Monday, September 1, 2014
Professional Sports
Fowles leads Sky past Fever in 2OT to even series

Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 86-84 in two overtimes to even the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals on Monday.

Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and Allie Quigley added 16 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who rallied from 14 points down to earned their first home playoff victory. Both of Chicago's victories in the first round against Atlanta came on the road.

Spangenberg delivers in MLB debut for Padres

Cory Spangenberg had a two-run single for his first big league hit and Tyson Ross pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

Spangenberg, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 draft, had his contract selected from Double-A San Antonio and started at third base. He came up with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth inning and singled to right off reliever Eury De La Rosa for a 3-0 lead.

Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers

San Francisco 49ers right guard Alex Boone has passed his physical and rejoined the team for its Week 1 preparation ahead of Sunday's opener at Dallas.

The 27-year-old Boone reached agreement on a restructured $6 million, two-year contract Sunday. The 49ers requested a roster exemption and Boone must be added to the 53-man roster before he can play.

Texans sign S Manning

The Houston Texans have signed safety Danieal Manning.

The 32-year-old Manning played in 35 games for the Texans from 2011-13 and had 124 tackles, four interceptions and 15 pass breakups. He started six games last year before suffering a season-ending right knee injury. He became a free agent and signed with the Bengals, who cut him at the end of training camp.

Spotlight will be on Lions in Monday night opener

Jim Caldwell's first game as coach of the Detroit Lions will be on quite a stage — at home on a Monday night against the New York Giants.

That's a prospect so exciting his face lit up a bit after he was asked about it.

Dunn homers in 1st at-bat for A's, tops White Sox

Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders.

Acquired a day earlier in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, Dunn became the 12th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at-bat with the team.

Weeks picked off in 10th, Red Sox lose 4-3 to Rays

It was not what Jemile Weeks had in mind for his Boston Red Sox debut — getting picked off as a pinch runner in the top of the 10th inning.

Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 win over Boston on Monday, giving the Rays of split of the four-game series.

Buccaneers G Mankins settling in with new team

Logan Mankins was a little surprised, though not upset, by the trade that sent him from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bucs acquired the six-time Pro Bowl guard in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round draft choice and are counting on Mankins to make a difference on their struggling offensive line.

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