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Mets hit 3 homers in 5 pitches to sweep Nationals, 5-2

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 11:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and streaking Lucas Duda homered in a span of five pitches, a sudden power strike that charged up Citi Field and sent the New York Mets past the Washington Nationals 5-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep.

Noah Syndergaard (6-5) struck out nine over eight innings, and New York pulled within percentage points of first-place Washington in the NL East. Tyler Clippard got the last three outs for his first save with the Mets.

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POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 11:00 PM
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Baseball Expanded Standings
All Times EDT
By The Associated Press
East Division
New York5945.5676-4W-130-1729-28

Frontier League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:43 PM
East Division
Southern Illinois4323.6521
Traverse City3726.587
Lake Erie2735.435

Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:40 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

The suspension was announced by Bills president Russ Brandon on Sunday night. The disciplinary action comes two days after prosecutors in Florida dropped a battery charge against Kromer for allegedly punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs last month.

International League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:29 PM
North Division
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6149.555
Rochester (Twins)5652.5194
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5653.514
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4861.44012½
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4464.40716
Syracuse (Nationals)4367.3911

Cowboys' Bryant has prolonged incident with teammate at camp

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:21 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dez Bryant and Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon had to be separated in a heated exchange that lasted several minutes before quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver late in Sunday's practice at training camp.

Bryant, who has a history of sideline antics that include screaming at coaches and teammates, went after Patmon several times after it appeared the incident during 11-on-11 drills was over.

Gimme Da Lute wins Real Good Deal by 12 1/4 lengths

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:10 PM

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert-trained Gimme Da Lute romped to a 12 1/4-length victory Sunday in the $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for 3-year-olds at Del Mar.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, Gimme Da Lute ran seven furlongs in 1:22.33 and paid $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10 for his fifth victory in eight starts. He earned $110,000 to increase his total to $567,560.

Sepp Blatter not running for re-election as IOC member

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:04 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter is relinquishing his position on the International Olympic Committee.

Blatter was among a group of IOC members up for re-election for another eight-year term on Monday. But IOC President Thomas Bach says Blatter informed him by letter on July 23 that he would not stand again.

Blatter, beset by a corruption scandal at FIFA, is due to be replaced as FIFA president in an election on Feb. 26.

Patton Kizzire wins Web.com Tour's Utah Championship

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 09:44 PM

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Patton Kizzire won the Utah Championship on Sunday for first Web.com Tour title, beating South Korea's Sung Kang with a 3-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.

Kizzire closed with a 3-under 69 to match Kang at 19-under 269 at Thanksgiving Point. The 29-year-old former Auburn player earned $117,000 to push his tour-leading total to $391,699.

Kang had five back-nine birdies in a 67. He tied for second in the event last year in Sandy.

Aldon Smith, Glenn Dorsey hope to play full season

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 09:36 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two players the San Francisco 49ers could not depend upon last year will be counted on to play big roles this season.

Linebacker Aldon Smith missed the first nine games last season serving a suspension handed down by the NFL. Defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey sat out last season with a biceps tear.

Patrick Willis, a linebacker, and defensive lineman Justin Smith retired after the season and defensive lineman Ray McDonald was released, leaving big holes to be filled.

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