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Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

Aug. 19, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers looked almost ready for the regular season from their first series. Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks probably feel like they've got more work to do. Melvin Gordon rushed for a short touchdown to cap a strong 70-yard opening drive by...

Watson, Garoppolo sharp as Texans top 49ers 16-13

Aug. 19, 2018 12:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After throwing just one pass in his return to game action last week, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was determined to stay on the field a little longer on Saturday night. Watson used his one series to march the Texans down the field, going 5 of 8 for 73 yards, capped by a 1-yard...

Villanueva's walk-off single gives Padres win over D'Backs

Aug. 19, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christian Villanueva had a hard time walking, yet still managed to get a walk-off hit. Villanueva, who fouled a ball off his foot on Friday night, had a walk-off pinch-hit single in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres ended a five-game skid with a 7-6 win over the Arizona...

Wondolowski's goal helps Earthquakes to 1-1 tie with Toronto

Aug. 19, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored in the tying goal in the 77th minute in the San Jose Earthquakes' 1-1 draw with Toronto FC on Saturday night. Wondolowski ran onto a long pass from Nick Lima and ripped a shot from the right side that bounced off goalkeeper Alex Bono. Wondolowski chased down...

Accelerate runs away with Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Aug. 18, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Trainer John Sadler woke up feeling confident on Pacific Classic day, believing he had the best horse in the field. "The toughest thing all day was getting into the parking lot," he said. Accelerate never gave Sadler reason for concern, living up to his name with a record 12...

Migrant spouse of pregnant woman detained on way to hospital

Aug. 18, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman said Saturday that she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man was detained because he was wanted on an outstanding arrest...

LA Rams spoil Raiders' return to Coliseum with 19-15 win

Aug. 18, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and Jon Gruden both knew they've got to coach against each other in a real game just 23 days after the Rams' preseason visit from the Raiders. So while the Raiders' return to the Coliseum was a thrill for their faithful Southern California fan base, the Rams' young coach and...

Santa Anita to rename race in honor of American Pharoah

Aug. 18, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will rename a Grade 1 stakes race in honor of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. The track says the American Pharoah Stakes for 2-year-olds will be run at 1 1/16 miles on Sept. 29. The race was formerly known as the FrontRunner Stakes, which American Pharoah won...

Cahill sharp, A's beat Astros 7-1 to tie for AL West lead

Aug. 18, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were an average team two months ago, a dozen games behind the Houston Astros and closer to the bottom of the AL West than the top. Well, look at the A's now. Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Athletics kept up their unlikely...

The Latest: US says man was arrested on outstanding warrant

Aug. 18, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest by immigration agents of a man as he drove his wife to the hospital so she could give birth (all times local): 4:15 p.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that the California man who was arrested by its agents as he drove his wife to the hospital so...