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FILE - This is a Feb. 15, 2019, file photo showing Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London. Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in a north London neighborhood needing regeneration, planning on how to finance it was under way nearly 3,500 miles away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
April 01, 2019 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in north London, planning on how to finance the structure was underway nearly 3,500 miles away. In a glass tower near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, Greg Carey and his team at Goldman Sachs worked...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper gestures after his home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Washington. From the moment Bryce Harper signed his $330 million, 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, this game is the one everyone has been thinking about. Tuesday night marks Harper's initial visit to Nationals Park to face his former team. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 01, 2019 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment Bryce Harper signed his $330 million, 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, this game is the one everyone has been thinking about. Tuesday night marks Harper's initial visit to Nationals Park to face his former team. What will the crowd's reaction be the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, hits a homerun off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Shane Carle during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Brian McCann. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 01, 2019 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is ready to raise a li'l slugger in Philadelphia. Harper announced Monday on Instagram that he and his wife, Kayla, are expecting their first child, a boy. Harper posted a photo of him and his wife holding a "Baby Harper" No. 3 jersey in front of the Benjamin...
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San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. reacts after hitting a single in his first at-bat of his major leagues career, during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 01, 2019 - 12:59 am
Opening day was particularly special for Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eloy Jimenez. In large part because they weren't stuck at El Paso and Charlotte. It's common for baseball's top prospects to spend a bit of time in the minors at the beginning of the season, but the Padres and White Sox put Tatis and...
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Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Elvis Luciano (65) works against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 4:05 pm
TORONTO (AP) — While Major League Baseball no longer has a single player who was active during the previous century, it now has its first player born in this one. Blue Jays right-hander Elvis Luciano became the youngest pitcher in Toronto history when he debuted Sunday against the Detroit Tigers...
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
March 31, 2019 - 1:30 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon has ended a no-hit bid by Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito with one out in the seventh inning. Giolito had retired 19 straight Kansas City Royals on Sunday following a four-pitch leadoff walk to Whit Merrifield. Gordon fouled off four consecutive...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts in the dugout after his home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
March 31, 2019 - 11:56 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers extended his season-opening home run streak to four games, tying the major league record for homers in consecutive games to start a season. Yelich also became the first player to win the MVP award and then homer in his first four games of...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, right, and Rhys Hoskins celebrate after Harper's home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 30, 2019 - 6:24 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: $140 MILLION MAN Patrick Corbin begins earning the $140 million contract he signed with the Nationals, making his first start for his new team against the visiting Mets. The 29-year-old lefty was considered the top starting pitcher on the free...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
March 30, 2019 - 5:12 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has become the first player to win an MVP award and then hit a home run in the first three games of the next season. Yelich connected in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on Saturday. After leading the Brewers...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins, left, celebrates his grand slam with Bryce Harper in the seventh inning of an opening day baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 29, 2019 - 5:31 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BRYCE CHECK Bryce Harper was a hit on opening day in Philadelphia, getting plenty of applause in those gaudy green Phanatic spikes . But he's still hitless, something he'll try to change when the Phillies continue a series against Atlanta...
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