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Scott Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Montoya

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:27 PM

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch away the title from Juan Pablo Montoya.

Montoya led the points from the season-opening race right until the final lap Sunday. But he finished the race in sixth, which allowed Dixon to tie him in the standings.

Dixon was awarded the title based on wins; Sonoma Raceway was his third victory, while Montoya had only two.


Carpenter, Moss, Reynolds homer as Cardinals beat Giants 7-5

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:26 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Mark Reynolds all hit home runs, Yadier Molina drove in two and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Sunday.

Jason Heyward added three hits and drove in a run for the Cardinals, who won for the seventh time in eight games. Greg Garcia also drove in a run.

Jaime Garcia (7-4) allowed season highs in hits (10) and runs (four) but was effective enough to improve to 4-0 over his past six starts. He did not walk a batter and struck out one, a season low.


Valid wins Monmouth's Iselin Stakes

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:20 PM

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Valid won the $150,000 Iselin Stakes, beating archrival Bradester by 3 1/2 lengths Sunday in their third and final meeting this season at Monmouth Park.

Bradester, the 6/5 favorite, was aiming for a sweep of the trio of major stakes here for older horses. He had posted pacesetting wins in the Salvator Mile and the Monmouth Cup.

Valid, a 5-year-old gelding, got his ninth win in 30 starts. He paid $8.80, $3.60 and $2.40 as the 3-1 second choice. The time was 1:50.14 for the 1 1/8 miles on the fast track.


Scott Dixon wins fourth IndyCar season title, beating Juan Pablo Montoya in tiebreaker

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:17 PM
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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon wins fourth IndyCar season title, beating Juan Pablo Montoya in tiebreaker.


Stellar Wind wins Torrey Pines Stakes for fillies at Del Mar

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:14 PM

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Stellar Wind won the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 4 1/4 lengths Sunday at Del Mar.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Stellar Wind ran a mile in 1:36.43 and paid $3, $2.20 and $2.10.

Big Book returned $3.20 and $2.40, while Rattataptap was another 3 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $2.40 to show.

Before his day job began, Espinoza rehearsed in the morning for his upcoming appearance on "Dancing With the Stars."


Tomsula: LB Brooks won't return to 49ers practice this week

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:13 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not practice this coming week with the San Francisco 49ers, who sent him away from the team after he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery Wednesday.

Coach Jim Tomsula said Sunday there was no change in Brooks' status: "That's day to day. I have not been updated on that at all, so it's exactly where it is."


Sims' 30 leads Tulsa past Fever and into playoffs, 76-70

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:11 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 30 points, converting six free throws in the final 19 seconds, and the Tulsa Shock held off Indiana 76-70 on Sunday to secure the franchise's first playoff berth since 2009.

The Shock had not reached the playoffs since moving to Tulsa from Detroit in 2010. The franchise already has announced that it will relocate to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for the 2016 season.


Goals from Martins, Evans give Seattle 2-1 win over Portland

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:10 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — Obafemi Martins scored his 10th goal of the season in the opening minutes, Brad Evans converted a disputed penalty kick just before halftime and the Seattle Sounders beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday.


Frontier League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:08 PM
East Division
WLPct.GB
Southern Illinois5831.652
Evansville5732.6401
Traverse City5136.5866
Florence4445.49414
Frontier4049.44918
Washington3752.41621
Lake Erie3553.398

BC-SOC--MLS Glance

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 06:57 PM
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
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