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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres bats in a run-scoring double play off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler during the first inning of the first baseball game in doubleheader, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Visiting Phils beat Yankees 11-7 at home to open twin bill

Aug. 5, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Playing a road game in their home ballpark, the Philadelphia Phillies came out swinging against the powerful New York Yankees. Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto homered to back Zack Wheeler and lead the “visiting” Phillies to an 11-7 victory over the Yankees, snapping New...

Montreal Impact players warm up wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts before an MLS soccer match against Orlando City, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Creavalle makes a statement with Black Lives Matter design

Aug. 5, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

Those Black Lives Matter T-shirts that have featured so prominently throughout the MLS is Back tournament were designed by one of the league's players, Philadelphia Union midfielder Warren Creavalle. Passionate about design, Creavalle created the distinctive shirts — with bold text on the front and a...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020, file photo, Superintendent Keith Perrigan shows the new seating configuration on the school buses for the upcoming school year, in Bristol, Va., where a maximum of 22 students can be on the bus, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)

Districts go round and round on school bus reopening plans

Aug. 5, 2020 7:14 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more daunting than figuring out how to maintain social...

Milwaukee Brewers starter Brett Anderson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Staying sharp a concern during virus-induced layoffs

Aug. 5, 2020 3:11 AM EDT

In baseball, a day off is something to savor. A whole series is a different matter. “I think in baseball, it’s very routine-oriented, and you start interrupting routines, it gets a little hairy,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We’ll just ad-lib and do the best we can with it....

Miami Marlins catcher Francisco Cervelli, center, reacts he engages with teammates in a social distant celebration after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 during a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Triumphant return for retooled Marlins, who beat Orioles 4-0

Aug. 4, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring. Following one final delay in their effort to return from a miserable coronavirus-induced hiatus, the Marlins...

Boats are piled on each other at the Southport Marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Aug. 4, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a...

Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola, front, scores his second goal of the game during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Emerging young stars stand out at MLS tournament

Aug. 4, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson has played so well in his brief MLS career that he's now fodder for the European soccer rumor mill. Just 19 years old, he has started in five matches for the Union so far this year, with a goal and two assists. “I think it’s just been staying confident...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cole wins 19th in row, beats Phils 6-3 in pinstripes debut

Aug. 4, 2020 2:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This was not what Gerrit Cole had in mind for his debut in pinstripes, and yet it was. Cole extended his regular-season streak of victories to 19, leading New York over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Monday night for the Yankees' seventh win in a row. With the Yankee Stadium seats empty...

Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) tracks the path of Gio Urshela's sixth-inning, three-run home run as Phillies catrching coach Greg Brodzinski ducks in the bullpen in a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Phillies return from layoff, lose to Cole and Yankees 6-3

Aug. 4, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia had not taken the field since July 26. Jake Arrieta had not been on a mound for a game that mattered since last Aug. 11. And the big return came against no less than the surging New York Yankees and Gerrit Cole, baseball's hottest pitcher, who was making his debut in...

FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar, right, celebrates a win with teammates following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Marlins' Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security'

Aug. 3, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price. Jeter blames the team's COVID-19 outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made the Marlins lax about social distancing and wearing masks. "The entire traveling party got a little too comfortable,” Jeter...