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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets scratch Jacob deGrom because of neck tightness

Aug. 14, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Mets have scratched two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom from his start against the Phillies on Friday. DeGrom says he has neck tightness, but “everything is fine structurally” and he doesn't plan to go on the injury list. The right-hander felt...

City, state investigate sex abuse claims at care facility

Aug. 14, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has stopped sending local children to facilities operated by a nonprofit health organization where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century. Several City Council members have also demanded that officials remove...

FILE - This is a July 4, 2020, file photo showing the Miami Marlins running drills during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins Park will have a new look for its 2020 season debut Friday, thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, the home team is in first place. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

LEADING OFF: Marlins home at last, Cole seeks 20th straight

Aug. 14, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HOME AT LAST Miami finally gets to play its pandemic-delayed opener at Marlins Park, which has a new look for 2020 thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout when the Marlins...

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta walks to the dugout after being pulled during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Orioles beat Phillies 11-4, complete 3-game sweep

Aug. 13, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — These aren't the 100-loss Baltimore Orioles anymore. Pedro Severino and Rio Ruiz hit homers to back Thomas Eshelman and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-4 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. Eshelman (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings to...

FILE - Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien gives instructions during NHL hockey practice in Brossard, Quebec, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin says coach Claude Julien was experiencing chest pains Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 and was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital. Bergevin confirmed it was not COVID-19 related. The 60-year-old coach is not expected to be back behind the bench for the rest of the team's first-round series against Philadelphia. Associate coach Kirk Muller will take over Julien's role in an interim basis. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadiens coach Claude Julien hospitalized with chest pains

Aug. 13, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien experienced chest pains Wednesday night, was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital and is expected to be out the remainder of his team's first-round playoff series. General manager Marc Bergevin explained Julien's absence from practice Thursday and confirmed the situation...

Miami Marlins pitcher Josh A. Smith celebrates his win with teammates following the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Marlins finally get to go home after beating Blue Jays 14-11

Aug. 13, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Magneuris Sierra and the Miami Marlins were looking for special souvenirs to bring home from their extra long road trip, they found them with a big extra-inning win and a hold on first place. Sierra hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Marlins overcame Toronto’s...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen (62) as Flyers' Philippe Myers (5) defends during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hart, Farabee help Flyers beat Canadiens in Game 1

Aug. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied it, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Ivan Provorov also scored for the Flyers. Shea Weber scored for the Canadiens, and Carey...

Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz, right, and Renato Nunez celebrate after Ruiz's home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Ruiz, Sisco, Santander go deep in Orioles' win over Phillies

Aug. 12, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Santander pinged a homer off the foul pole. Rio Ruiz f our-bounced a shovel pass to nip a runner and preserve a lead. By the thinnest of margins, the 108-loss Orioles from a year ago are turning into winners. Santander, Ruiz and Chance Sisco all homered to lead the Baltimore...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus sits in front of a mural at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that...

Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli (29) Nick Vincent (44) and Logan Forsythe (11) celebrate with teammates after a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. The Marlins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mattingly: Marlins sidelined by virus are 'feeling great'

Aug. 12, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Miami Marlins sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak are all asymptomatic, and some have applied for reinstatement, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list last week following an outbreak in Philadelphia that forced seven games to be...