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September 1, 2014 - 6:22pm
2 min 44 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Zack Wheeler struggled with his command on the mound early, and reliever Jeurys Familia and the New York Mets struggled in the field late.

Miami took advantage of some wildness by Familia (2-4) in the eighth. Familia had two throwing errors and a wild pitch, leading to the three tiebreaking runs as the Marlins snapped a five-game losing streak to the Mets with a 9-6 win Monday.

"I'm trying to throw the ball too quick," Familia said. "...

September 1, 2014 - 6:18pm
2 min 44 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Mike Trout has accomplished an extraordinary amount in his short major league career with the Los Angeles Angels, he claims none of those individual feats means much to him.

He's more interested in experiencing the thrill of a pennant race, and he's about to get it.

Trout and the Angels are surging into September with the best record in baseball at 83-53, culminating in a triumphant four-game sweep of the Oakland...

September 1, 2014 - 6:10pm
2 min 44 sec ago

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Orton's practice debut has brightened Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone's outlook regarding his team's backup quarterback position behind starter EJ Manuel.

In the matter of a week, Marrone has gone from being concerned to expressing confidence after Orton practiced Monday, two days after signing a one-year contract.

Marrone noted that Orton is a nine-year veteran who has experience as both a starter and a backup....

September 1, 2014 - 6:09pm
2 min 44 sec ago

Spain beat Brazil in a battle of unbeatens to take the lead in Group A, while Greece also improved to 3-0 in a Group B that Senegal shook up with the big upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup.

The U.S. was off, a night after rallying from a halftime deficit to beat Turkey.

Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls had 26 points and nine rebounds for the Spanish in their 82-63 victory over Brazil in Granada. The hosts had already routed Iran and Egypt by a...

September 1, 2014 - 5:58pm
2 min 44 sec ago

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Still to be determined is just how big.

Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 in another wild Labor Day finish at the TPC Boston, coming up with three big putts on the back nine to pull away for a two-shot victory. Along the way, he made a strong case to be one of the three Ryder Cup picks that will be announced Tuesday.

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September 1, 2014 - 5:40pm
2 min 44 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Andrew Susac wasn't even with the San Francisco Giants when their game against the Colorado Rockies was suspended three months ago.

When it resumed Monday, the backup catcher helped them finish it off in style.

Hunter Pence hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth and, more than three months after he homered in the early innings, led the Giants over the Rockies 4-2 in a game resumed after being suspended on May 22 because of rain....

September 1, 2014 - 5:40pm
22 min 37 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time this season with its third straight win in a row. The Cardinals are one game ahead of Milwaukee, which lost to the Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh is three games back....

September 1, 2014 - 5:39pm
52 min 44 sec ago

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins is still experiencing soreness after returning to practice for the first time since aggravating a rib injury last week.

The first-round draft pick practiced fully Monday, and says he is preparing to play Sunday, when Buffalo opens the season at Chicago.

Watkins declined to reveal the nature of the injury except to say follow-up tests showed it is something more than bruised ribs....

September 1, 2014 - 5:38pm
52 min 44 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

The eighth-seeded Murray needed 2 hours, 35 minutes to defeat the ninth-seeded Frenchman 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on a hot, humid Monday afternoon.

Tsonga had three break points to go up 3-0 in the final set, but Murray fought them off to swing the momentum. He promptly broke in the next...

September 1, 2014 - 5:38pm
52 min 44 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

The eighth-seeded Murray needed 2 hours, 35 minutes to defeat the ninth-seeded Frenchman 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on a hot, humid Monday afternoon.

Tsonga had three break points to go up 3-0 in the final set, but Murray fought them off to swing the momentum. He promptly broke in the next...

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