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June 26, 2016 - 8:29pm
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored on a pair of late penalty kicks to in the Portland Timbers' 3-2 comeback victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.

The Timbers (6-6-5) are undefeated in six games overall and five MLS matches, and the win pushed them above the red line into fifth place in the Western Conference.

Valeri's penalty kicks came in the 82nd minute and stoppage time, giving him seven goals on the season. Lucas Melano also scored...

June 26, 2016 - 8:26pm
5 min 58 sec ago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a huge stunner, as Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games.

Lochte raced out to big lead on the first two legs of the 400-meter individual medley but had nothing left for the breaststroke and freestyle.

Chase Kalisz (KAY-lish) won in 4 minutes, 9.541 seconds, while Jay Litherland rallied to take the second spot...

June 26, 2016 - 8:17pm
5 min 58 sec ago

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko won the NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour victory of the year, closing with a 3-under 68 for a tournament-record 17-under total and a three-stroke victory.

The 19-year-old New Zealander has 13 career LPGA Tour victories, also winning the Kia Classic and major ANA Inspiration in consecutive weeks in Southern California. She broke the previous tournament record by two strokes.

Ko has...

June 26, 2016 - 8:11pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each homered twice as the St. Louis Cardinals went deep six times in an 11-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Jedd Gyorko and Matt Holliday also homered for St. Louis. Carpenter, Holliday, and Aledmys Diaz each had three hits as the Cardinals finished with 17 — including 13 for extra bases.

Gyorko and Pham led off the seventh with back-to-back home runs against reliever Nick Vincent (1-7) to...

June 26, 2016 - 8:10pm
5 min 57 sec ago
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June 26, 2016 - 8:03pm
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DENVER (AP) — Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 9-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Carlos Gonzalez had a grand slam, and Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies, who earned a split of the four-game series.

Story was hit by a pitch leading off the ninth. Silvino Bracho (0-1) retired the next two batters before Reynolds drove a 2-1...

June 26, 2016 - 7:56pm
5 min 57 sec ago

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Shh She's Ours led all the way to win the $75,000 Desert Stormer II Stakes for fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Shh She's Ours ran six furlongs in 1:07.75 and paid $29.60, $4 and $3.20 at 13-1 odds.

Sensitively returned $2.20 and $2.10 as the 1-2 favorite whose three-race winning streak ended. Brazil-bred Juno was another 4 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $3.20 to show in...

June 26, 2016 - 7:48pm
5 min 57 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending RBI double with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday and give manager Bruce Bochy his 800th win with the Giants.

Ramiro Pena doubled down the right-field line off Severino Gonzalez (0-1) then scored standing up when Gillaspie lined a 1-1 pitch in the same direction. It was Gillaspie's second career walkoff hit and the seventh by the Giants this season, most in...

June 26, 2016 - 7:28pm
5 min 57 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting, and Candace Parker scored on back-to-back possessions late to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 80-73 on Sunday night.

Parker and Essence Carson scored 10 points apiece for the Sparks (13-1).

A 3-pointer by Alex Bentley pulled Connecticut (3-12) within five with 2:12 to play, but Parker answered with two baskets to ignite a 7-2 spurt that gave the Sparks an 80-70...

June 26, 2016 - 7:28pm
35 min 57 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jeffry Marte drove in Mike Trout with a game-ending sacrifice fly, and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a six-game losing streak with a 7-6 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Trout led off the ninth with a single against Liam Hendriks (0-1). With one out and the bases loaded, Marte's fly ball to center field scored Trout easily from third.

Los Angeles trailed 6-2 after six innings, but Trout hit a two-run homer in the...

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