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Travelers top Naturals 6-5 in 11 innings

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Travelers need a win Monday night to split a 4-game road series with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in the Texas League.

Jeremy Moore hit an RBI triple in the 11th inning as the Travelers (43-69) edged the Naturals (68-45) 6-5 Sunday at Arvest Ballpark.

Northwest Arkansas' Johnny Giavotella tied the score in the ninth with a two-run homer off Arkansas closer Ismael Carmona.

Cowboys beat Bengals 16-7

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys forced four turnovers, got three field goals from David Buehler and an interception return for a touchdown by Brandon Sharpe for a 16-7 victory over Cincinnati in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night.

One night after Emmitt Smith joined his fellow "Triplets," Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, in the hall, the Cowboys used defense to win the NFL's preseason opener. Tony Romo was 5 for 10 for 59 yards on his only series, which Buehler capped with a 20-yard field goal.

Buehler also connected from 34 and 23 yards, and Sharpe took an interception of third-stringer Jordan Palmer 6 yards for their only touchdown.

Former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens had two receptions for 18 yards in a short stint for the Bengals, who got five sacks, but also committed 12 penalties for 90 yards.

Leonard, Phillips among injured players

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Cincinnati Bengals running back Brian Leonard and Dallas Cowboys tight end John Phillips are among several players injured Sunday night in the Hall of Fame game.

Leonard suffered a sprain of his left foot late in the second quarter on a reception and was helped from the field. He will be further examined when the team returns to training camp.

Phillips, who had four receptions for 60 yards, had his right knee examined after leaving in the first half.

Also injured were Bengals veteran safety Chris Crocker (right ankle) and rookie running back Cordera Eason (right foot); Cowboys receiver-kick returner Titus Ryan (broken left thumb); Dallas tackle Alex Barron (sprained right ankle); and Cowboys tight end Kevin Brock (sprained left ankle).

Owens feels he should still be Cowboy

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Terrell Owens believes he should still be playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

Instead, Owens was playing against them Sunday night as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL preseason.

Owens says, quote, "You have to take the bitter with the sweet, and you move on. Do I think I should probably be there? Yeah."

Owens spent three years in Dallas, 1 of 5 stops during his career that is about to enter a 15th season. Even though he received a 4-year contract extension before the 2008 season, he was released by the Cowboys amid headlines that the wide receiver feuded with quarterback Tony Romo and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

He played for Buffalo in 2009 and signed with the Bengals when training camp started this year.

A's Cahill wins fifth straight against Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, Trevor Cahill allowed six hits through eight and the Oakland Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday.

Rajai Davis and Coco Crisp also drove in runs for the A's, who won for the eighth time in their last 10 home games. Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz drove in runs for the Rangers, who have lost 4 of their last seven.

Cahill (12-4) won his fifth straight against the Rangers despite allowing two unearned runs in the sixth. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Darren Oliver (0-1) started the seventh and gave up a single to Chad Pennington and an RBI double to Crisp before leaving the game.

Texas starter Colby Lewis failed to win his 10th game for a fourth consecutive start, although the Rangers were leading when he was replaced. He gave up a run on three hits over six innings, walking three and striking out seven.

Cardinals-Marlins game postponed

MIAMI (AP) - The final game of the St. Louis Cardinals' series at Florida has been postponed because of rain. No makeup date was immediately announced.

The game started 55 minutes late Sunday, then was halted with two out in the top of the first inning and no score. The postponement came after a wait of 3 hours, 7 minutes.

The Cardinals, who began the day 1 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Reds, start 3-game series Monday at Cincinnati.

The Marlins are off Monday. They play 16 of their next 19 games on the road, starting Tuesday at Washington.

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