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July 24, 2014 - 1:43am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.

The two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion hit a three-run drive in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth off Brad Peacock (3-7) for his 15th and 16th homers this season. Cespedes snapped a 25-game skid — matching his career high — since...

July 24, 2014 - 1:15am
3 min ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever Brian Matusz in the eighth inning after a tying RBI double by Erick Aybar, and the Los Angeles Angels pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

Jered Weaver (11-6) allowed two runs and six hits through eight innings, striking out six and walking none before the Angels recorded their major league-best 31st come-from-behind win. The right-hander won his fourth straight...

July 24, 2014 - 1:10am
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to its former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl.

United made an impressive debut under Van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.

Ashley Young and Reece James scored two second-half goals apiece as United...

July 24, 2014 - 1:08am
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July 24, 2014 - 1:07am
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Yannick Djalo scored a goal and added three assists to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night.

San Jose (5-8-5) ended a five-game winless streak in which it scored two goals. Chicago (3-5-11) had allowed just three goals in four games.

The Earthquakes took a 1-0 lead just before the break. Shea Salinas ran down a long ball from Djalo along the left sideline, worked his way into...

July 24, 2014 - 1:04am
3 min ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.

Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and "broken," the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools.

Yes, sometimes, teams...

July 24, 2014 - 12:54am
2 hours 12 min ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance ...
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
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Sporting Kansas City1055352918
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July 24, 2014 - 12:54am
2 hours 12 min ago
All Times EDT
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Sporting Kansas City1055352918
D.C.1054342920
Toronto FC755262623
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July 24, 2014 - 12:47am
2 hours 12 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tina Charles had 31 points and 15 rebounds to lead the New York Liberty to a 66-64 win against the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday night, spoiling the coach debut of Penny Toler.

Cappie Pondexter scored 16 points as the Liberty (9-13) snapped an eight-game road losing streak.

Charles scored on a jumper to give the Liberty a 66-62 lead and blocked Jantel Lavender on the Sparks' next possession. The Sparks pulled to 66-64 when Nneka...

July 24, 2014 - 12:32am
2 hours 12 min ago

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Incoming Florida State freshman Kendal Williams won the 100 meters at the IAAF world junior championships at Oregon's Hayward Field on Wednesday night, besting fellow American Trayvon Bromell.

Williams finished in a personal-best 10.21 seconds, and Bromell followed at 10.28. Williams' gold was the first for the United States at the international track and field event.

Bromell set the junior world record in the 100 at the NCAA...

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