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August 30, 2014 - 12:36am
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August 30, 2014 - 12:35am
2 min 13 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Transfer Dee Hart rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in his Colorado State debut to help the Rams rally for a 31-17 win over Colorado on Friday night.

Colorado State's Treyous Jarrells finished with 121 yards, giving the Rams two 100-yard running backs in a game for the first time since 1996.

Trailing most of the contest, Garrett Grayson put Colorado State on top for good with a 16-yard TD pass to Rashard Higgins early in the...

August 30, 2014 - 12:28am
2 min 13 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Friday night.

The loss cut the Royals' lead to a half-game over Detroit in the AL Central.

Santana connected in the ninth inning for his 22nd home run, helped Cleveland win for the fifth time in six games.

Boosted by his big four-game set in July...

August 30, 2014 - 12:23am
2 min 12 sec ago
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Washington5337.5892
Lake Erie5139.5674
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Traverse City...
August 30, 2014 - 12:19am
12 min 15 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova reached the U.S. Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help.

Avoiding the sort of surprise that saw half of the top eight seeded women lose already, No. 5 Sharapova eliminated No. 26 Lisicki 6-2, 6-4 in a hard-hitting match that began Friday night and ended past midnight Saturday.

Five-time major champion...

August 30, 2014 - 12:13am
12 min 15 sec ago

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August 30, 2014 - 12:11am
12 min 15 sec ago
East Division
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Evansville5334.609
Southern Illinois5536.604
Washington5337.589
Lake Erie5139.567
Florence4050.44414½
Traverse City...
August 30, 2014 - 12:08am
12 min 15 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals.

Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get within 10 in the final period.

Game 2 is Sunday in Minneapolis....

August 30, 2014 - 12:00am
12 min 15 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Will Bruin scored his 10th goal of the season to help Houston beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 on Friday night for the Dynamo's second road win of the season.

Houston's only other win away from home — in 13 attempts — came on May 3 at Chivas USA.

Bruin had a deflected cross fall to his feet in the 35th minute and his one-touch goal gave Houston (8-13-4) a 1-0 lead. David Horst and Ricardo Clark scored on headers 5 minutes apart...

August 29, 2014 - 11:59pm
12 min 14 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, leading the Detroit Tigers past Chicago 7-1 Friday night.

The contending Tigers won for the fifth time in six games. Chicago has lost nine of 10.

Verlander (12-11) beat the White Sox for the 14th time in 18 decisions since June 10, 2009 — the most wins by any pitcher against a single team in that span.

The...

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