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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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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a pass during NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Prescott and the Dallas passing game have seen some rough patches early in training camp. Two years removed from being the NFL offensive rookie of the year, the Cowboys quarterback trusts that the process is coming along as planned. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas,m File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:22 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott threw two interceptions just a few plays apart in a training camp practice, including an ill-advised pass across the field to a receiver just a few yards from the line of scrimmage. Those picks, and the decisions that go with them, are under more scrutiny after...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert speaks at a news conference in Berea, Ohio. The Broncos say former personnel executive Tom Heckert died Sunday night, Aug. 5, 2018, following a long illness. Heckert, 51, stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years with amyloidosis, a rare disease that causes a buildup of amyloid proteins in the heart, kidney, liver and other organs. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, New York Rangers associate coach Scott Arniel, left, and head coach Alain Vigneault talks in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in New York. The Washington Capitals have hired Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants on coach Todd Reirden’s staff. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the moves Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. After Reirden was promoted from associate coach to fill Barry Trotz’s role, Arniel and Cashman replace him and outgoing assistant Lane Lambert behind the bench for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Arniel, 55, spent the past five seasons as associate coach for the New York Rangers under Alain Vigneault. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
August 06, 2018 - 1:04 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals filled out new coach Todd Reirden's staff Monday by hiring Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants. For all the continuity on their roster, the Capitals have undergone the most change behind the bench this summer...
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