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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, right, who has been out the much of the season with various injuries, takes a break as he works with a trainer and a resistance band in the outfield before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Texas Rangers, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has returned to the Yankees lineup with New York on the cusp of clinching a division title. Stanton will bat fifth and play left field on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. He has been out since June 25 after straining the posterior cruciate ligament...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 photo, Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez takes a break during a spring baseball workout at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla. Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 on multiple felony charges, including soliciting a child, statutory sexual assault and pornography and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vázquez is charged with statutory...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day in Charlotte, N.C. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men's basketball coach's changing his termination to a resignation. The settlement unanimously approved Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, by the ULAA states that Pitino has received compensation and the school agrees not to pursue further legal action. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, FIle)
September 18, 2019 - 10:29 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file...
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Bing Dwen Dwen, the official mascot for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic is revealed at a ceremony held at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in Beijing on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 18, 2019 - 4:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a ceremony at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in the Chinese capital. Beijing Mayor Chen Jining described them as adorable,...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, who has been out the much of the season with various injuries, trains with a resistance band in the outfield before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Texas Rangers, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 17, 2019 - 10:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton will be back with the New York Yankees on Wednesday or Thursday, hoping to salvage an injury-decimated season. Stanton has been limited to nine games this year and will see time at designated hitter and left field, an unsettled position for much of the season. The...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 17, 2019 - 10:06 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Houston Astros to a 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. The Astros are a win away from their third straight 100-win season and have...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances throws against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in Boston. Betances’ season appears over after just eight pitches. The Yankees say the reliever partially tore the Achilles tendon in his left foot when he hopped on the mound after striking out Brandon Drury, the second and final batter he faced in his season debut at Toronto. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
September 17, 2019 - 10:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dellin Betances' season appears to be over after just eight pitches. The New York Yankees say the reliever partially tore the Achilles tendon in his left foot when he hopped on the mound after striking out Brandon Drury, the second and final batter he faced in his season debut...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio is greeted by Bo Bichette after he scored both of them with a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chandler Shepherd during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 17, 2019 - 10:03 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookie Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night. Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth. He drove in four runs and scored three times. Biggio and his...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer walks in the dugout in the bottom of the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta scored a run against Scherzer in the fifth; he did not return for the sixth. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 17, 2019 - 8:30 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: TWO GOOD ONES Max Scherzer faces Adam Wainwright as the Nationals and Cardinals finish their pivotal series in St. Louis. Washington is fighting for position in the wild-card race while St. Louis is looking to hold off Chicago and Milwaukee...
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September 17, 2019 - 6:36 pm
The New York Liberty won the WNBA lottery on Tuesday night and will have the first pick in next spring's draft. It's the first time in franchise history that the Liberty will have the first pick. The team had a 44.2% chance of winning the lottery after finishing with the worst combined record over...
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