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August 4, 2015 - 1:22am
31 min 45 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit a go-ahead home run off Corey Kluber and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Monday night.

Garrett Richards (11-8) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings. Huston Street got the last three outs for his 26th save in 29 attempts, and his first since becoming the 27th member of the 300-save club on July 22.

Gillaspie connected for a two-run...

August 4, 2015 - 1:07am
31 min 45 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — China's sweeping drive against corruption is turning again to the country's sports programs, with the head of the volleyball center the latest to be targeted.

The State General Administration of Sports said Tuesday that Pan Zhichen has been placed under investigation for "serious violations of discipline and law," standard term for corruption. No details were given.

In June, the vice minister of sport responsible for basketball, Xiao...

August 4, 2015 - 1:00am
31 min 45 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Davis hit a three-run shot in the first inning for his 27th homer to back rookie Tyler Wilson's impressive spot start, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2 on Monday night.

Caleb Joseph added a two-run homer in the fourth off Jesse Chavez (5-11) as Baltimore won for the eighth time in 10 games.

Orioles skipper Buck Showalter earned his 1,313th career managerial victory, tying him with Hall of Famer Ned...

August 4, 2015 - 12:36am
31 min 45 sec ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Call him the real-life Crash Davis.

Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game against Lehigh Valley.

Davis was the character played by Kevin Costner in the movie "Bull Durham" who set the minor league record for homers.

Hessman reached the actual...

August 4, 2015 - 12:19am
31 min 45 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70.

A Lions spokesman said Farr's son confirmed his father died on Monday.

Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967, when he ran for 860 yards in 13 games.

He ran for 717 yards in 1970, helping the Lions go 10-4 in the regular...

August 4, 2015 - 12:14am
31 min 45 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Felix Hernandez pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Monday night.

Kyle Seager homered on the front end of back-to-back shots with Cruz, and Brad Miller added a solo shot among his three hits for the Mariners, who have won three of four since dropping four straight.

Jose Reyes, in his first...

August 4, 2015 - 12:13am
31 min 45 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed Monday night after two rain delays totaling almost 3½ hours.

No makeup date was announced.

The game was called at midnight with the score tied at 1 in the middle of the fourth inning. There was a delay of over 2 hours in the bottom of the second, then was rained out after a wait of 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Both teams scored in the third....

August 4, 2015 - 12:05am
31 min 45 sec ago
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August 4, 2015 - 12:03am
31 min 45 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Rapper Drake took the wraps off new uniforms for the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

The Grammy winner, who collaborated with the team on the new look, wore a black and gold version of the uniform while performing the finale of his OVO Fest concert in Toronto.

Drake, the team's "global ambassador." wore the No. 6 jersey of new Raptors guard Corey Joseph, who is from suburban Toronto.

The redesign isn't radical....

August 3, 2015 - 11:36pm
31 min 45 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Adonis Garcia hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning off Ryan Vogelsong and the Atlanta Braves completed their final comeback of the game, beating the San Francisco Giants 9-8 Monday night.

Down 6-0 against Matt Cain going into the sixth, the Braves rallied with four runs. A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Santiago Casilla, tying it at 7.

Buster Posey homered early, then hit a go-ahead single in the...

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