophy twice," Park said Sunday night after winning the LPGA Championship in a playoff for the second straight time. "Just very happy to be part of history."

Calm under the intense pressure of a playoff at a major, Park added another title to...

August 18, 2014 - 3:18am
1 week 5 days ago

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jeff Gordon's third Sprint Cup win of the season came down to one crucial restart.

Gordon got the better of Joey Logano and led Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway with 16 laps remaining. After that, he had little trouble maintaining a comfortable margin over Kevin Harvick, who ended up finishing second.

"Joey, as we rolled up to some of the restarts — not that last one, but some of the other ones — as guys were...

August 18, 2014 - 3:02am
1 week 5 days ago

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Youngstown State University has officially installed Jim Tressel as president.

Though the former Ohio State football coach has been on the job for weeks, he took an oath at a ceremony Monday, officially making him the ninth Youngstown State president.

WFMJ-TV reports ( ) Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) spoke at the ceremony and says Tressel and his wife give the jolt, energy, leadership and vision the...

August 18, 2014 - 3:00am
1 week 4 days ago


San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.


Burlington at Kane County, 6:30 p.m.

Beloit at Peoria, 6:30 p.m.

Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 6:35 p.m.

August 18, 2014 - 12:21am
1 week 4 days ago
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