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Angels rally from 7 runs down, stun Seattle 10-9
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alberto Callaspo drew a bases-loaded walk to bring home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from an early seven-run deficit for a 10-9 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
Mike Trout matched his season high with four hits for the Angels, who trailed 8-1 after four innings. Peter Bourjos homered and had three hits, and he scored the tying run in the eighth during Los Angeles' final rally for its sixth win in eight games.
Kyle Seager matched his career high with four hits and drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth during a gut-wrenching loss for the Mariners, who couldn't protect a huge lead even with Felix Hernandez on the mound.
Trufant, Alford get hard lessons in mini-camp
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford aren't having an easy time learning how to play cornerback in the NFL.
That's just fine with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith, who's been watching the rookies try to defend Roddy White and Julio Jones during a mandatory three-day mini-camp.
Smith says Trufant and Alford are getting valuable experience against two of the league's best receivers, and the rookies agree.
Trufant, a first-round draft pick from Washington, is challenging right cornerback Robert McClain for the starting job. Alford, a second-round selection from Southeastern Louisiana, is listed behind starting left cornerback Asante Samuel on the depth chart.
Trufant and Alford say they're learning as much on the field from White and Jones as they are from Samuel and McClain in the film room.
Thorns midfielder Edwards has knee surgery
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns midfielder Becky Edwards will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
Edwards suffered the injury while training in Portland last week. She tweeted Thursday that the surgery went well and she's on the road to recovery.
Edwards started each of the club's first 10 matches this season. The Thorns are tied for first place in the inaugural National Women's Soccer League season.
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Clogged pipe blamed for A's stadium sewage backup
A clogged pipe was to blame for a sewage backup at the Oakland A's stadium over the weekend that created a stink and pools of water in the clubhouses used by the A's, the visiting Seattle Mariners and the umpires.
The two teams were forced to share the Raiders' locker room a floor above the baseball clubhouses after Sunday's game.
The Oakland Tribune reports that officials found an unidentifiable mass in a sewer line. A's Vice President of Stadium Operations Dave Rinetti says the mass has been cleared, and everything is expected to be in order for the A's next home game on Tuesday.
A's spokesman Bob Rose says the carpets in the clubhouses are being replaced while the A's are on a seven-game road trip.
Cowboys cut DE who was among bounty suspensions
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive end Anthony Hargrove, a little more than a month after signing the nine-year NFL veteran to a one-year deal.
The Cowboys announced Hargrove's release Thursday.
Hargrove sat out the 2012 season after he was suspended as part of the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. Hargrove was given an eight-game ban after the NFL said the Saints paid cash rewards to defensive players for hits that injured opponents from 2009-11.
Hargrove's suspension was eventually reduced to two games, but he never signed with another team after Green Bay released him during the preseason last year.
The nine-year veteran was with Seattle the season before the bounty scandal broke. He was suspended the entire 2008 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.