Men's sports

Tiger Woods tees off to the third hole during the second round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 21, 2018 - 6:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning the final PGA Tour event. Four straight one-putts on the back nine Friday in the Tour Championship — three for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister watches from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers fired Banister on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Stone, File)
September 21, 2018 - 1:40 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday, more than a week before the end of what will be the team's first consecutive losing seasons in 10 years. Bench coach Don Wakamatsu will serve as interim manager for the remainder of the season, starting with Friday...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, right, flips the ball in the air after tagging out Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, left, trying to steal second base for the final out during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Phoenix. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 5-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 21, 2018 - 1:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave following fresh allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful...
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September 21, 2018 - 7:26 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Spanish soccer federation has rejected the league's request to play a regular-season match in the United States, putting the game in doubt. The person tells The Associated Press that the federation has sent a letter to league...
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September 21, 2018 - 7:12 am
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — English golfer Oliver Fisher has shot the first round of 59 in the 46-year history of the European Tour. Fisher made an eagle and 10 birdies on a par-71 course in the second round of the Portugal Masters on Friday. There have been 19 rounds of 60 on the European Tour. On...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Omar Narvaez during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. Narvaez was out at first. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
September 21, 2018 - 1:50 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK ON THE BUMP Trevor Bauer returns to the mound for AL Central champion Cleveland when the Indians host Boston in a potential playoff preview. Bauer has been sidelined with a broken right leg since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, center, celebrates with teammates after they clinched the AL East title Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. The Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 11-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 21, 2018 - 12:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him. After waiting a few days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the Bronx. Mookie Betts and the Red Sox...
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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 9:34 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-9 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night, dealing a blow to the Rays' wild-card playoff hopes. Smoak hit his 25th homer of the season and third career walk-off blast. Sergio Romo (3-4) blew his...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit watches his two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 20, 2018 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit and the New York Yankees have set two home run records with one swing of the bat. The brawny first baseman hit a two-run shot to straightaway center field in the second inning Thursday night against Boston, giving the Yankees a major league-record 12 players with at least...
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Conor McGregor participates in a news conference in New York, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. McGregor is returning to UFC after a two-year absence. He fights undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 20, 2018 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor bellied up to his makeshift bar, plopped his dress shoes on the table and took a swig of his own Irish whiskey. Take a shot for every profanity belched out by the returning star? You'd be toast. But UFC can raise a glass to the return of the most loquacious, dangerous...
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