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August 2, 2015 - 8:27pm
7 min 9 sec ago

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 22 points, including the winning runner with 19 seconds to play, and tied her career high with four 3-pointers to lead the Chicago Sky past the Washington Mystics, 69-68 on Sunday night.

Cappie Pondexter and Jessica Breland scored 12 points apiece, and Courtney Vandersloot had 10 assists for Chicago. The Sky (12-8) have won seven of their last 10 games after starting the season 5-5.

A layup by LaToya...

August 2, 2015 - 8:13pm
7 min 9 sec ago
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4421.677
Southern Illinois4223.6462
Traverse City3726.5876
Florence3135.47013½
Frontier2934.46014
Washington...
August 2, 2015 - 7:48pm
7 min 9 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6149.555
Rochester (Twins)5652.5194
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5653.514
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4861.44012½
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4464...
August 2, 2015 - 7:45pm
7 min 9 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ethier hit his second dramatic home run in three innings, a two-run shot in the 10th, and Howie Kendrick also homered to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-game Freeway Series sweep with a 5-3 victory over the sputtering Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Drew Rucinski (0-2) walked Adrian Gonzalez with one out in the 10th before Ethier deposited the rookie right-hander's 1-1 pitch into the Angels' bullpen in right field for his 12th homer and the...

August 2, 2015 - 7:43pm
7 min 9 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Diego Valeri sent a penalty kick careening off the crossbar in the 75th minute and the Portland Timbers settled for scoreless tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.

The single point for the draw moved the Timbers past Seattle into fifth place in the Western Conference.

Both teams came into the match looking to snap winless streaks. San Jose avoided losing its fifth straight match and the Timbers are winless in their last...

August 2, 2015 - 7:42pm
7 min 9 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto's minor league assignment lasted all of one day.

The New York Mets recalled their top hitting prospect from Triple-A Las Vegas when fellow outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with discomfort in his neck and left shoulder.

Conforto was optioned to Las Vegas on Saturday to make room for slugger Yoenis Cespedes, acquired Friday in a trade-deadline deal with Detroit. But the rookie...

August 2, 2015 - 7:33pm
7 min 9 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Fuld singled off Cody Allen (1-3) before Canha hammered a 3-1 pitch off the wall in left-center. Fuld raced around third base and slid into home, easily beating the relay throw from shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Canha entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning....

August 2, 2015 - 7:23pm
7 min 9 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson hurt his right knee during practice on Sunday and was taken off the field on a cart.

Doctors initially thought the injury wasn't serious. He was sent for tests. The injury happened during the team's second practice of training camp.

"From everything right now, it seems like everything should be OK," coach Marvin Lewis said.

Johnson returned to the Bengals after spending one...

August 2, 2015 - 7:18pm
7 min 9 sec ago

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck enters his fourth NFL season looking to improve.

While some rave about his early success — 33 wins, two division titles and an AFC championship game appearance — the Colts' quarterback knows he's been far from perfect.

He needs to cut back on the 56 turnovers he's had over his first three seasons. He would like to score more touchdowns and fewer field goals. And he needs to come up with more third-down conversions....

August 2, 2015 - 7:03pm
7 min 9 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United1275413326
New York965323224...
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