CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The NCAA is reopening its investigation into academic improprieties at the University of North Carolina, the university announced on Monday.

A clash between division leaders gets underway Monday night between the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers.

If last weekend's series against the Oakland Athletics and their major-league best 48-30 record offered any kind of barometer for the Miami Marlins, the readings weren't good.

The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right knee strain.

The Oakland Athletics try to pull off a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins when the two clubs meet Sunday afternoon.

Half an hour after the Oakland Athletics' latest extra-inning win, first baseman Brandon Moss stood at his locker showered and shirtless, trying to cool down so he could dress.

Josh Donaldson hit the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 14th inning, while Jeff Francis worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the home half, as Oakland topped Miami by a 7-6 count in Saturday's marathon middle test of a three-game interleague series.

Working overtime is not paying off for the Miami Marlins.

MIAMI - To get their 7-6 win Saturday, the Oakland Athletics had to survive a harrowing bottom of the 14th, when a broken-bat single and an infield hit combined with a wild pitch and a walk to load the bases with one out. Jim Johnson, who was trying to get the win, left at that point, and the A's lone remaining reliever, Jeff Francis came out of the bullpen.

MIAMI - The Oakland Athletics still haven't lost a game this year in which they've led by four runs.

The Oakland Athletics benefited from a replay reversal during a four-run ninth inning that pushed them past the Miami Marlins, 9-5, in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris left Friday's game against Miami with lower back tightness but said he hopes to rejoin the lineup Sunday.

The Oakland Athletics hope to continue what has been an incredible offensive surge of late when they open a three-game series versus the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.

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