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Lynn goes through pain to gain first win over Giants

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants(The Sports Xchange) - Lance Lynn went through the pain barrier to beat the Giants in a regular-season game for the first time on Saturday, shutting out San Francisco on six hits before spraining his right ankle in the eighth inning of a 6-0 victory for the St Louis Cardinals. "It didn't feel good at the beginning," Lynn told reporters of the injury. "It doesn't feel great right now, either, but there's not a ton of swelling, I hear that's a good thing." First baseman Brandon Moss ignited a four-run fifth inning with a leadoff triple and catcher Yadier Molina capped the uprising with a two-RBI single as the Cardinals evened their three-game series with the Giants after a 5-4 loss on Friday.


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Bart Cummings was to horse racing what Sir Donald Bradman was to cricket | Scott Heinrich

The unrivalled trainer was a mould-breaker whose legacy as the king of Australia’s greatest horse race lives on

When the man in the street thinks Australian horse racing, he thinks the Melbourne Cup. And when thoughts turn to the Melbourne Cup, one name rolls off the tongue as naturally as a thoroughbred in full flight: James Bartholomew Cummings.

Related: Bart Cummings, the 'Cups King', dies aged 87 at home in Sydney

Cummings was an achiever and a fighter. But if he was a man of substance, he was also one of personality

Related: Bart Cummings: his life in pictures

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last updated: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:01:46 GMT

Fan Dies After Falling From Upper Deck at Atlanta’s Turner Field
A middle-aged man wearing a Braves cap fell more than 40 feet during a game against the Yankees. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.









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last updated: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:08:40 GMT

Mourinho an unhappy centurion
Jose Mourinho suffered only his second defeat in a home league fixture as manager of Chelsea Saturday as the Blues stuttering start to the season continued.









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12 Cups, 268 G1s: no end to Bart’s greatness
TWELVE Melbourne Cups, seven Caulfield Cups, 33 Derbys and 268 Group 1 wins. There was simply no one like legendary trainer Bart Cummings.

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Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Turner Field
Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Turner Field

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Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier with the Washington Redskins this week, they did. During the first quarter of Washington's game in Baltimore, Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson went in for a tackle on Ravens wide receiver Kamar ...

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Thirty games, man
I usually don’t really like when people point out “the Pirates are now __ games over .500!” or “the last time they were this many games over .500 was 19__.” We are past that. The Pirates are good now, and .500 is no longer a benchmark. Games back/ahead in the standings matter, not games below/above […]

I usually don’t really like when people point out “the Pirates are now __ games over .500!” or “the last time they were this many games over .500 was 19__.” We are past that. The Pirates are good now, and .500 is no longer a benchmark. Games back/ahead in the standings matter, not games below/above .500.

But thirty games over seems like as good a time as ever to just step back for a second and appreciate this season. Yes, it’s a high water mark in this new era of Pirate success, but it also is just a really good, round (but also staggering) number. Thirty more wins than losses! I vividly remember how the Pirates were 30-60 (also a very round and staggering number) at the break when they hosted the All Star game at PNC in 2006. They hit lower points, but that one just sort of sticks out. This group has come a long way…a verrrrry long way.

Heck, the Rockies could be flirting with that thirty-under mark pretty soon if things keep going this way for them, but like Friday night, they at least put up a decent fight. The Pirates couldn’t pile on against a bad pitching staff after Aramis Ramirez‘s three run blast in the first, but that was no problem with J.A. Happ on the mound. He somehow continues to do his thing…as does the bullpen, despite a Mark Melancon 2-run HR hiccup.

Notes:

  • It actually seems kind of funny how little Hurdle trusts Happ once he gets to the sixth considering how well he’s done, but I’m OK with it (especially the way the bullpen is going). Arquimedes Caminero picked up some more big middle-inning outs, as he has done all month.
  • Make that four strong starts for Happ as a Pirate against the one bad one. Remarkable.
  • Ramirez’s three run shot was nice to see, since he apparently isn’t leaving that cleanup spot anytime soon despite mediocre-at-best numbers there as a Pirate so far. It was his first blast at PNC as a Buc since returning.

  • The deep bench struck again for what turned out to be the game winning run: Marte (standard off day) pinch ran and went first-to-third on a single where not everyone would have. The single was hit by pinch hitter Michael Morse. Marte then scored on a Polanco fielder’s choice.

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