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Vikings place Peterson on exempt list

MINNEAPOLIS -- After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday morning...
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Cubs' Arrieta one-hits Reds, K's 13 in first career complete game

CHICAGO -- In his previous start against the Cincinnati Reds, Jake Arrieta gave up six runs. This time around, he barely allowed a hit. Arrieta (9-5) took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout Tuesday night. The right-hander struck out a career-high 13 and walked one...
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Iowa searching for answers on offense

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) This was supposed to be the year that Iowa flourished under offensive coordinator Greg Davis. Three games in, the Hawkeyes look inept. Iowa (2-1) scored only 17 points against Ball State and Iowa State and is 102nd out of 128 FBS teams in scoring at 21.7 points per game. What is troubling about those numbers is that the Hawkeyes basically brought back their...
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Purdue seeking momentum after loss to Irish

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue has found what it has been missing the most - intensity. The Boilermakers learned just how important it is to play with a high intensity level when they stuck with Notre Dame in a 30-14 loss last weekend. ''That has to be the key for our football team,'' coach Darrell Hazell said. ''That's one of the things I mentioned...
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Hokies' goals still in reach after stunning loss

Virginia Tech's roller-coaster start has brought games that matter back into focus. The Hokies (2-1) open Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday against Georgia Tech (3-0). Like the Hokies, the Yellow Jackets are a perennial contender in the conference's Coastal Division. The Hokies are coming off a 28-21 loss to East Carolina, which followed their equally stunning victory...
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Atlanta mayor: Plenty of potential Hawks buyers

ATLANTA (AP) The mayor has already heard from plenty of potential buyers for the Atlanta Hawks. And the city is ready to kick in a hefty sum to make the deal happen. Flanked by Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and other city leaders, Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he expects the sale of the team to move briskly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager...
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Losers no more, Orioles celebrate AL East title

BALTIMORE (AP) This one goes a long way toward making up for all the losing seasons, the meaningless Septembers and meager crowds at Camden Yards for the final games on the schedule. The Baltimore Orioles are AL East champions for the first time since 1997, and they marked the occasion with a celebration that lasted long after the final out of their clinching 8-2 win over the Toronto...
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A year delayed, Nats celebrate 2nd NL East title

ATLANTA (AP) The Washington Nationals celebrated like a team that expected to be in this position a year ago. They snapped plenty of selfies. They sprayed beer on just about anything that moved. They romped to Lil Jon's party anthem ''Turn Down for What.'' Now that they've made up for lost time, it's time to get back to work. The Nationals don't want...
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Oklahoma freshman RB Perine ready for bigger role

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The stories circulating about Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine resemble Paul Bunyan-esque tall tales. One look at the 5-foot-11, 243-pound bruiser, and it's easier than not to believe the stories. The 19-year-old true freshman said he was mistaken for a parent more than once during his official visit to Oklahoma. There is a story about him stopping an elevator...
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Peavy, Posey help Giants pick up ground in NL West

  Jake Peavy put an end to San Francisco's slide and gave the Giants more hope of winning the NL West. Peavy pitched into the eighth inning, Buster Posey homered and San Francisco gained a game in the division race with a 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The victory, combined with the Dodgers' 10-4 loss at Colorado, left the Giants three games behind...
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Mariners rout Angels, gain ground in in AL wild-card race

  Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night. The Mariners haven't been to the postseason since 2001, when they won 116 games under manager Lou Piniella and tied the major-league mark set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs. One night...
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Vikings bar Peterson from team activities, place him on exempt list

There appears to be no end to the twists and turns in the Adrian Peterson story, and early Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Vikings appeared to drop the biggest bombshell since the running back's arrest last week. The club's owners announced in a statement to the media that they are following the recommendation of the NFL and placing the All-Pro on the exempt / commissioner...
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AP NewsAlert

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings say Adrian Peterson must stay away from all team activities.
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Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
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Cardinals relying on Wainwright to hold Brewers in check again

After a dismal slump dropped them out of the NL Central lead and threatened their playoff chances altogether, the Milwaukee Brewers are back to playing the type of baseball that had them in first place for a majority of the season. In order to gain more ground, Milwaukee likely will have to solve a pitcher who held it in check just 10 days ago. The Brewers seek a sixth victory in...
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Brewers-Cardinals Preview

After a dismal slump dropped them out of the NL Central lead and threatened their playoff chances altogether, the Milwaukee Brewers are back to playing the type of baseball that had them in first place for a majority of the season. In order to gain more ground, Milwaukee likely will have to solve a pitcher who held it in check just 10 days ago. The Brewers seek a sixth victory in...
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NFL injury updates: Latest news as Week 3 approaches

The fallout from Sunday's injuries continued to resonate throughout the NFL on Tuesday, though with the scope or impact of Monday's announcements. Nonetheless, plenty of teams got more news — both good and bad — and made necessary moves as Week 3 quickly approaches. •   First in Atlanta, where the Falcons and Bucs must quickly rebound from Sunday losses as they play...
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Mariners rout Angels, gain ground in playoff race

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night. The Mariners haven't been to the postseason since 2001, when they won 116 games under manager Lou Piniella and tied the major league mark set by the 1906 Chicago...
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Amarista's homer lifts Padres over Phillies 5-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) Alexi Amarista had three hits, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Amarista's two-out homer in the sixth inning off A.J. Burnett (8-17) put the Padres ahead 4-3. Amarista, who doubled in the second and singled in the fourth, fell a triple short of the cycle when he grounded...
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Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
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Friendly follies: Barkley, fan in stands share rough night at Wrigley

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta had a stellar night at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning and one-hitting the Reds for the first shutout of his career. Others, however, did not have such a wonderful night at the Friendly Confines.  First, it was Sir Charles himself, who tossed out the first pitch. Even Barkley would have a hard time describing this toss...
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Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Davis replaced Herrera with two on in the seventh inning and walked Jose Abreu to load the bases for Conor Gillaspie, who cleared them with a triple to right...
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Thailand's women's national team gets cash bonus for losing 'only' 5-0

Thailand's women's national team gets cash bonus for losing 'only' 5-0
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Horschel family celebrates birth of daughter Skylar

  FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel's wife, Brittany, gave birth to their first child Tuesday night, two days after his Tour Championship victory in Atlanta. Daughter Skylar Lillian Horschel weighed in at 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches. ''The last few weeks have been a whirlwind with so many incredible moments, but being able to share this moment with Brittany was...
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