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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during an NFL football practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:27 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto, right, is greeted by teammate Pete Alonso after hitting a solo run home run against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 08, 2019 - 11:16 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: UNEXPECTED IN THE EAST The Nationals and Mets begin a three-game series in Queens with surprising significance considering both teams have been more than 10 games below .500 this season. Washington now leads the NL wild-card race, and New York is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) warms up before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. The Browns have traded disgruntled running back Duke Johnson, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 08, 2019 - 9:58 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Duke Johnson got his wish, and the Browns got more than expected for him. Cleveland traded the disgruntled running back to the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Browns are getting a...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his two-run home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado with Rangers catcher Jose Trevino during the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Cleveland, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 07, 2019 - 12:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez's two-run homer in the seventh inning — just Cleveland's third hit — sent the Indians to a 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Ramírez connected on a 2-0 pitch from Ariel Jurado (6-7), who had blanked the Indians on two...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) and Mickey Callaway (36) celebrate the team's 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2019 - 8:22 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: METS ON THE MOVE The Mets go for their 13th win in 14 tries and a four-game sweep when lefty Steven Matz (6-7, 4.60) faces Miami's Jordan Yamamoto (4-2, 3.94) at Citi Field. The hard-charging Mets are 58-56, a sharp turnaround since losing...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez stretches on the mound during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 03, 2019 - 7:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez looked like a reinvented pitcher in his Houston debut, throwing six stellar innings to start the Astros on a combined no-hitter Saturday night in a 9-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Sanchez was an All-Star in 2016 and led the American League in ERA, but he's...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams is shown on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Fla. Williams did not report to training camp Thursday, July 25, 2019, amid a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 03, 2019 - 10:08 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Coach Jay Gruden says he seriously doubts the Washington Redskins will trade holdout Trent Williams. Gruden says he didn't have "any idea what it would take" to get Williams to training camp. Williams didn't participate in offseason workouts and has been a no-show since camp...
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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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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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