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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe, left, celebrates with third base coach Rodney Linares after hitting a home run off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Taylor Clarke during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. They have a terrible stadium, hardly any fans and one of baseball's smallest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Rays stay competitive year after year. It is one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people notice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 17, 2019 - 4:50 pm
They play in an architectural nightmare of a ballpark. They are treated like pariahs in their own community. They have to get by with one of baseball's stingiest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Tampa Bay Rays make it work. It's one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people take...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Dallas Wings' Liz Cambage, left, drives against Connecticut Sun's Brionna Jones during a preseason WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Wings have traded Liz Cambage to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces' first two picks in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, May 16, 2019, because the deal hasn't been announced. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 16, 2019 - 12:59 pm
The Liz Cambage trade saga is finally over. The 6-foot-8 Australian was traded from Dallas to Las Vegas on Thursday for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces' first two picks in 2020. "The journey it took to get here will make a great story one day," said Bill Laimbeer, president and...
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May 15, 2019 - 10:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase needed just a few hours as the Jets' acting general manager to pull off a big deal. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that New York agreed Wednesday night to send linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a sixth-round draft...
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Oakland Athletics' Kendrys Morales drives in a run with a triple off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 15, 2019 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have acquired veteran slugger Kendrys Morales from the Oakland Athletics. New York is also getting $8,491,452 from Oakland to cover most of the $8,903,226 remaining in Morales' $12 million salary. That leaves the Yankees to pay $411,774, a prorated share of the $555,000...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Eric Sogard, center, and Trent Thornton, right, wait at home plate for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) after he hit a three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
May 15, 2019 - 2:59 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: IN THE SWING Rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looks to build off his first huge game in the majors when the Blue Jays continue their series at San Francisco. The highly touted 20-year-old hit the first two home runs of his major league career,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018, file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. Jackson was acquired by Toronto from Oakland for cash on Saturday, May 11, 2019, and would set a record by pitching for 14 major league teams when he makes his Blue Jays debut. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 13, 2019 - 2:50 am
How does someone pitch for 14 different teams before his 36th birthday? Edwin Jackson is on the verge of accomplishing exactly that after the right-hander was traded from Oakland to Toronto. He is expected to start for the Blue Jays this week, in which case he would set a record by pitching for a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah stands during pregame of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Detroit. The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 08, 2019 - 11:43 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on the...
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Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers, center, celebrates with Matt Olson (28) Chad Pinder (18) and Matt Chapman (26) after pitching a no hitter against the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 08, 2019 - 5:36 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A light malfunction almost stopped Mike Fiers' night from getting started. A high pitch count nearly prevented him from finishing it. Good thing Fiers was allowed to take the mound and stay there all game because he made history doing it. Fiers overcame the early delay and...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO BUCKNOR, INSTEAD OF BUCKNORN - Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez argues with home plate umpire CB Bucknor during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 08, 2019 - 3:39 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WHAT NOW? The Cincinnati Reds have had two straight games delayed at the start because of unusual circumstances. On Monday at home against San Francisco, the Reds were held up for about 20 minutes because a swarm of bees flew onto the field at...
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Cincinnati Reds' Matt Kemp, right, talks with umpire Lance Barrett after being called out on strikes during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
May 04, 2019 - 4:29 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have released injured outfielder Matt Kemp just over four months after acquiring the 2018 All-Star from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cincinnati announced the move Saturday. Kemp hit .200 with one homer and five RBIs before Cincinnati placed him on the injured list April 23...
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