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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) walks up the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

76ers waiting, bracing for word on Simmons' knee injury

Aug. 6, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons is seeking treatment options on his injured left knee, and the 76ers are unsure the extent of the issue or how many games the All-Star could miss. Simmons left Philadelphia’s game against Washington on Wednesday midway through the third...

Colorado Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz (39) makes the save against the Dallas Stars during first period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Grubauer, Francouz make strong cases to start in net for Avs

Aug. 6, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

Jared Bednar intends to ride the hot goaltender throughout the playoffs. The only thing: Which one? The Colorado Avalanche coach has a goalie situation of the good variety with Pavel Francouz and Phlipp Grubauer presenting strong cases to be the the No. 1 goaltender. Grubauer’s case: Not only the starter...

In this combination photo, from left, Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom participates in the

Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

Aug. 6, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigors...

Winters signs with Bills after being released by Jets

Aug. 6, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed offensive guard Brian Winters on Thursday, five days after the seventh-year player was released by the New York Jets. Winters is listed at 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds and was a starter from his rookie season after being selected by New York in the third round...

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager, right, is congratulated by J.P. Crawford on his three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seager hits 200th HR, Mariners outlast Trout, Angels 7-6

Aug. 6, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Scorching slugger Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer, rookie Kyle Lewis stayed hot with an RBI single, and the Seattle Mariners overcame two home runs by Mike Trout to beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 on Wednesday night. Albert Pujols remained on 659 career home runs, one behind Willie Mays...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun (56) rounds the bases after hitting an inside-the-park two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Calhoun's inside-the-park HR sparks D-backs past Astros 14-7

Aug. 6, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit his first career inside-the-park homer with the help of a crazy bounce, David Peralta had four RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks used a nine-run burst in the fourth inning to beat the Houston Astros 14-7 on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks broke out of their extended...

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt (9) is congratulated by Pablo Sandoval (48) after hitting a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Belt's 3-run homer lifts Giants over Rockies 4-3

Aug. 6, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt extended his success against Colorado starter Jon Gray with a three-run homer and a double to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday night. Belt’s two hits raised his career average against Gray to .417 (10 for 24) and helped Logan Webb (1-0) get...

Oakland Athletics' Austin Allen, left, celebrates with Tony Kemp after hitting a two run home run off Texas Rangers' Ian Gibaut in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A's top Rangers 6-4, win 5th straight behind Olson's 2 HRs

Aug. 6, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson homered twice, Ramon Laureano also went deep and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night. Austin Allen hit his first career homer, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, as the A’s stunned the Rangers late for...

Parker, Gray lead Sparks to 86-75 win over Fever

Aug. 6, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Candace Parker had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Chelsea Gray scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 86-75 on Wednesday night. Riquna Williams added 13 points for the Sparks (3-2). Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (2-3) with 24 points, Candice Dupree scored 16...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) shoots over Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

76ers beat Wizards 107-98; Simmons leaves with knee injury

Aug. 6, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers showed they could hold it together — at least for a little while — without All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Simmons left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury, and Embiid battled through late foul trouble to finish with 30...