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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 01, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he slogged through a season at Triple-A Syracuse that didn't appear to be leading anywhere, Tommy Milone started rediscovering the control that made him a reliable starter in the majors. Now, the 31-year-old left-hander is pitching meaningful games for a team trying to get back...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
August 01, 2018 - 10:58 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees on Wednesday and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip as Harrah's became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting. The...
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August 01, 2018 - 4:05 am
Most people who collect sports cards when they are kids usually end up storing them in boxes for years and years. That's where they stay until something prompts the desire to go through them. For a 76-year-old man from New Jersey who asked to be identified only by his first name, John, it was...
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New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes pitches in relief during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Washington. The Nationals won 25-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 31, 2018 - 11:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets have been searching for any reason to smile during a miserable season. This laugher wasn't exactly what they had in mind. In the highest-scoring game in Nationals franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and Washington kept pouring it on against...
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier grabs a line drive by the Cleveland Indians in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 5-4. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
July 31, 2018 - 11:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers made another addition to their infield, acquiring power-hitting second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday for infielder Logan Forsythe and two minor leaguers shortly before the trade deadline. Dozier departed Target...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington remained bullish on his team even after parting with stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen in the offseason. Even after a swoon through June wiped out a hot start. Even after his club found itself floundering in early July. And...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 31, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have put ace Chris Sale on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, meaning he will miss his scheduled start this week against the New York Yankees. Sale is leading the majors in strikeouts and tops the AL with a 2.04 ERA. The lefty is 5-0 in his last six...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop follows through on a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 1:49 pm
The latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern): 4:40 p.m. The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles. The playoff-hopeful Brewers sent second baseman Jonathan Villar, along...
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July 31, 2018 - 1:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, said he feels lucky to be alive. Kyle McAleer was sitting with his family and friends under the manual scoreboard when he was hit by...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 5, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Ian Kinsler is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Seattle. In a deal announced late Monday, July 30, 2018, the Boston Red Sox have acquired Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
July 31, 2018 - 10:12 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, replacing the injured Dustin Pedroia at second base even as the AL East leaders distance themselves from the New York Yankees — and the rest of baseball, too. Boston will send Triple-A pitchers Ty...
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