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Torrence tops qualifying in Mile-High NHRA Nationals

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:50 AM

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Defending Top Fuel event winner Steve Torrence took the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday night in the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Torrence claimed his seventh No. 1 of the season with a track-record time of 3.776 seconds at 325.14 mph from Friday in his family-owned dragster.

"The way the car has performed has been flawless all weekend," Torrence said.

Baseball Expanded Standings

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:40 AM
East Division

Story's 2 home runs leads Rockies over Braves, 8-4

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:22 AM

DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit two home runs to set an NL rookie record for shortstops and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday night.

Story had four hits including his 25th and 26th homers to pass his mentor, Troy Tulowitzki, who had 24 for the Rockies in 2007. Nomar Garciaparra of the Boston Red Sox set the major league record for shortstops with 30 in 1997.

Story, who set career highs in both hits and in RBIs with five, is two behind Wilin Rosario for the franchise mark for homers by a rookie.

Tigers, White Sox to resume suspended game Sunday

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:16 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — The Detroit Tigers thought they were going to face one of the best pitchers in baseball. They also assumed they would play a complete game.

Neither happened on a strange, wet night.

With Chris Sale scratched after he destroyed throwback uniforms Chicago was scheduled to wear, the White Sox used six pitchers Saturday night before their game against the Tigers was suspended by rain after eight innings tied at 3.

Ulloa's long-distance goal gives FC Dallas 1-1 tie at Rapids

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:15 AM

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Victor Ulloa scored the tying goal on a long-distance shot and FC Dallas held on for a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the overall MLS standings.

FC Dallas (12-6-5) maintained its three-point lead over Colorado (10-2-8) in the Supporters' Shield race, while the Rapids stayed undefeated at home at 8-0-3.

Sano homers, Nunez drives in 3 as Twins rally past Red Sox

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:06 AM

BOSTON (AP) — Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 11-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Eddie Rosario had four singles for Minnesota, which won its second straight over Boston after losing the series opener Thursday.

Hanley Ramirez belted a three-run homer and Xander Bogaerts had four hits for the Red Sox, who lost for just the third time in 12 games. Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and two RBIs.

Crawford beats Postol in title unification fight

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:04 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terence Crawford won both the fight and a possible ticket into the Manny Pacquiao sweepstakes.

Crawford turned in a dominating performance Saturday night in a battle of unbeaten champions, knocking Viktor Postol down twice on his way to a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision to put himself in the running for a fight with Pacquiao in November.

Whitecaps and Dynamo play to scoreless draw

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:53 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Vancouver's David Ousted and Houston's Joe Willis had four saves each in preserving a scoreless draw between the Whitecaps and Dynamo on Saturday night.

The Dynamo's best chance came in the 71st minute when Boniek Garcia's left-footed shot crashed the inside of the left post, bounced along the goal line but went out past the other post.

Vancouver's Erik Hurtado found the back of the net in the 84th minute, but the goal was disallowed because of a hand ball.

Major League Soccer

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:53 PM
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Healy's HR caps 3-run 9th-inning rally, A's beat Rays 4-3

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:49 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ryon Healy hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning two batters after Jake Smolinski tied it with a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday night.

Both home runs came off Rays closer Alex Colome, who had recorded 21 consecutive saves before giving up three runs to the A's.

Khris Davis opened the ninth with a walk before pinch-hitter Yonder Alonso struck out swinging. Smolinski hit the first pitch he saw over the fence in left field to tie the game 3-3.

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