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Cavan Biggio hit for cycle, just like dad Craig

Sep. 18, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, just like his dad. Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth to boost the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night. The rookie drove in four runs and scored three times....

Verlander wins 19th as Astros beat Rangers 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander is approaching some important personal milestones. Houston's ace is far more concerned with the goals his team is on the cusp of achieving. Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Astros...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...

Yaz's grandson Mike hits HR; Giants beat Red Sox 7-6 in 15

Sep. 18, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski rounded the bases to the cheers of the Fenway Park fans after hitting a solo homer for San Francisco — like his grandfather heard numerous times during his illustrious career with the Red Sox. The 29-year-old grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski hit his homer in...

Blues' O'Reilly has 'another gear' after being playoff MVP

Sep. 18, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

Ryan O'Reilly stockpiled quite the hardware to show off at his Stanley Cup day. On display next to the Cup he helped the St. Louis Blues win in June were the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward. Any player would gladly celebrate with those shiny centerpieces,...

Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks more money

Sep. 17, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over who should provide the lion's share of money to an organization struggling to manage its caseload. This week, the...

Giants bench Eli Manning, name Daniel Jones starting QB

Sep. 17, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning's long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants' starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is replacing the two-time Super Bowl MVP as the Giants'...

Jets' Siemian out for year with ankle injury, Falk to start

Sep. 17, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets' quarterback woes just got a bit worse. Trevor Siemian will be sidelined for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, and third-stringer Luke Falk will start for New York at New England on Sunday — and beyond until Sam Darnold returns from illness. Coach Adam Gase...

Kyle Busch criticism highlights NASCAR's financial disparity

Sep. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

The massive divide between NASCAR's heavyweights and the underdog teams just scraping by received renewed attention following Kyle Busch's damning assessment of how backmarkers raced in the playoff opener over the weekend. Busch rallied from an early incident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that dropped him two laps...

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Sep. 18, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a ceremony at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in the Chinese capital. Beijing Mayor Chen Jining described them as adorable, unique and...

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Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy

Sep. 18, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes. Less than a month after world champion Saeid Mollaei walked off the Iranian team in protest at the boycott policy, the International Judo Federation said Wednesday that...

Osaka reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 18, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Top-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. Osaka, who was broken twice early in the match, is looking to win her first title in her hometown after finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2018. She will...

Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protests

Sep. 18, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China's National Day on Oct. 1 was called off Wednesday as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending. The city issued a terse statement saying the show over its famed Victoria Harbour had been canceled "in view of the latest situation...

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Sep. 18, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a ceremony at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in the Chinese capital. Beijing Mayor Chen Jining described them as adorable, unique and...

Ex-Atlanta Falcons player gets prison for molesting girl, 12

Sep. 18, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former Atlanta Falcons player has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 23-year-old Justin Kenyuno Crawford pleaded guilty Tuesday to child molestation and sodomy as part of deal that dropped other...

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice

Sep. 18, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian firefighters say three people aboard a speedboat have been killed when their vessel crashed into an offshore dike of the lagoon city of Venice. The crash on Tuesday night also badly injured a fourth person aboard. Italian speedboat race officials say the boat was trying to set a speed...

Winding path firms up for Notre Dame RB Avery Davis

Sep. 18, 2019 4:14 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Avery Davis has become a case study in perseverance, always wanting to help his team yet never in one place long enough to get a chance. Three position changes for Davis in less than two years, without much payoff, even caused Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly to show some empathy. "If I...

Blues' O'Reilly has 'another gear' after being playoff MVP

Sep. 18, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

Ryan O'Reilly stockpiled quite the hardware to show off at his Stanley Cup day. On display next to the Cup he helped the St. Louis Blues win in June were the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward. Any player would gladly celebrate with those shiny centerpieces,...

Seager drives in 4 runs in Dodgers' 7-5 win over Rays

Sep. 18, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen has got his groove back with the playoffs nearing. He got four outs for his 30th save of the season, Corey Seager drove in four runs, including a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Tuesday night. Jansen...

Samoa's tattooed rugby players to cover up at times in Japan

Sep. 18, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

YAMAGATA, Japan (AP) — Samoan rugby players will wear skin suits to cover their traditional tattoos during some training sessions at the World Cup in order not to offend their Japanese hosts. Samoa captain Jack Lam said team officials consulted an expert on Japanese culture to make sure tattooed players...