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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 16, 2018 - 7:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a career-high seven RBIs and the New York Mets set a franchise record for runs, forcing the Phillies to use two position players for the final three innings of a 24-4 victory in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. Corey Oswalt (2-2)...
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Simone Biles practices on the floor during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. In two years as FIFA president, Infantino has been accused of violating governance rules and forcing out officials who threatened his position. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offense of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in soccer, with...
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Brooks Koepka holds the Wanamaker Trophy after he won the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 14, 2018 - 8:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just call him big-game Brooks. Not even Brooks Koepka can explain why he plays some of his best golf at the biggest events. The PGA Championship not only was his third major, he won two of the three majors he played this year and three of his last six. And it goes deeper than that...
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Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor runs past Michigan's Chris Hanlon during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Madison, Wis. Taylor ran for 1,977 yards to set the Bowl Subdivision freshman rushing record. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
August 14, 2018 - 2:46 pm
The Big Ten West might not be best, but it is getting closer to challenging the East Division's conference dominance. Wisconsin returns the entire offensive line and a 1,900-yard rusher from its record-setting 13-win team, and some see the Badgers as a contender for the College Football Playoff...
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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
August 14, 2018 - 12:41 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon kept the Texas Rangers close after a rough first inning in his first start since setting the record for victories by a Latin American pitcher. His catcher helped the 45-year-old right-hander extend that mark. Robinson Chirinos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football player A.J. Johnson leaves court after his arraignment in Knoxville, Tenn. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted on July 27, 2018, along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 9:20 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. After his first practice as a pro Monday, Johnson said, "It's a...
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In this Sept. 16, 2017 photo, Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith watches before the start of an NCAA college football game against Army in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State placed head football coach Urban Meyer paid administrative leave Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against Smith, years before Smith was fired last week. (Marvin Fong//The Plain Dealer via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 4:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State's investigation into coach Urban Meyer's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith has talked to university investigators about domestic...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 13, 2018 - 3:27 pm
The players kneel. The president tweets. And the great divide over protests during the national anthem at NFL games grows even wider. So far the players — at least a handful of them — aren't backing down. A few took a knee in the first weekend of exhibition games, at least two raised a fist during...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) defends against receiver D.J. Chark Jr. during a practice at NFL football training camp in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars have suspended All-Pro cornerback Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 12, 2018 - 9:07 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler on Sunday for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. Neither one will make the trip to Minnesota on Tuesday for two days of joint practices and...
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