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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell watches his three-run home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 01, 2019 - 11:11 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell isn't worried about the Home Run Derby messing with the considerable mojo he's built during his breakout season. Quite the opposite. Bell is pumped for the chance to step into the batter's box and swing for the fences with everyone in baseball watching. So pumped, in...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) is congratulated at the plate by Yasmani Grandal, obscured, left, and Mike Moustakas (11) following a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Robert Stephenson during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 01, 2019 - 10:17 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The National League's reigning MVP sure knows how to perform an encore. Christian Yelich singled with the bases loaded and hit his major league-leading 30th homer Monday night, helping the Milwaukee Brewers rally for their sixth straight victory at Great American Ball Park, 8-6...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis. Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, June 30, 2019, they were the story of the league. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
July 01, 2019 - 6:06 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency Monday (all times EDT): 7 p.m. Enes Kanter is coming back to the Eastern Conference, joining the Boston Celtics. Kanter's manager, Hank Fetic, wrote on Twitter that Kanter had agreed to two-year deal with the Celtics , with the second-year being a player option. The...
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FILE - This is a July 20, 2014, file photo, former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien plays in the American Century Championship golf tournament in Stateline, Nev. Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence. The Spokesman-Review cites Spokane police saying Rypien was facing a charge of fourth-degree assault. Rypien, 56, was processed at the Spokane County Jail at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night, and awaits his first appearance Monday, July 1, 2019. (Hilary Swift/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
July 01, 2019 - 3:24 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien, who announced last year that he believes he suffered brain damage while playing in the NFL that caused him to behave violently at times, pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of domestic violence against his wife. Rypien was taken to the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, hockey pucks are stacked on the boards as Vancouver Canucks players skate past during an informal NHL hockey practice at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. NHL free agency day began with two rivals helping each other out of a jam by way of a trade. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Cody Ceci, a 2020 third-round pick and minor leaguers Ben Harpur and Aaron Luchuk from the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Nikita Zaitsev, forward Connor Brown and minor leaguer Michael Carcone. The teams announced the trade early Monday, July 1, 2019, roughly 3½ hours before the start of free agency. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File)
July 01, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 1:45 p.m. San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson says Joe Pavelski's impact on the franchise will be felt for years to come after he left in free agency for Dallas. Wilson called the decision to let Pavelski leave to sign a three-year, $21...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots against Indiana Pacers' Cory Joseph (6) during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis. Rarely relevant at the same time on the basketball court, the Knicks and Nets are front and center in the free agency race, two of the teams best positioned to make a splash when the market opens. Both can afford two top players, with hopes of landing not only a Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving, but possibly even both. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
July 01, 2019 - 12:13 am
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times ET): 1:05 a.m. A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets capped their big day by agreeing to a deal with Kyrie Irving. The point guard left the Boston Celtics to sign on with a Nets team that also got agreements from Kevin Durant and...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots near Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
July 01, 2019 - 12:01 am
Damian Lillard wasn't a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn't a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn't even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won't know the difference soon. Free agency opened Sunday with nearly $3 billion in deals getting struck in the opening hours — including Kyrie Irving...
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, left, and relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman celebrate after their 12-8 win during a baseball game in London, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
June 30, 2019 - 7:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain treasures tradition, and the New York Yankees wrapped up Major League Baseball's first trip to Europe with one of their sport's classic customs: a late-inning pinstriped comeback. Gary Sánchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a nine-run seventh , and the Yankees overcome a...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, celebrates with Alex Bregman (2) after hitting a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 30, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Last time the Houston Astros went to Cleveland, they made a boozy, bubbly mess in the visiting locker room. Now they're invading the home clubhouse, too. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and four of their Astros teammates will lead the American League squad at the All-Star Game in...
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June 30, 2019 - 8:38 am
RENNES, France (AP) — In a story June 29 about Sweden ousting Germany at the Women's World Cup, The Associated Press erroneously reported details of the 2003 World Cup final involving both teams. The score was Germany 2, Sweden 1, not 2-0, and the game was played in Carson, California, not Shanghai...
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