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Houston Astros starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez stretches on the mound during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 04, 2019 - 12:18 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 13 decisions in a row with Toronto, Aaron Sanchez was looking for a fresh start and a way to turn things around in his move to the Houston Astros. But even with their history of improving the performance of pitchers, it would have been hard to imagine his Houston debut...
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Former NFL player Champ Bailey touches a bust of himself during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 03, 2019 - 11:56 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey. And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying to cover fellow inductee Tony Gonzalez. All four entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. "Fitting to be in here with Mr...
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Former NFL player Ty Law speaks during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)
August 03, 2019 - 10:19 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 10:20 p.m. No less an authority than Ray Lewis once called Ed Reed a "gift" to his career. Now Reed has joined Lewis in the Hall of Fame. Reed, a five-time All-Pro safety and member...
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Ryan Kalil was introduced Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, after signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets at the Jets’ facility in Florham Park, NJ. (AP Photo/Dennis Waszak)
August 03, 2019 - 5:14 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Kalil thought he was done playing football. His body said so, and so did his mind. His heart told him otherwise. The five-time Pro Bowl center was ready for retirement. Not anymore. Kalil signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Saturday, resuming a career...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams is shown on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Fla. Williams did not report to training camp Thursday, July 25, 2019, amid a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 03, 2019 - 2:10 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden is doing his part to quiet trade buzz swirling around the Washington Redskins and holdout Trent Williams. Asked if the team would trade its starting left tackle, Washington's coach said Saturday, "I would seriously doubt that, so no." But exactly what it will take to...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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The status of sports betting in each state.;
August 03, 2019 - 10:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Roman Quinn follows through on a home run in the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
August 03, 2019 - 1:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez did everything he could playing in the field for the first time since he was a kid and it still wasn't enough. Jose Abreu hit an RBI single off outfielder Roman Quinn in the 15th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Friday night...
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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, consoles center fielder David Dahl, who suffered and injury to his right leg while catching a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Scooter Gennett during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 03, 2019 - 1:23 am
DENVER (AP) — A mixture of relief and concern coursed through the Colorado Rockies' clubhoue after the loss of center fielder David Dahl to injury. Dahl was carted off the field after spraining his ankle while making an awkward catch, and substitute Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking double in the...
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws before the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 03, 2019 - 12:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: NOW PITCHING Trevor Bauer (9-8, 3.79 ERA) makes his Cincinnati debut four days after arriving in a trade with Cleveland. Bauer went 3-2 with a 4.54 ERA in six starts last month. In his last outing, he threw the ball from just past the mound...
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