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SEATTLE (AP) - Cole Hamels dominated for eight innings, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo went deep and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday night to hang around the AL wild-card hunt. Texas and the Los Angeles Angels are 2 1/2 games behind Minnesota for the second wild card. The Angels lost to Cleveland, while the Twins blew out Detroit.
(AP) - A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform. Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive Troy Vincent in August asking for money, political involvement and other commitments from the league. The NFL declined comment when asked about the memo by Yahoo Sports.
(AP) - Oregon looks to avoid a stumble against the struggling Sun Devils. The Ducks are flying again this season while racking up points and huge chunks of yards, while Arizona State coach Todd Graham's hot seat has become warmer as his team has sputtered.
HAINES, Alaska (AP) - Students at Haines High School thought dressing in camo this week was just a part of spirit week, but the hunter's attire turned into a fitting garment when a moose carcass was delivered to the school's lunch program. KTUU-TV reports Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials were forced to euthanize a moose on Tuesday when a vehicle likely struck it. The carcass was then gutted, skinned, quartered and kept cool until the next day, when juniors and seniors processed the meat under supervision of the school district's food service coordinator.
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