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Peavy shuts down Cubs as Giants earn 1st win in series, 4-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey followed Brandon Belt’s leadoff triple in the sixth with a go-ahead double, Jake Peavy won for the second time in six starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday night to stop Chicago’s six-game winning...

Verlander takes no-hit bid into 9th, Tigers beat Angels 5-0

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed barely fair on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night….

Grand jury indicts former 49er Ray McDonald on rape charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person….

Tigers’ Justin Verlander has no-hitter through 6 innings

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander has not allowed a hit for the Detroit Tigers through six innings against the Los Angeles Angels….

Dixon: Karam has strong support system to help with crash

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Sage Karam has a strong support system that his Chip Ganassi Racing teammates believes will help him through the death of Justin Wilson….

Cutler and the Bears thin at receiver as season nears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jay Cutler could only smile and roll with the injuries….

Mahan begins long road in the playoffs, with history on side

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Recent history is what gives Hunter Mahan a level of optimism he would not ordinarily have at The Barclays….

Ex-NFLer Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times

MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others….

Clowney should be ready for Texans’ opener vs Chiefs

HOUSTON (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney is expected to play in Houston’s season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 13….

Triple Crown winner arrives at Saratoga for Travers

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has arrived at Saratoga Race Course, walking off a horse van and into his new surroundings for a few days before running in the Travers Stakes….