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Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

Jul. 18, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and third basemen Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera. Machado,...

Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

Jul. 18, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday...

On Basketball: Toronto will need to work some magic now

Jul. 18, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

Raptors boss Masai Ujiri better have some magic plan. Because if he doesn't, Lakers boss Magic Johnson certainly will. Before Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan — the headline pieces in a four-player trade between San Antonio and Toronto on Wednesday — play a single game for their new teams, this much...

British Open presents tough test with no clear answers

Jul. 18, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across the exposed links of Carnoustie has not been the primary concern during practice rounds. Players have a reasonable idea...

MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

Jul. 18, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. MLB announced the commissioner's office would require Hader to...

Angels praise Mike Trout for 'prioritizing personal values'

Jul. 18, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels publicly praised Mike Trout "for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion" a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself. The team...

Boom or bust as homers, strikeouts dominate diamond

Jul. 18, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boom or bust. This is what baseball has become — and that has owners worried. "It's just kind of what it is: home runs and strikeouts," Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling said. Stripling had just given up 10th-inning home runs on consecutive pitches to Houston's Alex...

More claims mean NFL concussion payout could jump by $400M

Jul. 18, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing former NFL players estimated Wednesday that payouts from the concussion settlement with the league will top $1.4 billion, a $400 million jump because of thousands more players filing claims. The number of players who filed to be a part of the settlement is outpacing...

UNC: School reports secondary NCAA violations in football

Jul. 18, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players. In a statement Wednesday night, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the NCAA has deemed the violations to be secondary in severity and that the school has...

Constant action but same result at Tour: Sky domination

Jul. 18, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

LA ROSIERE, France (AP) — If the idea behind a short but almost entirely mountainous stage in the Tour de France was to create constant action, Stage 11 on Wednesday went according to plan. The end result, however, was the same as most recent Tours — domination from Team Sky. British rider Geraint...

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Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

Jul. 18, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and third basemen Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera. Machado,...

Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora

Jul. 18, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout Wednesday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Briscoe won NASCAR's only national series race on dirt in his first Truck start since taking the season finale last...

Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

Jul. 18, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday...

After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple

Jul. 18, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave. The 11 boys and the coach sat and put their hands together to the tune of...

The Latest: Thai soccer boys attend religious ceremony

Jul. 18, 2018 11:11 PM EDT

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (all times local): 10:05 a.m. The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony at a temple to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were...

Teams looking for hitters have options besides Manny Machado

Jul. 18, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

Manny Machado will be wearing a new uniform when he plays his next game, and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Even after Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat. The four-time All-Star with the...

ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

Jul. 18, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danica Patrick's monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500. The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honoring the past year's best athletes and moments on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Her first joke about...

Ramirez, Quintero score; Minnesota United tops Revs 2-1

Jul. 18, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Ramirez and Darwin Quintero scored first-half goals and Minnesota United held off the New England Revolution 2-1 on Wednesday night. Minnesota (8-11-1) has won six of its last nine home games. New England (7-6-7) has lost just twice in its last seven road games. Ramirez opened...

No LeBron, but ESPYs attendees abuzz about newest Laker

Jul. 18, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James was absent from the ESPYs, but was still the talk of the town on the red carpet under a sizzling sun in Los Angeles. "There's a buzz around this city," Lakers teammate Josh Hart said. James was nominated for Best NBA player for the 14th straight year at the ESPYs on...

Mark Hayes, 1977 Players Championship winner, dies at 69

Jul. 18, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

EDNUND, Okla. (AP) — Mark Hayes, the former Oklahoma State star who won the PGA Tour's 1977 Players Championship, has died. He was 69. Hayes died Monday in Edmond, brother Larry Hayes said. Hayes had early onset Alzheimer's Disease. In the 1977 Players in tough weather conditions at Sawgrass Country Club,...