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August 30, 2018 - 3:52 am
No games in the opening week of the 2018 college football season have quite the pizazz of last year's meeting between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Florida State. But there still are enough interesting matchups to whet the appetite of fans starving for more football ever since the end of Alabama's...
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New York Mets' Todd Frazier (21) hits a grand slam during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 30, 2018 - 1:29 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs were pounding out lopsided victories and squeezing out tight games while putting together their longest winning streak of the season. Todd Frazier brought it to a screeching halt. Even so, the Cubs weren't complaining. Frazier hit a grand slam and drove in a season-...
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Miami Marlins left fielder Austin Dean walks back to his position during an 11-run seventh inning by the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 29, 2018 - 11:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Once the Boston Red Sox were done hitting line drives all around Fenway Park, they started thinking more about one that knocked David Price out of the game. Mookie Betts homered early and had a two-run double in Boston's 11-run seventh inning as the Red Sox rallied for a 14-6 victory...
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Then-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks answers questions during a press conference at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks used insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. Kendricks says in a statement released by his lawyer Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, that he’s sorry and “deeply” regrets his actions. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Mychal Kendricks, the NFL linebacker charged with insider trading Wednesday and later released by the Cleveland Browns (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks was released by the team Wednesday night, hours after being charged by...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 file photo, New York Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes against the New York Giants during the third quarter of a preseason NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints have agreed to acquire veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the New York Jets for a draft pick, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 29, 2018 - 6:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to acquire veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth-round pick from the New York Jets for a third-round draft pick. While record-setting quarterback Drew Brees is entrenched as New Orleans' starter, the move signifies that Saints coach...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement, effective immediately. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it's the right time to step away from the game. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
August 29, 2018 - 6:02 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — All Clint Dempsey ever wanted to do was score goals and go fishing. He'll have plenty of time to do the latter after deciding his goal-scoring days are over. In true Dempsey fashion, he's stepping away from soccer on his own terms, with minimal fanfare on his own part but amid a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Kevin Hart is interviewed after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis. The Professional Fighters League is the latest mixed martial arts promotion that will try and compete with UFC. Comedian Kevin Hart is among the investors in the league. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
August 29, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Kevin Hart had a bit in his standup routine where his attempt to trash-talk his way out of a fight ended up with the comic offering a hug instead. "This is dumb. I don't want to fight you," Hart says to laughter . "This is stupid. You've got to have a purpose, man. I'm not that guy." Hart will...
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Then-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks answers questions during a press conference at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks used insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. Kendricks says in a statement released by his lawyer Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, that he’s sorry and “deeply” regrets his actions. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 1:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been charged with using insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Co-defendant Damilare Sonoiki was paid $10,000...
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Chicago Cubs' ground crew lay down the tarp due to a storm during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 29, 2018 - 10:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: HILL COUNTRY The Athletics wrap up their series at Minute Maid Park, trailing the AL West-leading Astros by 1 1/2 games going into the finale. Trevor Cahill (5-3, 3.44 ERA) starts for Oakland, looking to rebound after allowing five runs in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, former New Jersey Devils star goalie Martin Brodeur smiles as he talks about his career with the Devils during a news conference announcing the Devils will retire Brodeur's No. 30 jersey, in Newark, N.J. Brodeur is returning to the New Jersey Devils as executive vice president of business development. Brodeur is back with the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup three times and became the NHL’s all-time-leading goaltender in victories. The 46-year-old shifts to the business side after three years in hockey management as assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues. The Devils announced Brodeur’s hire Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, not long after the Blues said he left the organization. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
August 29, 2018 - 8:37 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Martin Brodeur is back with the New Jersey Devils organization many hoped he'd never leave. Brodeur rejoined the Devils on Wednesday as executive vice president of business development, a shift from the hockey management job he held for three years as assistant general manager...
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