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August 27, 2016 - 5:19pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired cornerback Kenneth Acker from the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed draft pick.

A sixth-round selection by the 49ers in 2014, Acker missed his rookie season because of a foot injury. But he played in 15 games last season and had three interceptions.

The deal was announced on Saturday.



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August 27, 2016 - 5:13pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — John McEnroe says he won't work with Milos Raonic during the U.S. Open "for Milos' sake, for ESPN and my sake."

McEnroe was brought on as a coaching consultant to the Canadian before Wimbledon, where he also serves as a TV commentator. He did not call any of Raonic's matches for ESPN until the final, when he was asked to provide insight into his player instead of the typical analysis.

ESPN executive Jamie Reynolds had said before the...

August 27, 2016 - 5:08pm
29 min 59 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress was away from the team for a second day Saturday as Major League Baseball looked into the pitcher's arrest on a drunken driving charge.

Thad Levine, the team's assistant general manager, said the players' association was working closely with the commissioner's office, along with Jeffress and his agent, to "determine a best course of action moving forward." Levine said he didn't know the timeframe for a...

August 27, 2016 - 5:06pm
29 min 59 sec ago

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP World Tour title Saturday, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets in the Winston-Salem Open final.

Busta, ranked 49th in the world, overcame dropping a first-set tiebreaker at the Wake Forest Tennis Center to upset 17th-ranked Agut 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 6-4 and win his first tour title in three final-round appearances, all coming in 2016.

Busta, 25, needed just over...

August 27, 2016 - 4:59pm
29 min 59 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up a most remarkable run, homering for the third straight game as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-5 Saturday.

Sanchez hit a drive that bounced off the top of the right-center field wall and over in the fourth inning. He reached 11 career home runs faster than anyone in major league history — 23 games, including two hitless games last year.

After the switch-hitting catcher connected, the...

August 27, 2016 - 4:54pm
29 min 59 sec ago

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dalvin Cook was one of the college football's most explosive players last season. But as the Florida State running back prepares for the upcoming season, he wants to be just as potent without the ball.

"The game plan is going to come in, they are going to want to stop Dalvin," Cook said. "I can still influence the defense and draw more 1-on-1 coverages if I have the ball or not. I have to be more fluid and move around more."


August 27, 2016 - 4:37pm
29 min 59 sec ago

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denmark's Jan Magnussen earned his first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole position since 2014 in qualifying Saturday at Virginia International Raceway.

The 2-hour, 40-minute race is Sunday on the 3.27-mile circuit.

Driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R he shares with co-driver Antonio Garcia, Magnussen had a fast lap of 1 minute, 41.557 seconds (115.9 mph) to break the GT Le Mans class track record at the recently...

August 27, 2016 - 4:31pm
29 min 58 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing Toronto's rally from a five-run deficit and sending the AL East-leading Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Saturday.

Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in three runs as Toronto handed the Twins their ninth straight loss.

The Blue Jays trailed 7-6 in the eighth when Kevin Pillar doubled with one out off Ryan Pressly (6-6). Upton...

August 27, 2016 - 4:29pm
29 min 58 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Smith was sharp in leading three scoring drives in the first half and the Kansas City Chiefs got a 23-7 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday.

Smith completed 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards before Nick Foles came in to start the third quarter. The defense strangled Chicago's offense, and the Chiefs (1-2) came away with the win after dropping their first two exhibitions.

Kansas City has one more tuneup against Green...

August 27, 2016 - 4:04pm
29 min 58 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen on the 15-day disabled list with lower back spasms and added depth to their bullpen.

Right-hander Dan Altavilla was selected from Double-A Jackson and Pat Venditte, who throws with either hand, was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

Seattle also recalled infielder Dae-Ho Lee from Tacoma, while outfielder Norichika Aoki and...

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