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Wallace says his frustrations result from his passion to win

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Bubba Wallace says the pointed criticism he made toward members of his crew last weekend were a result of his passion to win and shouldn't harm his relationship with them. "We have a team capable of winning, cars capable of winning," Wallace said as he prepared for ...

Attorneys seek Deshaun Watson NFL investigation documents

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for multiple women suing Deshaun Watson over allegations of sexual misconduct are seeking the documents from the NFL's investigation into the former Houston Texans quarterback. According to the motion filed Friday by the women's attorneys, Tony Buzbee and ...

Maldonado hits 2 of 5 Houston homers in 9-1 win over Angels

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado homered twice and Jose Altuve, Kyle Tucker and Chas McCormick added a home run each as the Houston Astros built a big lead early and didn't let up in a 9-1 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Houston was up 5-0 after two innings. "That's what was ...

Cruz gets 12th RBI in 13 games, Bucs top Brewers 7-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oneil Cruz collected his 12th RBI in 13 games this season to help Pittsburgh Pirates bounce back from a blowout loss with a 7-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The 23-year-old prospect put the Pirates up 4-1 with two outs in the fourth on a 392-foot solo ...

Reyes, Greene homer in 9th, send Tigers past Royals 4-3

DETROIT (AP) — Victor Reyes and Riley Greene hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. With one out in the ninth, Reyes tied the game off Royals reliever Joel Payamps (2-2). It was the first homer allowed by ...

Toro’s single in 9th sends Mariners over Athletics

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Justin Upton homered to tie it in the eighth inning and Abraham Toro singled home the winning run in the ninth to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Saturday. The Mariners loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth when Lou Trivino (1-6) ...

Sheets drives in two, White Sox hold off Giants 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gavin Sheets doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the Chicago White Sox held on for a 5-3 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Dylan Cease allowed one run in five innings for his third consecutive win. The major league leader in strikeouts per nine ...

Arenado, Cards hit 4 straight HRs in 1st; late HR tops Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nolan Arenado sparked a record barrage of four straight home runs by St. Louis in the first inning, then hit a tiebreaking drive in the ninth that sent the Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 Saturday. With two outs in the first, Arenado, Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez ...

Agent: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193M extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson's lost season to injury and unusual absence from the New Orleans Pelicans during his recovery didn't stop the club from betting big on their long-term future together. The star forward agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million extension with New Orleans ...

Elliott wins pole as he tries to defend Road America title

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the pole at Road America and will lead the field to green Sunday in his title defense on the Wisconsin road course. NASCAR's most popular driver is coming off a win last weekend at Nashville and put himself in position to make it two straight Cup ...