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Raiders-Packers game lands in Winnipeg on Thursday

The Raiders’ worldwide tour gets started in the preseason when they play a “home” exhibition against Green Bay in Canada. The Raiders will be the first team to play games in three countries in one season; they also will play a “home” game in the regular season in London against Chicago on Oct. 6. “We’ll […]

Rain helps Brewers beat Cardinals in 8

ST. LOUIS — Mike Moustakas stopped short of calling Milwaukee’s rain-shortened victory over the St. Louis Cardinals a must win. “But it was pretty important,” he said. Moustakas homered and Keston Hiura drove in a pair of runs to lead the reeling Brewers to just their third win in the last nine, 5-3 over the […]

Baseball fan born in 1908 celebrates her 111th birthday

SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) — A woman has celebrated her 111th birthday in New Hampshire with a bunch of cupcakes and a tribute from singers. Hazel Nilson was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Chicago. A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, she likes to say she was born the last time the team won the World Series before […]

Pan Am Games protesters each get 12 months of probation from U.S. Olympic committee CEO

DENVER (AP) — The letters went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience. The CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent letters of reprimand to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden for protesting on the medals stand last week at the Pan American Games, but […]

Fowler drives in 4 runs in Cardinals 9-2 win over Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler hit a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Tuesday night in the second game of the series between NL Central contenders. Tyler Webb (1-1) earned his first major-league victory with one-third inning of work in his 79th […]

Running track sped up success for Badgers RB Jonathan Taylor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor is one of the best running backs in college football. He would be the first to say his success isn’t due to just one person. There are, of course, his parents, Elizabeth Taylor and Jonathan James, and several other family members and coaches. But a single observation by a […]

Home run robbers get praise — and swag for spectacular plays

It was late in the 2015 season when Baltimore’s Manny Machado smoked a pitch from Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer into center field at Camden Yards. Kevin Kiermaier sprinted to the wall, turned and leaped high above it before reaching back and snatching the ball . He banged off the wall and landed on his feet […]

Hudson, Cards take no-hit bid into 8th and blank Brewers 3-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Only when Dakota Hudson reached the dugout after being removed from the game did he realize something was different. “Guys were giving me hugs instead of handshakes,” the St. Louis Cardinals starter said. “I thought, what was going on? I didn’t know it was a no-hitter.” Hudson and two relievers combined […]

Vikings top Seahawks 25-19 behind crisp preseason passing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pressure is on Minnesota’s offense to improve, and a more productive passing attack will depend partially on a diversified group of targets for Kirk Cousins. Some of that depth was on display Sunday night against Seattle. Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown […]

Former Packers RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. He had […]

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