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August 28, 2014 - 3:07am
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Agnieszka Radwanska is the main casualty on day three of the U.S. Open, beaten by China's Peng Shuai.



August 28, 2014 - 3:00am
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Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 11:35 a.m.

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


Beloit at Peoria, 6:30 p.m.

Kane County at Cedar Rapids, 6:35 p.m.

Clinton at Quad Cities, 7 p.m.


St. Louis at Miami, 6 p.m...

August 28, 2014 - 1:19am
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rene Rivera tied the game with a home run in the ninth inning, then won it with an RBI single in the 10th inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Wednesday night.

Rivera opened the ninth inning with his ninth homer, a shot off Francisco Rodriguez, to tie the score 2-2.

In the 10th, Seth Smith walked and Yasmani Grandal singled to start the inning against Zach Duke (4-1). Smith was thrown out at third on a...

August 28, 2014 - 1:18am
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory.

Posey sent an 0-1 pitch from Juan Nicasio (5-6) just inside the left-field foul pole for his 18th homer of the year and second career walkoff homer. He also had one on May 3, 2013, against the Dodgers.

Santiago Casilla (2-3...

August 28, 2014 - 1:11am
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August 28, 2014 - 1:04am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's bat is a major reason the Los Angeles Angels have the best record in baseball and appear destined to end a four-year postseason drought.

Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Angels improved to 79-53 with a 6-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

"It's always cool to reach 30. But we have other things in our minds, like...

August 28, 2014 - 1:00am
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August 28, 2014 - 12:55am
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August 28, 2014 - 12:52am
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CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Alan Gordon scored in the second minute, Landon Donovan added another, and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat D.C. United 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Los Angeles (12-5-7) won its third straight game for the first time this season, while D.C. United (13-8-4) lost for the first time in three matches.

The Galaxy built a 3-0 lead at halftime. Gordon scored into an empty net at the 1:03 mark for his second goal in three games. Omar Gonzalez...

August 28, 2014 - 12:49am
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PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Kershaw (16-3) allowed six hits, retiring 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, seven by strikeout, to improve to 13-1 in his last 16 starts.

The left-handed ace struck out 10 and walked two.

Scott Van Slyke hit a solo home...

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