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Members of the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles lineup on the field for the opening kickoff to start the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Sunday in the parks: The playoffs, NFL, a no-hitter and more

Sep. 14, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got...

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, sits with general manager Brian Cashman, center, and senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman while watching spring training baseball workouts Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 in Tampa, Fla. Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at his home in Tampa, Fla. He was 71. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Mark Newman, oversaw Yankees' prospects, dead at 71

Sep. 12, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday at his home in Tampa, Florida. He was 71. The Yankees said it was not clear whether he died Friday or Saturday. The team was not...

Yadiel Hernández makes big league debut at age 32 for Nats

Sep. 10, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadiel Hernández, who played for five years at a top level in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016, made his major league debut at age 32 for the Nationals on Thursday night. The highly experienced rookie entered as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning of the...

FILE - In this March 27, 1993, file photo, Kansas coach Roy Williams raises his arms in victory after cutting a piece of the net after the NCAA Midwest Regional final in St. Louis. Williams' Jayhawks defeated Indiana 83-77 to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. Williams paid tribute Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, to Gene Budig, a day after the former American League president and head of three major universities died at 81. “He was the guy that gave Roy Williams a chance,” Williams told The Associated Press. “He made it OK for the athletic director to hire this no-name assistant coach from North Carolina as the head basketball coach at the University of Kansas.” (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Famed basketball coach Roy Williams pays tribute to Budig

Sep. 9, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

A Hall of Famer with three national championships and a familiar face at the Final Four, it would seem Roy Williams was destined for big things in basketball. The way the North Carolina coach tells it, a lot of credit goes to a future baseball leader who really went to bat for him. Williams paid tribute Wednesday...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1999, file photo, American League President Gene Budig waits for the start of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Former American League president Gene Budig has died at age 81. The Charleston RiverDogs, which Budig co-owned, announced Budig's death on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Gene Budig, academic who ran American League, dies at 81

Sep. 9, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He was 81. His death was announced by the commissioner’s office and the Charleston RiverDogs,...

This undated handout provided by Minor League Baseball shows Pat O'Conner. Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O'Conner abruptly announced his impending retirement amid talks between the minors and Major League Baseball to dramatically restructure baseball's developmental pipeline. O'Conner was with MiLB for 28 years, including a 13-year run as president. He was re-elected to serve a four-year term last December, but he said in a statement Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, that he will retire on Dec. 31. (Minor League Baseball via AP)

Minor League president retires amid contraction talks

Sep. 8, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O'Conner abruptly announced his impending retirement amid talks between the minors and Major League Baseball to dramatically restructure baseball's developmental pipeline. O'Conner was with MiLB for 28 years, including a 13-year run as...

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty, bottom, steals second base under San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Laureano homers as A's get back on track to beat Padres 8-4

Sep. 5, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin figured the slugging Athletics might need a few games to regain their offensive swagger following an unplanned layoff this past week. Ramón Laureano homered to help Sean Manaea win his third straight start, and Oakland snapped a three-game losing streak by...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes throws to second base during a spring training baseball workout Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Pirates rookie 3B Hayes ready to carry on family legacy

Sep. 1, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke'Bryan Hayes remembers his father's instructions as a child, the ones that helped pave the way for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to follow in his dad Charlie's footsteps. The elder Hayes, who carved out a 14-year career in the majors as a corner infielder and memorably recorded the...

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, left, and center fielder Kyle Lewis celebrate the team's win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Mariners use trades to continue building toward future

Sep. 1, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jerry Dipoto expected a quiet lead-up to the trade deadline. The only player the Seattle Mariners general manager knew he wanted to and could move with ease was pitcher Taijuan Walker. The last thing Dipoto planned on was a massive seven-player swap that ended up landing the Mariners a...

Rockies acquire right-hander Mychal Givens from Orioles

Aug. 30, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies acquired right-handed reliever Mychal Givens from the Baltimore Orioles for prospects and cash considerations. As part of the deal Sunday, the Orioles received infielders Tyler Nevin and Terrin Vavra, along with a player to be named later and cash considerations. The...