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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the eighth inning at the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 18, 2018 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball said Wednesday. MLB announced that the commissioner's office would require Hader...
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Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura (2) celebrates his three-run homer in the eighth inning during the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 17, 2018 - 11:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Jean Segura hit a 3-run homer after first baseman Joey Votto's error gave him another chance, and the American League took a 5-2 eighth-inning lead over the National League in the All-Star Game. Votto dropped a...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo, New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, center, talks with Michael Conforto and No. 1 draft pick Jerred Kelenic, left, before the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in New York. Wilpon won’t need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been a juggernaut during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, and the Wilpons are being praised for their leadership of the video game club. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 16, 2018 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon may not need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior...
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Croatia's Ivan Perisic gestures during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 11, 2018 - 6:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Ivan Perisic recalls being a little boy wearing his red-and-white checkered shirt as he watched Croatia previous World Cup semifinal against France in 1998.He says he watched on TV in Split when Croatia lost to the...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2014 file photo, Paul Singer, founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, in New York. Former owner Li Yonghong missed the deadline of Friday, July 6, 2018 to repay part of a loan worth more than 300 million euros from the U.S.-based hedge fund and Elliott has repossessed the holding company in Luxembourg that Li used to buy seven-time European champion Milan in April 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, files)
July 11, 2018 - 7:20 am
MILAN (AP) — Elliott Management has promised to inject 50 million euros ($66 million) in capital after taking over Italian club AC Milan. Former owner Li Yonghong missed Friday's deadline to repay part of a loan worth more than 300 million euros from the U.S.-based hedge fund and Elliott has...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2014, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, center, talks with Magic Johnson, right, as Kiki Vandeweghe looks on as they watch the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Los Angeles. The NBA will experiment with a coaches' challenge for summer league games, one where teams will have the ability to seek a review of certain calls in the final 2 minutes of regulation and overtime. Coaches will have to call a time-out before live play resumes, and then trigger a blinking light on the scorer's table to initiate the challenge. "We're going to try it in limited form," NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe said.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, FIle)
July 10, 2018 - 10:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is certain that changes are coming to the league. Some are easy. Others, not so much. Speaking after the NBA's Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, Silver said he thinks the league is ready to scrap the rule requiring players to be out of high...
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New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper answers a question during a news conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Tepper finalized his purchase of the team on Monday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 10, 2018 - 4:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While new Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper would like the focus to be on his plans for the team's future, he cannot completely put the franchise's sullied past behind him. Tepper has to keep the prominent statue of Panthers' founder Jerry Richardson outside of the stadium...
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FILe - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forward Myke Henry (4) and guard Ben McLemore (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Memphis, Tenn. Tony Parker's time in San Antonio is over, after 17 seasons and four NBA championships. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Parker has agreed to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity Friday, July 6, 2018, because the deal has not been signed.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:38 pm
The Latest on NBA Free Agency (all times EDT): 11:30 p.m. Jusuf Nurkic is staying with the Portland Trail Blazers. Nurkic has agreed to a four-year deal to remain with the club, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person did not disclose the...
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July 05, 2018 - 7:08 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Saladino was activated from the disabled list and in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup Thursday as they prepared to open a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves. Saladino was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in late April and recalled from Triple-A Colorado...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA estimates an increase of about 40,000 miles of travel in the postseason if it scrapped its current conference format and took the top 16 teams. Calls to change the system were renewed this week when LeBron James left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers, which could create...
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