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September 2, 2015 - 3:23pm
6 min 21 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer, Martin Prado and Jeff Mathis each had two RBIs and the Miami Marlins beat the reeling Atlanta Braves 8-3 to finish a three-game sweep on Wednesday.

Moving past the Braves and into third place in the NL East for the first time since May 14, the Marlins earned their second three-game sweep in Atlanta and first since April 2009.

The Braves have lost eight straight at home for the first time since...

September 2, 2015 - 3:19pm
6 min 21 sec ago
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Baseball Expanded Standings
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By The Associated Press
East Division
September 2, 2015 - 2:44pm
6 min 21 sec ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed backup quarterback Derek Anderson to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season, providing depth and experience behind Cam Newton.

Financial terms of the deal were not announced Wednesday.

Anderson joined Carolina as a free agent in 2011 but didn't see much action his first three seasons. He started two games last season against Tampa Bay and won both...

September 2, 2015 - 2:42pm
6 min 21 sec ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who says she was raped while attending Oregon State University seeks $7.5 million in a federal lawsuit against the school and its former football coach, Mike Riley.

The woman says the university and Riley failed to address a sexually violent culture among the football team that contributed to her being attacked by a player's cousin.

According to the lawsuit, the rape occurred at an off-campus apartment in 1999....

September 2, 2015 - 2:39pm
6 min 21 sec ago
At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
New York
Purse: $42.3 million
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Second Round

Jeremy Chardy (27), France, def. Martin Klizan, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (1).

David Ferrer (7), Spain, def. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (4)....

September 2, 2015 - 2:17pm
6 min 21 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber was scratched with right rib soreness before Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

A Cubs spokesman says Schwarber, who was scheduled to bat second in the lineup and play left field, will have precautionary tests.

Chris Coghlan, originally batting third and playing right field, moved up to the second spot and shifted to left field. Austin Jackson was inserted into the lineup in right field,...

September 2, 2015 - 1:55pm
6 min 21 sec ago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Khari Lee from the Houston Texans for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick.

A product of Division II Bowie State, Lee entered the league as an undrafted free agent this year. He had 107 receptions for 1,255 yards and four touchdowns over 40 games in college.

The Bears also waived tight end Blake Annen on Wednesday. He played in five games for Chicago last season.


September 2, 2015 - 1:55pm
6 min 21 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The French Olympic committee has launched a campaign to promote and help finance the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics.

French Olympic Committee president Denis Masseglia on Wednesday presented the campaign dubbed "Je reve des Jeux" (I dream of the games) that will include the sale of 2-euro ($2.25) wristbands with the slogan.

Part of the 60 million euros ($67 million) budget for the bid could also be secured through donations from 2,024...

September 2, 2015 - 1:33pm
6 min 21 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man in connection with the theft of the University of Southern California's copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy more than 20 years ago.

The Los Angeles district attorney says 56-year-old Lewis Eugene Starks Jr. tried to sell the trophy last year. He faces arraignment on one count of receiving stolen property.

Starks was arrested Monday and no phone listing could be found for him or a lawyer...

September 2, 2015 - 1:10pm
6 min 21 sec ago

The Atlantic Coast Conference is still figuring out whether it will start a dedicated cable channel of its own.

Details have been scarce about the behind-the-scenes process the league and broadcast partner ESPN are navigating in an effort to determine whether it makes financial sense to start an ACC-specific channel like the ones some other conferences have.

League Commissioner John Swofford has even joked about the situation, "I know you're very...

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