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September 2, 2015 - 8:56am
4 min 52 sec ago

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy will be able to compete in the Race to Dubai even though he will fall short of the minimum 13 tournaments required by the European Tour.

Keith Pelley, the new chief executive of the European Tour, says he consulted with McIlroy and medical officials before agreeing to make an exception for the world's No. 1 player.

McIlroy missed two months this summer because of an ankle injury. He missed three events on...

September 2, 2015 - 7:37am
4 min 52 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has taken over control of the country's football association ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with promises of government money for the sport.

The arrival of Mutko, who also oversees Russia's World Cup preparations, comes as Swiss prosecutors investigate alleged corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 tournament. Mutko has been a member of FIFA's executive committee since 2009 and played a leading role in Russia's...

September 2, 2015 - 7:20am
4 min 52 sec ago

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss ski federation says world championships medalist Beat Feuz needs surgery and will miss some World Cup races this season.

Feuz will have surgery to repair a partial tear of his right Achilles tendon on Thursday after an offseason training accident in Chile.

Swiss team doctors expect him to be sidelined for three months, the federation says.

Feuz says "I'm losing important weeks of training and I...

September 2, 2015 - 5:20am
4 min 52 sec ago

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — Twenty-two military personnel from Scott Air Force Base will join the St. Louis Rams on the practice field as the team prepares for the start of the NFL season.

The Rams' annual practice walk-through is scheduled to begin Wednesday evening at the southwestern Illinois base. Players will sign autographs following the one-hour session.

The practice marks the Rams' second preseason event with members of the military...

September 2, 2015 - 3:38am
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BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — The world's top-ranked player Novak Djokovic will play an exhibition match against longstanding rival Rafael Nadal in Thailand next month.

Suwat Liptapanlop, president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, said Wednesday that the match would be played on Oct. 2 at Bangkok's Hua Mark Indoor Stadium.

He said the match was important to the tourist industry after last month's deadly bombing of the Erawan Shrine, saying it...

September 2, 2015 - 3:05am
4 min 52 sec ago

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4

St. Louis 8, Washington 5

Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 6

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kane County 10, Beloit 9

Burlington 7, Quad Cities 4

Peoria 5, Cedar Rapids 4

WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL...

September 2, 2015 - 2:05am
4 min 52 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elvis Andrus singled in the go-ahead run and then stole home to cap a four-run seventh inning, and Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer to lift the Texas Rangers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

The seventh inning started with reliever Marc Rzepczynski (0-1) getting the first two outs before the Rangers broke a 4-all tie on Andrus' bases-loaded single off Sean Kelley. Two more runs scored on catcher Derek Norris' error on the play...

September 2, 2015 - 1:19am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun had three hits, including his 21st home run of the season, to back a strong start by Matt Shoemaker, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Tuesday to snap a four-game losing streak.

David Freese singled and scored in his return to the Angels' lineup after missing more than a month with a fractured right index finger. Carlos Perez added two hits while Mike Trout also singled and scored for the Angels....

September 2, 2015 - 1:03am
4 min 52 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke beat Madison Bumgarner in a premier pitching matchup, and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the second-place San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night for the second time in the same day.

The Dodgers increased their division lead to 5 ½ games after taking the series opener 5-4 in 14 innings in a game that ended at 12:39 a.m. PST Tuesday. They have won seven of their last eight.

Greinke (15-3) allowed one run...

September 1, 2015 - 11:57pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a three-run walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth, giving the St. Louis Cardinals an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals have won nine of 10 and lead the division by six games. They've won nine in a row over Washington, coming from behind the last two nights.

Moss, who struck out with the bases loaded to end the third, homered off Casey Janssen (1-4) to...

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