Men's sports

FILE - In this file photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, poses for a photo with Arsenal soccer player Mesut Ozil in London. Germany midfielder Ozil has announced his retirement from international soccer, alleging racial discrimination. (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP, File)
July 26, 2018 - 6:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — The president of Germany's football federation conceded he made mistakes in handling a controversy over Mesut Ozil's photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but strongly rejected accusations of racism on Thursday. Ozil announced his retirement from Germany's national team...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
July 26, 2018 - 2:54 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With their three biggest stars all shining Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Angels put on quite a show. Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani homered in the same game for the first time, and the Angels romped to an 11-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Pujols passed Ken...
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Houston Astros third baseman J.D. Davis ends up over the dugout railing after catching a pop foul off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Denver. With the bases loaded, Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia scored the tying run. The Rockies won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 26, 2018 - 12:21 am
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies held the World Series champion Houston Astros to one hit at Coors Field in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night. Jon Gray pitched seven sharp innings and Carlos Gonzalez also homered...
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A tarp covers the infield during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2018 - 10:30 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The game between the Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles was postponed by rain following a long delay that began immediately after Boston took a 5-0 lead in the second inning Wednesday night. All statistics will be wiped out, including three home runs the Red Sox hit off Dylan Bundy...
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Britain's Chris Froome crosses the finish line of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today's shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 25, 2018 - 2:47 pm
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) — His tongue dangling from his mouth, his pedal stroke strained, Chris Froome's hopes of a record-tying fifth Tour de France title slowly drifted away. Up amid the thin and misty air of the Col du Portet — rated the second toughest climb in Tour history — Froome...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes stretches before the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the Mets are still deciding whether the oft-injured slugger needs surgery on both feet that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 25, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets finally have some clarity about Yoenis Cespedes' health. But now they may be without their oft-injured slugger well into the 2019 season. The Mets announced Wednesday that Cespedes would undergo a pair of surgeries to remove calcifications in both of his heels, an...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners say they have "made amends" with former female employees who made allegations of harassment against current team president and CEO Kevin Mather. The club issued statements from majority owner John Stanton and Mather on Wednesday. Stanton says more than 10 years...
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Followers offer banknotes to soccer team members as they are ordained as Buddhist monks and novices following their dramatic cave rescue last week in the Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Buddhist males in Thailand are traditionally expected to enter the monkhood, often as novices, at some point in their lives to show gratitude, often toward their parents for raising them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 25, 2018 - 6:31 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have been ordained at a Buddhist temple, a merit-making activity to show thanks for their rescue. The 11 boys, ages 11 to 16, became Buddhist novices in a...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Trevor Plouffe, left, celebrates past Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off relief pitcher Kike Hernandez during the 16th inning of a baseball game, early Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 25, 2018 - 2:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies' relievers just kept shutting down the Dodgers, and Los Angeles finally ran out of pitchers. Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer off outfielder Kike Hernandez with one out in the 16th inning as Philadelphia outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Tuesday night in a...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. A person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees are close to agreement on a trade to acquire Britton from the rebuilding Orioles for three prospects, a deal that would bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
July 25, 2018 - 12:31 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Yankees have acquired left-hander Zach Britton from the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles for three prospects, a trade that will bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run. Right-hander Dillon Tate is going to the Orioles along with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody...
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