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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning in a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Cleveland. The Indians won 6-5. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 12, 2019 - 8:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana homered leading off the ninth inning to send the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 win over the fast-fading Boston Red Sox on Monday night and back into first-place in the AL Central. After the Red Sox tied it in the top of the inning, Santana connected on a 2-2 pitch from...
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August 12, 2019 - 6:41 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old soccer player has signed a professional contract with USL Championship club Orange County SC. Francis Jacobs is the youngest male player ever to sign a pro soccer contract in the U.S., according to the club. Jacobs is from Laguna Beach, California. He was 14...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 12, 2019 - 5:39 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ONE-TWO PUNCH Houston goes into a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox with two of the pitchers the Astros hope will carry them deep into October. In the opener, Zack Greinke will make his second start for AL West-leading Houston since he...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig hits an RBI double off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 12, 2019 - 1:13 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig has dropped the appeal for his three-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl when he was with Cincinnati. Puig will begin serving his ban Monday night when the Indians, who have climbed back into a tie for first in the AL Central, open a three-...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterbacks Jalen Hurts, left, and Tanner Mordecai, right, throw during NCAA college football practice in Norman, Okla. Hurts is competing with Mordecai, a redshirt freshman, and Spencer Rattler, a true freshman, to become starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 12, 2019 - 11:37 am
Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season loss. Oklahoma now has another transfer quarterback — former national championship winner Jalen Hurts —...
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Cincinnati Reds' Aristides Aquino celebrates after hitting a solo home run, his second home run of the game, in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
August 10, 2019 - 7:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds rookie Aristides Aquino homered in his first three at-bats , keeping up his prodigious power display and leading Cincinnati over the Chicago Cubs 10-1 Saturday night. Aquino came up twice more with a chance to match the major league record for home runs in a game. He drew a...
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Tennessee Titans defensive lineman and top draft pick Jeffery Simmons (98) stretches during NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 10, 2019 - 3:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans eagerly welcomed four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey to training camp, even though he didn't stick around too long past individual drills. No need for the Titans' reigning sack leader to push too hard on his first day back. "Oh, it felt...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto reacts after hitting a walkoff single during the ninth inning to win the baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer),
August 09, 2019 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier clobbered a tying, three-run homer and Michael Conforto then lined a game-ending single as the New York Mets stormed back in the ninth inning to stun the Washington Nationals 7-6 Friday night for their seventh straight win. Trailing 6-3, the Mets rallied against closer...
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 09, 2019 - 7:02 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Bauer fanned 11 batters in his Reds home debut Friday night, and Aristides Aquino homered again as Yasiel Puig's replacement, leading Cincinnati to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds' biggest July trade paid off both ways against the NL Central leaders...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif. Colin Kaepernick wants to play in the NFL, even if he has to compete to get on the field. A source close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: “Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life.” Kaepernick released a video earlier this week saying: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 09, 2019 - 11:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick wants to play in the NFL, even if he has to compete to get on the field. A person close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: "Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life." The person spoke...
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