China's Sun Yang swims during a training session at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 20, 2019 - 12:27 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Nothing like a long-simmering feud to get the world swimming championships off to a bang-up start. The mere presence of Chinese star Sun Yang has drawn the ire of some swimmers, including his rival Mack Horton of Australia. Sun is the heavy favorite to win his fourth...
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Cleveland Indians' Oscar Mercado hits an RBI double in the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 20, 2019 - 12:24 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Mercado is giving the Cleveland Indians a major boost in his rookie season. Mercado went 5 for 5 and drove in two runs as the Indians won their sixth straight game, beating the Kansas City Royals 10-5 on Friday night. Mercado had an RBI double in the third inning and a run-...
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Atlanta Braves' Josh Donaldson, center, is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run with a base hit in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 20, 2019 - 12:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson finally took his turn on the Atlanta Braves' list of game-ending heroes. Donaldson's bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted the Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night after Luke Jackson allowed a tying, two-run homer to...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez follows through on a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jared Hughes during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 20, 2019 - 12:07 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Even from the training room, Adam Wainwright could sense something brewing. "You just had that feeling," he said. "Every one of those guys said, 'We've got you.' Jose Martinez homered and singled and Paul DeJong added a two-run double during a 10-run rally in the sixth inning, and...
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July 20, 2019 - 12:02 am
MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Cruz Pedregon led Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Seeking his 62nd No. 1 qualifier and first since 2015, the 55-year-old Pedregon had a 4.002-second run at 317.42 mph in a Dodge Charger. "We've had some ups and...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen singles to drive in two runs against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
July 19, 2019 - 11:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Danny Jansen was hitless in his first three at-bats when he tried to change his luck — by shaving his mustache. "Got a hit right after," the Toronto catcher said. "Maybe I'm a little superstitious." Jansen's two-run single in the sixth inning was just a small part of an offensive...
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Chicago White Sox outfielders John Jay, left, and Leury Garcia, right, smile as they jog off the field after a win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 19, 2019 - 11:35 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox stopped a long skid at the expense of the slumping Tampa Bay Rays. Leury García had four hits, including three doubles, Reynaldo López won for the first time in six starts and the White Sox stopped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Rays 9-2...
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Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander gestures after hitting a three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 19, 2019 - 11:30 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — David Price was clearly uncomfortable on the mound, and it had nothing to with the sweltering conditions at swampy Camden Yards. Price had owned the Baltimore Orioles for most of his career, yet the five-time All-Star just wasn't himself this time against the team with the worst...
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New York Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion watches his third-inning grand slam during the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 19, 2019 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since swapping purple for pinstripes, DJ LeMahieu, Adam Ottavino and Mike Tauchman have flourished. The first-year Yankees got to show their old club what it's missing Friday night. Edwin Encarnación hit a go-ahead grand slam and the trio of ex-Rockies poured it on in their first...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper watches his RBI-single off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Richard Rodriguez during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 19, 2019 - 11:00 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryce Harper's go-ahead RBI single was one of 15 hits the Philadelphia Phillies used to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Friday night, giving them back-to-back victories for the first time since July 2. Harper hit a seventh-inning single off Pirates reliever Richard Rodríguez (3...
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