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September 3, 2015 - 5:30am
32 min 26 sec ago

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Williams has confirmed that Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will pair for a third consecutive season as the team's Formula One drivers.

Massa and Bottas currently sit fifth and sixth, respectively, in the drivers' standings.

Massa, a 34-year-old from Brazil, joined Williams from Ferrari in 2014 and has had one pole and four podiums with the team.

Bottas, a 26-year-old from Finland, had seven podiums over the...

September 3, 2015 - 4:27am
32 min 25 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — Copa America winner Chile rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by Argentina.

Chile's swap with No. 10 England is the only top-10 movement after no elite teams played last month. Ranking changes reflect matches played since 2011 reducing in value.

Belgium edges World Cup winner Germany for the No. 2 slot. Colombia and Brazil remain in fourth and fifth.

Wales are ninth and above neighbor England....

September 3, 2015 - 3:15am
32 min 25 sec ago

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The governing board of a northeast Ohio port authority has unanimously approved an agreement that sets the framework for the first phase of development near the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Repository newspaper in Canton reports (http://bit.ly/1fVzxPX ) Tuesday's approval sets the structure for the project's first phase. That includes the $80 million reconstruction of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, conversion of Don Scott field into youth football...

September 3, 2015 - 3:01am
32 min 25 sec ago

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 0

Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4

Washington 4, St. Louis 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Burlington 8, Peoria 6, 10 innings

Kane County 8, Quad Cities 6

THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox at...

September 3, 2015 - 2:40am
32 min 25 sec ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is about to open its football season and, after months of turmoil, the team says it couldn't be more ready to go play.

That turmoil led to the firing of coach Tim Beckman last week over his alleged interference in player medical decisions. He's denied wrongdoing.

Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit becomes interim coach as Illinois gets ready to face Kent State on Friday.

Cubit doesn't expect much to...

September 3, 2015 - 1:50am
32 min 25 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mitch Moreland doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the surging Texas Rangers a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

Moreland's line drive down the right-field line off Bud Norris (1-1) scored Elvis Andrus, who had reached on a one-out single.

The Rangers cut first-place Houston's lead in the AL West to two games. The Astros lost 8-3 to Seattle.

Texas, which has won nine of...

September 3, 2015 - 12:54am
32 min 25 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out 15 to set a season career high with 251, Chase Utley hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday night for a series sweep that increased their NL West lead to 6 ½ games.

The second-place Giants' fifth straight loss left them facing their largest division deficit of the season. All three defeats to the Dodgers were by one run and they have scored just 11...

September 3, 2015 - 12:41am
32 min 25 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)7861.561
Rochester (Twins)7366.5255
Buffalo (Blue Jays)6772.48211
Syracuse (Nationals)6376.45315
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6277...
September 3, 2015 - 12:41am
32 min 25 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez homered twice, including a grand slam, and finished with a career-high seven RBIs to give the Colorado Rockies a 9-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

Gonzalez had his 15th career multi-homer game, is tied with Nolan Arenado for the team lead with 33 home runs. Arenado also homered as the Rockies earned a split of the four-game series.

Brooks Brown (1-2) pitched 1 1/3 innings and Justin Miller got...

September 3, 2015 - 12:01am
1 hour 32 min ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman homered twice, then doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning as the Washington Nationals ended their nine-game losing streak at St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday night.

Zimmerman reached 200 career home runs with his second shot. Jayson Werth also homered for the Nationals.

Nationals starter Max Scherzer struck out 11, gave up 11 hits and left with a 3-2 lead after the sixth....

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