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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, center, and Gleyber Torres (25) celebrate after Torres' three-run home run during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 12, 2019 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres walked to the plate in the eighth inning with runners on first and second, two outs and the Yankees ahead by five runs. Baltimore called for an intentional walk, and who could blame the Orioles? Torres hit three of New York's seven home runs in an 8-5, 11-8...
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This 2019 photo provided by USA Gymnastics shows Li Li Leung. New USA Gymnastics president and CEO Li Li Leung has no problem with Olympic champion Simone Biles or any other member of the sport speaking out. In fact, Leung welcomes it, well aware it's part of the healing process for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (Wendy Barrows Photography/USA Gymnastics via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 3:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Li Li Leung wants Simone Biles to speak up whenever, however and wherever the Olympic gymnastics champion sees fit. It's a freedom that Leung, USA Gymnastics president and chief executive officer, stressed isn't reserved for the sport's biggest star. If the embattled...
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August 06, 2019 - 8:00 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss prosecutors on Tuesday charged former members of the German soccer federation (DFB) and a former FIFA official with fraud over the true purpose of a 6.7 million euro ($7.5 million) payment before the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Former DFB president Theo Zwanziger, its...
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New York Yankees' Mike Tauchman follows through on a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 05, 2019 - 10:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Sometimes, baseball isn't all that mystifying. Match a hard-hitting lineup against an inexperienced pitching staff, put them both in a small ballpark, and the result is quite predictable. Such is the case when the New York Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The...
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New York Yankees' Mike Tauchman is congratulated after scoring against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 05, 2019 - 8:27 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees have blasted their way into the major league record book with another show of power at Camden Yards. With three home runs Monday night, the Yankees now have hit 30 at the Baltimore Orioles' home ballpark this year. That's the most homers hit in a single season...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, consoles center fielder David Dahl, who suffered and injury to his right leg while catching a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Scooter Gennett during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 02, 2019 - 10:08 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies center fielder David Dahl was carted off the field clearly in pain after injuring his right leg making a diving catch Friday night. There was no immediate word on the extent of his injury. Dahl, a first-time All-Star this season, slightly overran a sinking flyball...
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South Korea's Jin Young Ko plays off the 7th tee on day two of the Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Little Brickhill, England, Friday Aug. 2, 2019. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 1:57 pm
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Ashleigh Buhai stretched her surprise lead at the Women's British Open to three shots, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 in Friday's second round. Buhai, a 30-year-old South African who has never won on the LPGA Tour, birdied four of the final eight holes to post 12-...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Louis Freeh leaves Federal Court in New Orleans. The NCAA unveiled a new arm of rules enforcement made up of independent investigators, advocates and decision-makers to handle what it calls complex cases involving serious infractions. The Independent Accountability Resolution Process will be comprised of four groups, including the Complex Case Unit, which will conduct investigations and provide representation for schools and individuals accused of violations. Among those chosen for the CCU were former FBI Director Louis Freeh. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 01, 2019 - 2:55 pm
The NCAA introduced Thursday a new arm of rules enforcement made up of independent investigators, advocates and decision-makers to handle complex cases involving serious infractions. Creating a new process for dealing with some high-profile infractions cases was one of several recommendations made...
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Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis watches his three-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 01, 2019 - 1:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters are on pace to hit 600 more home runs than in any previous season, nearly 10% above the record set two years ago. There were 1,057 home runs in July, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, breaking the previous July record of 961 in 2004. A total of 4,478 home...
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