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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws before the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 02, 2019 - 11:26 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: NOW PITCHING Trevor Bauer (9-8, 3.79 ERA) makes his Cincinnati debut four days after arriving in a trade with Cleveland. Bauer went 3-2 with a 4.54 ERA in six starts last month. In his last outing, he threw the ball from just past the mound...
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August 02, 2019 - 5:53 pm
Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith. On Friday, Ohio State released thousands of pages of heavily redacted texts and email that were...
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Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell (25) runs up to umpire Larry Vanover, center, to argue a called strike against Yasiel Puig during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 02, 2019 - 5:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Suspended Reds manager David Bell planned to watch Friday's game in privacy after his wayward experience the night before. Bell, who is serving a six-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing brawl this week, tried unsuccessfully to observe his team from the stands Thursday...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, Leicester City's Harry Maguire looks to pass the ball during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates stadium in London. A person with knowledge of the deal says Manchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the transfer is yet to be finalized. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 02, 2019 - 2:14 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NO REINFORCEMENTS The Yankees came up short trying to acquire pitching help at the trade deadline, and that's putting more pressure on James Paxton to shake off a rough stretch. The big left-hander is 0-3 with a 6.67 ERA in his past six starts,...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to a Cleveland Indians batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 01, 2019 - 11:14 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerrit Cole didn't lose a game in June or July and continued his remarkable run on the first day of August. Cole pitched one-run ball over seven innings and extended his winning streak to a career-best nine games as the Houston Astros beat the Indians 7-1 on Thursday, spoiling the...
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Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio watches during the second half of the team's Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 01, 2019 - 11:04 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — For a while Thursday, Vic Fangio didn't know if his long-awaited debut as a head coach would happen in the Hall of Fame game. Fangio finished team meetings, then headed to a hospital because of a kidney stone. Though determined to lead his new team, the Denver Broncos, against...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees signs autographs for fans after training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Monday, July 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 01, 2019 - 6:34 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports. Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro sports scene, and is eager to share what he...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 01, 2019 - 5:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Wheeler is still a Met, which makes him part of a suddenly dominant starting rotation. A day after the trade deadline passed, the hard-throwing right-hander kept his club on a second-half roll. Wheeler tossed seven innings of four-hit ball, Robinson Canó drove in two runs with a...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Dyson throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Phoenix. Four days after acquiring Sergio Romo from Miami, the Minnesota Twins fetched another veteran right-handed reliever in Sam Dyson with a deadline-beating deal Wednesday, July 31, 2019, with San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
August 01, 2019 - 4:32 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Newly acquired Twins reliever Sam Dyson caught a flight Thursday morning in Philadelphia, arrived at Marlins Park an hour into the game and found himself pitching in the ninth inning on three hours' sleep. It showed. Dyson blew a three-run lead without retiring a batter, and Harold...
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