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Andrew Friedman, president of baseball operations, discusses the Los Angeles Dodgers offseason at a news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. His contract with the team expires at month's end. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)
October 14, 2019 - 4:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be back next season. Roberts led the team to its seventh straight NL West title and a franchise-record 106 wins — second-most in the majors — but he's been criticized for his...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, left, celebrates with Le'Veon Bell after Bell scored a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's presence alone gave the New York Jets an immediate lift. From the loud ovation the second-year quarterback received during pregame introductions to the smiles on the sideline, the impact of his return was clear. Then, he took the field. "Him coming back gave the team,...
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October 14, 2019 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's new office will have a rags-to-riches component. The commissioner's office said Monday it will open its first permanent retail location in the U.S., the MLB Flagship Store, next summer. MLB is moving its offices in January to the west side of midtown...
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota looks on from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 13, 2019 - 11:52 pm
Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston. For the top two picks in the 2015 draft, the future might not be so bright. Mariota was pulled in the third...
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Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Russia at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
October 13, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Poland and Russia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Sunday, while Gareth Bale's goal forced Croatia to wait after a 1-1 draw with Wales. Germany beat Estonia 3-0 despite playing with 10 men from the 14th minute. Robert Lewandowski set up both goals for Poland as Chicago Fire...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, and Russell Westbrook share a light moment during warmups for the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Saitama, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 13, 2019 - 1:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia. Their two games in Japan were overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet by general manager Daryl Morey in support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, angering fans and...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke reacts after giving up a home run to New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton during the sixth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 12, 2019 - 9:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's added ace is still looking for his first playoff win with the Astros after getting taken deep again. At least the Astros have two All-Star pitchers lined up next after the New York Yankees tagged Zack Greinke in the AL Championship Series opener. Greinke allowed two home...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein, left, talks center Tristan Thompson during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
October 12, 2019 - 5:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May. After playing an exhibition game in Detroit on Friday night, the Cavs delayed their trip to Boston so they could spend time Saturday with the 57-year-old Gilbert. He...
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October 12, 2019 - 3:36 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug...
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In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, photo, a security guard walks past neon light decor depicting basketball players and silhouette of iconic Chinese buildings in Beijing. When Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey tweeted last week in support of anti-government protests in Hong Kong, everything changed for NBA fans in China. A new chant flooded Chinese sports forums: "I can live without basketball, but I can't live without my motherland."(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 12, 2019 - 7:34 am
The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are heading home from China, their roles as unwitting participants in a geopolitical drama that neither team had any role in starting or escalating now over. The Nets beat the Lakers 91-77 in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, capping a two-game preseason series...
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