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  • Boca Juniors slip to 1-1 draw with Banfield

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors settled for a 1-1 draw Sunday when Banfield's Emiliano Terzaghi scored in the final minute of the match. Boca's Andres Chavez gave the famous Buenos Aires club the lead in the 65th minute. Rosario Central won 3-1 against Arsenal in another match Sunday. In other weekend results: Quilmes 0, Lanus 2; Estudiantes 0, Gimnasia 0; Olimpo 1, Belgrano 0; Velez Sarsfield 0, Atletico Rafaela 0. River Plate leads with 16 points, but has played only six games. Lanus has 16 points in eight matches. Boca is far off the pack with 10 points in seven games. River faced Independiente in a late game on Sunday.

  • Donaldson powers A's past Phillies

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland needed a big hit in the 10th inning against Philadelphia. Fortunately for the Athletics, they had Josh Donaldson at the plate. Donaldson hit a two-run homer to lift the A's to an 8-6 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. "Those are the moments I always want to be in," Donaldson said after his third game-ending homer of the year, matching, among others, Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson for the franchise mark in a season. Nate Freiman singled with one out against Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) before Donaldson hit a towering drive into the left-field bleachers for his 28th homer. "He's a tough customer in big at-bats," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He embraces it." Sean Doolittle (2-4) pitch

  • Phillies lose 8-6 to Athletics in 10 innings

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Burnett moved up the career strikeout list. At the moment, that's the furthest thing from his mind. Burnett matched his season high with six walks in the Philadelphia Phillies' 8-6 loss to the Oakland Athletics in 10 innings on Sunday. "I'd rather give up 20 base hits and 20 runs than give them free passes around the bases," Burnett said. "Constantly putting them on base not only gives them the upper hand but deflates your offense as well." Burnett allowed six runs and three hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out three, moving him past Charlie Hough for 43rd on the career list with 2,363. Sandy Koufax is next at 2,396. "I didn't get anything done today, man," Burnett said. "I didn't mak

  • Ronaldinho scores to lead Queretaro to win

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ronaldinho scored from the penalty spot and assisted on a second goal as Queretaro beat relegation-threatened Chivas 4-1 in the Mexican league on Sunday. The former Barcelona and Brazil star atoned for a badly missed penalty in his debut for the Mexican club last week, a 1-0 loss to Tigres. Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, signed with Queretaro earlier this month. He had been has been without a club since leaving Brazil's Atletico Mineiro in July. In other matches this weekend, America beat Pachuca 2-1 to remain atop the league after nine rounds of matches in Mexico's first division. Atlas improved to second place, two points from the top, after a 2-1 victory against Cruz Azul.

  • High school football: Answering three big questions after three weeks of the season

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s writers discuss who’s been the biggest surprise of the season, who has the most promising future and who’s most in need of the clean slate that district play provides.

  • Oklahoma State football: Turmoil at Texas Tech does little to influence Cowboys' offensive game plan

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Texas Tech had a midweek defensive coaching change and was dismal against the rush in a blowout loss to Arkansas. But that hasn’t changed the Cowboys’ approach with the Red Raiders on tap.

  • Derek Fathauer wins Tour Championship

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Derek Fathauer won the season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday to top the four-event Web.Com Tour Finals money list and earn a full PGA Tour exemption. Fathauer finished with a 2-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Zac Blair. The 28-year-old former Louisville player earned $180,000 for his first professional victory to push his Finals total to $250,133. Fathauer has already earned a PGA Tour card with a top-25 finish on the Tour's regular-season money list. By topping the Finals money list, he earned fully exempt status for the 2014-15 PGA Tour season and a spot in The Players Championship.

  • Kennedy reaches 200 Ks, leads Padres to 8-2 win

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Kennedy reached the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time, joining three other pitchers who did it while pitching for the San Diego Padres. Kennedy and three relievers combined on a six-hitter to win 8-2 Sunday against the reeling San Francisco Giants, who fell 4 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race. Kennedy struck out five, giving him 201 for the season. "You set little goals," he said. "I've never had it before. It's one of the goals that sometimes you can control. I was a little more efficient than I have been. They were very aggressive early on." He joins Kevin Brown (257, 1998), Jake Peavy (240 in 2007, 216 in 2005 and 215 in 2006) and Clay Kirby (215, 1971).

  • Braves GM Wren heads toward uncertain winter

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Braves general manager Frank Wren doesn't know what the immediate future holds for him and his struggling team. Atlanta was eliminated from the playoff race on Sunday. Trailing Washington by just a half-game on July 29, the Braves are now 15 games behind the NL East champion Nationals. Wren, who's under contract through next season, would not say whether he believes the organization will undergo major changes in the front office or on the field with seven games remaining. "It's disappointing," Wren told The Associated Press. "I think we had a club we thought could go into the postseason and have a good chance because of our pitching.

  • No. 2 Oregon learns from Pac-12 opener

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The second-ranked Ducks were flying high after a nonconference victory over then-No. 7 Michigan State earlier this season, but Washington State and the start of Pac-12 play brought Oregon back to reality. No one said the march toward college football's first playoff was going to be easy. The Cougars and their Air Raid offense under coach Mike Leach pressured the Ducks (4-0, 1-0) throughout, and pulled even at 31 in the final quarter. That's when Marcus Mariota took over, leading the Ducks on a 79-yard drive that was capped by a 6-yard touchdown pass to Keanon Lowe with 5:33 left for the final margin. "We faced a ton of adversity, some self-inflicted, some not," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said. "I thought our guys

  • Giants swept by Padres; fall 4 ½ behind Dodgers

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs. And yet they're still inching toward a playoff berth, thanks to the fact there are two wild-card spots. The Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and three relievers, losing 8-2 to the San Diego Padres on Sunday to fall 4 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race. "It's definitely not ideal. But the bottom line is we need to win some games," losing pitcher Ryan Vogelsong said. "Everybody knows what we're playing for and everybody knows what's at stake. You prepare the best you can and go out and see what happens.

  • Marita Engzelius wins Symetra Tour finale

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Norway's Marita Engzelius eagled the first hole of a playoff Sunday to win the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship, and the top 10 on the money list earned LPGA Tour cards. Engzelius hit a 7-wood to 5 feet to set up the eagle on the par-5 18th. "It's just a great, great end of the Symetra Tour season," Engzelius said. "I'm unbelievably happy to stand here with this trophy. I was shaking. I was shaking a lot. The first professional win is big and this is definitely the beginning for me and I'm looking forward to many more." Engzelius closed with a 3-under 69 to match Jackie Stoelting and Demi Runas at 10-under 278 on LPGA International's Jones Course. Stoelting finished with a 64, and Run

  • Hamlin suffers major championship blow

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Denny Hamlin folded his arms in the New Hampshire garage, stared at the big screen and watched teammate Kyle Busch hit the wall. It just seemed like one bad continuous replay for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin's battered No. 11 was able to limp back on the track. His championship hopes might not survive. Hamlin's Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship bid took a major tumble Sunday when a slew of problems hit his car, from fuel issues that left him fuming on pit road to a multicar wreck that knocked him out of the race. "You know on performance, you deserve to move on," Hamlin said. "We would have a great shot to move on and really make some noise here in these last eight races. In this three-

  • Miley hit hard as Rockies sweep D-backs, 8-3.

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Wade Miley has been riding an up-and-down season on the mound. It continued Sunday when he followed his strong performance against San Francisco with a dud against Colorado. Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3. The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one. It came at the expense of the reeling Diamondbacks, who needed a strong outing from Miley (8-12) to salvage a game in his series. He held the Giants to one run over seven innings Monday but couldn't match that outing against the Rockies. He allowed six runs on eight

  • Cuddyer homers as Rockies sweep D-backs, 8-3

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies returned to Coors Field a week ago scuffling on offense. They finished their final homestand with a dominant performance at the plate. Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday. The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one. "I'm glad we finished with a strong homestand," manager Walt Weiss said. "A little token of appreciation to the fans that have been hanging in there with us." Brandon Barnes had two hits and two RBIs while Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three runs for the Rockies.

  • Cardinals clinch playoff spot for 4th year in row

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season. The Cardinals were assured of at least an NL wild-card spot when Milwaukee lost to Pittsburgh on Sunday. St. Louis led the NL Central by three games over the Pirates going into its game Sunday night at home against Cincinnati. "There wasn't a lot of high-fiving," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "The guys have their minds on, "OK, what do we have to do to win the division?" Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals went to the World Series last year and lost in six games to Boston. The previous two seasons, St. Louis made the playoffs as a wild-card team. The Cardinals are the fifth team this se

  • Volleyball to be hot ticket for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    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. Poland upset three-time defending champion Brazil 3-1 in Katowice to end an astounding three-week tournament in Poland that drew more than 500,000 fans — including 62,000 for the tournament's opening match in Warsaw's national stadium. Poland won its only other men's volleyball title in 1974, and then took Olympic gold in 1976. "I have no doubt volleyball is going to be a big success at the Olympics," Ary Graca, a Brazilian who heads volleyball's world governing body the FIVB, said in an interview fro

  • Former OU and Edmond Santa Fe golfer Kendall Dye earns LPGA Tour card

    From Wire Reports | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Former Oklahoma and Edmond Santa Fe golfer Kendall Dye was among 10 golfers who earned an LPGA Tour card by finishing in the top 10 on the Symetra Tour money list.

  • Kemp, Dodgers beat Cubs 8-5

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were looking ahead to a matchup with the division-rival Giants when they pushed Dan Haren back a day. The bullpen came through on Sunday against the last-place Cubs. Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Dodgers used six pitchers to beat Chicago 8-5. "It's a good feeling in this clubhouse right now finishing up with Chicago because it's a scrappy team and they gave us all we could handle for four games," said Jamey Wright, who made a spot start. "They fought and those are scary teams to play this time of year, teams playing spoiler." Wright made his first start since Sept. 1, 2013, with the Rays, allowing a

  • Cruzeiro misses chance to increase lead in Brazil

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Cruzeiro conceded a late goal in a 3-2 loss to rival Atletico Mineiro on Sunday, missing a chance to increase its lead in the Brazilian league. The defending champions erased a two-goal deficit, but lost in the end after young Atletico Mineiro striker Carlos scored with a header two minutes into injury time at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Cruzeiro could have added to its seven-point lead because second-place Sao Paulo fell 3-2 to Corinthians after twice relinquishing a lead at the Arena Corinthians. Peru striker Paolo Guerrero scored Corinthians' winner in the 74th minute.