A's streak at 20

A's streak at 20
The seemingly unstoppable Oakland Athletics set an AL record with their 20th straight victory Wednesday night, even though they blew an 11-0 lead before pinch-hitter Scott Hatteberg homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Kansas City 12-11. More, C6.
A better surface?
Rusty Wallace was perplexed by the problems at Richmond International Raceway for the last Winston Cup race. He thinks things will be a lot better this time. More, C5.
Another easy win
Venus Williams cruised into the U.S. Open semifinals, one day after sister Serena. Venus defeated Monica Seles 6-2, 6-3, and a third straight sister-sister Grand Slam final grows more likely by the day. More, C8.
McNutt for Heisman?
It started out as a gag, a group of college kids promoting a bench-warming Ohio State defensive back with a funny name for the most prestigious honor in college football. Now the campaign for Richard McNutt as a Heisman Trophy candidate has taken on a life of its own. More, C8.

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