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Diamondbacks score 3 in 8th to rally past Rockies, 5-3

Aug. 20, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly is looking more and more like the big-hitting catcher the Arizona Diamondbacks have sought for some time. Kelly's tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning was part of a three-run rally that sent the Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. "When you...

Angels back in Texas after Skaggs' death, Rangers rally, 8-7

Aug. 20, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney struggled to describe his emotions with the Los Angeles Angels back in Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series against the Rangers last month. Standing next to the No. 45 jersey hanging from the...

Middle men: Browns hoping erratic kickers straighten out

Aug. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn't quite ready to give his kickers the boot. Despite erratic performances — wide right, wide left, short, off the uprights — in training camp and exhibitions by incumbent Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert, Kitchens said the team has no...

Gordon back with Patriots while on non-football injury list

Aug. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to the New England Patriots' practice field on Monday without pads and without saying when he might be able to play again. Gordon was seen stretching on the field during the portion of the team's workout that was open to the media....

NFL's Trust gives players Plan B when careers end (suddenly)

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

Devin Fuller got his first taste of the NFL's business side during his rookie minicamp. One of the receiver's would-be teammates had a bad practice. Not much later, that player got pulled out of a meeting. Not much after that, the player was no longer Fuller's teammate. "I was like, 'Wow, so it's like that?'"...

Mercury guard Diana Taurasi medically cleared to play

Aug. 19, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been medically cleared to play after missing most of the season with a back injury. The team said Monday that the WNBA's all-time leading scorer will be activated and serve a one-game suspension during Tuesday's game. She was suspended after leaving...

Bills reach injury settlement and release E.J. Gaines

Aug. 19, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have reached an injury settlement and released cornerback E.J. Gaines. The move was listed among the NFL's transactions made Sunday and comes two weeks after the fifth-year player suffered a core muscle injury during training camp. Gaines was competing for a...

Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race

Aug. 19, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

Bryce Harper's game-ending grand slam and sprint around the bases gave a jolt to the Philadelphia Phillies and could be the prelude to a fascinating National League playoff scramble. As thrilling as the win was for the Phillies , the 7-5 final Thursday night was a kick in the gut for the Chicago Cubs, since both...

Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers

Aug. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans Saints. Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the Saints rally for a...

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A's 4-1

Aug. 18, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game sweep....