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August 27, 2016 - 9:07pm
3 min 21 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Toronto FC1277433927
New York City FC11784144...
August 27, 2016 - 9:07pm
3 min 22 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Toronto FC1277433927
New York City FC1178414443
Philadelphia1197404741
New York1097...
August 27, 2016 - 9:01pm
3 min 21 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)8350.624
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)7955.590
Rochester (Twins)7559.560
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6963.523...
August 27, 2016 - 8:48pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Victor Martinez threw his helmet onto the field from the dugout after being ejected from a game Saturday night.

The Tigers designated hitter took strike one in the third inning from Angels left-hander Brett Oberholtzer, then turned to discuss the call with plate umpire Mike Everitt. After arguing for about 30 seconds, Everitt tossed Martinez, who then put his hands behind his back and continued to argue.

Martinez eventually became more...

August 27, 2016 - 8:08pm
3 min 21 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Wide receiver Tavon Austin has signed a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.

The deal was announced while the team was in Denver for an exhibition game Saturday night. NFL.com reported the deal was worth $42 million with $30 million guaranteed.

"Tavon has been an integral part of our offense and special teams since we drafted him in 2013," coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement.

"It is important to...

August 27, 2016 - 8:04pm
3 min 21 sec ago

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Masochistic led all the way to win the $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths Saturday at Del Mar, earning an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup.

Ridden by Tyler Baze, Masochistic ran seven furlongs in 1:20.31, just missing the track record of 1:20 set by Solar Launch in the 1990 Real Good Deal Stakes. The winner paid $2.40 at 1-5 odds.

The victory guaranteed Masochistic a spot in the $1 million BC Dirt Mile in November...

August 27, 2016 - 7:59pm
3 min 21 sec ago

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Gene Sauers took the Boeing Classic lead Saturday, two weeks after his breakthrough victory in the U.S. Senior Open.

The 54-year-old Sauers two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a two-stroke lead over Joe Durant. The three-time PGA Tour winner had a 12-under 132 total at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Durant birdied the last for a 65. He won the 3M Championship three weeks ago in Minnesota.

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August 27, 2016 - 7:54pm
3 min 21 sec ago

Thousands of people have turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns after they won medals at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

They were on the gold-medal winning U.S. women's gymnastics team and also won individual medals.

In the Boston suburb of Needham, Massachusetts, a "Rally for Aly" was held for 22-year-old Raisman. She also won silver medals in the floor exercise and the individual all-around...

August 27, 2016 - 7:39pm
3 min 21 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants have placed right-hander Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

The move announced Saturday is retroactive to Aug. 21. San Francisco recalled right-hander Albert Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento to start Saturday night's game against the Braves in Peavy's place.

Peavy was supposed to start for the first time since a demotion to the bullpen on Aug. 1. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner began...

August 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
3 min 21 sec ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has torn his right Achilles tendon and is likely lost for the season.

The injury occurred on Baltimore's first offensive play in a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night.

Watson appeared to trip while running a pattern and slumped to the turf. After he finally got up, he had to be helped off the field.

Signed as a free agent in March, Watson was expected to be...

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