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Justin Thomas points the Gary Player Cup trophy after winning the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
August 05, 2018 - 8:06 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Nervous at the start, Justin Thomas was in full control at the Bridgestone Invitational to the end. He had a four-shot lead and faced a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would only determine his margin of victory. And then he nearly lost it. He marked his ball, turned...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during a baseball game in Baltimore. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has met privately with the team’s owner and general manager ahead of Osuna being activated following a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Hinch says Osuna will join the Astros in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 5, and be activated for the series finale against the Dodgers. The Astros acquired the right-handed reliever from the Blue Jays at the trade deadline this week. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 04, 2018 - 9:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astros manager A.J. Hinch met privately with the team's owner and general manager on Saturday, a day ahead of reliever Roberto Osuna being activated following a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Hinch discussed the matter with...
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August 03, 2018 - 4:53 am
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF revoked the neutral status of Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko on Friday, preventing the world indoor champion from competing in the European Championships in Berlin next week. The IAAF doping review board made the decision after its Athletics Integrity Unit provisionally...
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa (51) runs after an interception against the Chicago Bears during the first half at the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 03, 2018 - 12:29 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The goals were to let the backups play and learn, and to be inspired. Missions accomplished. The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL's preseason Thursday...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 9:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Before Roberto Osuna steps onto the mound as Houston's new closer, the Astros want him to stand in the clubhouse and explain himself. Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the defending World Series champion Astros traded Ken Giles to the...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 7:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the World Series champion Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Toronto Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna on Monday. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:35 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA...
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FiLE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva in action on her way to winning the silver medal in the Women's long jump at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed on Thursday July 26, 2018, the IOC decision to disqualify Tatyana Lebedeva along with fellow Russian athlete Maria Abakumova, losing their appeals to CAS for doping offenses at the 2008 Olympic Games.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
July 26, 2018 - 6:24 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes Tatyana Lebedeva and Maria Abakumova lost their appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday and stripped of three silver medals for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games. CAS confirmed the IOC decisions in 2016 to disqualify the pair plus...
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