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August 23, 2014 - 1:13am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.

Coco Crisp hit his 15th career leadoff home run and Stephen Vogt added a solo shot for Oakland in the opener of a three-game series. Sam Fuld hit a go-ahead triple in the sixth inning and the A's pulled within one game of the division-leading Angels....

August 23, 2014 - 1:12am
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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's defense is expected to among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense can play this well in the regular season, look out.

Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping the Seahawks rout the Chicago Bears 34-6 on Friday night.

The third preseason game was especially important for the Seahawks, who have just a week between their exhibition finale at Oakland and the season...

August 23, 2014 - 1:05am
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August 23, 2014 - 1:04am
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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons also were cut early Saturday morning, shortly after the Americans beat Puerto Rico 112-86 in their final exhibition game before leaving for Spain.

Team officials had previously said they might bring more than 12 players...

August 23, 2014 - 12:59am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dan Haren overcame a leadoff homer by Curtis Granderson and a pair of failed sacrifice bunt attempts to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the error-prone New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.

Haren (11-10) allowed a run and three hits in seven innings, striking out six and walking none. The victory was his third in four starts after going 0-5 with a 10.03 ERA in his previous five outings.

The NL West-leading Dodgers maintained their 3...

August 23, 2014 - 12:58am
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August 23, 2014 - 12:33am
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DENVER (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam for his third homer in as many games, Giancarlo Stanton had three hits and three RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Friday night.

Henderson Alvarez (10-5) withstood a pair of homers over six innings to win his fourth consecutive decision. He was making his second start since successfully returning last week from a stint on the disabled list because of a right shoulder inflammation....

August 23, 2014 - 12:31am
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August 23, 2014 - 12:27am
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All those Cy Young awards, all that heat in their vaunted starting rotation, and there were the Detroit Tigers, staggering out to the field in the eighth inning with an infielder on the pitching mound.

After Andrew Romine served up two monster home runs in the inning, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he thought Romine was one of the bright spots on the night, showing just how bad the series opener against the last-place Minnesota Twins went for the...

August 23, 2014 - 12:25am
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PHOENIX (AP) — Some extra rest seemed to be just what Josh Collmenter needed.

Collmenter came two outs away from a complete game, holding the San Diego Padres without an earned run on four hits over 8 1-3 innings in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 win Friday night.

Collmenter (9-7) also tied his career high for strikeouts with eight and did not walk a batter. The Diamondbacks' victory ended a six-game losing streak.

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