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Joint practices reunite QBs Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota

Aug. 15, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota will be on the same practice field for a couple days, though their football careers will be forever linked. They practiced on the same field Wednesday for one period as Winston's Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out with Mariota's Tennessee Titans. There...

Happ shines for Yankees again in 4-1 win over Rays

Aug. 15, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This is exactly what the New York Yankees were hoping for when they added J.A. Happ. The veteran left-hander permitted just one soft single in seven shutout innings to win his third start in a row, pitching the Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Tuesday night. "It was a clinic," manager...

Brock Holt's pinch-hit homer lifts Red Sox over Phillies 2-1

Aug. 14, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brock Holt took advantage of a rare opportunity. Holt belted a pinch-hit tiebreaking homer, Rick Porcello threw seven impressive innings and the major league-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Tuesday night. Sandy Leon also went deep for Boston, which improved to...

DeGrom, backed by 5 Mets HRs, tops Severino, Yankees 8-5

Aug. 13, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets, there's still one prize left in play. No, not a playoff spot. Those plans were wiped out long ago during a disappointing season. Rather, the NL Cy Young Award for their ace. DeGrom kept pumping up his resume, striking out 12 while the Mets backed him...

Adames, Wendle lead Rays to 3-1 win over Blue Jays

Aug. 11, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays aren't blessed with a bunch of big boppers, but they will burn up the basepaths at every opportunity. Willy Adames had two hits and drove in the decisive run, and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday, their seventh win in eight meetings with Toronto this season....

FANTASY PLAYS: Don't buy into hype of deep WR pool

Aug. 11, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

The wide receiver position in fantasy football has been one of the more hotly debated topics in recent seasons. The depth at receiver and amount of consistent scoring led to the advent of the "zero running back" draft strategy. Utilizing that approach, you would refrain from selecting a running back in the early...

Facebook fight between 'keyboard gangsters' ends in shooting

Aug. 10, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It started on Facebook, as many political arguments do these days. A Florida man responded to a friend's post about President Donald Trump. His response wasn't about Trump, it was about felon voting rights. And that's when the squabble between the two fortysomething men exploded into a...

Women's group behind rebel memorials quietly battles on

Aug. 10, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture...

Tannehill starts fast in return; Dolphins lose to Bucs 26-24

Aug. 10, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Back in a game for the first time in 20 months, Ryan Tannehill had plenty of time to throw Thursday night. "The protection was awesome," coach Adam Gase said. "He was back there peeling an orange." An untouched Tannehill completed passes on the first four plays in his return from...

Stills, 2 other Dolphins protest during national anthem

Aug. 9, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Stills kneeled in protest during the national anthem Thursday, and said he offered a prayer of thanks that he had a teammate's support. Stills and two other Miami Dolphins renewed their protests before an exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, triggering yet...