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Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 16, 2019 - 3:02 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 3 p.m. Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee have a new offensive coordinator and more 300-plus pound blockers. The Volunteers are hoping that combination and an experienced quarterback in Jarrett Guarantano help kick-start one of the...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, scores past Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos after a double by Kevan Smith and a throwing error by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 16, 2019 - 1:40 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they're still mourning Tyler Skaggs' death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn't give them much time to do it. Kevan Smith believes that pain contributes to the passion with which the Angels are climbing the...
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Kansas City Royals' Martin Maldonado hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 16, 2019 - 1:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Cashner stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Boston, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 15, 2019 - 11:59 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: NEW SOX Andrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez hits an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 15, 2019 - 10:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Bellinger saw a sea of blue behind him in right field and heard "M-V-P" chants throughout the night — in Philly. Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers, Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Philadelphia...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Travis d'Arnaud watches his three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, July 15, 2019, in New York. It was d'Arnaud's third home run of the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 15, 2019 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud hit three home runs, including a startling, three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman, and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame their Yankee Stadium woes to beat New York 5-4 on Monday night. D'Arnaud went the other way on a full-count breaking ball...
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San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 15, 2019, in Denver.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 15, 2019 - 6:55 pm
DENVER (AP) — With nearly every swing, Brandon Crawford's day at the plate got better and better. Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward and 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, signs shoes for New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, July 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 15, 2019 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In hoops, Giannis Antentokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie. In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he'd never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The reigning NBA MVP was shocked. "It was really heavy,"...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith dribbles to the basket during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Cleveland. The Cavaliers waived Smith, ending his eventful tenure with the team. Cleveland tried to trade Smith, but could not find the right package and released him to cut space under the salary cap and avoid paying any luxury taxes. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin, File)
July 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith's never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over. Cleveland released the colorful shooting guard Monday before his $15.6 million contract for next season became guaranteed. The Cavs had been trying to trade Smith for months, but the team was unable to find the right...
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Head Coach Dan Mullen, of Florida, speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida program doesn't have quite so much room to grow. Unless, of course, the Gators can jump to national contender status. That's what...
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