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August 29, 2015 - 10:27pm
12 hours 44 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — For the world's best sprinters, passing the baton in the 4x400 relay is about as easy as rolling out of bed in the morning.

Picking a winner in that race used to be easy, too.

Not anymore.

An awkward exchange between U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix and her teammate, Francena McCorory, played into a razor-thin loss to Jamaica at world championships Sunday. The American women fell by 0.31 seconds and settled for a second...

August 29, 2015 - 10:26pm
1 day 44 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — A fan died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during the seventh inning as the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Saturday night.

Police said the fan was in his early 60s and fell into the lower-level seats. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The fan fell immediately after Alex Rodriguez was introduced as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. There was no delay in the game as medical personnel...

August 29, 2015 - 10:25pm
1 day 6 hours ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)7560.556
Rochester (Twins)7065.5195
Buffalo (Blue Jays)6768.4968
Syracuse (Nationals)6174.45214
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6075...
August 29, 2015 - 10:24pm
1 day 6 hours ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A resurgent J.A. Happ worked into the sixth inning, Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Saturday night.

Happ and Ramirez, both acquired near the trade deadline to give the Pirates needed depth, helped Pittsburgh improve to 14-3 in their last 17 games. Mark Melancon gave up a two-run homer to Nick Hundley in the ninth but hung on for his 43rd save.

Happ (7-7) won his...

August 29, 2015 - 10:20pm
12 hours 44 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The NL East-leading New York Mets tried to bolster their bullpen Sunday, getting right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two minor league pitchers.

Reed is expected to join the Mets on Monday when they play Philadelphia. New York sent right-handers Miller Diaz and Matt Koch to the Diamondbacks.

The 26-year-old Reed was 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA in 38 games for Arizona this year. Sent to the minors to work on...

August 29, 2015 - 10:17pm
1 day 6 hours ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes even as Dez Bryant again sat out for the Dallas Cowboys, who lost 28-14 to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night.

Romo, who completed one pass for minus-1 yard in his only series while Dallas lost its first two preseason games, was 5 of 8 for 88 yards in his five series. Both TDs were in the second quarter, with a 60-yard catch-and-run by Terrance Williams.

Dallas led 14-10 when Romo...

August 29, 2015 - 10:15pm
1 day 6 hours ago

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Erik Meyer led San Jose to its fourth ArenaBowl victory, throwing four touchdown passes and running for two more scores in the SaberCats' 68-47 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday night.

The SaberCats became the first team in league history to finish a season with 20 victories and joined Arizona, Detroit and Pittsburgh-Tampa Bay as the only franchises to win four Foster Trophies.

The SaberCats (20-1) made Darren...

August 29, 2015 - 10:14pm
1 day 6 hours ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Reading (Phillies)7656.576
Binghamton (Mets)7359.5533
Trenton (Yankees)6963.5237
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6367.48512
New Britain (Rockies)6269.473...
August 29, 2015 - 10:13pm
1 day 6 hours ago

Los Angeles has agreed to a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee that will make it America's bid city for the 2024 Olympics if the city council signs off on it next week.

If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, the USOC will announce Los Angeles as its candidate, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press.

The person did not want to be identified because the negotiations have not been publicly announced....

August 29, 2015 - 10:09pm
1 day 6 hours ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Reading (Phillies)7656.576
Binghamton (Mets)7259.550
Trenton (Yankees)6963.5237
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6366.48811½
New Britain (Rockies)6269....
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