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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 28, 2018 - 2:08 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WE MEET AGAIN NL Cy Young Award candidates Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola share the mound for the second time in five days, this time at Nola's home park in Philadelphia. Nola (15-3, 2.13) got the better of Scherzer (16-6, 2.13) and the Nationals...
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Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester watches his two RBI-single during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 27, 2018 - 11:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester pitched six innings, drove in two runs with a timely single off Noah Syndergaard and made two nice plays in the field, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-4 on Monday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Anthony Rizzo homered and Daniel Murphy reached...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) pumps his fist after hitting the winning shot in the final seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in San Antonio. Ginobili retired at age 41 Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, after a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 27, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire on Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club...
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Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stand outside the family home, in Baltimore, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, of the suspect in a mass shooting earlier in the day in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 27, 2018 - 9:47 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A champion gamer's decision to open fire Sunday afternoon during a video competition — killing two people and wounding nine others before killing himself — has prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments. "It's very clear that we need to be more...
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August 26, 2018 - 4:34 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Adam "Pacman" Jones is reuniting with Vance Joseph, who was his Cincinnati's secondary coach during the veteran cornerback's best seasons in the NFL. Jones signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos after visiting the team on Sunday. To make room, the Broncos waived...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, center, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after his home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 26, 2018 - 3:34 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREAK OUT THE BROOMS The surprising Rays go for their eighth straight victory when they try to become the first team to sweep Boston in a series this season. Tampa Bay is a season-high eight games over .500 at 69-61 and has allowed three or fewer...
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Chicago Cubs' Daniel Murphy hits a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
August 25, 2018 - 7:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Murphy can't fully explain his success at Wrigley Field. He's just happy he now calls the storied old ballpark home. Murphy and Kyle Schwarber each hit a two-run homer, Javier Baez added a solo shot and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-6 on Saturday for their...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon watches from the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon got the go-ahead from the NFL to practice. Now one of his hamstrings is holding him back. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose career has been derailed by drug and alcohol addictions, was released by the league on Saturday to resume all on-field activities with...
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August 25, 2018 - 2:10 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: GROWING BOTE OF WORK Cubs rookie David Bote tries to keep his sensational rookie season rolling in a game against Cincinnati. Bote walked off Chicago with a 10th-inning homer Friday, his second game-ending shot this month. The 25-year-old didn't...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) walks to the locker room during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Cleveland. Taylor said on Twitter that he’s “doing well” after injuring his left hand against Philadelphia. Taylor got hurt when he fell without contact and landed on his hand and wrist in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 24, 2018 - 10:28 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns escaped a preseason quarterback swap. Tyrod Taylor isn't expected to miss any time — and is still in line to start the Sept. 9 season opener against Pittsburgh — after dislocating his left pinky and bruising his hand in Thursday's 5-0 win over Philadelphia. Taylor's...
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