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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert (22) defends against Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York. Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Nets two big victories in one night. In the first hours of free agency, the team added two of the best players available to a young roster that made the playoffs, giving them hope of not only contention for an NBA title, but to be the biggest basketball team in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
July 15, 2019 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Brooklyn Nets two big victories in one night. "They hit the Mega Millions and the Powerball," former NBA star Charles Oakley said. In the first hours of free agency, the Nets added two of the best players available to a young roster that made...
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Marcus Stroman, of the Toronto Blue Jays, holds a baseball as the American League players take batting practice before the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 14, 2019 - 2:44 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PINSTRIPE AUDITION? All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind a trade to the Yankees. Stroman has been sidelined with a...
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Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, right, is congratulated by Jorge Polanco after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
July 13, 2019 - 11:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler owns Trevor Bauer at the moment. And unless something changes, the AL Central will soon belong to the Twins. Kepler hit two more home runs off Bauer, Jake Cave drove in three runs and Minnesota tightened its grip on the division with a 6-2 win Saturday night over the...
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San Francisco Giants All-Star Will Smith speaks during a news conference, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland. The 90th All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 09, 2019 - 2:20 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — For a day, Will Smith was in for quite a treat — teammates with Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman and Christian Yelich. Soon, the San Francisco reliever could be playing with one of them for real. Smith went into the All-Star Game on Tuesday night well aware his days with the last-...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws a pass during a drill at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Garoppolo is going to summer school before starting training camp with the 49ers. Garoppolo is spending part of his down time between the end of minicamp and the starting of training camp on July 27 working in Southern California with quarterback guru Tom House. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
July 09, 2019 - 2:18 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo is going to summer school before starting training camp with the San Francisco 49ers. Garoppolo is spending part of his down time between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp on July 27 working in Southern California with quarterback guru Tom...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant shoots against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, in Portland, Ore. Two people familiar with the situation say the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded forward Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets for a 2020 first-round draft pick. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, July 8, 2019, because the trade hasn't been approved by league officials.(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
July 08, 2019 - 3:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant gives Denver another power forward who can do a little bit of everything. The Oklahoma City Thunder obtained yet another first-round pick, which allows them to do a little bit of anything. The Nuggets bolstered their front court by acquiring the 25-year-old Grant from the...
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File-This March 26, 2019, file photo shows Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (15) reacting after making a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the situation says Kemba Walker has told the Charlotte Hornets of his intention to sign with the Boston Celtics once the NBA's offseason moratorium ends July 6. Walker is planning to meet with the Celtics on Sunday, June 30, 2019, to discuss and likely finalize a four-year, $141 million deal, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither Walker nor the Hornets publicly revealed any details. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
July 06, 2019 - 10:13 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a conference call with local reporters that he doesn't regret not trading three-time All-Star Kemba Walker last year when he had a chance — and possibly could have gotten quality players or draft...
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July 05, 2019 - 10:19 pm
A person familiar with the situation says the Washington Wizards have traded center Dwight Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward CJ Miles. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade hasn't been announced. Stadium first reported that Washington...
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Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease heads to the dugout after his major league debut against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
July 03, 2019 - 7:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have been anticipating big things from Dylan Cease ever since they got him from the crosstown Cubs two years ago. Consider Wednesday's performance a promising start. Cease threw five innings in a winning major league debut, and the White Sox beat the struggling...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin carries the puck against the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL hockey game, in Columbus, Ohio. The New York Rangers' rebuild just took a giant leap forward. Winger Artemi Panarin, the top free agent available this offseason, signed a seven-year, $81.5 million deal to join the Rangers, a person with knowledge of the signing told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team didn't announce terms of the deal Monday, July 1, 2019.(AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
July 02, 2019 - 3:08 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets watched three of their best players leave for other teams on the opening day of free agency and did relatively little to fill the holes. When the dust settled after Monday's comings and goings, many questions remained about whether general manager...
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