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Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1 (Yahoo Sports)  

The Los Angeles Angels celebrate their team's 8-1 win against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. The Angels became the first team in the majors to clinch a postseason berth on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Manager Mike Scioscia made his priorities clear when he arrived at his postgame news conference table and unceremoniously swept aside three Angels caps with postseason logos attached to their sides. Albert Pujols left the game in the third inning with a left hamstring cramp after hitting a three-run double, while Shoemaker felt discomfort in his left side after his final pitch.


 

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts (Yahoo Sports)  

Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at the Indianapolis Colts. Sproles had seven receptions for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown run as the Eagles (2-0) won their first game on the road for the sixth consecutive season. Philadelphia, which stormed back from a 17-0 halftime deficit to beat Jacksonville 34-17 in Week 1, also became the fourth team in the last 30 years to win consecutive games in which it trailed by 14 or more points in the 2nd half, according to STATS.


 

Orioles beat Blue Jays 5-2, near AL East title (Yahoo Sports)  

Baltimore Orioles' Ryan Flaherty (3) high-fives teammate Nelson Cruz after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

It's time for the Baltimore Orioles to put the champagne on ice. The Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night. Baltimore can clinch the division crown with a win over Toronto on Tuesday. ''It's pretty special to come in here (Tuesday) and have a chance to do that,'' manager Buck Showalter said.


 

Nats beat Braves 4-2 to close in on NL East title (Yahoo Sports)  

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers in the fifthinning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

A strong and healthy Stephen Strasburg has the Washington Nationals feeling optimistic about their postseason chances. Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title. The Nationals can clinch the division by beating the defending champion Braves on Tuesday night. Strasburg said his team's focus is on the much bigger picture.


 

Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB (Yahoo Sports)  

EDS NOTE: LEWD GESTURE - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon gestures to the crowd after giving up four runs to the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. Papelbon was ejected from the game. The Marlines won 5-4. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he would immediately begin serving the suspension, and that he regrets making contact with umpire Joe West on Sunday. He apologized to Phillies fans in the statement.


 

Chargers RB Mathews has sprained MCL in right knee (Yahoo Sports)  

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is carted off the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and will be out for an undetermined amount of time. Mathews was taken off the field on a cart Sunday after hurting his knee trying to recover his own fumble in the fourth quarter of a 30-21 victory against the Seattle Seahawks. The Chargers didn't say to what degree the ligament was injured, which would help narrow down how long Mathews is expected to be out. ''In all fairness to him and the training staff, everyone recovers differently,'' coach Mike McCoy said Monday.


 

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stretches during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's an NFL fact of life: If a player has talent, a team can find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field profile. Ray Rice is testing that maxim, as much for his deed as the fact that it's documented on video. He's suspended now, but can he rehab his image enough to come back on the field? (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.


 

Panthers unsure if Hardy will play vs. Steelers (Yahoo Sports)  

Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy smiles at fans as he arrives for an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Though he has already been found guilty, the league is sticking by its policy to wait until the appeal process has been heard before making any decision on a possible suspension. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't sure if Greg Hardy will play Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He added that Hardy will continue to practice and attend team meetings, but the coach won't make a decision on when Hardy plays until later this week. The Panthers plan to continue gathering information in what Rivera said is ''a very fluid situation.'' Hardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats after the victim claimed he threw her down on a bed of guns and tossed her into the shower. Rivera said Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was involved in the Hardy discussion and the team received some input from the league, but it was his decision to bench him.


 

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge (Yahoo Sports)  

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will participate in practices and meetings this week, and he is expected to play this Sunday vs. the New Orleans Saints.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.


 

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season (Yahoo Sports)  

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III speaks while standing on one foot during a media availability after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 41-10. Griffin injured his left ankle. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the ''injury-prone'' label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback for much - if not all - of the rest of the year. The NFL ain't never missed a play.


 

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