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ESPN documentary shows Bleier's emotional return to Vietnam

Aug. 18, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn't have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier's visit to Vietnam — the first time he had been back since being injured in battle...

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Williamsport, CC faces Indians

Aug. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: LITTLE BIG LEAGUE Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs take on Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates in prime time at the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Cubs left-hander José Quintana (10-7, 4.11 ERA) is 6-0 in eight starts since his...

Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii

Aug. 18, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Dak Prescott appears ready for the regular season, with or without Ezekiel Elliott. The Dallas quarterback completed all five of his pass attempts in his only series, and the Cowboys came away with a 14-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night. Prescott dropped back to pass...

Angels rally for 4 runs in 7th inning to beat White Sox 6-5

Aug. 18, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brian Goodwin's playing time has decreased since Justin Upton returned to the Los Angeles Angels' lineup. Still, the outfielder is making the most of his opportunities when he does get to start. Goodwin homered and walked with the bases loaded to bring in the go-ahead run as the...

Thames' HR in 14th, Yelich's 2 help Brewers beat Nats 15-14

Aug. 18, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After witnessing two dozen runs and multiple comebacks over nine innings, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell knew he had never seen something quite like the Brewers' game against the Washington Nationals. He couldn't have guessed there would be another five innings of back-and-forth...

McMahon hits 2 homers as Rockies beat Marlins 11-4

Aug. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon is emerging as another home run hitter in a Colorado lineup loaded with big bats. The second baseman continued his power surge with two more long balls to help the Rockies beat the Miami Marlins 11-4 on Saturday night for their first three-game winning streak in two months....

Steelers honor Drake, keep Chiefs in check in 17-7 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shirts read "shut out the noise." Shutting out the pain of suddenly losing the man behind the mantra will take far longer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, there was something about the game-day routine that brought a sense of relief and normalcy just six days removed from the death...

Watson throws TD pass to help Texans over Lions 30-23

Aug. 18, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins knew they weren't going to get much playing time on Saturday night so they were intent on making the few plays they got count. "Just trying to go out there and be perfect," Hopkins said. "We don't have many plays so those plays that you do have,...

Braves use homers, better bullpen to beat Ryu, Dodgers 4-3

Aug. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves reliever Luke Jackson summed up his team's mindset against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They're kind of like our David and Goliath, you know?" Jackson said. "Whenever we've gone out there it's been rough. They're a good team, we're a good team, 1-2, just duking it out. It's nice to pull...

Lamet, Padres cool off Phillies with 5-3 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinelson Lamet and the San Diego Padres finally cooled off Philadelphia's lineup. The right-hander pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tiebreaking single and the Padres beat the Phillies 5-3 on Saturday night. Lamet (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts and a...