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Ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria retires

Sep. 21, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Ski jumping record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer retired on Tuesday, only a few months before trying to compete at his fourth Olympics. The 31-year-old Austrian, a two-time winner of both the overall World Cup title and the prestigious Four...

Marshall to unveil statue of Hal Greer next month

Sep. 21, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will dedicate a statue of Hall of Fame guard Hal Greer next month. The university said an outdoor ceremony will be held Oct. 9 near Marshall's Cam Henderson Center. The nearly 8-foot-tall bronze statue...

Training camps opening after NHL's shortest offseason

Sep. 21, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

Every offseason feels short to Philipp Grubauer, though this one was a doozy. After playing the most games of his NHL career, the German goaltender saw his season end with Colorado in June, waited for a new contract and, by the end of July, joined the expansion Seattle...

LEADING OFF: Gausman brings bat, arm for NL West-leading SF

Sep. 21, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PITCH AND POP Kevin Gausman returns to the mound — and plate — as he tries to help the Giants protect their lead in the NL West. Gausman (14-6, 2.78...

After Afghans fell from plane, families live with horror

Sep. 21, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It’s a scene that has come to symbolize the chaotic end to America’s 20 years of war in Afghanistan: A lumbering U.S. Air Force cargo plane takes off from Kabul airport, chased by hundreds of desperate Afghan men scrambling to get on the aircraft. ...

Braves ride big 5th inning to win, extend NL East lead

Sep. 21, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Austin Riley was smacking baseballs all around Chase Field on Monday night. Adam Duvall hit one so hard it left the yard by a long, long way. The Atlanta Braves have ridden the ups and downs of a playoff race for weeks now. It's safe to say this was...

Valdez, González, Maldonado send Astros past Angels 10-0

Sep. 21, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With a well-rested Framber Valdez on the mound turning in one of his best performances in an outstanding season, the Houston Astros really didn't need all the runs they racked up on a blowout night at the Big A. Valdez pitched seven innings of...

Phillies' NL East-chase hindered in 2-0 loss to 100-loss O's

Sep. 21, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper gave the 96 mph fastball a deep ride that had a few thousand straggling fans that paid for $1 hot dogs and a pennant race standing in euphoria. Harper's ball landed 401 feet away in Baltimore center fielder Cedric Mullins's glove, the...

Seager's three RBIs help Mariners stop A's 5-game win streak

Sep. 21, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's starting pitchers had been so dominant during this recent stretch until Kyle Seager and Seattle swung away and took it to Sean Manaea. Seager had a two-run double in the decisive third inning among his three hits and three RBIs, Mitch...

Votto power surge leads Reds rally for 9-5 win over Pirates

Sep. 21, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto tied the game with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot and the Cincinnati Reds rallied from a five-run deficit for a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Votto tied the game 5-5 against Cody...