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Redskins QB Alex Smith sheds leg brace 8 months after injury

Jul. 15, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has finally shed the massive brace on his right leg eight months after breaking his tibia and fibula in gruesome fashion. Smith's wife, Elizabeth, posted a photo Monday of him holding the ring external fixator in his hand. The team's Twitter...

Bengals guard Clint Boling retires after 8 seasons

Jul. 15, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals left guard Clint Boling retired Monday after eight seasons in the NFL, citing medical concerns. The club posted that he has been dealing with a blood clot. Boling was the Bengals' most dependable offensive lineman, playing every snap last season. He started all 16 games five times...

Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

Jul. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good." The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is no rush from either...

Dodgers beat Red Sox in 12 innings on Muncy's RBI walk

Jul. 15, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night showdown of...

Rookie Thaiss' 8th-inning HR sends Angels past Mariners, 6-3

Jul. 14, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Thaiss hit the first homer of his major league career and rounded the bases into the arms of his overjoyed teammates. After the win was secured an inning later, the rookie gratefully accepted the dual dousing from the dugout drink coolers given to every hero of an Angels...

Verlander, Altuve lead Astros to 12-4 win over Rangers

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander shook off a shaky first inning with the help of his rookie shortstop. The result was a four-game series split for the Houston Astros against the Texas Rangers that felt like much more. The eight-time All-Star followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings...

A's turn 9th-inning throwing error into 3-2 win over Chisox

Jul. 14, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chad Pinder liked his chances of getting to second base when a grounder by Ramón Laureano in the ninth inning took White Sox shortstop Jose Rondón deep in the hole. Once Rondón's throw sailed wide for an error, Pinder popped up and kept running. Pinder scored all the...

Cubs hit 3 homers, beat Pirates 8-3 to complete 3-game sweep

Jul. 14, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling prior to the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs have started the second half clicking on all cylinders. Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. The NL Central leaders...

Pagenaud wins for 3rd time and Rossi tightens title race

Jul. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Simon Pagenaud won his third race of the season and Alexander Rossi tightened the championship race with Josef Newgarden in IndyCar's Sunday race through the streets of Toronto. The win on the streets around Exhibition Place is the first for Pagenaud this year away from Indianapolis Motor...

Wainwright pitches 7 scoreless, Cardinals beat D-Backs 5-2

Jul. 14, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright made the most of a couple of extra days of rest. Paul Goldschmidt homered, Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday. Wainwright (6-7), who was scratched from Friday's start due to back...