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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler walks to the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Philadelphia. The Phillies fired Kapler Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
October 10, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its...
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Indiana Pacers player Jeremy Lamb, white, plays against Sacramento Kings at the NBA India Games 2019, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
October 10, 2019 - 2:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have exercised contract options on TJ Leaf and Aaron Holiday. Leaf was the team's first-round draft pick in 2017 and has averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in his first two seasons in the league. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward is expected to play a bigger...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Lebron James, right, drives against Brooklyn Nets' Rodions Kurucs, left, during their preseason NBA game in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey's freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, with the usual media sessions canceled in Shanghai, including a scheduled news conference from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and postgame news conferences with the teams. (AP Photo) /// DQo=
October 10, 2019 - 1:13 pm
LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. He was seen. He wasn't heard, though. Nor was any other player or coach in China...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019 file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the first inning during Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in Houston. The Astros and their heavyweight rotation have only one chance left to knock out the pesky Rays. It's up to Gerrit Cole in Game 5 on Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
October 09, 2019 - 11:54 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: IT'S ALL ON THE LINE Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole has won a franchise-record 17 straight decisions heading into the deciding Game 5 of their AL Division Series against visiting Tampa Bay. The winner meets the New York Yankees in the AL...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs for a touchdown as New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) chases him during the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Copeland is suing a company that sold a supplement he says was contaminated with a banned substance that didn't appear on the product's label. Copeland practiced Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, for the first time this season after being suspended by the NFL for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Copeland says he failed the test on April 15, and the NFL announced his suspension on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 09, 2019 - 5:16 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Copeland is back from his suspension and he's taking aim at a company he says sold him "contaminated" supplements. The New York Jets linebacker is suing the company after he took a recovery supplement that contained a banned substance that didn't appear on the...
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A worker takes down a billboard advertising an NBA preseason basketball game on Thursday between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The NBA has postponed Wednesday's scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. (AP Photo)
October 09, 2019 - 5:10 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, Jim Calhoun, men's basketball coach for the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Conn., accepts the best coach award at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Oct. 9 in U.S. District Court against the school, which began admitting men in 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2019 - 2:11 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works. Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court...
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Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli motions to the bullpen during the third inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 08, 2019 - 3:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 homers and so much summer fun could lead to such an abrupt autumn exit. Minnesota's major league record...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman celebrates after his team's 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 08, 2019 - 3:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman threw just 70 pitches in September. Alone among major league teams, the Yankees never used a pitcher three days in a row during the regular season. A bullpen featuring Chapman, Zack Britton, Adam Ottavino, Chad Green and Tommy Kahnle is a relief for New York fans and...
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October 08, 2019 - 9:47 am
Fox Sports has hired Rob Gronkowski as an NFL analyst. The network announced on Tuesday that the former New England Patriots tight end will make his debut during Thursday night's pregame show before the Patriots-New York Giants game. Gronkowski retired at the end of last season after winning his...
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