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New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury reacts as he crosses home plate after a three-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

ATLANTA (AP) -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says baseball ''has a way of evening out.''


Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:54 pm

Japan's Shingo Tomita (10) leaps on home plate and celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run off Lewisberry, Pa.'s Jaden Henline in the third inning of the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. Tokyo responded with seven runs in the second, four in the third inning and five in the sixth. Masafuji Nishijima had four hits and six RBIs, and Shingo Tomita hit two of Tokyo's five home runs.


Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:50 pm

In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, photograph, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks takes part in drills before an NFL football scrimmage at the Denver Broncos' headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not practice this coming week with the San Francisco 49ers, who sent him away from the team after he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery Wednesday.


Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:14 pm

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals hitters are heating up. Werth homered and drove in three runs, and Clint Robinson added a pinch-hit home run as the Nationals had 13 hits and rallied past the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Sunday. ''We dug ourselves a pretty good hole here, so we're going to need to get hot and stay hot the rest of the way,'' said Werth, whose Nationals remain 5 1-2 games behind the Mets in the NL East.


Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:05 pm

Jason Day, of Australia, holds up a trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at The Barclays. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, Day pulled away early and poured it on with three long birdie putts on the back nine at Plainfield. The victory moves the 27-year-old Australian to the top of the FedEx Cup after the opening playoff event, assuring that Day will be among the top five who have a clear shot at the $10 million bonus at the Tour Championship.


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Tamulis rallies for first LPGA win

Kris Tamulis hits a shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on August 30, 2015 in Prattville, United StatesKris Tamulis, a 10-year LPGA veteran, rallied from three shots back on Sunday to lift her first tour title at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. The American fired eight birdies in a seven-under par 65, her 17-under total of 271 giving her a one-stroke victory over former world number one Tseng Ya-ni and third-round leader Austin Ernst. "My swing felt really good," Tamulis said.


Day powers to victory in the Barclays

Jason Day of Australia celebrates on the 18th green after his six-stroke victory at The Barclays on August 30, 2015 in Edison, New JerseyJason Day romped to a six-stroke victory in the Barclays on Sunday, firing an eight-under par 62 to seize the lead in the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff chase. The Aussie, who ended a run of major heartbreak with his first Grand Slam title at the PGA Championship this month, backed up that triumph in style. Sweden's Henrik Stenson was a distant second after a 66 for 267.


Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

PGA: The Barclays - Final RoundBy Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes. World number three Day reeled off eight birdies in a bogey-free final round 62 for a 19-under-par 261 total at Plainfield Country Club for his third victory in his last four starts. A distant second on 13-under was Sweden's Henrik Stenson, who posted a 66, while two-times Masters winner Bubba Watson (69) finished third, eight strokes off the pace.


Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic scores

Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic at the par-70 course on Sunday in Edison, New Jersey -19 Jason Day (Australia) 68 68 63 62 -13 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 68 66 67 66 -11 Bubba Watson (U.S.) 65 68 67 69 -10 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 69 65 67 69 Zachary Blair (U.S.) 69 68 67 66 -9 Daniel Summerhays (U.S.) 67 70 68 66 Bae Sang-Moon (Korea) 69 67 63 72 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 69 67 65 70 -8 Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 70 70 67 65 Jason Bohn (U.S.) 71 64 72 65 -7 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 66 71 67 69 Jim Furyk (U.S.) 68 69 69 67 -6 Jim Herman (U.S. ... Golf-Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

(Adds details, background, quotes) By Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes. World number three Day reeled off eight birdies in a bogey-free final round 62 for a 19-under-par 261 total at Plainfield Country Club for his third victory in his last four starts. A distant second on 13-under was Sweden's Henrik Stenson, who posted a 66, while two-times Masters winner Bubba Watson (69) finished third, eight strokes off the pace. Golf-Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six strokes

By Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes. World number three Day reeled off eight birdies in a bogey-free final round 62 for a 19-under-par 261 total at Plainfield Country Club for his third victory in his last four starts. A distant second on 13-under was Sweden's Henrik Stenson, who posted a 66. Two strokes further adrift was two-times Masters winner Bubba Watson (69). ... Man falls 40 feet to death at Atlanta baseball stadium

MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta BravesA 60-year-old man plunged headfirst to his death from the upper deck of a baseball stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, brushing past wires holding a protective net, according to police and witnesses. Gregory Murrey, of Alpharetta, Georgia, fell about 40 feet (12 meters) in front of a sellout crowd of 49,000 during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees, raising additional questions to an ongoing debate about baseball stadium safety. The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted a fan, Marty Burns, who saw the man fall, saying, “When they called A-Rod coming to bat, he got all excited, and his momentum took him over (the railing)." The cause of his fall had not been determined but no foul play is suspected, Atlanta police spokesman Greg Lyon said in a statement.


Red-hot Day leads Barclays by four strokes after 11 holes

PGA: The Barclays - Final RoundEDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - PGA Championship winner Jason Day made four birdies in 11 holes to bolt to a four-stroke lead during Sunday's final round of The Barclays, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. The Australian, who has won the Canadian Open and the PGA from his three previous starts, was 16-under, while Sweden's Henrik Stenson was in second place at 12-under after 12 holes. Day was six strokes clear of third-placed Americans Zach Johnson and Ryan Palmer, who had both completed 12 holes. ...


Golf-Red-hot Day leads Barclays by four strokes after 11 holes

EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 30 (Reuters) - PGA Championship winner Jason Day made four birdies in 11 holes to bolt to a four-stroke lead during Sunday's final round of The Barclays, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. The Australian, who has won the Canadian Open and the PGA from his three previous starts, was 16-under, while Sweden's Henrik Stenson was in second place at 12-under after 12 holes. Day was six strokes clear of third-placed Americans Zach Johnson and Ryan Palmer, who had both completed 12 holes. ... Braves honor fan who died in stadium fall

An American flag is lowered to half mast in memory of Greg "Ace" Murrey, a fan who fell to his death at the game on August 29, 2015, at Turner Field on August 30, 2015 in Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Atlanta Braves paid tribute Sunday to Gregory Murrey, a longtime fan who died after falling from an upper deck in the stands at Turner Field. Murrey, 60, was identified on Sunday morning by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. "The Atlanta Braves are deeply saddened by the loss of Greg Murrey at last night's game," the Major League Baseball team said in a statement following Saturday's incident.


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