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Giants pull within 3½ of West lead, beat LA in 13

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.

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Samardzija pitches Athletics past Angels

OAKLAND (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

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Raiders settle for moral victory in New England

The Oakland Raiders left New England with a moral victory, having taken the Patriots down to the closing minute a week after being completely uncompetitive against Houston.

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Undisciplined play sends 49ers to 1-2 start

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a familiar position having lost two straight games to fall to 1-2 after three games for the second straight season.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 2:09 a.m. | | Undisciplined play sends 49ers to 1-2 start Comments 0 Comments

Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 2:06 a.m. | | Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results Comments 0 Comments

Kent creates scholarship for Cal women’s athletics

BERKELEY (AP) — Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women’s athletics at his former school, the University of California.

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2 fans arrested, others ejected during 49ers-Cardinals game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two men have been arrested on assault charges after fighting in the stands during Sunday’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

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Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 2:05 a.m. | | Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19 Comments 0 Comments

Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

ATLANTA (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 2:05 a.m. | | Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs Comments 0 Comments

MLB capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

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Today in baseball history

Sept. 23

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Hur pulls away for LPGA Tour victory in Alabama

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Mi Jung Hur was finally able to relax for a couple of holes after matching top-ranked Stacy Lewis stroke for stroke Sunday in the final round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

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Posted: sep. 21, 2014 10:23 p.m. | | Hur pulls away for LPGA Tour victory in Alabama Comments 0 Comments

Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win

TOKYO (AP) — Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open for her fourth WTA title of the year.

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Volleyball to be hot ticket for 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s loss to Poland in the final of the men’s volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Logano wins at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.

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