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Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Marlins win virus-delayed home opener, beat Braves 8-2

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs, Jon Berti stole home and the NL East-leading Miami Marlins won their long-awaited, coronavirus-delayed home opener, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Friday night. Miami returned to Marlins Park following a 23-day road trip, interrupted when 18 players and two...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, right, walks with a member of the training staff as he heads to the dugout after leaving the game during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nationals RHP Strasburg leaves with injury after 16 pitches

Aug. 14, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Washington Nationals star right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Friday night's game after throwing just 16 pitches. There was no immediate word from the Nationals on the type of injury that forced him off the mound during the first inning of a game against the Orioles. Strasburg got a late...

New York Islanders centre Brock Nelson (29) scores on Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders play Trotz hockey, take 2-0 series lead on Caps

Aug. 14, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Brock Nelson scored the go-ahead goal on a second-period breakaway 15 seconds after Alex Ovechkin tied it, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Barry Trotz's Islanders played his trademark structured,...

Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) celebrates his goal as he is followed by St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) during overtime in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canucks beat Blues 4-3 in OT to take 2-0 series lead

Aug. 14, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime Friday night to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 victory over the defending champion St. Louis Blues and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series. Horvat took a stretch pass from Quinn Hughes and chipped the puck through Jordan...

Serendipities Williams arrives at center court wearing a mask before the start of her match against Shelby Rogers at the WTA tennis tournament in Nicholasville, Ky., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Serena Williams loses to woman ranked 116th; Coco Gauff wins

Aug. 14, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Entering Friday, Serena Williams had played 967 tour-level singles matches as a professional, with just four losses against opponents ranked outside the top 100 — and none in eight years. Well, it's time to add to that list: Williams was beaten by No. 116 Shelby Rogers 1-6,...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians send down Clevinger, Plesac after virus blunder

Aug. 14, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cole posts 20th straight regular-season win, Yanks top Bosox

Aug. 14, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night. A noted Yankees fan growing up in Southern California, Cole (4-0) allowed one...

Tom Hoge watches his drive on the ninth hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Hoge in four-way tie for Wyndham lead after two rounds

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel. Hoge, tied for the first-round lead with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, kept in front with a steady 2-under 68 to get to 10-under par. ...

Marco Andretti packs up his gear following practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Penske cars struggle with speed as Andretti tops 233 mph

Aug. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Honda claimed a clear edge over Chevrolet in speed on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Marco Andretti topped 233 mph in the final practice before qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Andretti jumped to the top of the speed chart by logging a lap at 233.491 miles per...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen prepares for a team timeout during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, in New York. The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, as the new front office begins its remake of a team that missed the playoffs again. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Bulls fire coach Jim Boylen after missing playoffs again

Aug. 14, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

Months after the world was reminded of the best run in Chicago Bulls history, the franchise closed a chapter on one of its worst. The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday as the new front office begins its remake of a team that missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years — — a...

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Oklahoma State's Aman Gupta advances to US Amateur semifinal

Aug. 14, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

Oklahoma State's Aman Gupta outlasted incoming Stanford freshman Michael Thorbjornsen 1-up on Friday at windy Bandon Dunes to advance to the U.S. Amateur semifinals. Gupta, from Concord, North Carolina, got into the field last Friday when second-ranked No. 2 Ricky Castillo withdrew. “I feel great about my...

Philadelphia 76ers forward Al Horford (42) drives against Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

76ers close regular season by breezing past Rockets 134-96

Aug. 14, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 18 points and the Philadelphia 76ers closed the regular season by trouncing the Houston Rockets 134-96 on Friday night. The 76ers and Rockets played most of their regulars for about the first 2½ quarters even though both teams already were locked into...

Tom Hoge watches his drive on the ninth hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Hoge in four-way tie for Wyndham lead after two rounds

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel. Hoge, tied for the first-round lead with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, kept in front with a steady 2-under 68 to get to 10-under par. ...

Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Marlins win virus-delayed home opener, beat Braves 8-2

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs, Jon Berti stole home and the NL East-leading Miami Marlins won their long-awaited, coronavirus-delayed home opener, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Friday night. Miami returned to Marlins Park following a 23-day road trip, interrupted when 18 players and two...

Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto hits a three-run home run off New York Mets pitcher Walker Lockett during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bryce Harper's RBI in ninth lifts Phillies past Mets 6-5

Aug. 14, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper delivered another clutch hit and then waited for a video review to celebrate. Harper's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. Roman Quinn led off the inning with a single against...

Cleveland Indians' Domingo Santana is greeted by Franmil Reyes after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Reyes homers as Indians win 18th straight over Detroit, 10-5

Aug. 14, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Franmil Reyes came into Friday with five major league at-bats against Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Ivan Nova. The Cleveland Indians slugger, though, has been facing his cousin for most of his life. Reyes hit a long home run off Nova, and the Indians beat Detroit for a club-record 18th...

Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) celebrates his goal as he is followed by St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) during overtime in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canucks beat Blues 4-3 in OT to take 2-0 series lead

Aug. 14, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime Friday night to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 victory over the defending champion St. Louis Blues and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series. Horvat took a stretch pass from Quinn Hughes and chipped the puck through Jordan...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cole posts 20th straight regular-season win, Yanks top Bosox

Aug. 14, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night. A noted Yankees fan growing up in Southern California, Cole (4-0) allowed one...

Cincinnati Reds' Freddy Galvis (3) attempts to field the ball as Pittsburgh Pirates' Erik Gonzalez (2) is safe after hitting a double in the second inning during a baseball game at in Cincinnati, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Gray fans 10, Winker homers twice as Reds beat Pirates 8-1

Aug. 14, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as the Cincinnati Reds broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Nick Castellanos added a three-run homer...

Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette celebrates his three-run homer with teammates against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Loup during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Bichette, Blue Jays hit 6 more HRs in Buffalo, bop Rays 12-4

Aug. 14, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s six home runs, Bo Bichette connected for the fourth straight game and the Blue Jays kept knocking balls out of their new Buffalo park, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 Friday night. Along with their seven homers in a 14-11 loss to Miami...