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August 28, 2014 - 12:15am
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August 28, 2014 - 12:09am
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HOUSTON (AP) — Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

The A's trailed by one entering the ninth before Eric Sogard's RBI single, and Fuld's two-out shot off Chad Qualls (1-4) landed in the seats in right field to put Oakland up 5-3. Fuld, who entered on a 0-for-9 skid, finished three hits, including a double.

Oakland began the night one game...

August 28, 2014 - 12:01am
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August 27, 2014 - 11:39pm
31 min 16 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a season-high, seven-game losing streak

Abreu put Chicago ahead for good in the seventh with his third hit of the game. Adam Eaton doubled with one out off Kluber (13-8) and advanced on Alexei Ramirez's groundout, and Abreu drove in his AL-high 96th run.

Hector Noesi (8-9) allowed two...

August 27, 2014 - 11:22pm
31 min 16 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996.

The 15-year-old Californian, ranked 1,208th and playing not only in her first Grand Slam main draw but also her first tour-level event, will try to follow up her surprising victory over 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova by beating 48th-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.


August 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
31 min 15 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan opened their quest for a fifth U.S. Open crown and their 100th overall title together with a 6-2, 6-3 first-round victory Wednesday over Max Mirnyi and Mikhail Youzhny.

The 36-year-old Bryan twins, the world's top-ranked doubles team, slammed six aces and never lost serve in an efficient victory that got them off court in less than an hour.

While the Bryans have won a record 15 Grand Slam tournament doubles titles,...

August 27, 2014 - 11:07pm
31 min 15 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday night's game against Arizona with what the team called a mild right ankle sprain.

Van Slyke was hurt in the fourth inning when he planted his foot to throw the ball to the infield after Jordan Pacheco's base hit. Van Slyke doubled over in pain for a moment, then was able to get to his feet and walk off.

He was charged with an error on the play, and an unearned run scored...

August 27, 2014 - 11:07pm
31 min 16 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

Georgia State snapped a 16-game losing streak, dating to its time as an FCS program in 2012. The Panthers' last victory came Oct. 13, 2012, at Rhode Island.

Nick Arbuckle directed the Panthers on a 72-yard drive in the final 2:45. He converted two fourth downs with...

August 27, 2014 - 11:05pm
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East Division
Southern Illinois5336.596
Lake Erie5136.5861
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August 27, 2014 - 10:58pm
51 min 14 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer and Jimmy Rollins hit a solo shot to back Kyle Kendrick (7-11). The right-hander allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.

The last-place Phillies went 7-2 on their best homestand this...

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