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Palmer leads Raiders to 26-16 win over Chiefs

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Palmer leads Raiders to 26-16 win over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and the Oakland Raiders stuffed the struggling Kansas City Chiefs 26-16 on Sunday for their sixth straight win at Arrowhead Stadium.

Sebastian Janikowski was perfect on four field-goal attempts, and the Raiders (3-4) nearly became the third straight team to keep the Kansas City offense out of the end zone.

The Chiefs (1-6) scored their only touchdown with 2:27 left in the game.

Darren McFadden ran for 114 yards, and Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey had touchdown catches for Oakland, which has won two straight after losing four of its first five.

Matt Cassel threw for 218 yards in place of Brady Quinn, who left in the first half with what the team called a ``head injury.'' Quinn had started his second straight game.

The Chiefs have lost four straight and still have not led in regulation this season.

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Nick Markakis makes All-Star debut after 12 1/2 seasons

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Nick Markakis makes All-Star debut after 12 1/2 seasons

Beloved former Oriole Nick Markakis is finally being recognized as an All-Star this week in Washington, D.C. at the 89th Midsummer Classic. 

The 34-year-old right fielder waited 12 1/2 Major League Baseball seasons for his name to be called. 

Markakis, who is on his way to having the best season of his career, is batting .323 and leading the NL with 120 hits. He received the most votes of any NL outfielder in fan voting.

A 22-year-old Markakis first arrived in the Orioles clubhouse in 2006 when the average age of the rest of the Orioles’ starting lineup was 32. The now 34-year-old finds himself as one of the oldest on a Braves team that is 10 games above .500 at the halfway point of the season and only 1/2 game back from the first-place Phillies.  

MLB announced Tuesday night's starting lineups, which features Markakis batting 7th and playing right field for the National League. 

Catch Markakis and the rest of the field in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at 8 p.m. on FOX. 

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