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Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins brawl

Aug. 15, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna's chance to extend his three-game streak of leadoff homers was put on hold when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch on Wednesday night, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice. Urena and Braves manager Brian...

Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M's top A's 2-0

Aug. 15, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dee Gordon doesn't have many home runs this season. Two to be exact. So when Seattle's light-hitting utility player muscled up in the 12th inning, he celebrated by kissing both biceps as he stood in the dugout after crossing home plate. It was a good-natured gesture toward a few of...

Rizzo leads Cubs past Brewers 8-4

Aug. 15, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It's purely about the math for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. A three-game lead is better than a one-game advantage, and that was all that mattered Wednesday. Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers...

Hard Knocks: Bills receiver Coleman can't escape Browns past

Aug. 15, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — New Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman can't escape reminders of Cleveland no matter how hard he's tried to put his two seasons with the Browns in the past. First, there was the second episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series on Tuesday, which detailed how a frustrated Coleman...

Johnny Manziel placed under concussion protocol by Alouettes

Aug. 15, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel was placed under the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol Wednesday. The Montreal Alouettes quarterback was hit at the goal line last weekend, leading to a fumble that a teammate recovered for a touchdown in a 24-17 loss at Ottawa. Manziel completed the game, but...

Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

Aug. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis. And just like at the Super Bowl, Carson Wentz will...

Djokovic, US Open champ Stephens win in Cincinnati

Aug. 15, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2,...

After McNair death, Maryland focuses on safety at practice

Aug. 15, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland interim coach Matt Canada has taken steps to ensure that the Terrapins are poised to deal with the heat of summer during his practices following the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. In the first workout since Maryland publicly accepted responsibility for mistakes...

Progress slow for USA Gymnastics in wake of Nassar scandal

Aug. 15, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal around her...

Coliseum eager to host Trojans, Rams amid renovation project

Aug. 15, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Hollywood, even a 95-year-old celebrity isn't too old for a facelift. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is getting much more than a little cosmetic work done, however. The University of Southern California is just past the halfway point of a two-year, $300 million renovation project...

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Canadian star Barrett has 34 points in Duke exhibition debut

Aug. 15, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian star R.J. Barrett scored 34 points in his first exhibition game for Duke, helping the Blue Devils rout Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night. Zion Williamson added 29 points for Duke. NCAA rules permit teams to take an international trip once every four years. The Blue...

AP Source: TCU loses DT Blacklock to season-ending injury

Aug. 15, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU has lost standout defensive tackle Ross Blacklock to a season-ending Achilles injury. A person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday night that Blacklock was injured during non-contact work in a recent practice. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...

Delle Donne scores 25, Mystics get 7th straight victory

Aug. 15, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, Kristi Toliver added 19 and the Washington Mystics used an 18-2 fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Fever 76-62 on Wednesday night. Washington (21-11) has won seven straight and is one game behind second-place Atlanta (22-10), with the top two seeds...

Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins brawl

Aug. 15, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna's chance to extend his three-game streak of leadoff homers was put on hold when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch on Wednesday night, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice. Urena and Braves manager Brian...

Montenegro beats Thornberry in US Amateur at Pebble Beach

Aug. 15, 2018 9:05 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jesus Montenegro of Argentina, the 998th-ranked amateur in the world, toppled top-ranked Braden Thornberry of Olive Branch, Mississippi, 2 and 1 in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday at Pebble Beach as the world's top three amateurs lost in the round of 64. The 21-year-old Montenegro...

Keep it clean: Jaguars, Vikings convene for joint practices

Aug. 15, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After the coaching staffs for Jacksonville and Minnesota met the night before, a group of 12 trusted players from both the Jaguars and Vikings convened before the two teams took the field for their first joint practice. The goal of the gatherings could be boiled down to this: No...

AP Source: Sun Belt commissioner Benson to step down

Aug. 15, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson is stepping away from his post when his contract expires at the end of June. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement is not scheduled until...

Djokovic, US Open champ Stephens win in Cincinnati

Aug. 15, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2,...

Raiders linebacker Marquel Lee steps up in training camp

Aug. 15, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Marquel Lee wasn't quite ready to end the revolving door at middle linebacker for the Oakland Raiders when he was thrown into the starting lineup to start his rookie season last year. With a year of experience and a defensive scheme that better suits his game, Lee is doing his best to...

Coliseum eager to host Trojans, Rams amid renovation project

Aug. 15, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Hollywood, even a 95-year-old celebrity isn't too old for a facelift. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is getting much more than a little cosmetic work done, however. The University of Southern California is just past the halfway point of a two-year, $300 million renovation project...