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FILE - In this July 20, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during an exhibition baseball game in Baltimore.  Strasburg has been scratched from what was supposed to be his first start of the season for the Washington Nationals because of a nerve issue with his right hand. Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced the news about four hours before the scheduled first pitch against the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday, July 25.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

LEADING OFF: WS MVP Strasburg makes '20 debut, A's streaking

Aug. 9, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRASBURG SET World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for Washington after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. The right-hander is ready to start at Nationals Park against Baltimore. Strasburg missed what...

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel (62) scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers clinch top seed in East with 4-1 win over Lightning

Aug. 8, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs. The Lightning not only dropped the game in completing preliminary round-robin play with a 2-1...

Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Arrieta tosses 6 scoreless in Phillies' 5-0 win over Braves

Aug. 8, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched like the healthy ace the Phillies needed for three years. He could help Philadelphia make some noise in the National League playoff push -- to the delight of a cluster of fans with horns, drums and chants from outside the park that produced a needed summer...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his goal with teammate Tyler Johnson (9) while playing against the Boston Bruins during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning-Flyers, Avalanche-Golden Knights are for top seeds

Aug. 7, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

Jon Cooper wants to stop the conversation now: Steven Stamkos isn't fit to play until he says so. The coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning ruled out Stamkos for his team's final round-robin game Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers (8 p.m. EDT, NBC) that will determine the top seed in the Eastern Conference....

Braves-Phillies postponed due to rain, doubleheader Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies scheduled for Friday night was postponed because of rain. The teams will play a doubleheader of seven-inning games on Sunday. The Phillies now have six doubleheaders on the schedule and already played a seven-inning twinbill...

Philadelphia Phillies' Phil Gosselin follows through after hitting a two-run double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

J.T. Realmuto's 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Yankees 5-4

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hector Neris didn't back down with the game on the line and Aaron Judge at the plate. J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Neris struck out Judge in a big spot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Thursday night. Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two unearned...

Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli (29) greets Jesus Aguilar, back, after they both scored on a Brian Anderson single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Marlins beat Orioles 8-7 to complete stunning 4-game sweep

Aug. 6, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In early March, Don Mattingly figured the rebuild of the Miami Marlins just might begin to show results this season. The world, and the Marlins, are vastly different since then. Yet, somehow, this baseball team has found a way to overcome a team-wide coronavirus outbreak, an unwanted...

Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg (8) vie for the puck in the cornerduring the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Laughton scores twice to lead Flyers past Capitals 3-1

Aug. 6, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers played like a team making a run as the best in the East before the NHL shutdown. With hockey back, the streaking Flyers just might get there. With one more win, they'll earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference in coach Alain Vigneault's first season. “I like...

Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the first inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phils-Marlins set for 7 games in 5 days in new MLB schedule

Aug. 6, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season. The Marlins, who had their season...

FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, federal officers launch tear gas at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. The Associated Press found that there is no government oversight of the manufacture and use of tear gas. Instead, the industry is left to regulate itself. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

Aug. 6, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website. Shortly into the march, police, who reported that water bottles and rocks...