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Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney celebrates after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 09, 2018 - 10:37 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A's sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota on Thursday to complete the deal that adds more depth to Oakland's stellar bullpen. The 41-year-old Rodney is 3-2 with 25...
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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia talks with Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden before training camp practice on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 in Napa, Calif. (Detroit Lions via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 7:05 pm
"Chucky" is back on the sideline at the Coliseum. Jon Gruden makes his return for the Oakland Raiders when they host the Detroit Lions in their exhibition debut on Friday night. Gruden last coached a home contest in Oakland on Jan. 12, 2001, when the Raiders beat the Jets 38-24 in a playoff game...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings' Nick Easton (62) moves to block a Carolina Panthers player during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Vikings say Easton's neck injury has put him on the injured reserve list, likely ending his season. Coach Mike Zimmer says Easton, who has not practiced since Aug. 3, 2018, has a bulging disc in his neck.(AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
August 09, 2018 - 4:13 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings lost a key member of their offensive line Thursday when left guard Nick Easton was placed on injured reserve because of a bulging disc in his neck. Coach Mike Zimmer made the announcement at a news conference. Easton hadn't practiced since Aug. 3 because of...
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August 09, 2018 - 3:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Crystal Palace will be hoping history doesn't repeat itself after signing Ghana striker Jordan Ayew on a season-long loan from Swansea. The 26-year-old Ayew has been relegated from the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson kisses the ball after making a save during their match against Serbia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The summer transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League to close on Thursday, Aug. 9 before the season starts. The arrival of the goalkeeper who played every match for Brazil at the World Cup provides a solution to Liverpool’s one obvious weakness, and should mean Juergen Klopp’s team is a genuine contender for the Premier League title this season. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
August 09, 2018 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Even before the unexpected run to the Champions League final, Liverpool was planning how to keep challenging for titles. "We can ... outspend other clubs throughout Europe," Liverpool owner John Henry said just before the loss to Real Madrid in May's final. Henry more than delivered,...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, center, is welcomed by teammates after he hit a walk-off three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. The Indians won 5-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 08, 2018 - 11:55 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor skipped down the third-base line, crossed home plate and suddenly couldn't breathe. He wasn't alone. Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central with a 5...
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August 07, 2018 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's earnings grew in the latest quarter, but results missed expectations, as the company paid more for NBA sports rights at ESPN and saw lower licensing revenue from "Spider-Man" and "Cars." Shares fell 2 percent in aftermarket trading. The fiscal third-quarter results come as...
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FILE- In this June 26, 2018, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Greg Holland throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in St. Louis. The Washington Nationals have signed the free agent reliever Greg Holland, whom they hope can regain his effectiveness and provide leadership in the clubhouse. Holland was 0-2 with a 7.92 ERA in 32 games with St. Louis before being designated for assignment on July 27. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 07, 2018 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals hope veteran reliever Greg Holland can return to form and use his postseason experience to help Washington make a playoff run of its own. Holland has appeared in 12 postseason games, including the 2014 World Series with Kansas City. That, along with his 186 career...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Osuna got the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Monday, Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
August 07, 2018 - 2:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roberto Osuna needed five pitches for a clean inning and a nice on-field impression on his new teammates. Osuna earned the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Lance Lynn (36) throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 07, 2018 - 12:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Lynn was sound asleep while the rest of the New York Yankees hopped on a flight to Chicago after perhaps their most difficult loss of the season. With his new team in desperate need of a lift, he delivered. Lynn pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning in his first start...
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