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FILE - In this July 24, 2000, file photo, Pat Summerall, lead play-by-play announcer for the NFL on Fox Sports, announces his retirement during a news conference in the Century City section of Los Angeles. Summerall transitioned from a successful playing career to the booth in the 1960s and became the voice of the NFL. He started off as an analyst and was part of the first Super Bowl. He shifted to a play-by-play role in 1974 at CBS and that is where he really shined. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
August 24, 2019 - 1:02 pm
While fans of some sports all have their favorite local announcers, the NFL has been much more of a shared viewing experience. With all games being shown on national networks rather than solely on local channels, the most memorable voices of football are universal. There were the early voices of...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows hits a grand slam off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Ty Blach during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Baltimore. Rays' Mike Zunino, Matt Duffy and Tommy Pham also scored on the grand slam. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 24, 2019 - 1:44 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Clutch hitting. Strong starting pitching. Road wins. Those are marks of a playoff contender, and the Tampa Bay Rays appear poised to benefit from each facet as they strive to reach the postseason for the first time since 2013. Austin Meadows hit his first career grand slam to cap a...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, injured Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard practices before the Wizards face the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver. A person familiar with the decision says the Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, because the deal has not been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the Lakers six years after his acrimonious departure. Howard played in only nine games last season for Washington, which traded him to the Grizzlies last month. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 23, 2019 - 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis, a person familiar with the decision says. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal hasn't been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
August 22, 2019 - 3:57 pm
Melvin Gordon's prolonged holdout and Derwin James' foot injury in L.A., Antonio Brown's head-to-toe spectacle in Oakland, and a spinning turnstile of head coaches and quarterbacks in Denver all complicate efforts to unseat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Not that it's status quo in KC. The...
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Houston Astros' George Springer (4) is congratulated by third base coach Gary Pettis (8) after hitting a home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 21, 2019 - 12:25 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Martín Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night before manager A.J. Hinch...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with head coach Freddie Kitchens at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he doesn’t care if controversial comments by brash quarterback Baker Mayfield put a target on his team. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 20, 2019 - 6:11 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Maybe it's good the Browns and Giants won't play this season. They're already trash-talking. Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to brutally humid...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly crosses home plate after hitting a home run against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
August 20, 2019 - 2:03 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly is looking more and more like the big-hitting catcher the Arizona Diamondbacks have sought for some time. Kelly's tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning was part of a three-run rally that sent the Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. "...
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Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2019 - 9:02 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game...
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Former Texas Rangers player Josh Hamilton makes comments during a ceremony where the club inducted him into its Hall of Fame, before the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 17, 2019 - 10:17 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton said he had forgotten how the grass looked and smelled at the home of the Texas Rangers. He hadn't been there since playing in the AL Division Series four years ago. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP the season the Rangers went to their first World Series, was back for...
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Minnesota Twins' Jonathan Schoop celebrates as he walks up to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Texas Rangers' Mike Minor during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. The shot scored Marwin Gonzalez. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 17, 2019 - 12:36 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins did what they do better than any other major league team this season — hit home runs — but their 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night turned on a fly ball that barely cleared the infield. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning after...
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