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Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Aug. 16, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ellia Green realized as a young child -- long before becoming an Olympic champion -- that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things. Now, about 20 years later, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning...

World Cup Watch: Jesus out to reclaim Brazil's No. 9 jersey

Aug. 16, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

It's one of the biggest honors in soccer: Playing as the center forward for Brazil at a World Cup. Gabriel Jesus knows all about that, having been handed the No. 9 jersey at the 2018 tournament in Russia and — as every Brazilian is acutely aware — failing to score a goal. ...

Preds Foundation teams with police on 'Gift Card for Guns'

Aug. 16, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators Foundation is teaming up on an event offering people gift cards, preseason vouchers and giveaways if they turn in guns to the city’s police. The NHL team says its foundation is partnering on the event Saturday at Greater...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Pouring caution on that optimism

Aug. 16, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

Low expectations rarely disappoint. That's not to say your favorite team will fail to live up to the promise that comes with landing a spot in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank that was released Monday. But numbers...

Mariners score 4 in 9th after Ohtani departs, top Angels 6-2

Aug. 16, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani turned in his usual strong start. Long after he was gone, things were anything but normal. The Seattle Mariners scored four runs in a chaotic ninth inning, taking advantage of the Angels' fielding woes for a 6-2 victory over Los Angeles on...

Longoria, Cobb power San Francisco to 6-1 over Diamondbacks

Aug. 16, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched six solid innings to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. The Giants are 18-2 at home against Arizona since the start of the 2020 season. They’ve also...

Contreras, Rosario, Acuña lead Braves' blowout win over Mets

Aug. 16, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — William Contreras and Eddie Rosario hit back-to-back homers off Carlos Carrasco in the second inning, Ronald Acuña Jr. doubled three times and drove in three runs, and the Atlanta Braves routed the New York Mets 13-1 Monday night for their seventh straight win. The...

Urías, Dodgers blank Brewers 4-0, continue 2nd-half surge

Aug. 16, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Julio Urías continued his career-long pattern of shutting down lineups after the All-Star break. The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers hope he can stay hot all the way through the postseason. Freddie Freeman and Gavin Lux homered to back Urías’...

Rangers win 3rd straight, top A's 2-1 after Woodward firing

Aug. 16, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Semien homered, rookie Bubba Thompson had a tiebreaking RBI single and the Texas Rangers won a one-run game only hours after manager Chris Woodward was fired. With Tony Beasley managing his first big league game, after being named the interim manager...

Royals' Garrett appeals 3-game ban for drink toss at fan

Aug. 16, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas City relief pitcher Amir Garrett received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine from Major League Baseball on Monday for tossing a drink at a fan behind the Royals' dugout during a game at Chicago two weeks ago. Garrett appealed the punishment,...