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August 26, 2016 - 12:42am
2 min 10 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Wisler, called up from Triple-A in time to start Thursday night's game for the Atlanta Braves, didn't allow the Arizona Diamondbacks a hit for six innings and led the Braves to a 3-1 victory.

The 23-year-old Wisler (5-11) allowed a run and two hits with four strikeouts and three walks in eight innings. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth inning for his 12th save.

Paul Goldschmidt broke up Wisler's no-hit bid with a leadoff single in the...

August 26, 2016 - 12:37am
2 min 10 sec ago
BC-BBO--Baseball Expanded Glance
Baseball Expanded Standings
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By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
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Toronto7156.5595-5L-237-28...
August 26, 2016 - 12:28am
2 min 10 sec ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A quadriplegic man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher "Beanie" Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest after a judge concluded that imprisoning the defendant would be too costly for taxpayers.

Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2bDnIwH ) reports the judge on Wednesday told 29-year-old Patrick Griffin, of Akron, that he could still be sent to prison if he violates her terms. Griffin also...

August 26, 2016 - 12:27am
2 min 9 sec ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is going with senior Bart Houston as the starting quarterback for the marquee season opener against No. 5 LSU.

Coach Paul Chryst announced the decision Thursday night. Houston won the competition against redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook.

Houston will make his first career start on Sept. 3 against the Tigers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

He was a backup to Joel Stave the last few seasons, and...

August 26, 2016 - 12:18am
2 min 9 sec ago

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A court in Guatemala has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for killing a fan of a rival soccer team.

Francisco Pirir was convicted of helping stab and beat to death Kevin Diaz in 2014. Pirir said he acted at the behest of a local radio sports commentator.

Marlon Puente, a commentator known as "Pirulo," had egged on fans of the Club Municipal team to attack supporters of the rival Club Comunicaciones.

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August 26, 2016 - 12:17am
2 min 10 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Moore of the San Francisco Giants is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Moore had thrown 95 pitches Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, striking out five and walking two. The Giants led 4-0.

Speedy Giants center fielder Denard Span made the defensive play of the game in the second inning, racing far into the left-center field gap for an outstanding catch on a slicing drive by Adrian...

August 25, 2016 - 11:53pm
2 min 9 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and a pair of RBI singles, including the tiebreaker in the 10th inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates stopped a nine-game skid at Miller Park, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Thursday night.

McCutchen has 44 RBIs in 56 career games at Miller Park, his highest total at any opposing park.

McCutchen homered into the second tier of seats in left field off Wily Peralta in the first for his 18th home run of the...

August 25, 2016 - 11:35pm
2 min 9 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier tied it with an RBI single in the seventh inning and won it with a line drive down the left-field line in the ninth to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

Adam Eaton led off the ninth with a bloop single off Nick Vincent (3-4) and went to second on Tim Anderson's sacrifice. Jose Abreu was walked intentionally before Frazier's liner over third scored Eaton, leading to a pileup of players...

August 25, 2016 - 11:34pm
2 min 9 sec ago

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Running back Arian Foster had a 2-yard touchdown run in the Miami Dolphins' 17-6 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.

Foster, who joined the Dolphins during the offseason and is coming off an Achilles injury, had his most extensive playing time with his new team in the third preseason game that was played at Orlando's Camping World Stadium.

The four-time Pro Bowl running back played in just one series in the first half...

August 25, 2016 - 11:31pm
2 min 9 sec ago
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At A Glance
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Joliet4640.535
Washington4242.5003
Lake Erie4244.4884
Traverse City3747.4408
Windy City3749
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