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August 17, 2018 - 2:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Athletes from Kuwait will be able to compete under their own flag in the Asian Games after the International Olympic Committee provisionally lifted the country's suspension, which had been in place for nearly three years. The Asian Games open on Saturday in Jakarta. The...
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Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar runs to tag out Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward (3) for one out of a triple play on a ground ball by David Fletcher off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Fletcher and Eric Young Jr. were also out on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
August 17, 2018 - 2:40 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night. In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors. "It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar...
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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz works against a San Diego Padres batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in San Diego. Buchholz threw a five-hitter as the Diamondbacks won 5-1. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)
August 17, 2018 - 2:18 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched a five-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Buchholz (6-2) allowed a leadoff double to Travis Jankowski but retired the next 13 batters he...
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Kansas City Royals' Lucas Duda hits a solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
August 17, 2018 - 1:37 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lucas Duda homered, Rosell Herrera had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 after a long rain delay Thursday night to split their four-game series. Royals relievers Brian Flynn, Kevin McCarthy, Brandon Maurer and Wily Peralta shut down the...
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Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco, left, congratulates Logan Forsythe as they and Eddie Rosario, right, go through the celebration line after the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 15-8 in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. Polanco had four RBIs and Forsythe went 5-for-5 at the plate. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 17, 2018 - 1:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits. The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was Forsythe's 14th game in a Minnesota...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
August 17, 2018 - 12:59 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears. The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed just one drive to look right at home back in...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) speak at midfield after a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 17, 2018 - 12:31 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady shook off the rust of a long layoff and then found time to shake hands with Nick Foles, six months after they met in the Super Bowl. Brady moved the Patriots with ease in their rematch against the Eagles, with a little help from running back James White. Foles...
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Atlanta Bravess Ronald Acuna Jr. reacts as Dansby Swanson (7) scores on a Julio Terheran base hit during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Atlanta. The Rockies won 5-3. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 17, 2018 - 12:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after being plunked in the left arm with a pitch that sparked a national debate about whether it's ever acceptable to throw at a hitter intentionally. Acuna said his elbow felt fine less...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista, center, high-fives Wilmer Flores after Bautista hit a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
August 17, 2018 - 12:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins erased an ugly start with one big swing. Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Thursday night to split their doubleheader. In the first game, Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws under pressure from Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, left, during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 17, 2018 - 12:05 am
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Limited playing experience in high school and college makes Sam Darnold appreciate every game, even if it's just the preseason. The third overall pick made his first exhibition start for the New York Jets on Thursday night and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie...
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