Men's sports

U.S. goalkeeper Zack Steffen (1) untangles red streamers from his legs after fans showered the field with them when Mexico scored a goal during the second half of an international friendly soccer match Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. Mexico won 3-0. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 06, 2019 - 11:35 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The soccer gap between Mexico and the United States is far wider than the Rio Grande that separates the nations. Exactly a year before the start of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Mexico handed the Americans their most one-sided loss in the rivalry since 2009. Javier...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig heads home to score the go-ahead run on a Roberto Perez single off Minnesota Twins pitcher Brusdar Graterol during the 11th inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Indians won 6-2. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 06, 2019 - 11:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following a 13th defeat in 22 games, Cleveland manager Terry Francona decided to deliver a brief pep talk before taking the road for a pivotal series in Minnesota. With time running out in this race, the Indians responded to the skipper's address and took one back from the first-...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, chases down a shot from Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 06, 2019 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal found himself trailing in a tight first set against a bigger, younger opponent who was finding ways to cause trouble in their U.S. Open semifinal. Never one to panic, never liable to have a letdown, Nadal hung tough, waited for 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini to wilt ever...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 06, 2019 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Rafael Nadal is getting closer to an opportunity to play for a 19th Grand Slam title. Nadal leads No. 24 seed Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (6), 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals. The No. 2 seed is trying to win a...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas ruled in a report released Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 06, 2019 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association will discuss the possibility of more widespread testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of a series...
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A row of hearts, each with the name of a victim, adorn a growing memorial to those who died aboard the dive boat Conception, seen early Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2019 at the harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Sept. 2 fire took the lives of 34 people on the ship off Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast near Santa Barbara (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
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September 06, 2019 - 4:13 pm
From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's...
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Houston Astros' Michael Brantley, right, watches his game-winning two-run home run along with Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola, center, during the 13th inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Houston. The Astros won 11-9. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 06, 2019 - 9:40 am
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Houston Astros fell behind by seven runs in the second inning Thursday night, it would have been easy for them to starting looking toward their next game. But for a team eyeing a World Series championship that was never even a thought. "I think that's what makes a team...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece looks to pass around Vitor Benite of Brazil during their group stage match in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 11:45 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team figured that it would eventually cross paths with Giannis Antetokounmpo at this World Cup. And the Americans were right. For the first time, a reigning NBA MVP will play against the U.S. on a major international stage. Antetokounmpo and Greece (...
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Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, middle, gets a high-five from Ben Zobrist after Schwarber's grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 05, 2019 - 8:38 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber's grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning and powered the Chicago Cubs to a 10-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series. The third-place Brewers dropped 7½ games behind first-place St. Louis in the NL...
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Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro puts the tag on Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers at home during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Boston. The Twins won 2-1. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 05, 2019 - 7:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Left fielder Eddie Rosario threw out Rafael Devers at home plate for the final out, preserving the Minnesota Twins' 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Rosario delivered a strike to catcher Mitch Garver as Devers attempted to score from second on a double off the...
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