Sep 11, 2014 5:51 PM

Sale shines...Senators pressure NFL...US moves into the finals

The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Sale bested Scott Kazmir in a brilliant pitchers' duel as the White Sox topped Oakland 1-0. Sale allowed two hits in eight innings while striking out nine to send the Athletics to their 11th loss in 14 games. At one point, Sale retired 17 in a row.

WASHINGTON (AP) Sixteen female U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. The senators say they are "shocked and disgusted" by the video showing former Baltimore running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles' tendon. The injury happened during a private workout. Mathis set a franchise record and won his first NFL sacks title with 19 1/2 last season.

BARCELONA (AP) The United States pulled away in the second half and rolled into the title game at the Basketball World Cup with a resounding 96-68 win over Lithuania. James Harden paced the Americans to their 62nd consecutive international win with 16 points, all of them in the third quarter.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood has a new contract. He has been given a two-year extension that will run through 2019. Flood has a 17-11 record and is the first Scarlet Knights coach to reach bowl games in each of his first two years.


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