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August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
1 hour 46 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found.

It's billed as the first to compare recovery outcomes for athletes removed from a game or practice compared with those who aren't. The study was small, involving 69 teens treated at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center concussion clinic, but the results bolster...

August 28, 2016 - 6:09pm
6 min 33 sec ago

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed won The Barclays on Sunday to secure a clear shot at the $10 million bonus in the FedEx Cup.

Rickie Fowler threw away a sure spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Reed rallied from an early two-shot deficit and built a big enough lead at Bethpage Black that some sloppy play at the end didn't matter. A bogey on the final hole gave him a 1-under 70 and a one-shot victory over Sean O'Hair and Emiliano Grillo....

August 28, 2016 - 5:54pm
6 min 32 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Archer struck out 10 in seven innings, Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 10-4 on Sunday.

Matt Duffy and Nick Franklin also went deep for the last-place Rays, who have homered in 21 of their last 24 games.

Houston, in the hunt for an AL wild card, had won three straight.

Archer (8-17) gave up three runs and four hits with two walks. With his strikeout of A.J....

August 28, 2016 - 5:34pm
6 min 32 sec ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have waived 11 players to start trimming the roster before Tuesday's league deadline to reach 75.

That group includes center Andy Gallik who was waived as injured. Gallick recently had arthroscopic surgery on a knee.

The team on Sunday also waived safety Lamarcus Brutus, offensive tackle William Campbell, wide receivers Donte Foster and Reece Horn, linebackers Deiontrez Mount and Amarlo Herrera,...

August 28, 2016 - 5:32pm
6 min 32 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Layshia Clarendon and Angel McCoughtry scored 19 points each to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Connecticut Sun 87-73 on Sunday.

Tiffany Hayes added 17 points and Elizabeth Williams scored 16. Clarendon made all three of her 3-point attempts and McCoughtry made 2 of 3 from the arc.

The Dream (14-13), fifth in the AP power poll, pulled away with an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter and led by no less than 10 after scoring six...

August 28, 2016 - 5:32pm
6 min 32 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have placed wide receiver Devin Smith on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and released 11 players, including kicker Ross Martin.

Smith is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last December, ending a disappointing rookie season. The second-round draft pick out of Ohio State had nine catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in 10 games before injuring his right knee. He had been on active/PUP since the start...

August 28, 2016 - 5:30pm
6 min 32 sec ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Harlost led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series title, striking out eight and limiting South Korea to five hits in six innings in a 2-1 victory Sunday.

Endwell became the first U.S. winner since Huntington Beach, California, in 2011, and gave New York its first championship since 1964.

Conner Rush had the New York team's only RBI to give Endwell a lead it wouldn't relinquish in the bottom of the...

August 28, 2016 - 5:07pm
6 min 32 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Andrew Triggs earned his first win and Stephen Vogt and Khris Davis homered to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Triggs (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings.

Jaime Garcia (10-10) gave up a three-run homer to Vogt with two out in the third and a two-run shot to Davis, his 34th, with two out in the first. Garcia has allowed seven...

August 28, 2016 - 5:05pm
16 min 30 sec ago

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Larson raced to his first Sprint Cup victory Sunday, taking the lead on a restart with nine laps remaining and holding off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway in a duel between two of NASCAR's up-and-coming standouts.

Elliott had a comfortable lead before a tire problem on Michael Annett's car brought out the yellow flag. Larson had the better restart and went on to win by 1.5 seconds. Brad Keselowski finished third....

August 28, 2016 - 5:03pm
16 min 29 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A.J. Ellis got a big hit in his Philadelphia debut, breaking a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double Sunday that sent the Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets.

Vince Velasquez and four relievers quieted a streaking Mets lineup that was minus ailing sluggers Yoenis Cespedes (quad) and Neil Walker (back).

New York also lost shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera in the first inning. He exited with soreness in his left knee, a problem...

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