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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 25, 2018 - 7:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Zunino knew the ball hit the sweet spot. He just wasn't sure at first if it would clear the wall. Zunino homered and scored twice to back Felix Hernandez in the Seattle Mariners' 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Chicago's Yoan Moncada hit his first career...
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Houston Astros' starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander, Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros did enough to deny the Los Angeles Angels a three-game sweep. Verlander pitched seven sharp innings, Altuve hit his first home run of the season and the Astros won 5-2 Wednesday, ending the Angels' road winning streak at a team...
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This April 7, 2018 photo released by Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office shows WITI-TV reporter Adair "A.J." Bayatpour. The Milwaukee television reporter Bayatpour, charged with a felony for allegedly hitting another reporter at a Brewers baseball game, is no longer with the station. WITI-TV reported in a story about its reporter Bayatpour pleading not guilty to substantial battery Tuesday, April 24, that he "no longer works" for the Fox affiliate. (Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 6:40 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee television reporter charged with a felony for allegedly hitting another reporter at a Brewers baseball game is no longer with the station. WITI-TV reported in a story about its reporter Adair "A.J." Bayatpour pleading not guilty to substantial battery Tuesday that he "...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Philadelphia. Cleveland’s recent success in hosting major events has the Browns hopeful they will be awarded an upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 25, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NBA great Ray Allen tells the "AP Sports Weekly" podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment. Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of the Finals against San Antonio that is...
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In this Aug. 4, 2014, photo, Rick Butler, a nationally renowned volleyball coach from Chicago, watches a scrimmage during the first day of a volleyball camp at Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln, Neb. Michigan State University has maintained ties to Butler for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press from accusers' advocates show the school has been under pressure since at least 2017 to sever ties with Butler. (Stacie Scott/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 6:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Several dozen colleges have kept ties to an influential volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused of sexually abusing and raping underage girls who trained with him in the 1980s. The coach's accusers, who have been pressing Michigan State University for months to sever all...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna watches after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the New York Yankees, in Tampa, Fla. Top outfield prospect Acuna is set to join the Atlanta Braves, who said they planned to promote the 20-year-old from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, to join them in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 25, 2018 - 6:02 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — No break-in period needed for 20-year-old Ronald Acuna Jr. Promoted by the Atlanta Braves from Triple-A, the youngest player in the majors was put into the starting lineup Wednesday night, batting sixth and playing left field against Cincinnati. "I'm not worried about too much,"...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 5:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA's attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball's sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA...
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NFL Draft prospect UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen talks with the media after a Play Football Clinic Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. The 2018 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, 2018, at AT&T Stadium. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 25, 2018 - 5:39 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursday's opening round of the draft should talk to the guys likely to get selected early. You won't get much clarity. You will get the same shrugs, the same "it's not...
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April 25, 2018 - 5:39 pm
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jordan Spieth suspects he could be on the cusp of a banner year. That's why he's trying to strike the right balance of fun and focus when he teams up with good friend Ryan Palmer in New Orleans this weekend for the Zurich Classic. Spieth said he might see some music,...
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This May 18, 2017, file photo, shows the hands of SCP Auctions vice president Dan Imler holding the 1876 constitution that founded the National League and the modern business of big league sports, that is going up for sale at SCP Auctions in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Theses pages have corrections and strikeouts, showing that the documents were very much living works in progress. The family of a late baseball executive has taken the auction house to court over the documents, one of the most valuable artifacts in sports. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
April 25, 2018 - 5:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the most valuable pieces of baseball memorabilia — a copy of the 1876 National League constitution that established business practices that remain the norm today — is at the center of a legal dispute between the family of a late baseball executive and an auction house they...
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