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October 9, 2015 - 8:08pm
5 min 27 sec ago

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Beat of The Drum led most of the way to win the $55,000 feature by 3 1/4 lengths Friday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Ireland-bred Beat of The Drum ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.59 and paid $13.20, $7 and $5.20 at 5-1 odds in her fourth U.S. start.

Brazil-bred Last Kiss returned $6 and $4 in her U.S. debut. Colonel Joan was another 1 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $4 to show.


October 9, 2015 - 7:41pm
5 min 27 sec ago

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch was the fastest Friday night in the final practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch, who will start on the front row Saturday night alongside Matt Kenseth, turned a lap 189.354 mph.

Chase drivers had the six fastest times.

Kurt Busch was second, followed by Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.

Defending race winner...

October 9, 2015 - 7:25pm
5 min 27 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, reliever Wade Davis got replay help for a key pickoff in the ninth and the Kansas City Royals rallied from a three-run hole to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Friday, evening their AL Division Series at a game apiece.

Kansas City took the lead when Alcides Escobar tripled off Will Harris (0-1) to open the seventh and Zobrist followed with his single through the left side.

October 9, 2015 - 7:16pm
5 min 27 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil tore his left calf muscle during Friday's AL Division Series game and might be done for the postseason.

Cecil, Toronto's top left-hander in the bullpen, was injured while tagging Mike Napoli in a rundown that ended the eighth inning of a 6-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. He had to be helped off the field.

Toronto manager John Gibbons said Cecil has a "pretty significant tear in his calf, so that's...

October 9, 2015 - 7:15pm
5 min 27 sec ago
All Times EDT

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Houston 3, New York 0

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 0

(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)
American League
Houston 1, Kansas City 1

Thursday, Oct. 8: Houston 5,...

October 9, 2015 - 7:11pm
5 min 27 sec ago

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested former Carolina Hurricanes player and TV analyst Aaron Ward following a domestic incident.

Capt. Don Hamilton with the Cary Police Department said police arrested Ward after responding to a house Friday. Hamilton says Ward was charged with assault on a female and interfering with emergency communications, both misdemeanors.

Hamilton said authorities initially cited Ward's wife, Kelly, for misdemeanor simple...

October 9, 2015 - 6:57pm
5 min 27 sec ago

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana lifted starting defensive lineman Darius Latham's suspension Friday, making him eligible to play Saturday at Penn State.

Latham was suspended indefinitely last week as he waited for a resolution in a case before the school's student ethics office. That forced Latham to miss the Hoosiers' 34-27 loss to Ohio State, a game in which Ezekiel Elliott ran for a career high 274 yards and scored on runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards.

October 9, 2015 - 6:55pm
5 min 27 sec ago

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State's board of trustees has approved a five-year contract for third-year football coach Scott Satterfield.

The five-year deal runs through Dec. 31, 2020. Financial terms of the contract weren't released Friday.

Satterfield joined the school in December 2012 and has guided the Mountaineers through the transition from NCAA Division I FCS to Division I FBS, the highest level of college football.


October 9, 2015 - 6:10pm
5 min 27 sec ago

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch will miss a second straight week for the Seattle Seahawks due to a hamstring strain.

The team on Friday officially ruled Lynch out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lynch injured his hamstring in the second quarter of the team's 26-0 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 3. Lynch returned to limited participation in practice on Thursday but is not ready to return. He will not travel with the team...

October 9, 2015 - 6:04pm
5 min 27 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Heavily favored Ocean Knight held off Noble Moon by a head Friday in the $80,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park.

The 1-2 choice trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. prevailed for his third win in five starts. The 3-year-old colt ran a mile in 1:35.16 over the fast track, paying $3, $2.60 and $2.10.

Noble Moon returned $4.50 and $3.30, and Strong Stipulation paid $5.90 to show.

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