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Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar throws to first for the double play hit into by Texas Rangers' Leonys Martin after forcing Michael Choice (15) out second during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tough to catch the Kansas City Royals when they are leading after six innings. Greg Holland leads one of the majors’ best bullpens.

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Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws to first to after fielding a grounder from Los Angeles Dodgers Dee Gordon for the an out in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denard Span hit two of Washington’s four homers, Gio Gonzalez got his first victory of the second half and the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of division leaders.

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US OPEN SCENE: Azarenka’s ‘Happy Birthday’ wish

Victoria Azarenka,  of Belarus, reacts after a point during a math against Aleksandra Krunic, of Serbia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — As a singer, Victoria Azarenka makes for a really good tennis player.

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Rockies overtake Giants in the 9th

San Francisco Giants relif pitcher Jean Machi reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Colorado Rockies' pinch-hitter Ben Paulsen in the seventh inning of the Rockies' 10-9 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — A solid start to the day by the San Francisco Giants gave way to a rough finish.

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AP source: ASU extends both basketball coaches

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A person familiar with the contracts says Arizona State has agreed to extensions for men’s basketball coach Herb Sendek and women’s coach Charli Turner Thorne.

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