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  • Moss powers A's past Astros

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Jed Lowrie had three hits and drove in a run for the A's, who have the best record...

  • Twins trade 1B Kendrys Morales to Mariners

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners' struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot. The Minnesota Twins traded Morales to the Mariners on Thursday for minor-league pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales hit 23 home runs and...

  • Stanford not slighted by 2nd-place Pac-12 pick

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place. The Cardinal's reward for all that consistency this week? They were picked to finish second behind Oregon in the Pac-12...

  • The un-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali wins Stage 18

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) — As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he's the "boss" of the Tour de France. Just don't compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling's greatest race, Lance Armstrong. In a tour de force on Thursday, Nibali blew...

  • Bengals CB Leon Hall cleared to practice

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Leon Hall jogged toward the right side of the defense and took his customary place, matched against receiver Mohamed Sanu. The play was a handoff, so Hall didn't have to do much. That's not what mattered. Hall lined up for the first 11-on-11 play in the...

  • Cowboys reach marketing deal with Carnival Cruise

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines and the Dallas Cowboys are entering a marketing agreement that will expand the ship operator's brand at the team's $1.2 billion stadium and other properties. The largest cruise operator in Texas said Thursday the multiyear deal will...

  • Geno Smith sharp in Jets' first camp practice

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Geno Smith is a changed quarterback. Puzzled pauses in the New York Jets' huddle have been replaced by commanding playcalls. He's also barking out audibles at the line of scrimmage and reading defenses unlike he did at any point during his rookie season. For a...

  • Bills DTs Dareus, Branch cleared for practice

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackles Marcell Dareus and Alan Branch have been cleared for practice after passing conditioning tests. Both players were added to the active roster, according to a list of transactions released by the NFL on Thursday. The Bills were...

  • White Sox place Putnam on DL

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The White Sox made the move Thursday before starting a series against the Minnesota Twins. The 27-year-old Putnam is one of several pitchers...

  • Pack prez hopeful Favre returns for game this year

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Flush with cash, the Packers have a 112,000 name-long waiting list for season tickets filled with die-hards eager to see a team that figures to be an NFC contender for years to come. Under a bright blue sky, Green Bay team brass gave shareholders a rosy...

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