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Seattle Mariners' Austin Nola (23) is greeted at home on his three-run home run by Kyle Lewis (1) and Kyle Seager during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 30, 2020 - 11:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and San Diego completed a seven-player trade Sunday night, with catcher Austin Nola joining the contending Padres and prized outfield prospect Taylor Trammel going to the Mariners as centerpieces of the deal. Seattle sent Nola and right-handed relievers Austin Adams and Dan...
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Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, right, is greeted at home plate by J.D. Martinez (28) after hitting a three-run home run off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Miguel Castro during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Baltimore. The Red Sox won 7-1. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts scored on the home run. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 30, 2020 - 11:30 am
DENVER (AP) — The San Diego Padres picked up slugger hitter Mitch Moreland in a trade Sunday with Boston. In exchange, the Red Sox acquired a pair of prospects from San Diego, outfielder Jeisson Rosario and infielder Hudson Potts. Moreland adds even more power to an already explosive San Diego...
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FILE - This Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 file photo shows Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. The Jaguars have agreed to send Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2022, a person familiar with the trade said Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 30, 2020 - 9:30 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Disgruntled pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue is headed north, far away from Jacksonville. A person familiar with the trade says the Jaguars have agreed to send Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2022. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves as he arrives at the team hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club has confirmed that the Argentina great has sent a note expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, one of the worst in the player's career and in the club's history.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
August 30, 2020 - 7:15 am
MADRID (AP) — In another sign that Lionel Messi’s time with Barcelona is coming to an end, the player did not report for required coronavirus testing scheduled for the whole squad on Sunday. Barcelona said Messi was the only player who did not undergo the tests at the club’s training center. The...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal delivers in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. The San Diego Padres acquired Rosenthal in a trade with the Royals on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, bolstering their bullpen for their pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 29, 2020 - 6:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the major leagues Sunday: ___ CLOSING THE DEAL Trevor Rosenthal’s bounce-back season has put him in the middle of a playoff race. The San Diego Padres acquired the reliever from Kansas City on Saturday for outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to be named. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez sit courtside during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers in Miami. Rodriguez and Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was not announced. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 28, 2020 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former major league star Alex Rodriguez and fiancee Jennifer Lopez have backed out of the bidding to purchase the New York Mets amid reports that the Wilpon family is finalizing a deal with billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. Rodriguez announced Friday night that despite “a...
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Black Lives Matter is displayed near the NBA logo in an empty basketball arena Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NBA playoffs will resume Saturday after the league and the National Basketball Players Association detailed the commitments that made players comfortable continuing the postseason. In a joint statement released Friday, the sides say they will immediately establish a social justice coalition, made up of players, coaches and owners, that would focus on issues such as voting access and advocating for meaningful police and criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 28, 2020 - 4:53 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players want change that makes their communities safer. They want people to vote — hopefully in their home arenas. And they want to keep playing basketball. Teams returned to the court Friday after the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed on...
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Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 26, 2020 - 6:57 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. Called off: Games between Milwaukee and Orlando, Houston and Oklahoma City and the Los...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson works against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of game one of baseball doubleheader Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 26, 2020 - 6:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ian Anderson dazzled in his big league debut, holding the Yankees hitless into the sixth inning and ending Gerrit Cole's 20-game winning streak as the Atlanta Braves beat New York 5-1 Wednesday to open a doubleheader. Ronald Acuña Jr. celebrated his return to the lineup by leading...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, in Milwaukee. The Indiana Pacers fired coach Nate McMillan on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, less than three weeks after announcing he would keep the job for two more years. Team officials made the announcement 48 hours after the Pacers suffered their second straight first-round sweep. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
August 26, 2020 - 2:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nate McMillan won dozens of regular-season games despite the Indiana Pacers' continual injuries. The playoff losses cost him his job: On Wednesday, two days after enduring a second straight first-round sweep, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard fired McMillan. “...
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