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This Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 photo, shows an apartment building, located above a pizzeria, that was the scene of a New Years Eve party shooting in Cleveland. Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she's struggling with the arrest of her brother, Tevin Biles-Thomas, who was charged in the shooting that left three dead. Biles-Thomas was arrested in Georgia last week after being indicted on murder, manslaughter and other charges in a New Year's Eve party shooting. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 13, 2019 - 12:49 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year's Eve party in Cleveland. Attorney Joseph Patituce (PAT'-eh-toos) entered the pleas for 24-year-old Tevin Biles-...
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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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Ohio State defenders Baron Browning, top, and Jashon Cornell, tackle Florida Atlantic receiver Willie Wright during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
September 01, 2019 - 4:20 pm
To fix a defense that statistically was the worst in Ohio State history, new coach Ryan Day went to the wedding planners' playbook: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. There are much tougher tests to come for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes. But against Florida Atlantic, the...
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August 26, 2019 - 8:36 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...
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Kansas City Royals catcher Nick Dini holds a baseball between Baltimore Orioles batters during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Baltimore. Dini hit his first career home run and the Royals won. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 19, 2019 - 11:16 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — To most of the 11,659 fans in attendance and the rest of the baseball world, it was little more than a meaningless game between two teams long out of contention. For Nick Dini, his family and friends, it was an unforgettable experience. Dini hit his first major league homer in the...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrates his touchdown pass to running back Alexander Mattison (25) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 10, 2019 - 1:06 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins enjoyed his first true taste of Minnesota's new offense — both from under center and watching from the sideline. Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with manager Dave Martinez (4), Anthony Rendon, second from left, and Patrick Corbin, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 03, 2019 - 1:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Adams had about 10 minutes to prepare, but that was all the time he needed to help Joe Ross end a two-year drought. Adams broke a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning double and Ross won his first game since July 4, 2017, when Washington opened a nine-game road trip with a 3-0...
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Members of the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship team Dave Parker (39) and Mike Easler, left, wait in the dugout before a pre-game ceremony honoring the team before a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies in Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 20, 2019 - 8:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Candelaria can't quite pinpoint when the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates adopted "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge as the club's de facto theme song on the way to a World Series title. Ultimately, the timing doesn't really matter. What matters is that every word rang true. The proof...
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The pack ride during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 167 kilometers (103,77 miles) with start in Albi and finish in Toulouse, France, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 17, 2019 - 2:43 pm
CESTAYROLS, France (AP) — When he got the call that Monsieur le Directeur of the Tour de France and friends would be dining in his restaurant and would it be possible, please, to serve them truffles, chef Georges Bermond sprang into action. Sourcing fresh truffles in the July heat of southern...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, yells toward the Pittsburgh Pirates dugout as he is restrained by umpire Joe West and Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Maddon was ejected. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 11, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon didn't let the free time created by a rare ejection go to waste. Shortly after getting tossed by home plate umpire Joe West on July 4 following an outburst in which the Chicago Cubs manager appeared ready to take on any and all comers from the Pittsburgh dugout after...
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