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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Diego Valeri scored twice to extend his MLS-record scoring streak to nine straight games and the Portland Timbers beat Orlando City 3-0 Sunday. Valeri moved in front of NYCFC's David Villa for most goals this season with 20. The Argentine midfielder scored on a penalty kick in the 15th minute to extend the streak. Fans chanted "M-V-P! M-V-P!" after his second goal in the 59th minute.
SEATTLE (AP) - Corey Kluber threw seven strong innings to become the first 18-game winner in the American League, Jose Ramirez's 29th home run snapped a 2-all tie, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Sunday. The loss eliminated the Mariners from contention for the second AL wild card. Seattle is seven games behind Minnesota with six games left.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marcus Mariota threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, and the Tennessee Titans scored 21 straight points in rallying to beat the Seattle Seahawks 33-27 Sunday. Both teams chose not to take the field for the national anthem on a day of protests around the NFL. Meghan Linsey, a runner-up in "The Voice," took a knee when she finished singing.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - NASCAR isn't the NFL. It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the national anthem Sunday prior to a race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn't want anyone in their organizations to protest. Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt's longtime team owner, said of protesting: "It'll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus."
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