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Pitcher discovered on social media lands chance with A's

Aug. 26, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas. In fact, he'd strayed far from the game — running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that included sales and software —...

Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events

Aug. 26, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three...

Veteran safety McDonald released by Dolphins

Aug. 25, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran safety T.J. McDonald, who started 14 games for the Miami Dolphins last season, has been released. McDonald, a six-year veteran with 75 career starts, was due to make $5 million this year. He spent two seasons with the Dolphins but fell behind safeties Reshad Jones and Bobby McCain on...

NFL 2019: Luck's retirement creates opening in AFC South

Aug. 25, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The popular pick to win the AFC South all offseason had been Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. Then Luck retired. That threw the door wide open in the AFC South, the only division with winning records for three teams last season. The Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked...

Bauer rocked as Pirates beat Reds 9-8 for three-game sweep

Aug. 25, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Bauer's beginning with the Cincinnati Reds has been about as rocky as his ending with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer allowed eight runs in three innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 9-8 Sunday to sweep a three-game series. Since being acquired from the Indians prior to the...

Raiders place RB Doug Martin on IR, sign DT Corey Liuget

Aug. 25, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have placed running back Doug Martin on injured reserve and signed former Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget. The team also announced Sunday it has signed linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams and released long snapper Andrew DePaola. The nature of...

Rapids name Robin Fraser as head coach

Aug. 25, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Rapids have named former Major League Soccer player and longtime assistant Robin Fraser as their head coach. Fraser steps in for Conor Casey, who's been the interim coach since the team fired Anthony Hudson in May. Colorado is 7-14-6 and at the bottom of the Western...

Jets GM Douglas 'fired up' to improve team before season

Aug. 25, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Douglas made it clear that the New York Jets' roster is still a work in progress. The first-year general manager also let the rest of the NFL know his team is open for business before the regular season begins in two weeks. "We have an opportunity to really upgrade this...

Correction: Kansas-Miles of Miles story

Aug. 25, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about the many football players and coaches named Miles at Kansas and elsewhere, The Associated Press reported erroneously Trent Miles' job status. He is a former, not current, coach at Georgia State. The current coach is Shawn Elliott. A corrected version of the...

Oft-injured Colts QB Andrew Luck, 29, announces retirement

Aug. 25, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday. Then he said goodbye to the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official: The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29....