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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper watches his two-run home run during the seventh inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 09, 2018 - 2:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday night to sweep a doubleheader delayed more than 3½ hours by rain. Max Scherzer pitched a complete game and Washington took advantage of the sloppy Cubs...
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Kansas City Royals watch as pitcher Jorge Lopez, center, leaves after he was pulled in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis. Lopez had a perfect game through eight innings but gave up a walk and a hit in the ninth. The Royals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 08, 2018 - 11:54 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Lopez was so calm on the mound that Royals catcher Salvador Perez didn't even realize the rookie had a perfect game going until the late innings. The right-hander came within three outs of perfection before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth and Robbie Grossman...
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Jorge Lopez throws to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 08, 2018 - 9:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals' Jorge Lopez is perfect through eight innings against the Minnesota Twins. A 25-year-old right-hander, Lopez was making his seventh big league start and fifth for Kansas City since he was acquired from Milwaukee in the late-July trade that sent Mike...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2018, file photo, newly acquired Chicago Bears player Khalil Mack displays his jersey after speaking to the media during an NFL football news conference, in Lake Forest, Ill. The Bears visit Lambeau Field on Sunday night, just in time for star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to potentially make his debut in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers.(Tim Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 5:41 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Although Matt Nagy has yet to coach a game for the Chicago Bears, he is proving as adept as a veteran coach at keeping trade secrets. After a week of avoiding certainties, Nagy all but confirmed new outside linebacker Khalil Mack would play against Green Bay. And even then...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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Atlanta Braves' Kurt Suzuki, right, celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Johan Camargo (17) during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 07, 2018 - 2:05 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Dansby Swanson scored the go-ahead run on Yoshihisa Hirano's wild pitch in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Thursday night. Coming off a three-game sweep by Boston, the NL East-leading...
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Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan prepares to throw a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 06, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Atlanta Falcons playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the opening game of the NFL season (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons lead the Philadelphia Eagles 6-3 after a sloppy, penalty-filled first half Thursday night to open the NFL season. Although...
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September 06, 2018 - 7:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's expanding sports betting market (all times local): Caesars casino says it has received approval to launch online sports betting but has not yet actually done so. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said earlier Thursday afternoon that...
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September 06, 2018 - 1:41 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The next U.S. soccer coach will be announced by the end of the year, possibly ahead of November exhibitions against England and Italy. The coach will have to move to Chicago, work out of the federation's office and speak English. Former American midfielder Earnie...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2010, file photo, Richard DeVos, Orlando Magic owner and Amway Inc. co-founder, smiles after welcoming fans to the new Amway Center before a preseason NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in Orlando, Fla. DeVos, the billionaire father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. He was 92. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
September 06, 2018 - 1:01 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his western Michigan home due to complications from an...
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