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D'backs fall late to Nats, lose fifth straight

WASHINGTON (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks proved they could hang with the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. That is right up until the last at-bat, once again. The Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. Arizona has lost five straight, the last...
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Wondolowski lifts Earthquakes to tie with Sounders

SEATTLE (AP) Chris Wondolowski tapped in a point-blank shot midway through the 66th minute on Wednesday night as the San Jose Earthquakes came back from the worst lost in franchise history to pull out a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders. The Earthquakes (6-9-7) were coming off a 5-0 loss at home last Saturday to FC Dallas. Even with the draw, the Sounders (13-7-3) climbed back...
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Carl Edwards to Drive No. 19 For Joe Gibbs in 2015

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Cueto struggles as Lynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time, Jhonny Peralta hit a bases-clearing double and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Reds 7-3 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Reds starter Johnny Cueto (15-7) was off-kilter from the get-go and missed a chance to become the majors' first 16-game winner. He allowed five runs in five-plus innings...
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Players Only: Spotlight on Young Athletes Too Bright?

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AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity...
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Broncos lose WR-PR Jordan Norwood to torn for season ACL

  Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood tore his left ACL in practice Wednesday and is expected to be out for the season, ending what was shaping up as one of the league's best comeback stories. Norwood was trying to catch a sideline touchdown pass from Peyton Manning when Houston cornerback Brandon Harris broke it up. Norwood landed awkwardly and was carted off the field...
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Lynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) Lance Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time, Jhonny Peralta hit a bases-clearing double and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Reds 7-3 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Reds starter Johnny Cueto (15-7) was off-kilter from the get-go and missed a chance to become the majors' first 16-game winner. He allowed five runs in five-plus innings...
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Peavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before. Hunter Pence and Andrew Susac homered, and Travis Ishikawa drove in three runs with pair of doubles among three hits to help the Giants strengthen...
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McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2

DENVER -- Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night. The loss trims the Royals' lead to one game over Detroit in the AL Central. Danny Duffy (8-11) was cruising along with a 2-1 lead until a two-out error by third baseman Christian...
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Los Angeles gets a 4-3 comeback win at Colorado

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) Landon Donovan scored in the 80th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 4-3 comeback victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night. The Galaxy (10-5-7) trailed 2-0 and 3-1 in the first half. Goals by Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzalez, Alan Gordon and Donovan handed Colorado (8-11-6) its fifth straight loss. An unmarked Keane scored on a header in the...
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Indians blank Twins, 5-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rookie T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins 5-0 on Wednesday night. Rookie Zach Walters hit his sixth homer. It was his third home run in eight games with the Indians since he was acquired from Washington on July 31 in a trade for shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. House...
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Rookie T.J. House, 4 Indians relievers blank Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rookie T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins 5-0 Wednesday night. Rookie Zach Walters hit his sixth homer. It was his third home run in eight games with the Indians since he was acquired from Washington on July 31 in a trade for shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Mike Aviles...
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Hamilton drives in 3 runs, Angels beat Red Sox 8-3

BOSTON (AP) Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night. Hamilton was in a 5-for-41 slump with 18 strikeouts but hit two sacrifice flies and then singled in the Angels' final run in the ninth inning. The Angels' seventh...
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Feldman pitches Astros past slumping Yankees 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) Scott Feldman shut down the slumping New York Yankees again, and Robbie Grossman snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. Dexter Fowler had an RBI double, Jose Altuve added a run-scoring single, and the Astros (54-73) did more damage to New York's playoff chances with their fourth victory...
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Cruz hits 33rd HR, Orioles sweep White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the surging Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win Wednesday night. Adam Jones and Steve Pearce also homered for the Orioles, who have won four straight and extended their AL East lead to nine games over second-place Toronto. Baltimore posted its first sweep...
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3 Ferguson-area schools practice at Rams facility

  Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin classes because of the nearly nightly protests since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer...
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Pan Pacs: Injured Franklin struggles on 1st day

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) World champion Missy Franklin failed to qualify for the 200-meter freestyle final after making a late decision to compete despite a sore back on the opening morning of the Pan Pacific championships. A half-hour later, she was back in the pool and swam fast enough to advance in the 100-meter backstroke, an event she won at the last Olympics. She had to...
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Nationals win 9th in row, nip D-backs in 9th

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Harper opened the ninth with a single off Evan Marshall (4-3) and went to third base on Kevin Frandsen's one-out single. Out of the starting lineup for the first...
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Report: Bengals LB Burfict gets three-year contract extension

  The Bengals and Vontaze Burfict agreed to a three-year contract extension that will pay the Pro Bowl linebacker a maximum of $20.05 million through 2017, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Burfict is making $570,000 in the final year of his original deal with Cincinnati, which took a minimal risk when it signed him as an undrafted free agent from Arizona...
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WR Stevie Johnson adds depth to 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Wide receiver Stevie Johnson hopes the 49ers have to give up a third-round draft pick next year. It would mean he'd be a consistent contributor to the Niners passing game this season. Johnson, a San Francisco native, knows there is plenty of opportunity ahead for any number of receivers. ''I think we all know the bulk of it will go to (Michael...
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3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

ST. LOUIS (AP) Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin classes because of the nearly nightly protests since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a...
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AP source: Bengals LB Burfict gets 3-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals and Vontaze Burfict agreed to a three-year contract extension that will pay the Pro Bowl linebacker a maximum of $20.05 million through 2017, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Burfict is making $570,000 in the final year of his original deal with Cincinnati, which took a minimal risk when it signed him as an undrafted free agent...
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Blue Jays oppose Creighton's bid to trademark logo

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays are contesting Creighton University's use of a new logo, saying the depiction of the school's ''Bluejay'' too closely resembles the logo of the major league baseball team. The Blue Jays filed a notice of opposition this month with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, opposing the university's application for a trademark...
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Padres reinstate Maybin from restricted list

LOS ANGELES (AP) San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was reinstated from the restricted list on Wednesday after testing positive for an amphetamine. He was suspended for 25 games without pay on July 23 after the positive test for the banned substance. Maybin had said he used the substance to treat his attention deficit disorder, for which he previously had a therapeutic use...
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