Men's sports

August 21, 2018 - 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. soldier who died of injuries in a helicopter crash in Iraq this week was a member of an elite special operations unit and had deployed nine times in support of the U.S. conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2018, file photo, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team, gestures during a rally for the team in Chicago. Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university held a campus party with students and school staffers Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
August 21, 2018 - 12:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university held a campus party with students and school staffers Tuesday for Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, pitcher John Smoltz is honored for his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame before the start of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, in Atlanta. Smoltz says baseball needs to make some changes _ and fast _ to make the game more watchable and more appealing to fans both young and old. Smoltz told PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke that baseball needs to deal with the way the game has changed because of analytics and implement rule changes to make sure decisions aren't always ruled by people using spreadsheets. He said the game is running itself into the ground and isn’t sustainable as it is being played today. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
August 21, 2018 - 11:19 am
Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz says baseball needs to make some changes — and fast — to make the game more watchable and more appealing to fans both young and old. Smoltz told PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke that baseball needs to deal with the way the game has changed...
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China's Liu Xiang celebrates after winning the women's 50m backstroke final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 21, 2018 - 7:41 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Liu Xiang of China swam a world-record time of 26.98 seconds to win the women's 50-meter backstroke gold medal on Tuesday night at the Asian Games. Liu has become the first woman to swim under 27 seconds in the event, breaking the mark of 27.06 set by fellow Chinese...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, upper left, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, below, watches along with catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, and home plate umpire Sam Holbrook during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Cardinals won 5-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 21, 2018 - 3:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the calendar turned to August, the St. Louis Cardinals have been on a tear. They kept it up against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday...
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Houston Astros second baseman Yuli Gurriel, left, and Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano eye the ball after Cano arrived at second base on his double in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 21, 2018 - 1:31 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano hit his first home run since returning from an 80-game suspension, a three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning and lifted the Seattle Mariners to a key 7-4 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Seattle won its fifth straight against the Astros, thanks to...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 20, 2018 - 11:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston pitcher Rick Porcello had the wind knocked out of him after taking a hard liner to the stomach. Two pitches later, Cleveland's Greg Allen knocked the energy right out of Fenway Park. Allen hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning right after Porcello was struck, Corey...
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Atlanta Braves starter Bryse Wilson pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 20, 2018 - 11:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 20, 2018 - 9:19 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home...
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August 20, 2018 - 8:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Star closer Kenley Jansen has been activated off the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier than expected after being cleared by a cardiologist. Manager Dave Roberts says Jansen is available for Monday night's series opener against St. Louis. Jansen hasn't pitched...
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