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August 30, 2014 - 12:59pm
7 min 50 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays because of a sore left ankle.

Ellsbury was injured when he slid into Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro in the ninth inning of New York's 6-3 win Friday. Home plate umpire Mike Everitt initially ruled Ellsbury safe, but the call was overturned on review. Ellsbury remained in the game in the bottom half. X-rays afterward were negative.

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August 30, 2014 - 12:51pm
7 min 49 sec ago
Saturday
At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
New York
Purse: $38.3 million (Grand Slam)
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Singles
Women
Third Round

Flavia Pennetta (11), Italy, def. Nicole Gibbs, United States, 6-4, 6-0.

Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, def. Petra Kvitova (3), Czech Republic, 6-...

August 30, 2014 - 12:39pm
7 min 49 sec ago

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The kickoff of Indiana's opener against Indiana State has been delayed by weather. Storms rolled in 20 minutes before the scheduled noon kickoff and teams and fans were instructed to seek shelter in the stadium beneath the stands.

The game was officially delayed at 11:38 a.m., and 43 minutes later the teams retook the field in anticipation of a 12:50 p.m. kickoff.

August 30, 2014 - 12:36pm
7 min 49 sec ago

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Italian Open, where Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for the Ryder Cup will go down to the wire.

Otto, who won this event in 2008, began the day with a three-shot lead but struggled at times, carding two bogeys and a double bogey as well as five birdies.

Gallacher shot 69 to move to within six shots of the lead...

August 30, 2014 - 12:35pm
7 min 49 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.

In a statement released through the NFL Players Association on Saturday, Smith said: "I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the entire 49ers organization and 49ers fans for not being able to contribute on the field for the next several weeks. Over the last year, I have...

August 30, 2014 - 12:18pm
7 min 49 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Offers of help are pouring in after a newspaper story revealed that one of Chicago's Little League champions and his family have struggled with homelessness.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that Jackie Robinson West star Jaheim Benton and his family have been sleeping at the homes of friends and family since July.

That's when the boy's mother had her work hours cut.

Benton and the Jackie Robinson West All...

August 30, 2014 - 12:03pm
7 min 49 sec ago

DUBLIN (AP) — Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland.

Behind second-half replacement quarterback Justin Holman, the Knights appeared to have scored their own unlikely come-from-behind victory when Holman scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to put UCF up 24-23 with 1:13 left.

But Christian Hackenberg — capping...

August 30, 2014 - 11:43am
7 min 49 sec ago

ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — Nacer Bouhanni of France won a windy eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday, while Alejandro Valverde kept the overall leader's red jersey.

Strong winds divided the peloton over the final part of the 207-kilometer (128-mile) ride from Baeza to Albacete, but the stage led to no change among the race favorites.

Bouhanni sprinted ahead of the pack and dipped his bike to the left at the last second to hold off Michael...

August 30, 2014 - 11:39am
7 min 48 sec ago

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez will start the British Grand Prix from pole position as he looks for an 11th victory in 12 races this season.

The 21-year-old Spaniard was fastest in qualifying at Silverstone on his Honda with a time of 2 minutes, 0.829 seconds, securing his 10th pole of 2014.

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso was second, 0.336 secs behind, and Jorge Lorenzo on a Yahama will be third on the grid...

August 30, 2014 - 10:13am
7 min 48 sec ago

WACO, Texas (AP) — Bryce Petty is impressed by Baylor's new riverfront stadium, and relishes being the quarterback leading the 10th-ranked Bears back onto campus.

Bears coach Art Briles is thankful after watching 45,140-seat McLane Stadium progress over the past nearly three years — from just a vision, to a rising steel-and-concrete frame along the Brazos River and now a reality ready for Sunday night's season opener against SMU.

There will be plenty...

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