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San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, left, reacts to being shoved by Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, as they argue while home plate umpire Eric Cooper, second from left, gets between them and Max Muncy runs in during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 17, 2018 - 10:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: JUST A MINUTE Recently suspended players Jose Urena and Yasiel Puig are both appealing their punishments and should remain in action this weekend. Urena, the Marlins right-hander who plunked breakout Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with the...
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Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) stands between pitcher Jose Urena (62) and Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) as the dugouts empty after Urena hit Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018m in Atlanta. Marlins' Derek Dietrich (32) and Braves' Ender Inciarte argue at right. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 17, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch. Urena was in uniform Friday and Marlins manager Don Mattingly didn't rule out using him this weekend against the Washington Nationals. Major...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo, Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill hugs his son, quarterback Brent Stockstill (12), after beating Arkansas State in the Camellia Bowl NCAA college football game in Montgomery, Ala. Stockstill goes into his senior season already as the Blue Raiders career leader in touchdown passes (77) and 300-yard passing games (14). “It’s everything that I wanted it to be, and more,” said the younger Stockstill, who plans to be a coach like his dad. “We’ve grown closer and closer and really tried to just do it the right way and show people that it’s a special opportunity.” (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:18 pm
Lane Kiffin knew very little about Conference USA before he became Florida Atlantic's head coach. Same for Butch Davis at Florida International. The high-profile coaches made immediate impacts in their new league, and at their new schools not all that far apart. FAU is the preseason favorite to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant concluded his visit with the Browns without agreeing to a contract. The former Dallas star wide receiver and his agent met with Cleveland officials for the second straight day, but the sides parted before a deal could be worked out, said the person who spoke Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. (AP Photo/Brad Penner, File)
August 17, 2018 - 1:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are in a holding pattern. The free agent wide receiver concluded his visit with Cleveland on Friday without agreeing to a contract, but "conversations continue" between the sides, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press. The person...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Arlington, Texas. Dez Bryant has dropped in to meet the Browns. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver arrived at the team’s headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, a visit that could lead to Bryant signing with Cleveland. Bryant posted a photo on Twitter of him signing autographs at Cleveland’s airport.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
August 17, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent Dez Bryant concluded his visit with the Browns without agreeing to a contract, but "conversations continue." The person spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks...
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Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar runs to tag out Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward (3) for one out of a triple play on a ground ball by David Fletcher off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Fletcher and Eric Young Jr. were also out on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
August 17, 2018 - 2:40 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night. In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors. "It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar...
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Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar runs to tag out Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward (3) for one out of a triple play on a ground ball by David Fletcher off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Fletcher and Eric Young Jr. were also out on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
August 17, 2018 - 1:01 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night. In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors. "It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 16, 2018 - 11:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester wasn't overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn't have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Arlington, Texas. Dez Bryant has dropped in to meet the Browns. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver arrived at the team’s headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, a visit that could lead to Bryant signing with Cleveland. Bryant posted a photo on Twitter of him signing autographs at Cleveland’s airport.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
August 16, 2018 - 10:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are still in the courtship phase. Their future together is uncertain. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and his agent, Kim Maile, met with team officials at the Browns' headquarters in Berea, Ohio, on Thursday. The sides got to know each other better,...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 16, 2018 - 10:04 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester pitched six innings to win for the first time in just over a month and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday night. Lester (13-5) allowed five hits, struck out eight and had no walks while improving to 3-1 against the Pirates...
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