Men's sports

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister watches from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers fired Banister on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Stone, File)
September 21, 2018 - 5:12 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years after winning AL West titles in each of his first two seasons. Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister's fourth season, with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell flips a baseball in the dugout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, following fresh allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 21, 2018 - 4:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif. Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations, according to a memo sent to all teams Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, and obtained by The Associated Press (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 21, 2018 - 3:14 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations. Silver, in a...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday July 18, 2013, English golfer Oliver Fisher plays a shot off the second tee during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Muirfield, Scotland. Fisher shot the first round of 59 in the 46-year history of the European Tour, Friday Sept. 21, 2018, on a par-71 course during the second round of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, Portugal. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
September 21, 2018 - 3:07 pm
After 46 years, the European Tour finally has its first round of 59. English golfer Oliver Fisher was sprayed with champagne beside the 18th green after two-putting for par from 40 feet to complete a 12-under round containing an eagle and 10 birdies on a par-71 course at the Portugal Masters on...
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September 21, 2018 - 1:43 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States was put in serious doubt Friday after the national soccer federation refused to give its approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person told The Associated Press that...
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Turkey's players celebrate their victory after the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Sweden and Turkey at Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 12:26 pm
A week before the 2024 European Championship hosting vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and logistics, while raising no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the two bids. Turkey has taken an increasingly repressive direction under...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Omar Narvaez during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. Narvaez was out at first. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
September 21, 2018 - 2:50 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK ON THE BUMP Trevor Bauer returns to the mound for AL Central champion Cleveland when the Indians host Boston in a potential playoff preview. Bauer has been sidelined with a broken right leg since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, center, celebrates with teammates after they clinched the AL East title Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. The Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 11-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 21, 2018 - 1:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him. After waiting a few days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the Bronx. Mookie Betts and the Red Sox...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit watches his two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 21, 2018 - 1:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit and the New York Yankees set two home run records with one swing of the bat. The brawny first baseman hit a two-run shot to straightaway center field in the second inning Thursday night against Boston, giving the Yankees a major league-record 12 players with at least 10...
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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 11:38 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. "This one definitely puts us in a...
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