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Fri August 30, 2013

Baltimore Snaps Boston's Four Game Winning Streak

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In baseball, Baltimore beat the Red Sox 3-2, snapping Boston’s four game winning streak.

Elsewhere in the American League, it was Detroit over Oakland 7-6. Kansas City beat Minnesota 3-1. The Angels blanked Tampa Bay 2-0 and Seattle topped Houston 3-2.

Checking the National League, the Mets cruised past Philadelphia 11-3. Washington shut out Miami 9-0 and Milwaukee blanked Pittsburgh 4-0.

After a number of preseason games yesterday the NFL season is now officially underway. The Patriots beat the Giants 28-20. Detroit won against Buffalo 35-13. The Jets topped Philadelphia 27-20. Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis 27-10. Jacksonville beat Atlanta 20-16. Miami edged New Orleans 24-21. Carolina cruised ahead of Pittsburgh 25-10. Washington beat Tampa Bay 30-12. St. Louis trumped Baltimore 24-21. Cleveland edged ahead of Chicago 18-16. Arizona topped Denver 32-24. Seattle took Oakland 22-6 and San Diego fell to San Francisco 41-6.

The NFL reached a $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players, agreeing to pay for medical exams and research. 

The Boston Marathon will accept an extra 9,000 runners for next year's race to accommodate the 5,633 who were stopped on the course this year when two bombs went off near the finish line.

In tennis, women's top seed Serena Williams and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open. Men's second seed Rafael Nadal also cruised into the third round.

Finally, Bashart won the Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga Race Course for trainer Todd Pletcher, paying $7.70 to win.

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