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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 201 file photo, Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams, right, dribbles against Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins (7) in the first half of a single elimination WNBA basketball playoff game in Washington. The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, the longest suspension in league history. The WNBA handed down the suspension Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
July 17, 2019 - 8:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence incident. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual...
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Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, right, scores past Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi on a three-run double by Albert Pujols during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 17, 2019 - 2:57 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PULLING TOGETHER The grieving Angels go for their sixth consecutive victory since the All-Star break when they host Houston again. Los Angeles (50-46) has won eight of 11 since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs and moved four games above .500 for...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy sits on the bench during a rain delay before the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 17, 2019 - 1:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him. That's what Philadelphia has been waiting for from its $330 million man. Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley...
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July 16, 2019 Birmingham: Georgia head coach Kirby Smart holds his press conference at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel during SEC Media Days on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Birmingham. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 1:05 am
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern Conference...
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Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber watches his game-ending solo home run while teammate Javier Baez back, celebrates during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
July 17, 2019 - 12:25 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. That, he believes, was the key to success. Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Ron Francis, at the time the general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. Seattle’s NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 16, 2019, because the team had not made an announcement. The expansion Seattle franchise is set to begin play in the 2021-22 season as the NHL’s 32nd team.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
July 16, 2019 - 9:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not made an announcement...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25), who scored on Judge's two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 16, 2019 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, Didi Gregorius followed with a grand slam and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 8-3 Tuesday night after another surly clash between CC Sabathia and the Rays. A pitch after slicing a would-be homer foul by about two...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia reacts after allowing a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 16, 2019 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Benches cleared but no punches were thrown following a shouting match between Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Tampa Bay Rays hitter Avisaíl García during a game Tuesday night. Sabathia struck out García looking to strand two runners in the sixth inning. Sabathia appeared to say...
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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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