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Cincinnati Reds' Aristides Aquino, left, is congratulated by Joey Votto after Aquino hit a hone run, scoring Lotto, during the first inning of the tema's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Associated Press
August 29, 2019 - 7:54 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Aristides Aquino broke the National League rookie record for homers in a month with his 14th in August, but Harold Ramirez homered leading off the 12th inning for the Miami Marlins, who beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Thursday night to avert a four-game sweep. Aquino hit a two-run homer...
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Montgomery Biscuits manager Morgan Ensberg, left, fights back tears as Ryan Thompson, a pitcher with the team, talks about teammate Blake Bivens Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Montgomery, Ala. A Virginia man appears to have used a .30-30 rifle and a sledgehammer in a deadly rampage that claimed the lives of minor league baseball player Blake Biven's wife, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law, according to court documents released Thursday. (Kirsten Fiscus/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Associated Press
August 29, 2019 - 7:44 pm
KEELING, Va. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Blake Bivens said his "heart was turned to ash" when his wife, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law were slain this week. "My life as I knew it is destroyed," the 24-year-old pitcher wrote Thursday night in an Instagram post, his first public statement...
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United States' Morgan Brian (6), Carli Lloyd (10) and Lindsey Horan (9) celebrate after a goal by Brian during the first half of the team's international friendly soccer match against Portugal, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Associated Press
August 29, 2019 - 7:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carli Lloyd had a goal and an assist in front of her hometown fans, and the U.S. women's national team continued its post-World Cup victory tour with a 4-0 win over Portugal in front of a record crowd on Thursday night. The announced attendance of 49,504 at Lincoln Financial...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts after scoring a point against Damir Dzumhur, of Bosnia, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Associated Press
August 29, 2019 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY Roger Federer won't have to wait long to try and end his string of slow starts at the U.S. Open. Federer plays early and Novak Djokovic goes late — which should help him get his sore left shoulder ready to play — as the two stars...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane, left is dejected after missing an opportunity to score during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Associated Press
August 29, 2019 - 3:30 am
Three games isn't usually a big enough window to make cast-iron judgments about any team in the Premier League. Except, maybe, for Tottenham. It's very early, sure, but something's amiss at last season's Champions League finalist. Two of the team's best players, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen...
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A fan holds a sign that reads "All Rise" as New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, greets Gary Sanchez (24) after Judge hit a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Associated Press
August 28, 2019 - 11:08 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A day after hitting a milestone homer, Aaron Judge followed up the 101st of his career. He wasn't alone in another home run barrage by the Bronx Bombers. Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu and Mike Ford all followed Judge's lead with long balls, and the New York Yankees finished off a three-...
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Paintsville's John Walker Phelps on a 44-yard touchdown run past Lawrence County's Andrew Tackett on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 in Louisa, Ky. Paintsville won 48-17. (Kevin Goldy/The Daily Independent via AP)
Associated Press
August 28, 2019 - 6:57 am
Led by a decline in football for the fifth straight year, participation in U.S. high school sports dropped in 2018-19 for the first time in 30 years, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. The 2018-19 total of 7,937,491 participants was...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Tampa, Fla. Baker Mayfield has a new teammate, and she rocks a headband too. The Browns’ charismatic quarterback has entered a marketing partnership with Progressive and will star alongside his wife, Emily Wilkinson, in a national advertising campaign for the insurance giant in which the couple plays homeowners inside a football stadium. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)
Associated Press
August 28, 2019 - 6:25 am
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield has a new teammate. She rocks a headband, too. The Browns' charismatic quarterback has entered a marketing partnership with Progressive and will star alongside his wife, Emily Wilkinson, in a national advertising campaign for the insurance giant. The ad...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, left, yells at home plate umpire Pat Hoberg, right, as Joe Espada, first base umpire Greg Gibson and manger A.J. Hinch get between them after Verlander was ejected by Hoberg during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
Associated Press
August 28, 2019 - 6:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Justin Verlander was bracing for a pitcher's duel as he prepared to face former teammate Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Turned out quite differently than Verlander had imagined. Rookie Yordan Alvarez homered twice as Houston jumped on Morton to...
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Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski holds a news conference announcing his advocacy for CBD and becoming an investor in Abacus Health Products, the maker of CBDMEDIC, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
Associated Press
August 28, 2019 - 6:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A few hours after winning his third Super Bowl, Rob Gronkowski said he was in bed in tears after playing a vital role in the Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. He couldn't enjoy it because of the pain. Gronkowski was hit in the quadriceps during the game, leaving him...
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