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Hubbard’s Birdie Runs Takes Him to 65 and Mississippi Lead
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Hubbard’s Birdie Runs Takes Him to 65 and Mississippi Lead

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mark Hubbard ran off five straight birdies on the back nine and ended with a superb shot to 4 feet, giving him a 7-under 65 and a one-shot lead Saturday n the Sanderson Farms Championship as he goes for his first PGA Tour victory.Hubbard has gone 163 starts over six years without winning, and this would be as good a chance as any. It's his first time to hold a 54-hole lead on tour.Mackenzie Hughes of Canada showed how much can change in so little time at the Country Club of Jackson.Hughes sent his approach long on the 18th and faced a difficult putt up closely mown grass to a green and raced away from him. Right went it looked as though Hubbard might have a three-shot lead, Hughes holed the putt from 30 feet for birdie and a 68.Hubbard was at 15-under 201, one shot...
US Women Win Fourth Straight Gold at World Cup, Top China
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US Women Win Fourth Straight Gold at World Cup, Top China

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball WriterSYDNEY (AP) — The names on the U.S. team have changed, the Americans' dominance has not.A'ja Wilson scored 19 points, Kelsey Plum added 17 and the United States beat China 83-61 on Saturday to win its fourth consecutive gold medal at the women's basketball World Cup.“It feels great,” said Wilson, who was selected as the tournament’s MVP. “We came here on a mission, we got it. We got gold. Now we’re going home with some hardware. It feels great to us. Australia was great to us. I didn’t see any kangaroos, but it’s OK because we are leaving with a gold.”This was one of the most dominant teams in the Americans' storied history in the World Cup that now has won 11 gold medals. They now have won four straight gold medals for the first-time ever. This was...
Mariners’ 21-Year Playoff Wait Ends on Raleigh’s Walk-Off HR
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Mariners’ 21-Year Playoff Wait Ends on Raleigh’s Walk-Off HR

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports WriterSEATTLE (AP) — More than an hour after Cal Raleigh ended the longest playoff drought in baseball, he was back on the field with his teammates, circling the perimeter of the field to acknowledge the tens of thousands of fans who still stuck around.The celebration was more akin to winning something big in October, rather than a victory on the last day of September. But after 21 years, the Seattle Mariners could be excused for going a little over the top upon their return to the playoffs.“It's better than maybe what you could dream it to be,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said.Raleigh hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Mariners clinched a wild-card berth in the American League with a 2-1 victory over the Oakland...
Ohtani Takes No-Hitter Into 8th, Angels Beat Athletics 4-2
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Ohtani Takes No-Hitter Into 8th, Angels Beat Athletics 4-2

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports WriterANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani pitched no-hit ball into the eighth inning and extended his hitting streak to 14 games as he led the Los Angeles Angels over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Thursday night.In his final home start of the season, Ohtani (15-8) issued a leadoff walk to Tony Kemp before retiring the next 22 batters in order. Conner Capel broke up the no-hit bid with a sharp grounder that deflected off sliding shortstop Livan Soto’s glove and into left-center field with two outs in the eighth.Even if Soto had been able to field it, he would have had trouble throwing out Capel.Dermis Garcia followed with a clean single to left before Ohtani retired Shea Langeliers on a grounder to third to end the inning.Political CartoonsOhtani had a...
Escobar Rallies Mets Past Marlins in 10, Back Into 1st Alone
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Escobar Rallies Mets Past Marlins in 10, Back Into 1st Alone

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — With the Mets needing a comeback in the pressure of a tight pennant race, Eduardo Escobar was a one-man show.Escobar homered and drove in five late runs — including the game-winning single in the 10th inning — to rally New York past the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Wednesday night and back into sole possession of first place in the NL East.“It was an incredible moment,” Escobar said through a translator. “What a game that was and how it just turned out.”By overcoming a four-run deficit, the Mets moved a game ahead of the Braves heading into a three-game showdown between the teams in Atlanta this weekend. The defending World Series champions lost 3-2 in 10 innings at last-place Washington, one night after pulling even with New York.Political...
Croatia, Dutch Advance in Nations League; France Loses
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Croatia, Dutch Advance in Nations League; France Loses

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports WriterPARIS (AP) — Croatia and the Netherlands finished warming up for the World Cup in style on Sunday by winning their last Nations League games to qualify for the Final Four tournament next year.Croatia topped Group A1 by winning 3-1 in Austria to relegate the hosts to the second tier of the Nations League, while the unbeaten Dutch defeated visiting Belgium 1-0 and won Group A4 with 16 points — six more than second-place Belgium.Defending Nations League and World Cup champion France lost 2-0 in Denmark but avoided relegation because of Austria's defeat.It was the last match for the World Cup-bound teams before the competition starts in Qatar on Nov. 20. Qatar is in the Netherlands' group at the World Cup along with Ecuador and Senegal.Political CartoonsTh...
Texas Tech Tops No. 22 Texas 37-34 With FG in Wild OT Finish
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Texas Tech Tops No. 22 Texas 37-34 With FG in Wild OT Finish

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports WriterLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Trey Wolff kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime, lifting Texas Tech over No. 22 Texas 37-34 after the Red Raiders overcame a two-touchdown deficit in the second half but let a lead slip away in the final seconds Saturday.Texas' Bijan Robinson fumbled on the first play of overtime, and Donovan Smith led the Red Raiders to the 1-yard line before Wolff's winning kick in the Big 12 opener for both teams.Fans of Texas Tech (3-1, 1-0) thought they had their first home win over Texas since Michael Crabtree's last-second catch 14 years ago when Wolff kicked a 45-yarder for a 34-31 lead with 21 seconds left in regulation.The Longhorns had other ideas.Political CartoonsHudson Card's 28-yard pass to Tarique Milton got the Longhorns (2-2, ...
Wilson, Gray Lead US to 77-63 Win Over China in World Cup
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Wilson, Gray Lead US to 77-63 Win Over China in World Cup

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball WriterSYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson admitted she was tired.The WNBA MVP had just gotten to Australia less than 24 hours ago, fresh off a championship and the U.S. was playing its toughest opponent of the World Cup.After a slow start, Wilson was clutch in the fourth quarter, finishing with 20 points to help the U.S. beat China 77-63 on Saturday.“I don't know how I'm doing it,” Wilson said. “You just put things aside ... It's like riding a bike. I am exhausted, I'm not going to lie about it. At this point I don’t even think about it. I’m surrounded by greatness. I really lean on them. I don’t even know which way is up. I see it’s daylight and feel I need to go to sleep.”Political CartoonsThe U.S. now has won 25 consecutive World Cup games since losing in the 20...
Álvarez Beats Golovkin by Unanimous Decision to End Trilogy
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Álvarez Beats Golovkin by Unanimous Decision to End Trilogy

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports WriterLAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Álvarez decisively won his third ring meeting with Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night, earning a unanimous-decision victory in the final bout of their entertaining trilogy.Four years after the fighters' most recent meeting ended in a narrow, disputed victory for Álvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs), the four-division world champion left little doubt about this verdict. The 32-year-old Mexican star delivered a comprehensive pummeling of the now-40-year-old Golovkin (42-2-1) in the first eight rounds, repeatedly testing Triple G's famed chin with combinations and overhand rights.Golovkin started far too slowly with no clear strategy to take the initiative away from Álvarez. Fighting at 168 pounds for the first time in his career, the Kazakh mid...
Smith Overtakes Johnson for 2-Shot Lead in LIV Golf
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Smith Overtakes Johnson for 2-Shot Lead in LIV Golf

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Cameron Smith made a pair of 7-foot birdie putts to finish off his round of 4-under 68 and allow him to overtake Dustin Johnson going into the third and final day of the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago.As easy as Johnson made it look in the opening round, Saturday at Rich Harvest Farms was such a struggle that he shot over par for the first time in the 14 rounds he has played in the Saudi-funded series.Johnson was lucky the deficit to Smith was only two shots. He came up well short of the green on the par-4 17th and had to make an 8-foot par putt, while Smith took the lead for the first time with his 7-foot birdie putt.On their final hole at the par-5 18th, Johnson's approach took a hard hop over the green. After a free drop from the grandstand, he chipped weakly ...