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Cleveland Indians' Josh Donaldson awaits his turn in the batting cage before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Donaldson was acquired in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 11, 2018 - 2:58 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: REMEMBERING Major League Baseball will hold a moment of silence before all games to honor the victims and first responders of 9/11. Players, coaches and umpires will wear caps with a "We Shall Not Forget" ribbon patch. During batting practice...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference in Redwood City, Calif. Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee at the end of 2018 ending a decade-long stay during which he restored the federation’s international reputation but will leave it facing as many problems as he inherited on the home front. Probst will be replaced by Susanne Lyons, who recently finished serving as interim CEO following the resignation of Scott Blackmun in February.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, exiting with a complicated legacy that includes restoring the federation's international reputation while leaving it saddled with as many problems on the home front as he faced when he arrived. Probst, who...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
September 10, 2018 - 9:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander made it seem like old times at Comerica Park, drawing several big cheers and pitching seven sharp innings in his return to his former home while leading the Houston Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Monday night. Verlander struck out 10 in his first game in Detroit...
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The field takes the green flag on a restart during the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
September 10, 2018 - 2:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's two races at Indianapolis on Monday (all times local): 2 p.m. The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has finally started. The race had been scheduled for Sunday but continuous rain in Indianapolis prevented any track activity until Monday. NASCAR...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers reacts after throwing a 75-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
September 10, 2018 - 12:32 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers' knee hurt. His arm was just fine. The hobbling two-time NFL MVP threw three touchdown passes in the second half after returning from a knee injury, and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-point deficit for a thrilling 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday...
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New England Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) pursues Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
September 09, 2018 - 9:58 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu intercepted Tom Brady's pass and also recovered a fumble Sunday against the New England Patriots. Not good enough, if you ask the Houston Texans safety. "Yeah, I touched the leather, but I didn't touch the end zone," Mathieu said after the 27-20 loss in the...
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Tennessee Titans players leave the field after a second lightning delay was called during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 09, 2018 - 9:14 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jakeem Grant scored on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go, and the Miami Dolphins overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, beating the Tennessee Titans 27-20 Sunday. Delays for lightning lasted a total of...
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A Chicago Bears fan drives into a parking lot near Lambeau Field before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 09, 2018 - 9:10 pm
The Latest on the NFL's first Sunday of the regular season (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The Chicago Bears are off to a fast start. A defense reinforced with pass-rushing linebacker Khalil Mack has forced the Green Bay Packers to punt on their first two drives. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) celebrates his touchdown reception in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
September 09, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick highlighted a 417-yard, four-touchdown performance with two scoring strikes of more than 50 yards, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stunned the New Orleans Saints 48-40 on Sunday. Starting for the suspended Jameis Winston, Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 28 passes...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura, left, celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
September 09, 2018 - 1:32 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a record result for European soccer, top-tier clubs combined to make a first-time profit of 600 million euros ($694 million) last year with spending on player transfers included. UEFA research — involving 711 clubs' financial accounts ending in 2017 — showed they turned around a...
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