Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Professional Sports
Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refs

WWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side.

This season, at least in these early weeks, English Premier League referees are taking a stand.

Giants' Bumgarner struggles again vs Dodgers in 9-5 loss

Madison Bumgarner is one of the best pitchers in baseball. Just not this year against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Rob Segedin homered and later left to meet his pregnant wife at the hospital for the birth of his son, and the Dodgers roughed up Bumgarner again to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night.

Olympics done, WNBA ready for sprint to the finish

With the Olympics in the rearview mirror, the WNBA is ready to restart its season after a month-long break.

There should be quite the sprint to the finish over the league's final weeks.

Walker not sharp enough in return, Mariners lose to Yanks

The Mariners' Taijuan Walker was OK in his return from the minors. CC Sabathia was much better.

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer and Sabathia pitched seven innings to win for the third time in two months, leading the New York Yankees over Seattle 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Friedrich gets eighth straight loss as Pads fall to Cubs 5-3

Christian Friedrich was likely to lose his rotation spot soon regardless of results. He's not exactly making a strong pitch, though.

Friedrich lost his eighth consecutive decision in the San Diego Padres' 5-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

D-backs fail to hold a lead again, lose to Braves 7-4

Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks failed to hold a lead in the late innings.

Matt Kemp, a familiar nemesis, had a two-out, bases-loaded double in the eighth inning to erase Arizona's one-run lead and the Atlanta Braves beat the Diamondbacks 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Atta boy! Segedin homers, races to hospital for son's birth

Rob Segedin sprinted from the outfield to the dugout, got frenzied high-fives from teammates and flew down the stairs toward the clubhouse.

"I don't even know if he showered," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Rockies' young bullpen blows lead in 6-4 loss to Brewers

It was a tough night for the young Colorado Rockies bullpen.

Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 comeback win over the Rockies on Tuesday night.

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