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FILE - In this March 17, 2013, file photo, Orbit, the Houston Astros' mascot, fires a T-shirt gun during the sixth inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Kissimmee, Fla. A woman has sued the Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger during a game last July when a T-shirt fired from a "bazooka style" cannon into the stands struck her finger. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 09, 2019 - 4:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman has sued the Houston Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger...
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New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox players hold Super Bowl and World Series trophies before the home opener baseball game between the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Boston. From left they are, Patriots' Matthew Slater, Red Sox's Mike Lowell, David Ortiz and Steve Pearce, Patriots' Rob Gronkowski, Patrick Chung, Julian Edelman, and Stephon Gilmore (24). At rear are Duron Harmon, behind Gronkowski, and New England Patriots' Deatrich Wise, behind Edelman. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 3:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ten trophies. The New England Patriots brought their six Super Bowl trophies to Fenway Park on Tuesday to help the Boston Red Sox celebrate their latest World Series championship and unfurl a new banner in front of the Green Monster for the fourth time in 15 years. "It's pretty cool...
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FILE - From left are file photos showing NHL hockey player Derick Brassard with the Pittsburgh Penguins, on Jan. 28, 2019, with the Colorado Avalanche on March 9, 2019 and with the Florida Panthers on Feb. 5, 2019. Excuse Derick Brassard for having a little difficulty finding his bearings after the veteran center took an unorthodox cross-country route in reaching the NHL playoffs. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:47 am
Excuse Derick Brassard for having a little difficulty finding his bearings after the veteran center took an unorthodox cross-country route in reaching the NHL playoffs. Starting the season with Pittsburgh, Brassard was traded to Florida and spent 10 games with the Panthers before landing in...
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Virginia players celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 09, 2019 - 12:31 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA Tournament championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local) 11:26 p.m. Virginia's nail-biting trip through the NCAA Tournament will go down in history as one of the most clutch performances from game-to-game by any championship team. The...
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In this Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs during an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. Cousins cannot wait for his playoff chance at last. He has anticipated this moment so many times and it never happened. That is why he approached the Warriors last summer and asked for a chance, even though he was working back from season-ending surgery for a torn left Achilles tendon. Cousins joined the two-time defending champions for $5.3 million and this very opportunity. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 08, 2019 - 11:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins shoves off assistant coach Jarron Collins and goes hard for the basket. He swishes a 3-pointer from up top, then hits a jumper inside the arc on the right wing. Cousins drives to the hoop and makes a shot from close range, then a turnaround jumper goes in...
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Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland celebrates with Rafael Devers (11) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
April 08, 2019 - 7:07 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: BOSTON BASH The Red Sox are set to receive their 2018 World Series rings ahead of their home opener at Fenway Park. Boston plans to unveil a championship banner, and ceremonies will include a flyover by four F-16 jets prior to the first pitch...
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Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner, left, has his shot deflected by Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 11:37 pm
Mike Smith and David Rittich helped the Calgary Flames finish first in the Western Conference. Yet there are still questions about how far those goalies can carry their team in the playoffs. Smith and Rittich sounds more like a law firm than the goaltending tandem anyone expected the NHL's second-...
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Baylor forward Lauren Cox yells as she holds her left knee, during the second half against Notre Dame in the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 7:41 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Cox hobbled around the bench, moving as quickly as her injured left knee would allow. The tears on her face had dried, crushing disappointment overshadowed by anxiety during a tense finish to the national championship game. Chloe Jackson's layup went in, Arike Ogunbowale's...
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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 07, 2019 - 3:56 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tom Wilson tries not to read everything about him on social media. You'd think being on the receiving end of endless tweets and messages that are, well, not suitable for work would be reason enough to skip them. But Wilson can't just ignore it all because sometimes it goes...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Arie Irawan of Malaysia tees off during the second day of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Officials at the Sanya Championship said Sunday, April 7, 2019 that 28-year-old Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room from "apparent natural causes," and the PGA Tour Series-China canceled the final round of the tournament. The PGA Tour Series-China said in a statement that Irawan missed the 36-hole cut Friday in the tournament at Sanya Yalong Bay Golf Club. It said the official coroner's report had not been completed. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan, file)
April 07, 2019 - 9:05 am
SANYA, China (AP) — Officials at the Sanya Championship said Sunday that 28-year-old Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room from "apparent natural causes," and the PGA Tour Series-China canceled the final round of the tournament. The PGA Tour Series-China said in a statement that...
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