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San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball team head coach Gregg Popovich speaks to the media during a press conference in San Antonio, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan's time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, July 18, 2018, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. The Spurs also got center Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected first-round draft pick, while the Raptors acquired sharpshooter Danny Green. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 3:51 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The most tumultuous offseason in Gregg Popovich's two decades with the Spurs ended with the trade of star Kawhi Leonard to Toronto. And Popovich says he is fine with that. The Spurs traded Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout (27) hits a solo home run in the third inning during the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 18, 2018 - 11:52 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels publicly praised Mike Trout "for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion" a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself. The...
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El torpedero de los Orioles de Baltimore Manny Machado durante el Juego de Estrellas del martes 17 de julio de 2018 en Washington. (AP Foto/Nick Wass)
July 18, 2018 - 11:39 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and third basemen Rylan Bannon and Breyvic...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo,Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado throws to first base to make the double play on Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 18, 2018 - 10:18 pm
Manny Machado will be wearing a new uniform when he plays his next game, and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Even after Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat. The four-time All-Star...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo,Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado throws to first base to make the double play on Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 18, 2018 - 9:12 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Buried in the AL East cellar and well on their way to a second straight losing season, the Baltimore Orioles enter the so-called second half with this unavoidable realization: It's time to break up the band. The trade of shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers on...
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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the eighth inning at the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 18, 2018 - 8:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. MLB announced the commissioner's office would require Hader...
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Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 6:34 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC Media Days (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Miami coach Mark Richt said 2017 was the first time in his 30-plus years of coaching he had entered a season without a true fullback on his roster. He didn't like it. The Hurricanes tried to use guard Corey Gaynor...
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NCAA college football head coach Nick Saban of Alabama speaks during the ceremony for the acceptance of The Macarthur Bowl trophy which is in front of him during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 18, 2018 - 6:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban peeked around the curtain, wondering if it was time to make his grand appearance. Everyone else at Southeastern Conference Media Days must accept a supporting role. Saban is the undisputed star of the show. Just a few months removed from his record-tying sixth national...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 5:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — Furniture Row Racing and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. are looking for a new sponsor. The team said Wednesday that 5-hour ENERGY will end its activity in NASCAR after this season, leaving the No. 78 Toyota seeking a primary backer for 2019. This season, 5-hour...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores past Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio. Two people familiar with the situation say San Antonio and Toronto have reached an agreement in principle on a trade that will send Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors and DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs. One of the people says the Spurs also are sending Danny Green to the Raptors as part of the deal. Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, July 18, 2018, because the deal has not been finalized. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 18, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Raptors boss Masai Ujiri better have some magic plan. Because if he doesn't, Lakers boss Magic Johnson certainly will. Before Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan — the headline pieces in a four-player trade between San Antonio and Toronto on Wednesday — play a single game for their new teams, this much...
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