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An emotional return to Irish soil for British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Darren Clarke never hit a tee shot at Royal Portrush quite like this. The silver claret jug on display next to him, Clarke hit the opening tee shot Thursday as the British Open returned to Irish soil for the first time in 68 years. And then it got even better for Clarke,...

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of death was...

Paddack takes no-hitter into 8th as Padres beat Marlins 3-2

Jul. 17, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Paddack said he took the mound with a chip on his shoulder and a tragedy on his mind, and the emotions of the occasion brought out the best in the San Diego Padres rookie. Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a...

Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 games

Jul. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer...

Brewers hang on for 5-4 win over Braves

Jul. 18, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "They put a...

Broncos kick off NFL training camps with Sanders on board

Jul. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are the first team in the NFL to kick off training camp Thursday, and they'll do it with Emmanuel Sanders on hand and also Drew Lock . Sanders won't be full-go as he continues his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon last December, but "Emmanuel looks good. He's...

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

Jul. 17, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Kanter took a playful swipe at him. Kemba Walker will try to replace him. Kyrie Irving is no longer with the Celtics, but his brief flameout in Boston is still on the minds of fans in the city and even, apparently, players who have yet to play a minute for the team. On the day that the...

Alabama QB says Tide learned 'many lessons' from title loss

Jul. 17, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — It's easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There's nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come from scarcely getting challenged during...

A long wait, but finally a Tour win for sprint prodigy Ewan

Jul. 17, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A bit more than a year ago, Caleb Ewan was devastated to be left out of the Tour de France. The Australian sprinter had to watch cycling's biggest race on TV after finding out at the last minute that his Mitchelton-Scott team was placing all its bets on Adam Yates in the fight for...

Ernie Broglio, 21-game winner traded for Lou Brock, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, has died. He was 83. Broglio's daughter, Donna Broglio Cavallaro, confirmed her father's death on social media. Another daughter, Nancy Broglio...

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South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean men's national soccer team's path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will include a crucial road match against North Korea, but it's unclear whether a rare match between the Koreas in Pyongyang will materialize considering the political tension between the rivals....

The Latest: Nothing honorary about Clarke's play at Portrush

Jul. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Darren Clarke considered the opening tee shot on home soil to be an honor. That doesn't mean it was ceremonial. The 50-year-old Clarke, whose game was honed at Royal Portrush as a junior, birdied...

Dodgers throw 2-hitter, beat Phillies after long rain delay

Jul. 18, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Freese didn't want a long night to drag out even longer. Freese hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, six Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter spanning a 2 hour, 37 minute rain delay, and Los Angeles completed a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies early Thursday...

Ernie Broglio, 21-game winner traded for Lou Brock, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, has died. He was 83. Broglio's daughter, Donna Broglio Cavallaro, confirmed her father's death on social media. Another daughter, Nancy Broglio...

Cole K's 11, Marisnick has 3 hits as Astros beat Angels 11-2

Jul. 18, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night. Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Astros got back on track with an...

An emotional return to Irish soil for British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Darren Clarke never hit a tee shot at Royal Portrush quite like this. The silver claret jug on display next to him, Clarke hit the opening tee shot Thursday as the British Open returned to Irish soil for the first time in 68 years. And then it got even better for Clarke,...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing late

Jul. 18, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set to make the...

D'backs tie franchise record with 21 hits, beat Rangers 19-4

Jul. 18, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Escobar and his Arizona teammates jumped all over Texas' pitchers en route to a record tying night. Escobar homered twice, and the Diamondbacks' red-hot bats tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 21 hits while thumping the Texas Rangers 19-4. The 19 runs were...

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of death was...

Royals send struggling White Sox to sixth straight loss

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy bounced back after getting hit by a line drive that left him with numbness in his throwing hand in last start. Duffy (4-5) pitched a strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas...