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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night. Pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa splashed a...
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase. Oakland has seen nearly all of its wild-card lead disappear...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been removed from his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder. The severity of the injury wasn't immediately known. Chris Perez took over in the...
During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability. Danny Ferry was still hanging onto his job, despite disparaging comments about an African player. Ray Rice was out of a job, but...
Roger Goodell's imperious enforcement of the NFL's personal conduct policy made him a feared adversary of 300-pound linemen, established him as the most powerful — and best paid — commissioner in American sports and earned him the nickname "The Ginger Hammer." Then he went easy...
An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England. Peterson's attorney, Rusty...
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the 47-year-old GM...
The Minnesota Vikings benched Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Kyle Busch will start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole for Sunday's opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch got the top spot when rain washed out Friday's qualifying session and the field was set by practice times from earlier in the...