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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb sits on the bench after losing his bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 29, 2018 - 8:38 pm
Publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. She went through his whole social media history, taking down anything that even raised an eyebrow. MLB pitchers Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader are just the...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb works in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 29, 2018 - 7:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them "some stupid stuff." The 25-year-old Newcomb spoke less than an hour after nearly pitching a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tweets were...
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National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Chipper Jones peaks during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
July 29, 2018 - 6:48 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Chipper Jones didn't bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable. Jones was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his speech with wife Taylor staring up at him, hours away from giving birth to a son to be named Cooper...
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Kansas City Royals' Brett Phillips holds his bat during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in New York. While Phillips made his way from Colorado to New York to join the Royals after he was traded from Milwaukee, his bats were not so fast. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 29, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Phillips' bats never got to Yankee Stadium. His glove arrived, and that's what mattered more in his Kansas City Royals debut. Phillips jumped and robbed Austin Romine of a possible three-run homer in the fourth inning of the Royals' 6-3 loss to New York Yankees on Sunday. And...
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 29, 2018 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.A. Happ had made eight previous starts at Yankee Stadium plus a relief appearance in the final game of the 2009 World Series. This was different. "It was kind of weird looking down and seeing the pinstripes on me," he said, "but I'm happy to get used to it." James Anthony Happ...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb works in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 29, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb came within one strike of pitching the first no-hitter by the Atlanta Braves since 1994, denied when Chris Taylor sharply singled in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Newcomb had a 2-2 count with two outs in the ninth inning when Taylor hit a hard...
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Fans buy baseball merchandise before the start of National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
July 29, 2018 - 4:46 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame inductions (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. Jim Thome has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Emotional during a Hall of Fame visit in February to tour the museum to prepare for this day, Thome held it together despite...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb works in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 29, 2018 - 4:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb has lost his no-hit try with two outs in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Newcomb was one strike away when Chris Taylor singled sharply past diving third baseman Johan Camargo on a 2-2 pitch. Newcomb threw 134 pitches. He was pulled...
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New York Yankees' Greg Bird hits a home run against the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning during the second baseball game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
July 29, 2018 - 12:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia tumbled, Zach Britton struggled and Aroldis Chapman held on. After a long day, the New York Yankees were glad to leave the park with at least one win. Greg Bird homered to begin a two-run rally in the eighth inning as the Yankees overcame a rough outing by the newly...
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ looks on from the dugout before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
July 28, 2018 - 11:52 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: HAPPENING J.A. Happ makes his Yankees debut, three days after New York got him from Toronto in a trade for Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney. The 35-year-old lefty starts out at home against Kansas City. Happ has enjoyed...
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