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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 19, 2019 - 2:35 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You bet Madison Bumgarner pleaded to Bruce Bochy to start the 10th inning. And of course the big left-hander remained a little irked afterward considering he didn't get the chance. "I didn't try to make it much of a conversation but he wasn't having it. Usually if I really want...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 19, 2019 - 1:51 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched nine superb innings but had nothing to show for it aside from an ovation of sheer appreciation, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the New York Mets on Donovan Solano's 16th-inning RBI single for a 3-2 win Thursday night. The Giants finished...
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New York Yankees' manager Aaron Boone yells at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays' Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 18, 2019 - 11:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Savages of The Stadium. That's what the New York Yankees are in the mind of manager of Aaron Boone. Boone got fired up at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in a profane second-inning rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in the opener of a...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 18, 2019 - 11:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez may have found a new pinch-hitter in his team's latest win. Stephen Strasburg showed he can shine in the batter's box as well as on the mound. Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with...
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Paula Creamer of California, left, high-fives her playing partner Morgan Pressel of Florida, right, as they play in the second round of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational golf tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Midland Country Club in Midland, Mich. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 9:56 pm
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Stephanie Meadowand Giulia Molinaro had a 61, and Frenchwomen Celine Boutier and Karine...
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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany walks away from the podium at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. Delany will retire on Jan. 1, 2020, with Minnesota Vikings executive Kevin Warren succeeding him. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 18, 2019 - 5:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of the...
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New York Yankees' manager Aaron Boone yells at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays' Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 18, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay. Miller, umpiring behind the plate for the fifth time in a major league game, called...
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Tiger Woods of the United States plays his tee shot on the 5th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 18, 2019 - 5:12 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush. They couldn't help his sore back, or his soaring score at the British Open. The Masters champion, a three-time winner on the links courses of...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale smiles in the dugout after completing his outing during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Sale allowed no runs in six innings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 18, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — That was a relief. And not a bad start, either. Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox left-hander struck out 12 in six innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Thursday and earn his first regular-season win at Fenway Park in more than a year...
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Ron Francis, center, is presented with a hockey jersey by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, left, as Seattle Hockey Partners CEO Tod Leiweke looks on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Seattle, as Francis is introduced as the first general manager for Seattle's yet-to-be-named NHL expansion team. Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner, will have complete control of operations under Leiweke when the team debuts in 2021. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 18, 2019 - 3:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points. When CEO Tod Leiweke and the ownership group of the Seattle NHL expansion...
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