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Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy throws during the first inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 26, 2019 - 8:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 8:46 p.m. Patrick Corbin settled down in the second inning for the Nationals, using nine pitches to retire the Astros in order on three groundouts. José Urquidy retired the Nationals in order in the bottom half, with two...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman watches his RBI-single against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 26, 2019 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 8:32 p.m. Slumping Alex Bregman came through for the Astros, one of five consecutive batters to reach base in the first inning as Houston took a 2-0 lead over the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the World Series...
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Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon and Brian Dozier wait to hit at batting practice before Game 4 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 26, 2019 - 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 7:58 p.m. Former Washington Senators great Frank Howard got a big ovation when he was recognized on the field before Game 4 of the World Series. The 83-year-old Howard, nicknamed "Hondo," was the best offensive player on...
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FILE - This is a 2019, file photo, shows Kelechi Osemele of the New York Jets NFL football team. Osemele is having surgery on his ailing right shoulder despite the team not approving the procedure. The operation to repair a torn labrum was performed Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, by Dr. Glen Ross in Boston, according to Osemele's agent Andrew Kessler. (AP Photo/File)
October 26, 2019 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelechi Osemele is no longer a member of the New York Jets. The veteran guard's contentious standoff with the team, however, is far from over. The Jets announced Saturday they released Osemele a day after he had surgery on his right shoulder in Boston to repair a torn labrum without...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a baseball news conference in Houston. The Astros have fired Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is conducting a wider probe of the Houston Astros that goes beyond the assistant general manager who was fired this week for inappropriate behavior, concerned about the team's initial denial. Houston terminated Brandon Taubman on Thursday, saying he directed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a baseball news conference in Houston. The Astros have fired Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is conducting a wider probe of the Houston Astros that goes beyond the assistant general manager who was fired this week for inappropriate behavior, concerned about the team's initial denial. Houston terminated manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday, saying he...
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) tries to drive past Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 24, 2019 - 11:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns plans for a big turnaround season hit an unexpected snag. Center Deandre Ayton was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA on Thursday night for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic. The first overall pick last...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a baseball news conference in Houston. The Astros have fired Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 24, 2019 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed spotlight on domestic violence in...
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) tries to drive past Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 24, 2019 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton has been suspended for 25 games without pay by the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic. The NBA announced the suspension Thursday night. The first overall pick last year out of Arizona,...
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) tries to drive past Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 24, 2019 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton has been suspended for 25 games without pay by the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic. The NBA announced the suspension Thursday night. The first overall pick last year out of Arizona,...
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