Sports News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/spo Sports News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2018 EarthLink Networks Inc. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:22:55 EDT Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:58:22 EDT 5 Jags' Sparano returns to Minnesota weeks after dad's death http://enews.earthlink.net/article/spo?guid=20180814/648a5f09-28c3-4945-a456-1011550ba46d JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tony Sparano Jr. directed drill after drill Tuesday, clapping his hands and offering positive feedback to players. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:22:55 EDT 20180814/648a5f09-28c3-4945-a456-1011550ba46d By MARK LONG Associated Press LEADING OFF: Acuna's instant pop, Astros skid, Paxton struck http://enews.earthlink.net/article/spo?guid=20180814/e498fc39-d4cf-4434-b47b-b9691b01c858 A look at what's happening around the majors today: ACUNA AGAIN! Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has homered five games in a row — at 20, he's the youngest major leaguer to do that. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:17:29 EDT 20180814/e498fc39-d4cf-4434-b47b-b9691b01c858 By The Associated Press Associated Press A's edge Mariners to pull within 1 game of 1st in AL West http://enews.earthlink.net/article/spo?guid=20180814/2c5ff808-5785-4dca-8590-bb759ec6ae2e OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Another solid outing from Mike Fiers and Jed Lowrie's 100th career home run helped the surging Oakland Athletics move a step closer to first place in the AL West. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:09:26 EDT 20180814/2c5ff808-5785-4dca-8590-bb759ec6ae2e By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press Gant homers, pitches Cardinals to 6-4 win over Nationals http://enews.earthlink.net/article/spo?guid=20180814/13771824-4f2d-46b1-b4a1-28aa6b4f7796 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even John Gant cracked a smile. Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:42:30 EDT 20180814/13771824-4f2d-46b1-b4a1-28aa6b4f7796 By JOE HARRIS Associated Press Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney http://enews.earthlink.net/article/spo?guid=20180814/248f110e-067a-431f-945d-99f9170d1096 MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:30:40 EDT 20180814/248f110e-067a-431f-945d-99f9170d1096 Associated Press