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NASCAR fans wait out a rain delay before the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
September 02, 2019 - 1:17 am
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Daniel Hemric's flat tire led to major crash that caught up seven drivers at the Southern 500, including seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin, a four-time winner this...
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File-This Aug. 17, 2019, file photo shows Josef Newgarden laughing during a news conference for Sunday's IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa. Newgarden has been the IndyCar points leader for all but one race this season and built enough of a cushion that his mindset has changed as the championship race speeds into an anticlimactic final two events of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 01, 2019 - 6:33 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Josef Newgarden tightened his grip on the IndyCar championship with a trouble-free run at Portland International Raceway and a victory by teammate Will Power. Power won for the second time in three races, and the Sunday victory was critical because it prevented any of...
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Minnesota Twins' Mitch Garver is greeted by first base coach Tommy Watkins after a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Detroit. Garver's home run was the Twins 268th home run of this season, a MLB record for most home runs by a team in a single season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
September 01, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters broke the monthly home run record for the third time this year and are on pace to shatter the season mark with weeks to spare, part of a season in which strikeouts also are occurring at an unprecedented rate. Batters hit 1,228 home runs hit in the majors in...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout cools off in the dugout during the third inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1 as temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
September 01, 2019 - 1:43 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout said he was shocked to hear the details of Tyler Skaggs' death, but that it doesn't change his opinions about his late teammate. A Texas medical examiner said in a report released Friday that Skaggs died of an accidental overdose...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham (29) watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for Cleveland is Roberto Perez. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 31, 2019 - 10:58 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Pham helped the Tampa Bay Rays turn on the juice Saturday night — first with a blender, and then with his bat. Pham and Avisail Garcia hit two-run homers, Ji-Man Choi and Travis d'Arnaud had solo shots, and the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 9-6. "I made a...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham (29) watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for Cleveland is Roberto Perez. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 31, 2019 - 9:46 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Pham and Avisail Garcia hit two-run homers, Ji-Man Choi and Travis d'Arnaud had solo shots, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 9-6 on Saturday night. The Rays have won the first two games of the three-game set to tighten the AL wild-card race...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr gets in his car before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Darlington, S.C.. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
August 31, 2019 - 8:00 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway a little more than two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane that crash-landed in Tennessee and went up in flames. The race was a welcome relief...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, right, gestures after scoring on a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 31, 2019 - 4:28 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marathon games in Southern California are starting to become routine for the Boston Red Sox. In this case though, Mookie Betts was able to come up big. Betts went deep with two out in the 15th inning as the Red Sox outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 Friday night. The 5-hour...
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Oakland Athletics' Jurickson Profar, right, runs past New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine to score on a home run during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 31, 2019 - 3:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurickson Profar delivered two tiebreaking hits to atone for his role in the double-reversal of a double play, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 8-2 Friday night. Profar connected in the second for a 1-0 lead and added a two-run double in the sixth for a 4-2 edge...
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August 31, 2019 - 2:27 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Angels are picking up the option on general manager Billy Eppler's contract for next season. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the move has not been announced...
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