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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo, New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, center, talks with Michael Conforto and No. 1 draft pick Jerred Kelenic, left, before the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in New York. Wilpon won’t need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been a juggernaut during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, and the Wilpons are being praised for their leadership of the video game club. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 16, 2018 - 2:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets COO Jeff Wilpon may not need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been a juggernaut...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first base after hitting a single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 16, 2018 - 2:27 am
At the All-Star break last year, Chris Sale looked as if he might pull away in the American League Cy Young race. He already had 178 strikeouts with only 22 walks. By the end of the season, of course, Sale had to settle for second place — and not a particularly close second — after Corey Kluber...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 16, 2018 - 2:23 am
LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin...
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Scott Dixon races down the track before winning an IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 12:55 am
TORONTO (AP) — It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for Scott Dixon. Newgarden, the two-time winner who started from the pole position, had a third Toronto IndyCar title in his sights. Then on Turn 11 of lap 33, the American hit the...
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World Team Touki Toussaint, of the Atlanta Braves works against the U.S. Team during the eighth inning All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh)
July 16, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're like, 'Oh, snap.'" Chiti was calling earlier...
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July 16, 2018 - 12:00 am
No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon Baseball's shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup Young,...
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July 15, 2018 - 11:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers put on a good show for LeBron James. With James in attendance , the defending NBA Summer League champions cruised back into the semifinals, beating the Detroit Pistons 101-78 on Sunday. Second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk scored 19 points and Josh Hart added 18...
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CORRECTS DATE Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers to a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 15, 2018 - 9:08 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs are on top of the National League at the All-Star break. Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Cubs beat the sloppy San Diego Padres 7-4 on Sunday for a three-game series sweep. Chicago closed out a 4-...
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier (2) is greeted at home base by teammates Eddie Rosario, Ehire Adrianza and Mitch Garver (23) after Dozier hit a grand slam home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Andriese in the tenth inning during a baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Twins defeated the Rays 11-7. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
July 15, 2018 - 9:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier wrapped up a wild back-and-forth finish with the game-winning grand slam for Minnesota. After 3½ months of setbacks and slumps, the Twins finally have some momentum heading into the All-Star break. Dozier drove in five runs for the Twins, including the slam in the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, and Matt Kemp, left, celebrate after they defeated the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
July 15, 2018 - 8:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has returned to form since coming off the disabled list and the Los Angeles Dodgers are leading the NL West after a disappointing start to the season. They can't wait for the second half. "Now it's kind of a sprint to the finish," Kershaw said. "We like where we'...
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