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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., right, watches his grand slam off Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna during the eighth inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
October 16, 2018 - 8:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — With his team down one run going into the eighth inning, Houston manager AJ Hinch went to closer Roberto Osuna in hopes of keeping it that way. Things only got worse for the Astros in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. Osuna gave up a grand slam to Jackie Bradley Jr. after hitting...
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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrates after his grand slam against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 16, 2018 - 8:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't let his demeanor change this season, even as fans begged Boston to trade him during a miserable first-half slump. Stayed steady after the biggest swing of his career, too. Bradley belted a grand slam for his second big hit in the AL Championship Series,...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, watches from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. With Butler's status still unresolved, coach Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves head toward the season coming off the franchise’s first playoff appearance in 14 years but carrying yet a still-cloudy outlook despite the super-max contract Karl-Anthony Towns.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
October 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
Jimmy Butler is back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his first practice of the season had fireworks. He caused them — with his words and his play. Butler, who asked for a trade more than three weeks ago, practiced with the Timberwolves for the first time this season Wednesday. ESPN reported...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn't make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, FIle)
October 09, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn't make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025. The 40-year-old Cash had one year remaining on a five-year...
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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz, center, is swarms by teammates after the Colorado Rockies committed the final out in the ninth inning of Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Denver. The Brewers won 6-0 to sweep the series in three games and move on to the National League Championship Series. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 08, 2018 - 4:09 pm
Of course Erik Kratz kept hoping for a moment like this. That's why he stuck around, through a dozen big league organizations, a couple of cruel demotions in the minors, a bunch of near-misses in the World Series. And the time he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a nail gun. "I really feel...
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San Antonio Spurs' Dejounte Murray (5) grabs a rebound next to teammate Bryn Forbes, left, and Houston Rockets' Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
October 08, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Dejounte Murray was driving past James Harden and on his way to the basket, showing one of the skills that made the San Antonio Spurs convinced he's the right point guard for their team. And then Murray's knee gave out. In an instant, the entire trajectory of the Spurs' season might have changed...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor is seen in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award. Molitor has been offered another position within the organization. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 02, 2018 - 2:54 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award, in pursuit of more productive development by their younger players. "This wasn't about our record this year. This is about what we think is best as we...
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver John Brown, left, catches a pass from quarterback Joe Flacco for a 33-yard touchdown in front of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Joe Haden (23) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
September 30, 2018 - 7:48 pm
The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT): 10:45 p.m. The Baltimore Ravens are 15 minutes away from ending a three-game losing streak to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens lead 17-14 through three quarters at Heinz Field. Justin Tucker pushed Baltimore in front with a 47-yard field goal. The...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, congratulates running back James White on his touchdown run against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 30, 2018 - 4:14 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots' losing streak is over. And so is the Dolphins' undefeated start. Tom Brady threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns and the New England Patriots handed Miami its first loss of the season in a 38-7 rout on Sunday. It denied the Dolphins (3-1) their first 4-0...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) scrambles during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
September 30, 2018 - 2:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw a career-high six touchdown passes — one shy of the NFL record — and the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears pounded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-10 on Sunday. The Bears (3-1) won their third straight with Trubisky delivering the sort of breakout performance...
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