OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Matt Olson hit his sixth home run in seven games, a second-inning drive off Nick Martinez that helped the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-1 and damage the Rangers' playoff hopes. Texas, which had won four straight, dropped 3½ games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card. The Rangers are tied with the Los Angeles Angels. Shin-Soo Choo hit his 21st home run for Texas, which has lost six of its last seven at Oakland.
HOUSTON (AP) - Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball over seven innings to remain perfect with Houston and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer to propel the Astros to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Verlander walked two and struck out six to improve to 4-0 since being traded from Detroit on Aug. 31.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Orlando Scandrick will play with some sort of protection on his broken left hand after missing just one game. The Dallas cornerback already had that plan before the Cowboys ended up with just two healthy players at his position for most of a 42-17 loss to Denver last weekend. And it's a good thing for Dallas that he did anticipate a quick return, because two cornerbacks are likely to be sidelined Monday night at Arizona.
SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) - Baltimore Ravens tackle Jermaine Eluemunor returns to London to fulfill a 10-year dream when the NFL plays at Wembley Stadium. Eluemunor grew up in London and fell in love with the NFL while watching the league's first game on TV in 2007. The rookie lineman who played for Texas A&M could make his professional debut when the Ravens face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
(AP) - Seven NHL teams hired new coaches in the offseason. That doesn't include coaches who took over teams during the season a year ago in places like Montreal, St. Louis and Boston.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court has set oral arguments for Oct. 2 in the NFL's bid to reinstate Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic case in Ohio, meaning the star Dallas Cowboys running back will play at least two more games. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans cleared the way for last year's NFL rushing leader to play Monday night at Arizona and at home Oct. 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.
HOUSTON (AP) - Forty-four years after the "Battle of the Sexes," the landmark tennis match in which Billie Jean King routed Bobby Riggs, there's still much that needs to be done to bring about true gender equality on the playing field. While females have far more opportunities up to the college level, mostly thanks to Title IX, they're still largely denied the chance to make a good living at the sports they love.
WACO, Texas (AP) - A court filing this week reveals that the former interim president of Baylor University referred to some women who had been sexually assaulted as willing victims. The remark was part of an email exchange last year between David Garland and a Baylor administrator. The email was obtained by lawyers for former students who say they were sexually assaulted and are suing Baylor on claims the school ignored their rape allegations.
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