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July 24, 2016 - 7:12pm
8 min 6 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to make it clean sweep at Indianapolis.

He led a race-record 149 of the 170 laps and beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line by 2.126 seconds. Jimmie Johnson was third, 2.638 seconds behind the defending Sprint Cup champ — thanks to the double overtime forced by three late crashes.

Busch became the first NASCAR driver to sweep the Xfinity Series and Cup poles and...

July 24, 2016 - 7:07pm
8 min 6 sec ago

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Serge Aurier scored twice and Paris Saint-Germain beat Inter Milan 3-1 on Sunday at the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium.

Layvin Kurzawa also scored for PSG on a free kick in the 61st minute in the International Champions Cup match. Stevan Jovetic scored for Inter Milan on a penalty kick in stoppage time following the first half.

Autzen Stadium, the home football field of the Oregon Ducks, hosted the match, part of the...

July 24, 2016 - 7:02pm
8 min 6 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6438.627
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6041.594
Rochester (Twins)6043.583
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5250.510...
July 24, 2016 - 7:01pm
8 min 6 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Reading (Phillies)6733.670
Trenton (Yankees)6239.614
Hartford (Rockies)5543.56111
Binghamton (Mets)4752.47519½
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July 24, 2016 - 6:46pm
8 min 6 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking home run off Erasmo Ramirez with one out in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.

Oakland won the first two games of the series on walkoff hits and led 2-0 until Logan Forsythe's tying two-run homer in the top of the eighth.

Ramirez (7-8) retired Khris Davis on a fly ball before Butler hammered an 0-1 pitch...

July 24, 2016 - 6:43pm
8 min 6 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier's pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning powered the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Frazier's home run was his first in the majors. It was given up by fellow rookie Edubray Ramos, who took his first career loss to fall to 1-1. Frazier's homer made a winner of Pirates' reliever Neftali Feliz (4-0).

Making his second appearance since a trip to the disabled list for a...

July 24, 2016 - 6:33pm
28 min 7 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run double in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday.

The Cubs broke through against the Brewers bullpen after struggling with runners in scoring position against starter Junior Guerra.

That changed after Will Smith took over for Guerra with one out in the seventh.

Tommy La Stella went 3 for 3 for Chicago. He...

July 24, 2016 - 6:05pm
38 min 8 sec ago

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour victory, birdieing the final three holes at Glen Abbey for an 8-under 64 and one-stroke victory.

The 29-year-old Venezuelan Olympic player began the day five strokes behind leader Brandt Snedeker and four behind U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit.

Vegas had five straight birdies on Nos. 2-6, bogeyed the par-4...

July 24, 2016 - 5:41pm
48 min 5 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The San Diego Padres hit back-to-back homers off Shawn Kelley in the eighth inning and scored four runs off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth to beat the Washington Nationals 10-6 on Sunday.

San Diego won two of three against Washington to earn its first series victory over the Nationals since May 2011. Ryan Buchter (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the victory.

With the game tied at 6, Wil Myers drew a one-out walk off Papelbon...

July 24, 2016 - 5:40pm
48 min 5 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Delino DeShields homered in the seventh to break a tie and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.

DeShields, who was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Round Rock, walked and doubled before leading off the seventh with his third home run. DeShields hit a 2-1 pitch from Luke Hochevar out to left.

The loss dropped the Royals to 48-49, the first time the World Series champions have been below .500 since May...

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