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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jake Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

Sunday, August 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball’s third no-hitter in less than three …

Scott Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Juan Pablo Montoya

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. — Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the points from the season-opening race right until the final lap Sunday. But he finished the race in sixth, which allowed Dixon to tie him in the …

Yankees ride trio of 2-out HRs to 20-6 runaway over Braves

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says baseball “has a way of evening out.” Following a sluggish end to a homestand that cost the Yankees the AL East lead, things evened out for their bats in a big way against the Braves. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer, Chase Headley and …

White Sox rally past Red Sox, 5-4

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rookie Trayce Thompson drove in three runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night. Thompson, who was called up Aug. 3, finished 3 for …

Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld Tuesday, dealing a blow to New Jersey’s latest effort to expand gambling options to help its struggling casinos and racetracks. But …

Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start with Patriots

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I …

Talks go on as lawyers try to win over ‘Deflategate’ judge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and …

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic are US Open top seeds

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings Tuesday. The year’s last major tournament starts Monday, when Williams will seek to complete the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. …

Victor Cruz believes he will be ready for Giants opener

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Receiver Victor Cruz is hoping to be ready for the New York Giants’ regular-season opener against Dallas despite not playing in the first two games of the preseason. Cruz, who is coming back from …

IndyCar heads to finale reeling from loss of Justin Wilson

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk. Justin Wilson had been airlifted out of the track …

Rusney Castillo’s 5 RBIs lead Joe Kelly, Red Sox over White Sox

Monday, August 24, 2015

CHICAGO — Rusney Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Monday night. Kelly (7-6) allowed five hits …

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

Monday, August 24, 2015

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson is a …

Preseason and training camp injuries mount up

Monday, August 24, 2015

The games don’t count. That makes the pain from major preseason injuries even more, well, painful. Yet NFL teams go through weeks of training camp in the intense heat of summer, then play four exhibition matches — five …