Men's sports

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers' David McKay in the ninth inning of a baseball game that was suspended due to rain earlier in the season, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 07, 2019 - 1:02 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even the managers were perplexed by all the quirky details of a game that began nearly four months ago and finished in a different ballpark way out West. Chad Pinder homered, Mike Fiers earned his fourth victory or his 14th, however you want to look at it, and the Oakland...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig heads home to score the go-ahead run on a Roberto Perez single off Minnesota Twins pitcher Brusdar Graterol during the 11th inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Indians won 6-2. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 07, 2019 - 1:02 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following a 13th defeat in 22 games, Cleveland manager Terry Francona decided to deliver a brief pep talk before taking the road for a pivotal series in Minnesota. With time running out in this race, the Indians responded to the skipper's address and took one back from the first-...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, in the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 06, 2019 - 9:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal found himself trailing in a tight first set against a bigger, younger opponent who was finding ways to cause trouble in their U.S. Open semifinal. Never one to panic, never liable to have a letdown, Nadal hung tough, waited for 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini to wilt ever...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 06, 2019 - 8:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Rafael Nadal is getting closer to an opportunity to play for a 19th Grand Slam title. Nadal leads No. 24 seed Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (6), 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals. The No. 2 seed is trying to win a...
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Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander is mobbed by teammates after pitching a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 8:01 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BACK IN ACTION Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander takes the mound for the first time since throwing his third career no-hitter Sunday at Toronto. Verlander struck out 14 and walked one in the 2-0 victory over the Blue Jays. He is 7-1 with a 1...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas ruled in a report released Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 06, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association will discuss the possibility of more widespread testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of a series...
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A row of hearts, each with the name of a victim, adorn a growing memorial to those who died aboard the dive boat Conception, seen early Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2019 at the harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Sept. 2 fire took the lives of 34 people on the ship off Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast near Santa Barbara (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
September 06, 2019 - 6:13 pm
From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) looks on from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. Thornton is coming back for another season at age 40, signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the Sharks on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, after briefly contemplating retirement at the end of this past season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 06, 2019 - 12:47 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton is coming back for another season at age 40, signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the San Jose Sharks on Friday after briefly contemplating retirement at the end of last season. Thornton decided in the offseason that he wasn't ready to hang it up after...
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Houston Astros' Michael Brantley, right, watches his game-winning two-run home run along with Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola, center, during the 13th inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Houston. The Astros won 11-9. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 06, 2019 - 11:40 am
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Houston Astros fell behind by seven runs in the second inning Thursday night, it would have been easy for them to starting looking toward their next game. But for a team eyeing a World Series championship that was never even a thought. "I think that's what makes a team...
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Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, middle, gets a high-five from Ben Zobrist after Schwarber's grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 05, 2019 - 11:42 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber helped the Cubs put some distance between themselves and the Milwaukee Brewers. Schwarber launched a grand slam to cap a five-run sixth inning that sent Chicago to a 10-5 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series. "That ball...
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