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August 2, 2015 - 4:38pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station.

The top-seeded former University of Georgia star has reached the finals in Atlanta in five of the past six years and is 20-3 in the event. He has 10 ATP Tour titles.

Baghdatis, who appeared to suffer a right leg injury late in the first set of his 12th ATP final and first since 2011, scored just two points...

August 2, 2015 - 4:36pm
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August 2, 2015 - 4:35pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jace Peterson had three hits, including a three-run home run, and Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Chris Johnson, Jonny Gomes and Ryan Lavarnway all had an RBI for the Braves, who snapped a season-worst six-game losing streak while winning for just the second time in the last 15 road games to avoid a four-game series sweep.

Ryan Howard...

August 2, 2015 - 4:30pm
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild and center Erik Haula have agreed on a two-year contract.

The Wild announced the deal Sunday with the restricted free agent.

Haula had seven goals and seven assists in 72 games last season while playing mostly on the fourth line. He added one goal while appearing in two playoff games.

The 24-year-old Finn was a seventh-round draft pick in 2009 out of the University of Minnesota. He was...

August 2, 2015 - 4:28pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL's top team.

Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City's Alcides Escobar in the eighth. It was the climax of a game-long spat that began when Royals starter Edinson Volquez hit Josh Donaldson on...

August 2, 2015 - 4:27pm
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LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Graham Rahal won the IndyCar race Sunday in his home state of Ohio, and in the process made up considerable ground on series leader Juan Pablo Montoya with two events remaining in the season.

Rahal held off Justin Wilson on the final restart, on the 84th of 90 laps in the 203-mile race at Mid-Ohio. Wilson ended up finishing second, 3.4 seconds behind. Simon Pagenaud was third, followed by pole winner Scott Dixon. Montoya, who came into the race...

August 2, 2015 - 4:26pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarria hit a three-run home run off Brandon Maurer with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins topped the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Sunday.

It was the first career walkoff homer for Hechavarria, the Marlins' No. 8 hitter. It came after San Diego's Alexi Amarista — the Padres' No. 8 hitter — tied the game in the top of the ninth with a two-run homer off Marlins closer A.J. Ramos (1-3).

Maurer (7-4) faced four batters...

August 2, 2015 - 4:23pm
1 day 17 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Martina Hingis helped the Washington Kastles win their record fifth consecutive World TeamTennis championship on Sunday with a 24-18 victory over the Austin Aces.

Kastles captain Leander Paes was selected as the finals MVP.

Hingis, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Paes teamed to beat Teymuraz Gabashvili and Alla Kudryavtseva in mixed doubles. Hingis also paired with Anastasia Rodionova for a women's doubles...

August 2, 2015 - 4:23pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Bradford was full-go on the first day of training camp.

Bradford took snaps, fired passes and participated in all the quarterback drills with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. He didn't even wear a clunky knee brace on his twice-surgically repaired left knee.

"It's a big step," Bradford said. "It's been almost a year since I've been on the field full speed. It was a really big first step and first day. Each day I'm out here I...

August 2, 2015 - 4:18pm
1 day 17 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Sunday in a testy game in which benches cleared after All-Stars Andrew Mcutchen and Brandon Phillips were hit by pitches.

Pushing and shoving ensued in the eighth after the Reds' Phillips was hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh left-hander Tony Watson. Cincinnati's Pedro Villareal hit McCutchen in the top of...

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