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August 21, 2016 - 8:53pm
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Dallas Keuchel was solid through eight innings, Yulieski Gurriel got a hit in his major league debut and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 in a rain-delayed victory Sunday.

The Astros won the last three games in the four-game series, outscoring Baltimore 32-13 over that stretch. The slumping Orioles have lost four of five and are 9-16 over their past 25 games.

Keuchel (8-12), last year's Cy Young Award winner, allowed...

August 21, 2016 - 8:47pm
2 days 8 hours ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tokyo governor accepts Olympic flag at closing ceremony, symbolizing end of Rio Games and transition to 2020.

August 21, 2016 - 8:44pm
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August 21, 2016 - 8:22pm
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — J.J. Spaun made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a record-setting victory Sunday in the Web.com Tour's News Sentinel Open.

Already assured a PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher on the money list, Spaun broke through at Fox Den on his 26th birthday for his first tour victory.

Spaun closed with a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over best friend Sam Ryder, the third-round leader. Ryder had a chance to force a...

August 21, 2016 - 7:40pm
2 days 9 hours ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Keon Broxton and Chris Carter homered and Scooter Gennett had an RBI single during a four-run ninth inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Seattle Mariners 7-6 on Sunday to end a six-game losing streak.

The Brewers trailed 6-3 after eight innings but rallied against Tom Wilhelmsen (2-4). Broxton hit his second solo homer of the game and Carter followed with a two-run shot, his 29th, to tie it.

After Domingo Santana singled,...

August 21, 2016 - 7:34pm
2 days 10 hours ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo ended a three-start losing streak, Travis Jankowski and Alex Dickerson homered, and the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 Sunday for a four-game split.

Perdomo (6-7) took a shutout into the seventh and wound up allowing an unearned run and five hits in seven innings. Perdomo, a right-hander who had never pitched above Class A before this season, also beat the Diamondbacks at Arizona on July 4.

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August 21, 2016 - 7:29pm
2 days 10 hours ago

DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado broke out of a slump in a big way, hitting two homers and driving in six runs Sunday to boost the Colorado Rockies over the Chicago Cubs 11-4.

Arenado hit a three-run homer during a seven-run burst in the first inning, then added another three-run drive in the fourth. He leads the majors with 104 RBIs — he had a big league-high 130 last year — and tops the NL with 32 home runs.

Arenado was 1 of 16 on the Rockies' homestand...

August 21, 2016 - 7:28pm
2 days 10 hours ago

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Si Woo Kim won the Wyndham Championship by five strokes Sunday for his first PGA Tour title.

The 21-year-old South Korean player closed with a 3-under 67 to finish at 21-under 259 at Sedgefield Country Club, tying the tournament 72-hole record set eight years ago by Carl Pettersson.

Kim matched Petterson by sinking an uphill 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

Kim set a tournament record with a 60 in...

August 21, 2016 - 7:18pm
2 days 11 hours ago

SRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Justin Haley became the youngest winner in more than 80 years of championship racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, winning the ARCA Racing Series event Sunday at 17.

Racing a stock car on dirt for the first time, Haley, from Winamac, Indiana, held off Illinois favorites A.J. Fike and Ryan Unzicker during a green-white-checker finish on the mile track.

Driving Mason Mitchell Motorsports' No. 98 Chevrolet, Haley surpassed...

August 21, 2016 - 7:09pm
2 days 11 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — A referee briefly stopped Sunday's Spanish league match between Sporting Gijon and visiting Athletic Bilbao because of racist chants aimed at Bilbao player Inaki Williams.

Referee Clos Gomez wrote in his match report that he suspended play for a minute in the first half when he heard racist chants imitating what he said were "monkey calls" from one section of El Molinon Stadium directed at Williams.

Gomez says that a warning was then...

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