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Back on top: Angels reclaim AL West title

Back on top: Angels reclaim AL West title

MLB.com nytimes.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated 6 hours ago
After a four-year playoff drought, the Angels reclaimed the title they held for the majority of the 2000s on Wednesday night, first by beating the Mariners, 5-0, and then by watching as the A's lose to the Rangers, 6-1, in Oakland.
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  • Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18

    Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Another day, another division. The Angels beat the Mariners on Wednesday night, the A's lost in excruciating late fashion to Texas, and Mike Scioscia's team was officially able to put a bow on its long-expected AL West title, joining the Nationals (NL E…
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  • A's unravel after Samardzija's stellar effort

    A's unravel after Samardzija's stellar effort

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    After Jeff Samardzija's eight shutout frames, Sean Doolittle allowed five runs in the ninth as the A's fell, 6-1, to the Rangers. In the process, the Angels clinched the AL West crown and the A's fell into a tie with the Royals for the AL Wild Card lead…
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  • Plate umpire replaced after foul ball hits face mask

    Plate umpire replaced after foul ball hits face mask

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Wednesday night's game between the A's and Rangers was delayed for nearly 10 minutes between the fifth and sixth innings as Mark Ripperger replaced Kerwin Danley as the plate umpire.
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  • Doolittle Blows Save, A's Lose 6-1 to Rangers

    Doolittle Blows Save, A's Lose 6-1 to Rangers

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
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  • Homers help Bucs keep pace in NL Central race

    Homers help Bucs keep pace in NL Central race

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    It might be a good idea for the Cardinals, who lead the National League Central, and the Giants, who hold the NL's No. 1 Wild Card spot, to channel Satchel Paige, the legendary pitcher who famously advised, "Don't look back. Something might be gain…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Wes Welker Returns to Practice; N.F.L. Fines Co…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Wes Welker Returns to Practice; N.F.L. Fines Colin Kaepernick

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    Welker, reinstated after the N.F.L. agreed to a new drug policy, practiced with the Denver Broncos for the first time since Sept. 1.
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  • Mark Davis: Paid leave should follow domestic violence charges,…

    Mark Davis: Paid leave should follow domestic violence charges, allegations

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    An NFL owner believes paid leave from league activities should follow an arrest or allegation of domestic violence. In a story published Wednesday, Raiders owner Mark Davis told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News that “if somebody’s accused or ar…
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  • Duffy's ninth-inning knock cuts into NL West deficit

    Duffy's ninth-inning knock cuts into NL West deficit

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy's two-run single broke a ninth-inning tie Wednesday and lifted the Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. With the Dodgers' loss, San Francisco cut the division deficit to two games.
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  • Vincent Brown feels at home with Raiders

    Vincent Brown feels at home with Raiders

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- When the shock of being released from the San Diego Chargers wore off, it didn't take Vincent Brown long to identify the team he wanted to sign with. "Yeah, this is where I was looking at," a smiling Brown said after his fir…
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  • Vernon Davis doesn’t practice on Wednesday

    Vernon Davis doesn’t practice on Wednesday

    One of the 49ers’ top pass catchers didn’t take part in the club’s first major on-field work of the week. Tight end Vernon Davis (knee, ankle) didn’t practice Wednesday, according to the injury report. However, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh indicated Wednesd…
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  • Raiders coach Dennis Allen is focusing solely on Patriots rathe…

    Raiders coach Dennis Allen is focusing solely on Patriots rather than the issue of his job security

    Filed for print . . . If there is a bull’s eye on Raiders coach Dennis Allen, he’s not interested in talking about it. When the issue of his job security was raised Wednesday, Allen said, “What matters is getting ready for the New England Patriots, and …
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  • Kaepernick to appeal $11K-plus language fine

    Kaepernick to appeal $11K-plus language fine

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maintained his stance Wednesday that he "didn't say anything" to warrant an unsportsmanlike penalty for inappropriate language in Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.
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  • Streater, Sio Moore, MJD, Tuck, Rogers not practicing for Raide…

    Streater, Sio Moore, MJD, Tuck, Rogers not practicing for Raiders as preparations for Patriots begin

    insidebayarea.com 18 hours ago
    The Raiders began work Wednesday to face the New England Patriots without some key players. Wide receiver Rod Streater (hip flexor) and linebacker Sio Moore (ankle) were not on the field after being injured in a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. Neither…
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  • Sharks extend Braun for 5 years, $19 million

    Sharks extend Braun for 5 years, $19 million

    The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension.
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  • Sharks sign D Justin Braun to 5-year, $19 million extension

    Sharks sign D Justin Braun to 5-year, $19 million extension

    NHL.com 19 hours ago
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension. The deal announced Wednesday will keep Braun under contract through the 2019-20 season. Braun has one year remaining on his curr...
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  • Will 49ers be more aggressive in Arizona?

    Will 49ers be more aggressive in Arizona?

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Nursing a 10-point lead and having driven from their own 10-yard line to the Chicago Bears' 6-yard line on the opening drive of the second half Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers suddenly went conservative. Three straight runs netted the Niners nothi…
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  • Kyle Fuller named NFC defensive player of the week

    Kyle Fuller named NFC defensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    There were several high-profile performances to choose from this week, but Bears rookie Kyle Fuller made a prime time impression. Fuller was named the NFL defensive player of the week, after his two-pick performance against the 49ers. Those plays sparke…
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  • 49ers recover after loss under Harbaugh

    49ers recover after loss under Harbaugh

    ESPN.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    In three years under Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers are 37-12-1 in the regular season, a .755 winning percentage. Impressive enough. Perhaps even more notable, though, is the Niners' record immediately following a loss with Harbaugh as their head…
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  • Jake Peavy on next start: 'I was just in the shower thinking ab…

    Jake Peavy on next start: 'I was just in the shower thinking about Dee Gordon'

    yahoo.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    Your browser does not support iframes. It takes right-hander Jake Peavy very little time to start thinking about his next start, especially these days with the San Francisco Giants in the thick of a pennant race with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Peavy allow…
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  • Giants gain 1 in West behind Peavy, Posey

    Giants gain 1 in West behind Peavy, Posey

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    Jake Peavy had another strong outing, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants gained a game in the NL West race with a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
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  • Video - Crawford Powers Giants Past D-backs 00:40

    Crawford Powers Giants Past D-backs

    Sep 17
    Brandon Crawford went four-for-four, with and RBI, in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
  • Video - Ray McDonald Still In 49ers' Plans 00:59

    Ray McDonald Still In 49ers' Plans

    Sep 17
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez discusses the playing status of 49ers DE Ray McDonald.
  • Video - Kaepernick To Appeal Fine 00:43

    Kaepernick To Appeal Fine

    Sep 17
    49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick discusses the fine he received from the NFL for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during Sunday night's game against the Bears.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-Patriots 00:40

    NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-Patriots

    Sep 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Oakland at New England.

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