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August 21, 2014 - 10:04pm
16 hours 6 min ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Simon Biles and her coach Aimee Boorman don't talk about the pressure that comes with being a world champion.

They both know it's there, even if it's hard to tell while Biles is competing.

"She just goes out and does her thing," Boorman said.

And at the moment, no women's gymnast on the planet does her thing better than the springy 17-year-old who is still scratching at the surface of her considerable powers....

August 21, 2014 - 9:59pm
18 hours 16 min ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)7555.577
Pawtucket (Red Sox)7459.556
Buffalo (Blue Jays)6961.5316
Rochester (Twins)7062.5306
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6467
August 21, 2014 - 9:49pm
18 hours 16 min ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
z-Portland (Red Sox)8150.618
Binghamton (Mets)7852.600
New Britain (Twins)6564.50415
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6367.48517½
Trenton (Yankees)6170....
August 21, 2014 - 9:45pm
18 hours 16 min ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)7555.577
Pawtucket (Red Sox)7459.556
Buffalo (Blue Jays)6961.5316
Rochester (Twins)7062.5306
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6467
August 21, 2014 - 9:43pm
18 hours 16 min ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
z-Portland (Red Sox)8050.615
Binghamton (Mets)7852.6002
New Britain (Twins)6564.50414½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6367.48517
Trenton (Yankees)6170....
August 21, 2014 - 9:39pm
18 hours 16 min ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)7555.577
Pawtucket (Red Sox)7459.556
Buffalo (Blue Jays)6961.5316
Rochester (Twins)7062.5306
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6467
August 21, 2014 - 9:25pm
18 hours 26 min ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Catchings endured a lengthy scoring drought from midway through the first quarter to midway through the third. However, when the Fever needed her most late in the game, Catchings came through. She scored 18 points in the second half and had several clutch baskets down the...

August 21, 2014 - 9:24pm
18 hours 26 min ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
z-Portland (Red Sox)8050.615
Binghamton (Mets)7852.6002
New Britain (Twins)6564.50414½
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6366.48816½
Trenton (Yankees)6070....
August 21, 2014 - 9:22pm
18 hours 26 min ago

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Brother Pete rallied from last to win the $77,000 feature at Del Mar by a head in a three-horse blanket finish on Thursday, snapping a nine-race skid.

Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Brother Pete ran 1 3/8 miles on the turf in 2:14.80 and paid $14.40, $6.60 and $4.80.

The 4-year-old Florida-bred hadn't visited the winner's circle since earning his first victory 14 months ago at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Christopher...

August 21, 2014 - 9:15pm
18 hours 26 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has named Patton Robinette as his starting quarterback a week before the Commodores' season opener against Temple.

Mason announced his decision Thursday night.

Robinette, the only quarterback with any starting experience at Vanderbilt, beat out Johnny McCrary and Steven Rivers, the younger brother of Philip who's quarterback for the NFL's San Diego Chargers. The Commodores started fall practice...

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