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Rangers-Angels Preview

The Los Angeles Angels don't seem too concerned about the race for home-field advantage throughout the postseason, but the Texas Rangers may find pleasure in spoiling their chances. With the AL West title already secured, the Angels could continue to rest some starters in the opener of their final home series of the season Friday night against the Rangers. Los Angeles (95-58...
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Cardinals look for lackluster Lackey to prove self with Cincinnati start

John Lackey hasn't performed at the level the St. Louis Cardinals thought he would after acquiring him at the trade deadline. He'll have a chance to begin redeeming himself Friday night against the visiting Reds after an early exit from his outing in Cincinnati nine days earlier. St. Louis (85-68) maintained its 2 1/2-game edge over Pittsburgh in the NL Central with a 3-2...
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Indians-Twins Preview

Although they've put some life into their slim playoff chances with outstanding pitching, the Cleveland Indians could have a tough time getting their offense on track in Minnesota. The resurgent Indians hope to keep shaving games off their postseason deficits as they go after their fourth straight victory Friday night against 15-game winner Phil Hughes and the Twins. Cleveland...
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Giants-Padres Preview

If they want to play with the division title potentially at stake next week, the San Francisco Giants will first have to take care of their own business in San Diego this weekend. Tim Hudson is likely anxious to take the mound as he looks to rebound from one of the worst outings of his career. Ahead of their critical series at Chavez Ravine, the wild card-leading Giants will try...
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Mariners-Astros Preview

Taijuan Walker could have been a part of Seattle's rotation all along had he not reported to spring training with an injury that ultimately resulted in him beginning the season in the minors. Now in his third stint with the big club, the Mariners' top prospect is getting another shot during the heat of a playoff race. Walker will make his first start in nearly two months...
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The UFC's heavyweight division just keeps producing comeback stories

Andrei Arlovski's story is pretty remarkable. Ben Rothwell's isn't too bad, either. The two fighters have bounced around from organization to organization. They were written off for various reasons. Both are likely past their primes. And now they're also both ranked in the top 10. Arlovski knocked out Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in the first round last week...
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Nick Marshall shows arm is for real in No. 5 Auburn’s win at K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee spent the offseason vowing that quarterback Nick Marshall would get to show off what Malzahn deemed an "NFL arm." Last season, the juco transfer barely had time to digest the playbook upon his arrival, so the Tigers relied heavily on Heisman finalist Tre Mason and a powerful rushing attack...
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Reds-Cardinals Preview

John Lackey hasn't performed at the level the St. Louis Cardinals thought he would after acquiring him at the trade deadline. He'll have a chance to begin redeeming himself Friday night against the visiting Reds after an early exit from his outing in Cincinnati nine days earlier. St. Louis (85-68) maintained its 2 1/2-game edge over Pittsburgh in the NL Central with a 3-2...
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Brewers-Pirates Preview

Yovani Gallardo hasn't pitched very well recently, but there's something about taking the mound at PNC Park that seems to bring out the best in him. Never have the Milwaukee Brewers been more desperate for that trend to continue. Overtaken by the red-hot Pirates for the NL's final playoff spot, Gallardo and the Brewers find their once-promising season hanging in the balance...
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Morrison's HR in 9th lift M's over Angels, within 1 game of wild card

  Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. With just their third win in nine games, the Mariners pulled within one game of the slumping Oakland Athletics for the second AL wild-card spot. Mariners ace Felix...
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Week 3 Starts & Sits: So you scored your waiver pickup ... do you start him?

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Mariners power past Angels behind big 9th inning home run

Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. With just their third win in nine games, the Mariners pulled within one game of the slumping Oakland Athletics for the second AL wild-card spot. Mariners ace Felix...
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Phillies-Athletics Preview

A postseason appearance once seemingly guaranteed for the Oakland Athletics is looking increasingly precarious after they were swept by baseball's worst team. Oakland looks to Jon Lester to help it avoid yet another pitfall Friday night when it continues its final nine-game homestand with the first of three against the last-place Philadelphia Phillies. The Athletics (83-69) fell...
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The Replacements

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CCL Roundup: Sporting Kansas City survives Saprissa scare to cinch important home win

Sporting Kansas City 3 -- Deportivo Saprissa 1 Toni Dovale struck twice in the final half-hour to send Sporting to the top of Group 2 with a victory at Sporting Park. Dom Dwyer registered his 20th goal of the season in all competitions to open the scoring from the spot, but Juan Bustos equalized for the Costa Ricans just before the half-hour. Dovale capped his influential display...
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Latest development in former Penn State prez's suit against former FBI head

  A federal judge has scheduled a Nov. 14 hearing to determine whether former Penn State president Graham Spanier's defamation suit against former FBI director Louis Freeh should be heard in federal court or in Centre County where it was filed. U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion has so far indicated that Freeh hasn't done enough to show why Spanier's pending lawsuit...
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Morrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. With just their third win in nine games, the Mariners pulled within one game of the slumping Oakland Athletics for the second AL wild-card spot...
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Cards rally to drop Brewers in 13th, move closer to division title

ST. LOUIS -- Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The defending National League champions took two of three in a tight series that featured only 12 runs and another game that lasted 12 innings, and lead the division...
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Pac-12, ACC dominating team recruiting rankings

There is a long way to go in 2015 recruiting, but if early returns are any indication, there are several Pac-12 and ACC schools which are going to be happy with their hauls. In Scout.com's updated 2015 team rankings, out of the top 11 recruiting classes, eight of them come from Pac-12 or ACC schools. Between Arizona (#1), Louisville (#2), Duke (#3), Syracuse (#4) Florida State...
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Aviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13

HOUSTON (AP) Mike Aviles's sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Ramirez doubled with one out before Samuel Deduno (2-6) walked Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana to set up Aviles' fly to right. Jake Marisnick's throw to the plate was offline, and Ramirez scored easily...
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Carlos Beltran's wife suffers miscarriage of couple's unborn son

With their playoff hopes fading, the Yankees this week received a sobering reminder that, regardless of how things are going on the field, nothing on the field is as important as life off of it. On Wednesday afternoon, New York manager Joe Girardi announced outfielder Carlos Beltran had been excused from the team (in Tampa Bay to play the Rays) to deal with a family issue back in...
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Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The defending National League champions took two of three in a tight series that featured only 12 runs and another game that lasted 12 innings, and lead the division...
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Sam Sicilia wishes he could fight under PRIDE rules

There was a time just over a decade ago when the UFC wasn't the most prominent fight organization in the world.  Over in Japan, a promotion called PRIDE Fighting Championships employed most of the top athletes in the sport while putting on shows that verged on spectacle with all the glitz and glamour that went into the production. All the bright lights and pageantry were for...
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North Korea struts in style on world sports stage

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage - a fashion statement. Standing tall in the land of K-pop and Gangnam style, the North's top athletes have been looking decidedly sharper than usual at the Asian Games, an Olympic-style regional games hosted by rival South Korea, with pink candy-striped ties, azure slacks and, of course...
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Erlin, Padres bullpen stifle Phillies 7-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Robbie Erlin pitched six strong innings, Alexi Amarista and Will Venable homered and the San Diego defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night. Erlin (4-4), slowed by a sore elbow this season, allowed a run on five hits in his first start since May 17. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter. Four relievers finished off the Phillies as the Padres...
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