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August 22, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt celebrates his game-winning RBI single during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals that was suspended by rain with the scored tied on Aug. 8, and continued at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 22, 2019 - 11:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. The original contest was halted after a 1 hour, 49 minute-rain delay early on Aug. 8 with the score...
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Houston Astros' George Springer (4) is congratulated by third base coach Gary Pettis (8) after hitting a home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 20, 2019 - 9:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Martín Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night before manager A.J. Hinch...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 file photo, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL game in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys have given young linebacker Jaylon Smith a new contract while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. Smith’s extension was announced Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn, File)
August 20, 2019 - 8:06 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When the Dallas Cowboys announced a contract extension for Jaylon Smith, it was first a celebration of the linebacker's journey from a career-threatening knee injury in college to one of the NFL's richest contracts at his position. Of course, it didn't take long for the focus...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with head coach Freddie Kitchens at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he doesn’t care if controversial comments by brash quarterback Baker Mayfield put a target on his team. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 20, 2019 - 3:11 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Maybe it's good the Browns and Giants won't play this season. They're already trash-talking. Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to brutally humid...
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Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, center, is congratulated in the dugout after making an over-the-shoulder catch on a Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus flyout to end to bottom of the fourth inning of baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 19, 2019 - 10:19 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels let a six-run lead get away and lost 8-7 in 11 innings Monday night in their first time back in Texas since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series against the Rangers last month. Isiah Kiner-Falefa brought...
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Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2019 - 6:02 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown talks to reporters in the locker room in Florham Park, N.J. McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown was talking to reporters when Alshon Jeffery stepped up on a chair, hit record on his phone and asked the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback a question. "How's No. 17 as a basketball player?" Jeffery inquired. McCown, who played a lot of hoops with Jeffery when...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Ji-Man Choi (26) douses Michael Brosseau after Brosseau's walkoff RBI single off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Matt Hall scored Eric Sogard during the 13th inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 17, 2019 - 8:19 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Brosseau came through in the 13th inning to finish a long night and end an extended scoring drought by the Tampa Bay Rays. Brosseau's pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th drove in Eric Sogard to give the Rays a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night in a game...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits a home run off San Diego Padres' Michel Baez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 16, 2019 - 8:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just like their laid-back new hitting coach, Phillies batters suddenly are relaxed. But they are doing some serious damage. Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep and Philadelphia's resurgent offense remained red-hot in an...
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