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August 26, 2016 - 11:31pm
7 min 54 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
WLPct.GB
Joliet4840.545
Lake Erie4344.494
Washington4244.4885
Windy City3849.437
Traverse City3748...
August 26, 2016 - 11:28pm
7 min 54 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched six strong innings for a career-best sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders.

The Indians (73-54) snapped a three-game losing streak, which had tied a season high, and pulled within a game of the Rangers (75-54) for the best record in the American League a night after losing 9-0 to Texas...

August 26, 2016 - 11:22pm
7 min 54 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Johnson's run-scoring ground-rule double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Miami Marlins a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

The Marlins scored three runs in the eighth to tie it before Johnson gave the Marlins their third walk-off win of the season. Johnson hit a deep fly ball to right-center field that took one bounce before landing in the Marlins' bullpen. Center fielder Travis Jankowski converged on the ball, but...

August 26, 2016 - 11:20pm
7 min 54 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has signed with Bellator.

MacDonald announced his decision Friday night during the Bellator 160 show, walking into Honda Center in front of a large Canadian flag.

MacDonald (18-4) is among the world's top 170-pound fighters despite losing his last two bouts. The British Columbia native had a 13-fight UFC career that included victories over Demian Maia, B.J. Penn, Nate Diaz...

August 26, 2016 - 11:18pm
7 min 54 sec ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Josh Gordon showed why the Cleveland Browns are so happy to have him back on the field.

The talented receiver with a history of suspensions for drug violations caught everything thrown his way in his preseason debut Friday night, scoring on a 43-yard reception and also hauling in another pass from Robert Griffin III for a 44-yard gain that led to a first quarter field goal in a 30-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jameis Winston...

August 26, 2016 - 11:12pm
7 min 54 sec ago

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 34 points in the first game after helping the United States win an Olympic gold medal, leading the Chicago Sky to a 90-82 win over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.

The Sky (12-13) used a 15-0 run in two minutes in the third quarter to take the lead and then pulled away after the Dream (13-13) cut a 13-point deficit to one with four minutes to play.

After the Atlanta spurt, Delle Donne scored six...

August 26, 2016 - 11:09pm
7 min 54 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dan Raudabaugh threw six touchdown passes and the Philadelphia Soul won their second ArenaBowl title, beating the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 on Friday night.

Raudabaugh was 20 of 36 for 278 yards. Shaun Kauleinamoku led the Soul in receiving with eight catches for 11-0 yards and three touchdowns.

Philadelphia improved to 2-2 in championship games. The Soul beat San Jose in 2008 and lost to Arizona in 2012 and 2013....

August 26, 2016 - 11:06pm
7 min 54 sec ago

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kirk Cousins found a groove and undrafted rookie running back Robert Kelley made the most of his chance and the Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills 21-16 Friday night in the third preseason game.

With the Bills (1-2) resting almost their entire starting defense, Cousins overcame a rough start to finish 12 of 23 for 188 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Despite coming mostly against Buffalo's second- and third-...

August 26, 2016 - 11:04pm
7 min 54 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning to lift the Houston Astros to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.

Mikie Mahtook's first homer this season, a towering shot with two outs in the ninth inning, had put the Rays on top before Houston's dramatic comeback.

Correa connected on the first pitch in the ninth inning from Alex Colome (1-4) on a home run to the seats in right field to tie...

August 26, 2016 - 11:02pm
7 min 54 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)8350.624
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)7855.5865
Rochester (Twins)7559.560
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6963.523...
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