Men's sports

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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England's Eoin Morgan, right, and teammates celebrate with the trophy at the Oval in London, Monday, July 15, 2019 one day after they won the Cricket World Cup in a final match against New Zealand.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 15, 2019 - 3:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — An epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes — and miles — apart. Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in a brand new fifth-set tiebreaker just as England played the first Super Over in history to win the Cricket World Cup . Djokovic beat...
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FILE - In this April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
July 15, 2019 - 2:34 pm
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons reacts after dunking during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New York. A person familiar with the situation says the Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension. The max deal is the latest big commitment by the team. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, July 15, 2019, because the contract is not official. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 15, 2019 - 1:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA...
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2018 Open winner Francesco Molinari of Italy talks to the media during a press conference at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Monday, July 15, 2019. The148th Open Golf Championship begins on July 18. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 15, 2019 - 12:51 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Golf's oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it. Getting it back won't be easy. "...
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Winner Romania's Simona Halep and second placed United States' Serena Williams, right, pose with their trophies after the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 15, 2019 - 10:45 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams moved up one spot to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby. Halep beat Williams in Saturday's...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY NOT THURSDAY - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell works from the mound against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 6, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
July 15, 2019 - 1:17 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE? A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson (31) celebrates with Corey Seager (5) behind Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez after scoring on a bases-loaded walk during the 12th inning of a baseball game in Boston, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 15, 2019 - 1:13 am
BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night...
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Dylan Frittelli, of South Africa, holds the trophy after winning the John Deere Classic golf tournament, Sunday, July 14, 2019, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 14, 2019 - 9:02 pm
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — While the rest of the leaders faltered, Dylan Frittelli surged to his first PGA Tour title. Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open,...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka applauds his third baseman after a play during the sixth inning in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 14, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge was near the batter's box for a pretty good view of Gio Urshela's nifty slide at the plate to give the New York Yankees the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. The Yankees slugger is sure the club wouldn't have one of the best records in the majors if it wasn't for the...
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