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IndyCar driver Wickens has rods, screws placed into spine

Aug. 21, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord injury suffered in a crash at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar says in a statement Tuesday the severity of the spinal cord injury was unknown. Wickens is...

Rockets hit during Afghan president's address; no injuries

Aug. 21, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rockets were fired Tuesday toward the presidential palace in Kabul as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said, prompting a ferocious aerial response, with helicopter gunships bombing the house from where the...

Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 21, 2018 3:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the calendar turned to August, the St. Louis Cardinals have been on a tear. They kept it up against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night....

A look at the 2 first-round games in the WNBA playoffs

Aug. 21, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs: No. 6 Los Angeles (19-15) vs No. 7 Minnesota (18-16) Season Series: Sparks, 3-1. Los Angeles: The biggest question for the Sparks is the health of Nneka Ogwumike, who is listed as questionable for the game because of an illness....

Kris Richard brings fiery style, Seattle success to Cowboys

Aug. 21, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play, which he did in training camp. The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason...

Cano homers late, lifts Mariners to 7-4 win over Astros

Aug. 21, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended. On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months. "It was a good...

Davis homers in jersey signed by fan, A's top Rangers 9-0

Aug. 21, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night they both homered — and Ramon Laureano for the first two times in his career — the rookie learned far more about teammate Khris Davis than just his ability to clear fences. Davis' heart shined through as far as that 438-foot home run he hit sandwiched between...

Mets botch popup in 13th, Giants wind up with 2-1 win

Aug. 21, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets left fielder Dominic Smith readily took the blame for plowing into shortstop Amed Rosario on the potential inning-ending play in the 13th inning that ended up costing his team the game. Smith, a highly touted prospect who has been envisioned as the Mets' first-baseman of the future,...

Davidson homers, Giolito steady as White Sox beat Twins 8-5

Aug. 21, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox were thinking about Rick Renteria all night long. They banded together to get their hospitalized manager one of his favorite presents: another win. Giolito struck out six in six innings, Matt Davidson homered and the White Sox spoiled Stephen...

Ravens crash Luck's homecoming with 20-19 preseason win

Aug. 21, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens spoiled Andrew Luck's Indianapolis homecoming. They picked him off before allowing a completion, and Terrell Suggs nearly chopped the ball out of Luck's hands on a sack. The Ravens then secured a 20-19 preseason win over the Colts by stopping a late 2-point...