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August 20, 2014 - 5:12am
24 min 12 sec ago

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin swam in a local pool to test her injured back on Wednesday and is still hopeful of competing at the Pan Pacific championships.

The 19-year-old American had back spasms during practice Tuesday, two days before the meet was due to begin.

The U.S. team issued a statement Wednesday saying Franklin swam at a local pool and tested her back "with minimal discomfort," adding that her status...

August 20, 2014 - 4:07am
24 min 11 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. And when the game was finally called early Wednesday morning, they still hoped to play some more.

An unplayable field following a downpour led to the game being called off at 1:16 a.m. The teams had played just enough on Tuesday night for the Cubs to earn a rain-shortened 2-0 victory.

The field conditions got so bad partly because the grounds crew...

August 20, 2014 - 3:21am
24 min 11 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.

You can't see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge — color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy youngster fresh out of Virginia Tech.

He turned 34 in June, making him "old" in today's NFL. During minicamp in June, Vick even had a young fullback address him as "sir" in the huddle.

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August 20, 2014 - 3:00am
24 min 11 sec ago
WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cincinnati at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m.

San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

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

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Burlington at Kane County, 2 p.m.

Beloit at Peoria, 7:30 p.m.

Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m.

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August 20, 2014 - 2:57am
24 min 11 sec ago

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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REAL MADRID HELD 1-1 BY ATLETICO IN SPANISH SUPER CUP

Real Madrid's new signing James Rodriguez scores as the reigning European champion is held to a 1-1 home draw by city rival and Spanish league champion Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super Cup.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/real-madrid-draws-1-1-atletico-super-cup...

August 20, 2014 - 2:35am
24 min 11 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field.

After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called off at 1:16 a.m. Fewer than 1,000 fans remained.

When the rain and the...

August 20, 2014 - 2:23am
24 min 11 sec ago
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TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING_Morneau, Colorado, .317; Revere, Philadelphia, .313; Puig, Los Angeles, .312; MaAdams, St. Louis, .311; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, .308; JHarrison, Pittsburgh, .305; Lucroy, Milwaukee, .304.

RUNS_Rendon, Washington, 88; Pence, San Francisco, 82;...

August 20, 2014 - 2:22am
24 min 11 sec ago

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August 20, 2014 - 2:14am
24 min 11 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dillon Gee is frustrated, so is manager Terry Collins. And the New York Mets just keep losing.

Gee hasn't been able to get out of the sixth inning in four of his last seven starts, all losses.

It happened again Tuesday night when Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple off Gee in the fourth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Mets 6-2 to snap a five-game losing streak.

"He was up in the zone....

August 20, 2014 - 1:39am
44 min 11 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner drove in two runs and scored another pair, helping rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night that snapped a three-game skid.

The Dodgers have won six of their last seven against the Padres, and improved to 8-3 against their NL West rival this season. They avoided their first four-game losing streak.

Carl Crawford hit a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh, extending...

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