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August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
3 hours 35 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found.

It's billed as the first to compare recovery outcomes for athletes removed from a game or practice compared with those who aren't. The study was small, involving 69 teens treated at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center concussion clinic, but the results bolster...

August 28, 2016 - 7:38pm
5 min 36 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Brock Osweiler threw for 146 yards and a touchdown and Houston intercepted two of Carson Palmer's passes in the Texans' 34-24 exhibition victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Osweiler led the Texans to scores on three of his four drives. He connected with first-round pick Will Fuller on a 26-yard touchdown pass that extended Houston's lead to 24-10 before sitting down with about three minutes left in the first half.

It was...

August 28, 2016 - 7:37pm
5 min 36 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brock Stewart and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and Andrew Toles scored on a fielder's choice in the eighth inning, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday.

Stewart struck out eight over five innings of two-hit ball, and then Jesse Chavez, Grant Dayton, Joe Blanton and Kenley Jansen closed up shop. Blanton (5-2) got the win and Jansen got three outs for his 39th save.

With one...

August 28, 2016 - 7:34pm
5 min 36 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik homered twice and matched his career high of four RBIs to back Madison Bumgarner, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Sunday to win a series for only the second time since the All-Star break.

Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez also homered, Brandon Crawford had three hits and Jarrett Parker drove in three runs for San Francisco.

The Giants took two of three from the Braves and remained two games...

August 28, 2016 - 7:20pm
5 min 36 sec ago

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Zach Johnson doesn't have to wait by the phone to find out if he's on another Ryder Cup team.

Right when it looked as though Johnson had played his way out of an automatic spot on the U.S. team, Rickie Fowler made two bogeys and a double bogey over the final four holes at The Barclays and failed to qualify.

Fowler needed a birdie on the 18th hole at Bethpage Black to make the team. He made bogey, and Johnson was in....

August 28, 2016 - 7:17pm
5 min 36 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Yasmany Tomas homered, Welington Castillo drove in four runs and Archie Bradley earned his first win in more than a month to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Castillo had two hits, a run-scoring single in the fifth and an RBI double in the eighth, and knocked in runs with a fielder's choice grounder and a sacrifice fly.

Bradley (5-8) allowed two runs and five hits with three strikeouts...

August 28, 2016 - 7:13pm
25 min 34 sec ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers scored four goals in the first half then held off Cascadia rival Seattle 4-2 on Sunday, snapping the Sounders' five-game unbeaten streak.

Vytautas Andriuskevicius, Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano and Steven Taylor scored for the defending MLS Cup champion Timbers (9-10-8). They remained in sixth place in the Western Conference.

Seattle forward Clint Dempsey missed the game because of medical tests for an irregular...

August 28, 2016 - 7:09pm
25 min 34 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Toronto FC1287433928
New York City FC11784144...
August 28, 2016 - 7:09pm
25 min 34 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Toronto FC1287433928
New York City FC1178414443
New York1197404635
Philadelphia1197...
August 28, 2016 - 7:02pm
25 min 34 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)8451.622
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)8055.5934
Rochester (Twins)7660.559
Pawtucket (Red Sox)7064.522...
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