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Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Jul. 18, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night...

Manny Machado trade rumors grab attention at All-Star Game

Jul. 18, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are making preparations to welcome Manny Machado into their pennant race. Los Angeles entered the All-Star break with a narrow half-game lead over second-place Arizona in the NL West, and there's a good chance the Dodgers will begin play Friday in Milwaukee with a...

Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for tweets

Jul. 18, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. He locked his account and...

As MLB mulls rule changes, union hints at work stoppage

Jul. 17, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games, an initiative likely to be met by a testy union stung by declining free-agent prices and already raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the 2021 season....

Small Ball: Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star Game

Jul. 17, 2018 2:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In decades past they would have been given nicknames like "Pee Wee" and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits. Now, "small ball" has a new meaning. This homer-happy era of baseball is proving that big...

Big 12 Preview: Post Mayfield, can Oklahoma be derailed?

Jul. 18, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

Oklahoma is the favorite again in the Big 12 even with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield now in the NFL. Who will be the Sooners' biggest challengers in their run for a fourth straight conference championship and third College Football Playoff appearance in the last four seasons? Max Olson of The Athletic...

Woods says British Open becomes best shot at a major

Jul. 17, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods doesn't feel as old at the oldest championship in golf. Back at the British Open for the first time in three years, Woods broke from his tradition on Tuesday morning. Instead of being among the first on the tee for practice, he didn't show up at Carnoustie until his...

Koepka traces golfing success to Scotland, aims to win Open

Jul. 17, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — It was just five years ago that Brooks Koepka won the Scottish Hydro Challenge to earn a spot on the European Tour. He's got fond memories of that, and even bigger things in mind in Scotland this week. "Right now I'm focused on just winning," the two-time U.S. Open champion said...

Column: American core of golf stars have grown up together

Jul. 17, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Justin Thomas lost a skin by making bogey. He won a bet by making par. All on the same hole. The difference — a big difference — was in the clubs Thomas used to cover the 472 yards on the 15th hole at Carnoustie. And that one hole during a British Open practice...

Cambage scores WNBA-record 53 points for Wings over Liberty

Jul. 17, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage scored 53 points to set a WNBA record Tuesday, leading the Dallas Wings to a 104-87 victory over the New York Liberty. The 6-foot-8 Australian reached 50 points on a three-point play with 2:19 remaining and broke Riquna Williams' WNBA record of 51 points, set Sept. 8, 2013,...

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Baylor's Rhule able to focus more on football in 2nd season

Jul. 18, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Matt Rhule feels like he has a completely different job going into his second season as Baylor's coach. More of his focus can now be on actual football. So much time in his first year was spent working to change the culture in the aftermath of a sexual assault scandal that happened at...

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Jul. 18, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night...

Saban returns to SEC Media Days still on top of league

Jul. 18, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban should feel right at home at the College Football Hall of Fame, the facility hosting part of this week's SEC Media Days. The Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta is only a short walk from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where six months ago Saban's Alabama team beat Georgia for his sixth...

Coastal Division teams lead off ACC media days in Charlotte

Jul. 18, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its preseason media days Wednesday with a focus on the Coastal Division. The division hasn't had a repeat champion since 2011. This time, Miami is trying to hang onto that top spot after Mark Richt's Hurricanes had their first 10-win season since...

Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for tweets

Jul. 18, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. He locked his account and...

Big 12 Preview: Post Mayfield, can Oklahoma be derailed?

Jul. 18, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

Oklahoma is the favorite again in the Big 12 even with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield now in the NFL. Who will be the Sooners' biggest challengers in their run for a fourth straight conference championship and third College Football Playoff appearance in the last four seasons? Max Olson of The Athletic...

Teacher loses license over sexual misconduct with student

Jul. 18, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school teacher and volleyball coach who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a student has lost her teaching license. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 31-year-old Hilary Dattilo had her teaching license revoked earlier this month after she pleaded guilty to a felony...

So-so All-Star Game at home for Nationals' Scherzer, Harper

Jul. 18, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and any Nationals Park regulars in attendance, this home All-Star Game probably felt rather familiar. A lot of hype, some so-so performances and, at times, a nearly silent ballpark. Washington righty Scherzer became the first reigning Cy Young Award winner...

Delle Donne, Parker to captain WNBA All-Star Game

Jul. 18, 2018 1:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will captain the WNBA All-Star teams. Maya Moore was the top vote-getter, but told the league she was unable to perform the captain duties. "I'm once again blown away at the support I've received through votes by our amazing basketball fans. I'm so...

Manny Machado trade rumors grab attention at All-Star Game

Jul. 18, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are making preparations to welcome Manny Machado into their pennant race. Los Angeles entered the All-Star break with a narrow half-game lead over second-place Arizona in the NL West, and there's a good chance the Dodgers will begin play Friday in Milwaukee with a...