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  • By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Matt Olson hit his sixth home run in seven games, a second-inning drive off Nick Martinez that helped the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-1 on Friday night and damage the Rangers' playoff hopes.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella drew a bases-loaded walk off All-Star closer Corey Knebel with one out in the 10th inning, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Friday night to tighten their grip on the NL Central.

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  • By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella drew a bases-loaded walk off All-Star closer Corey Knebel with one out in the 10th inning, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Friday night to tighten their grip on the NL Central.

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  • By MATT CARLSON Associated Press
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CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Davidson drove in three runs with his 26th homer and a double, Yoan Moncada hit a two-run drive and the Chicago White Sox overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Friday night.

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  • By JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest.

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  • By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer
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HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball over seven innings to remain perfect with Houston and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer to propel the Astros to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

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  • By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randal Grichuk scored after an error by Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer, capping a frantic ninth-rally that lifted the surging St. Louis Cardinals over Pittsburgh 4-3 on Friday night.

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  • By IAN HARRISON Associated Press
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TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden-ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 Friday night and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth.

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  • By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer Friday night, and the Boston Red Sox extended their AL East lead to four games by overcoming Scooter Gennett's fourth grand slam of the season for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

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  • By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer
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The U.S. Olympic Committee's security chief sent a letter to potential Winter Olympic athletes saying there are no indications that recent developments between the U.S. and North Korea have compromised security in South Korea.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers took a long-term approach when they overhauled their entire football operation last winter by hiring a new coach and general manager. Amid their 0-3 start under Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, the team isn't sounding the alarm.

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  • By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are 2-0 for the fifth consecutive season, but there's one big area of concern: they've had four turnovers in their own territory that led to four touchdowns.

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  • By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wouldn't change much about the way things have been going lately for his Mountaineers, who bounced back from a close loss in their opener to Virginia Tech with a pair of lopsided routs.

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  • By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Goalkeeper Derrick Tellez signed his historic contract with the Portland Timbers on Friday before showing off his considerable skills in practice and making his best game face for a team photo.

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