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Former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle drives away from PNC Park after being fired before the final baseball game of the season between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 29, 2019 - 6:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle's booming voice and unrelenting optimism helped shake the Pittsburgh Pirates out of two decades of misery. His charisma gave the moribund franchise an identity, one that reconnected the franchise with a fan base worn down by years of losing. Yet over the years, as the...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown looks on before the start of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, September 15 2019, in Miami Gardens. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 8:52 pm
Antonio Brown's unraveling happened nearly as quickly as his rise in the NFL. One of the most prolific receivers for a decade, the four-time All-Pro got dumped by three teams in 6 1/2 months. The New England Patriots released him last week after a second woman in 10 days accused him of sexual...
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Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook and James Harden, right, are photographed together during NBA basketball media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 27, 2019 - 7:19 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden isn't listening to anyone who is worried about how things will work in Houston with the addition of Russell Westbrook. The Beard is convinced things will be great and believes the move is not only good for the Rockets as they chase their first title since 1995, but that...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2010, file photo, Louisiana Tech women's basketball coach Teresa Weatherspoon calls a play during practice in Ruston, La. The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Weatherspoon and AJ Diggs as assistant coaches with a focus on player development. (AP Photo/Kita Wright, File)
September 27, 2019 - 2:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Teresa Weatherspoon and AJ Diggs as assistant coaches with a focus on player development. The club says the new assistants have been assigned to work with the Pelicans' two-way players and will travel with them to assignments with New Orleans'...
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FILE - At left, in a March 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. At right, in a May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant is shown during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. Irving said Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at the Brooklyn Nets media day, that Durant wasn’t ready to play in the NBA Finals and won’t let his new teammate come back to the court this time until he’s fully healthy. (AP Photo/File)
September 27, 2019 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won't allow anyone to rush Kevin Durant back to the court this time. Irving said Friday that Durant wasn't ready to play when he returned in the NBA Finals, where he was quickly injured again. Irving said his new teammate's health wasn't valued enough, and that won't be...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner, left, directs his team against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, in Charlotte, N.C. Georgia Tech's basketball team was banned from postseason play for the upcoming season and slapped with four years of probation for major recruiting violations committed by a former assistant coach and an ex-friend of head coach Josh Pastner. The sanctions handed down Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, by the NCAA also included a reduction in scholarships, limits on recruiting and a fine of $5,000 plus 2% of the program's budget. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
September 26, 2019 - 6:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner still has the support of his athletic director even after the Yellow Jackets basketball team was slapped with NCAA sanctions Thursday, including a ban on postseason play for upcoming season. Dealing a major blow to Pastner's efforts to rebuild the...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia reacts after reaching on a bunt single off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Kevin Gausman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 5:08 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREWING SOME BUBBLY The Brewers are on the verge of another postseason berth. Milwaukee can lock up an NL wild card with a win over Cincinnati or losses by the Cubs and Mets. Just like last season, when the Brewers put on a late rush to take the...
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) stops Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
September 23, 2019 - 3:08 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey missed practice Monday because of an apparent illness, potentially adding another twist to his trade request. Coach Doug Marrone said Ramsey notified the team trainer Sunday night, three days after a 20-7 victory over Tennessee...
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, left, and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, right, force Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to fumble during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 22, 2019 - 7:01 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 3 (all times EDT): 6:55 p.m. The Houston Texans have rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to lead the Chargers 21-17 heading to the fourth quarter. Deshaun Watson led two scoring drives for the Texans in the third quarter, passing for 116 yards. Carlos Hyde capped the...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) gets past Miami Dolphins defensive back Walt Aikens (35) and into the end zone for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
September 22, 2019 - 6:37 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are still on a high-scoring roll, and the Miami Dolphins now have the worst scoring differential through three games since at least 1950 despite trying a younger quarterback. It just took a half for those trends to kick in. Prescott threw...
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