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August 21, 2014 - 1:48pm
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East Division
Southern Illinois5033.602
Lake Erie4933.598½
Traverse City...
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North Division
Syracuse (Nationals)7555.577
Pawtucket (Red Sox)7359.5533
Buffalo (Blue Jays)6961.5316
Rochester (Twins)7062.5306
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6467
August 21, 2014 - 1:48pm
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Eastern Division
z-Portland (Red Sox)8050.615
Binghamton (Mets)7852.6002
New Britain (Twins)6564.50414½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6366.48816½
Trenton (Yankees)6070....
August 21, 2014 - 1:42pm
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice.

So Marrone cleared the field in the middle of a team drill and ordered players run sprints Thursday after several players got into shoving matches. Marrone then directed his anger at defensive end Jerry Hughes on the sideline.

Looking directly at Hughes, Marrone used several profanities in telling the player to...

August 21, 2014 - 1:39pm
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel pulled off his orange helmet, dropped to his left knee and watched from the side as Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's starting offense during practice.

It's about all Manziel will be doing for now.

The Browns' celebrated rookie quarterback has been relegated to a backup role: Johnny Headset. Browns coach Mike Pettine chose Hoyer to start the Sept. 7 season opener against Pittsburgh over Manziel, who was in a...

August 21, 2014 - 1:17pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time defending champion Serena Williams will face American teen Taylor Townsend in the first round of the U.S. Open.

The 18-year-old Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first U.S. Open main draw with a wild card.

Williams could potentially play Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the semifinals after the draw was held Thursday. Second-seeded...

August 21, 2014 - 1:07pm
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TORONTO (AP) — CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon will not return for a third term when his contract expires next year.

Cohon is in his eighth season as commissioner — only Jake Gaudaur (1968-1984) and Sydney Halter (1958-1966) served as long. Cohon, whose contract ends in April, wants to give the board of governors time to find a successor. The 48-year-old commissioner says this is the "right time" to leave.

Cohon's term has been marked by a lucrative TV...

August 21, 2014 - 1:06pm
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IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman has what coach Jason Garrett describes as a career-ending neck injury.

Garrett said Thursday that Holloman has been dealing with a neck issue for a couple of weeks. The linebacker played in Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore, but came out midway through the fourth quarter.

Holloman was evaluated this week by doctors in San Antonio, and other doctors as well.

August 21, 2014 - 1:04pm
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Fiers is making an impression filling in for the injured Matt Garza in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation.

Fiers is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts since being called up from the minors two weeks ago and Garza is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his rib cage. Fiers has 25 strikeouts and three walks in that span for the NL Central leaders.

Garza is expected back in early September. Manager Ron Roenicke...

August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier says 1,000-yard rusher Mike Davis hasn't practiced this week and might not be ready when the ninth-ranked Gamecocks open the season against No. 21 Texas A&M in a week.

The teams play at Williams-Brice Stadium next Thursday night. Davis has been slowed by several injuries during camp, most recently a rib injury suffered last Saturday.

Davis rushed for 1,183 yards last season, the fourth best single-season total...

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