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The status of sports betting in each state.;
August 03, 2019 - 7:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Roman Quinn follows through on a home run in the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
August 02, 2019 - 10:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez did everything he could playing in the field for the first time since he was a kid and it still wasn't enough. Jose Abreu hit an RBI single off outfielder Roman Quinn in the 15th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Friday night...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez works during first-inning baseball game action against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto, Sunday, July 28, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 5:46 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: STARTING OVER Aaron Sanchez (3-14, 6.07 ERA) makes his debut for the Astros, three days after they got him in a trade with Toronto. The 27-year-righty leads the majors in losses — in 2016, he was an All-Star and topped the AL in ERA. Houston...
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August 02, 2019 - 8:04 am
LONDON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says Manchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 02, 2019 - 12:14 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NO REINFORCEMENTS The Yankees came up short trying to acquire pitching help at the trade deadline, and that's putting more pressure on James Paxton to shake off a rough stretch. The big left-hander is 0-3 with a 6.67 ERA in his past six starts,...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to a Cleveland Indians batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 01, 2019 - 9:14 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerrit Cole didn't lose a game in June or July and continued his remarkable run on the first day of August. Cole pitched one-run ball over seven innings and extended his winning streak to a career-best nine games as the Houston Astros beat the Indians 7-1 on Thursday, spoiling the...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 01, 2019 - 3:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Wheeler is still a Met, which makes him part of a suddenly dominant starting rotation. A day after the trade deadline passed, the hard-throwing right-hander kept his club on a second-half roll. Wheeler tossed seven innings of four-hit ball, Robinson Canó drove in two runs with a...
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Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett (50) looks to throw a punch as he is held back by a number of Pittsburgh Pirates players during a brawl in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The Pirates won 11-4. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh pitcher Keone Kela has been suspended for 10 games, Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett for eight and Yasiel Puig for three after a furious brawl between the Pirates and Reds. Major League Baseball issued eight suspensions Thursday, two days after the fight at Great American...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Dyson throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Phoenix. Four days after acquiring Sergio Romo from Miami, the Minnesota Twins fetched another veteran right-handed reliever in Sam Dyson with a deadline-beating deal Wednesday, July 31, 2019, with San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
August 01, 2019 - 7:46 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will rely on largely the same roster for the stretch run as the one that originally propelled them into first place, with the exception of a few potentially valuable additions to the bullpen. Four days after acquiring Sergio Romo from Miami, the Twins got...
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Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos, right, hugs farewell to Jordy Mercer in the dugout, after Castellanos is traded to the Chicago Cubs, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
August 01, 2019 - 1:46 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW FACES AND PLACES Following a flurry of deals just before Wednesday's trade deadline, players all over the majors will be joining their new teams. Zack Greinke (Astros), Shane Greene (Braves) and Nicholas Castellanos (Cubs) were among the...
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