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Houston Astros Game 3 starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws on the field at Yankee Stadium, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in New York, after the team arrived to prepare for the American League Championship Series which continues Tuesday against the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 15, 2019 - 8:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people. "There was charts, video, matching charts," Cole recalled. "It was all new then, but it's pretty straightforward to me...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws against the Houston Astros during the 11 inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Houston. Happ is likely to be among the pitchers the Yankees use in Game 4, manager Aaron Boone said Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Happ gave up a game-ending home run to Houston’s Carlos Correa in Game 2. ( AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 14, 2019 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Astros plan all-bullpen games from the start in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series in a sign of the times. With the best-of-seven series tied 1-1, New York's Luis Severino starts Game 3 on Tuesday against Gerrit Cole. Masahiro Tanaka began the opener for the...
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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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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 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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October 11, 2019 - 7:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings forward Trevor Ariza will miss the final two preseason games after he had a procedure to remove a lipoma from his back. The Kings said Ariza had the procedure Friday and would be re-evaluated after the preseason finale against Melbourne United on Wednesday...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka talks with the media during a news conference for a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. New York will face the Houston Astros, Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 11, 2019 - 4:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke will start the AL Championship Series opener for the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Saturday night. After the 2009 AL Cy Young winner and midseason acquisition starts Game 1 at Minute Maid Park, the Astros will follow with Justin...
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Philadelphia Phillies managing partner John Middleton speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The Phillies fired manager Gabe Kapler on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 11, 2019 - 2:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Middleton runs the show in Philadelphia. The Phillies managing partner made that clear Friday, a day after manager Gabe Kapler was fired despite resistance from Team President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak. "A CEO's responsibility is to ensure an...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow, right, is pulled during the third inning of Game 5 of the baseball team's American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
October 10, 2019 - 9:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Unable to beat three aces in a row, the Tampa Bay Rays finally folded against Houston. It didn't help that starter Tyler Glasnow was sure he tipped pitches in the first inning, when the Astros scored four fast runs. With baseball's most inexpensive roster, the young Rays tried all...
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