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August 30, 2015 - 7:10pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — Obafemi Martins scored his 10th goal of the season in the opening minutes, Brad Evans converted a disputed penalty kick just before halftime and the Seattle Sounders beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday.

Seattle (12-13-2) picked up its second victory of the season over its Cascadia rival, but more importantly got a needed three points in the Western Conference playoff race before a crowd of 64,358, the fourth largest crowd for an MLS game in Sounders'...

August 30, 2015 - 7:08pm
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Southern Illinois5831.652
Evansville5732.6401
Traverse City5136.5866
Florence4445.49414
Frontier4049.44918
Washington
August 30, 2015 - 6:57pm
2 min 20 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United1395443531
Columbus1188414544...
August 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
2 min 20 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Holland struck out every Baltimore batter while throwing a three-hitter for his eighth career shutout, leading the Texas Rangers over the Orioles 6-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Holland (2-1), in his third start since coming off the disabled list, matched a career high with 11 strikeouts. He walked none and hit a batter with a pitch. The left-hander struck out each of the Orioles' nine starters at least once, getting Adam Jones...

August 30, 2015 - 6:29pm
2 min 20 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Reading (Phillies)7756.579
Binghamton (Mets)7360.5494
Trenton (Yankees)6963.523
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)6467.48912
New Britain (Rockies)6369....
August 30, 2015 - 6:26pm
2 min 20 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Tyler Saladino drove in the winning run with a single in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Sunday.

Alexei Ramirez singled and Tyler Flower walked to start the rally before Ramirez advanced to third on Carlos Sanchez's flyout and scored on Saladino's hit off David Rollins (0-1).

David Robertson (6-3) struck out three in two innings for the victory as the teams split the four-...

August 30, 2015 - 6:25pm
2 min 20 sec ago

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Kris Tamulis won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title.

Tamulis played 29 holes Sunday in the twice-delayed tournament, the 186th of her LPGA Tour career. She finished a third-round 67 and closed with a 65 to beat Yani Tseng and Austin Ernst by a stroke.

The 34-year-old former Florida State player finished at 17-under 271 on The Senator Course.

Tseng had rounds of 71 and 67...

August 30, 2015 - 6:18pm
2 min 20 sec ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Tokyo won the Little League World Series on Sunday, pounding out 22 hits and overcoming an eight-run first-inning deficit to beat Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, 18-11.

The Kitasuna Little League team, also the winner in 2001 and 2012, gave Japan its 10th title.

Pennsylvania scored 10 times and sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first after falling behind 2-0. But Japan, which had given up a total of 10 runs in...

August 30, 2015 - 6:09pm
2 min 20 sec ago

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster won The Legends Championship on Sunday, finishing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Trish Johnson

The Hall of Famer had a 5-under 139 total after opening with a 71 on French Lick Resort's Pete Dye Course. She earned $37,500 for her first Legends Tour victory.

Johnson bogeyed the final hole for a 70.

Pat Hurst and Lorie Kane tied for third. Hurst had a 69...

August 30, 2015 - 6:08pm
2 min 20 sec ago

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at The Barclays.

Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, Day pulled away early and poured it on with three long birdie putts on the back nine at Plainfield for an 8-under 62 and a six-shot victory.

Day finished at 19-under 261. He won two weeks ago at Whistling Straits with a record to par at 20-under 268.

The...

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