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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, left, and manager Don Mattingly share a laugh as they watch batting practice before the start of a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Miami. By one reading of the Derek Jeter meter, not much has changed with the Miami Marlins since he took over. They have by far the worst run differential in the National League. But within the franchise, optimism is the highest it has been since unpopular owner Jeffrey Loria put the Marlins up for sale in early 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 18, 2018 - 1:49 pm
MIAMI (AP) — By one reading of the Derek Jeter meter, not much has changed with the Miami Marlins since he took over. They have by far the worst run differential in the National League. Their record has been the NL's worst for much of the season. They're a distant last in the majors in attendance...
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Houston Astros Alex Bregman (2) hits a solo home run during the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The American League won 8-6. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 18, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boom or bust. This is what baseball has become — and that has owners worried. "It's just kind of what it is: home runs and strikeouts," Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling said. Stripling had just given up 10th-inning home runs on consecutive pitches to Houston's Alex...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok during the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jordan, who coached wrestling at Ohio State University, has been interviewed by the law firm investigating allegations that a now-dead team doctor sexually abused male athletes there decades ago. Jordan's spokesman says the congressman spoke Monday, July 16, 2018, with the firm looking into allegations against Dr. Richard Strauss and how the school responded to any complaints about Strauss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 18, 2018 - 1:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, who used to coach wrestling at Ohio State University, was interviewed by a law firm investigating allegations that a now-dead team doctor sexually abused male athletes there decades ago, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The Ohio Republican spoke Monday...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Russell Knox hits onto the seventh green during the first round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament, in Palm Harbor, Fla. Getting into the British Open was a reward in itself for Russell Knox. And then it got better. The R&A put Knox in the same group with Tiger Woods and Hideki Matsuyama for the opening two rounds of the British Open. "A man on form playing with his idol," Knox said Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson, File)
July 18, 2018 - 12:54 pm
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Getting into the British Open was a reward in itself for Russell Knox. And then it got better. The text messages kept his phone buzzing — from his wife, his nephew, his brother-in-law — as he drove back to his hotel. He looked over at the screen and kept seeing the same...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Rebecca Maine was a heroin addict as a teenager. At times, she didn't see living very long as a viable option. Now, Maine is a student at the Penn State campus in DuBois and has Olympic aspirations as a boxer. Considering how far she has come since first trying heroin at age 16 to "going on to...
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Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaks during a news conference at the ACC NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 12:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford expects an eventual new national rule requiring colleges to list all inactive or ineligible college players for game day following the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law barring gambling on college...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:33 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has strongly criticized a far-right singer's participation in the celebration welcoming Croatia's national soccer team home from the World Cup. The center issued a statement on Wednesday that described Marko Perkovic — who goes by the...
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In this Saturday, July 14, 2018 photo a clerk hands a sports betting ticket to a gambler at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J., minutes after it started accepting sports bets. FanDuel Group says it plans to offer sports betting for the track, and a full internet casino operation in time for the start of football season in September. Sports betting in New Jersey began last month, generating $16.4 million in bets during its first two weeks. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 18, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — FanDuel Group says it will launch online sports betting and an internet casino in New Jersey, hopefully in time for the start of football season. FanDuel, which is mostly owned by Ireland-based Paddy Power Betfair, will provide online sports betting with the license of...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. Teams trying to make a push for the postseason are always looking to add new arms. There's some big names available on the trade market who can make a difference in the starting rotation or bullpen. Hamels has a career-worst 4.36 ERA and he's already allowed 21 homers but he's a proven lefty who could benefit from pitching away from a hitter-friendly ballpark. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 18, 2018 - 11:00 am
From aces to closers, pitchers will be on the move this month. Teams trying to make a push for the postseason are always looking to add new arms. There are some big names available on the trade market who can make a difference in the starting rotation or bullpen. Here are 10 pitchers — five...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot from the 15th tee during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Wednesday July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 18, 2018 - 9:53 am
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy was an 18-year-old with big head of curls and a big game to match when he teed it up as an amateur in his first British Open at Carnoustie in 2007. Carefree and unafraid, he played the first round without making a bogey and went on to win the silver medal as...
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