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Raiders top Chargers…Hunt reinstated…Pistons’ Griffin progressing…Trout leads Silver Sluggers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Oakland Raiders are 5-4 after Josh Jacobs ran for a go-ahead, 18-yard touchdown with 1:02 left in a 26-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Jacobs’ scoring burst capped a 75-yard drive after Philip Rivers threw a 6-yard pass to Austin Ekeler that gave the Chargers a 24-20 lead with 4:02 remaining. Melvin Gordon had 22 carries for 108 yards and a TD that put the 4-6 Chargers up 14-10 in the second quarter.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) _ Running back Kareem Hunt has been officially reinstated to the Cleveland Browns’ roster this week after serving the eight-game suspension he received from the NFL for two physical off-field altercations. Hunt has been practicing for two weeks and is eligible to be on the field against Buffalo on Sunday. He was signed by the Browns in February after being released by Kansas City two months earlier.

DETROIT (AP) _ Blake Griffin has been cleared by the Detroit Pistons’ medical staff for basketball-related activities. The power forward hasn’t played at all this season because of hamstring and knee issues that will be monitored daily by the team. The Pistons are 4-5 without Griffin, who averaged a career-high 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists last season.

CHICAGO (AP) _ Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has received his 7th Silver Slugger Award after batting .291 with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs this season. Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yah) Jr., Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies are among the first-time winners on the National League side, along with Los Angeles outfielder. First-timers for the American League are Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu, Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman, and Minnesota catcher Mitch Garver.

UNDATED (AP) _ U.S. Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods has used one of his four wild-card selections on himself. The decision makes Woods the first playing captain in the tournament since Hale Irwin in the inaugural edition 25 years ago. Woods is the reigning Masters champion and is No. 6 in the world ranking. He tied the PGA Tour record with his 82nd career victory, capturing the Zozo Championship in Japan two weekends ago.

Associated Press