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Sep. 10, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Tigers top K.C. again, Angels win sixth straight

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 4-2 on Tuesday night to pull within percentage points of the Royals atop the AL Central.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

U.S. beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

Lions cruise to 35-14 win vs. Giants

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Cilic tops Nishikori at U.S. Open for 1st Slam title

Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

Detroit moves within a game of K.C.

DETROIT (AP) — Torii Hunter had two of his three hits in a six-run third inning and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 9-5 on Monday to move within a game of the AL Central-leading Royals.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Falcons boot New Orleans, 37-34 in OT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Horschel holds on at BMW Championship

Billy Horschel took a beating on social media for finishing second last week. Choker, they called him. A man who couldn't finish the deal.

Didn't bother him at all.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Cam Newton practices, questionable for Bucs

The Carolina Panthers are hoping to get off to a fast start this season for a change — with or without Cam Newton.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Keselowski routs Richmond field to grab top seed

Brad Keselowski routed the field Saturday night for his fourth win of the season, a victory that gives him the top seed in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Seattle beats Texas after Washington leaves as Ranger manager

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kendrys Morales hit two of Seattle's four homers and the Mariners beat Texas 7-5 Friday night, handing the Rangers their seventh straight loss only hours after manager Ron Washington resigned unexpectedly.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Ill Peng stops; Williams-Wozniacki US Open final

Overcome by heat and humidity in the second set of her U.S. Open semifinal, China's Shuai Peng paused between points to clutch at her left thigh and put her weight on her racket as if it were a cane.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Garcia shoots 64, takes lead at BMW

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday. They carried him to a 6-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship on ever-changing Cherry Hills.

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

The ceremony was brief, lasting less than 10 minutes. The Seattle Seahawks celebrated the accomplishment of winning their first Super Bowl title last season

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

Only 2 Chase spots up for grabs at Richmond

There are only two spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into NASCAR's regular-season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a last-minute berth.

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Federer saves two match points, reaches U.S. Open semis

This is what ran through Roger Federer's mind as he stood one point from losing to Gael Monfils in the U.S. Open quarterfinals:

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

McIlroy shares first-round lead at BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Yankees homer twice in the 9th to beat Boston

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night to bolster their slim playoff hopes.

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Rules are rules, racers are racers

Wow! Gotta love a vacation. Sue and I spent seven days on the high seas as we cruised down to the Bahamas.

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

Nationals tie in 9th, win in 14th, vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and a go-ahead grounder in the 14th that sent the Washington Nationals to a wild 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Nishikori is 1st Japan Slam semifinalist since '33

Kei Nishikori felt like he had jet lag.

That'll happen after playing more than 8 1/2 hours of tennis in two Grand Slam matches

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

Panthers QB Newton held out of practice

Cam Newton hasn't quite recovered from his fractured ribs.

The Panthers fourth-year quarterback was held out of practice Wednesday

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

Simpson, Mahan, Bradley complete U.S. Ryder Cup team

U.S. captain Tom Watson said he wanted to fill out his Ryder Cup team with players who were on form and starting to peak.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

Perfect returns help Wozniacki return to Slam semi

Caroline Wozniacki knew, as anyone paying attention does, that the woman she played in the U.S. Open quarterfinals, Sara Errani, does not hit booming serves.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Kershaw stifles Nats, goes to 17-3 mark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league-leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open

Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.