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In this photo taken July 20, 2019, Force 10 teammates, from left to right, Alexis Peterson, Megan Huff, Cierra Burdick and Linnae Harper watch a basketball game during the Red Bull 3X tournament in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Seattle Storm ownership group put together a pilot program with Peterson, Burdick, Harper and Huff to travel the country and play in USA Basketball Red Bull 3x3 Tournaments. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
July 23, 2019 - 2:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Peterson and her Force 10 teammates see themselves as the "Founding Mothers." They are the first group of women to be sponsored by a WNBA team to play 3-on-3 basketball. They hope it's just the beginning. The Seattle Storm ownership group put together a pilot program with...
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San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, left, hits an RBI-double in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Martin Maldonado during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 23, 2019 - 12:57 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants continued their winning ways since the All-Star break by rallying past the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Monday night. Austin Slater doubled home the tying run, and Brandon Crawford...
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Jalen Beeks during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 22, 2019 - 10:55 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — J.D. Martinez homered and drove in four runs, including an RBI double in the ninth inning following Tampa Bay's curious decision to put a position player on the mound, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 9-4 Monday night. Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4) allowed two hits over...
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In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin, center, stands on the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in College Park, Md. The Atlanta Falcons have brought in former Maryland coach DJ Durkin to serve as a guest coach during training camp, drawing immediate scrutiny over the wisdom of taking on someone who was fired from his previous job after a player's death. This is the first coaching stint for Durkin since he was dismissed by the Terrapins last October. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:07 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Looking for a positive vibe after a disappointing season, the Atlanta Falcons instead faced scrutiny Monday over a coaching decision that would normally attract scant attention. Shortly after taking the field for their first practice, the Falcons announced former Maryland...
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July 22, 2019 - 3:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will be without defensive lineman Jarran Reed for the first six games of the season after he was suspended by the NFL on Monday for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Reed may participate in preseason practices and games, but will not be available to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, of Greece, poses for a photo during the NBA basketball team's media day in Dallas. The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim. The Lakers announced the move Monday, July 22, 2019, to acquire the 21-year-old brother of Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert, File)
July 22, 2019 - 3:25 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim. The Lakers announced the move Monday to acquire the 21-year-old brother of Milwaukee Bucks star and league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Kostas Antetokounmpo played in two games for...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, the Olympics rings and New National Stadium are reflected on the facade of a building in Tokyo. The stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Despite scandals, rising costs and doubts about the economic payoff, the Tokyo Olympics will be a must-see event — if you can find a ticket or a hotel room — when they open in a year. Tokyo was supposed to be a "safe pair of hands" after Rio de Janeiro's corruption and near-meltdown...
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In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, photo, robots of mascots of Olympics "Miraitowa," left, and Paralympics "Someity" are shown to the media at Toyota Motor Corp. headquarters in Tokyo. The mascot robots’ eyes change to the images of stars and hearts. The Japanese automaker Toyota, a major Olympic sponsor, is readying various robots for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
July 21, 2019 - 10:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic...
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski delivers to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 21, 2019 - 5:06 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — It all seemed rather surreal, watching Asher Wojciechowski head into the seventh inning working on a no-hitter. After all, the 30-year-old journeyman hadn't won a major league game since 2017, came in with a 6.49 career ERA and was facing the highest-scoring team in the majors...
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Fans use umbrella hats to protect themselves from the sun during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies Saturday, July 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 21, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were a tripleheader of hot on Saturday. First was the temperature: 94 degrees at game time, the highest for New York this season. Next was the offense, which torched Colorado pitching for the second straight day and romped over the Rockies 11-5 to extend the Yankees'...
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