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October 4, 2015 - 8:10pm
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Argentina's Emiliano Grillo made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Tour Finals-ending Web.Com Tour Championship.

The 23-year-old Grillo beat Chez Reavie by a stroke in the last of the four events that replaced PGA Tour qualifying school, finishing with a 1-under 69 for a 14-under 266 total on TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley Course. Reavie had a chance to force a playoff, but missed a 15-foot birdie putt. He shot a...

October 4, 2015 - 8:08pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — A.J. Pierzynski was a bargain for the Atlanta Braves after signing a one-year, $2 million contract.

The 38-year-old Pierzynski did it all: Hit for average, hit for power — and on Sunday, hit some tool-shaped mascots trying to race on the warning track.

The tool characters race during every Braves home game.

Pierzynski emerged from the center-field wall during the race between the fifth and sixth innings of the...

October 4, 2015 - 8:04pm
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The baseball playoffs are set to open Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium when 20-game winner Dallas Keuchel starts for the Houston Astros against New York ace Masahiro Tanaka in the AL wild-card game.

The Chicago Cubs, still trying for their first World Series title since 1908, play at Pittsburgh on Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game. Jake Arrieta led the majors with 22 wins for the Cubs and will pitch against Pirates star Gerrit Cole.

All of the...

October 4, 2015 - 7:54pm
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DENVER (AP) — Brandon McManus kicked a 39-yard field goal with 1:51 left and Denver had seven sacks in the Broncos' 23-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Von Miller smothered the loose ball after T.J. Ward's sack-strip of Teddy Bridgewater in the closing seconds, sealing the win for the unbeaten Broncos (4-0), who got a 72-yard touchdown run from Ronnie Hillman.

Peyton Manning has led his teams to a 4-0 start seven times, most in NFL...

October 4, 2015 - 7:53pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice to help the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on Sunday in the NHL's preseason finale.

T.J. Oshie, Jay Beagle and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a 7:10 span of the first period, and John Carlson added a goal for the Capitals. Kuznetsov and Carlson also each had three assists, and Oshie had two.

Braden Holtby made 22 saves for Washington.

Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo scored...

October 4, 2015 - 7:50pm
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Gurley rushed for all but five of 146 yards in the second half and the St. Louis Rams held on to hand the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the season, 24-22 on Sunday.

Gurley, the Rams' first-round draft pick, saw his most extensive action as a pro and his 52-yard run set up what proved to be the winning touchdown.

Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns, two after Arizona turnovers, and St. Louis' defense held the...

October 4, 2015 - 7:40pm
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Tuesday, Oct. 6: Houston (Keuchel 20-8) at New York (Tanaka 12-7), 8:08 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Chicago (Arrieta 22-6) at Pittsburgh (Cole 19-8), 8:08 p.m. (TBS)

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October 4, 2015 - 7:38pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Diego Padres say interim manager Pat Murphy won't lead the team next year.

The Padres made the announcement after losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday in the final game of the season.

Murphy took over in mid-June after Bud Black was fired. San Diego was 42-53 under Murphy and finished fourth in the NL West at 74-88, 23 games behind the first-place Dodgers. Murphy had been guiding the Padres' Triple-A team in El Paso...

October 4, 2015 - 7:37pm
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October 4, 2015 - 7:37pm
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