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FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Brand was a high-profile bust when he played for the 76ers. He got a second chance in the front office and is determined to lead the organization to the championship he couldn’t win as a player. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 23, 2019 - 6:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While his front office contemporaries enjoyed the spoils of splashy signings and bold trades, Elton Brand flew halfway across the world to serve as perhaps the most overqualified ball boy for the league's most enigmatic talent. As Joel Embiid hoisted jumpers in his offseason...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Belgium's Marieke Vervoort poses for the photo as she holds her silver medal at a press conference during the Rio Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paralympian Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. The time came Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in her native Belgium, her death confirmed in a statement from her home city of Diest. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
October 23, 2019 - 4:49 am
Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. That day came Tuesday in her native Belgium, her death confirmed in a statement from the city of Diest. Vervoort, who was 40, won gold and silver medals in wheelchair...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28. 2017, file photo, theWashington Nationals and the Houston Astros play a spring training baseball game at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla. The game was the first to be played in the new stadium, which serves as both clubs' spring training home. The Houston-Washington World Series, which began Tuesday, is the first in the modern era to feature teams that share a common spring training site. In 1942, the Cardinals and Yankees met in the Series after playing their spring games in the same St. Petersburg, Fla., ballpark but training at different sites. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
October 23, 2019 - 4:08 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Asked how his Washington Nationals figured out Gerrit Cole in the World Series opener, Juan Soto didn't have to look far for an answer. "I'm glad I face him in spring training," Soto said. In fact, all of the Houston Astros and Nationals see a lot of each other starting...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Josh James smiles during a practice day for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 23, 2019 - 2:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Josh James slowly walks slightly off the mound, turns around and fixes his gaze on the foul pole in right field. A few seconds pass before the hard-throwing Houston Astros reliever returns to the rubber and delivers his next pitch. It's a scene James repeats again and again, often...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 23, 2019 - 1:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit seven straight shots in one stretch, creating a run for the Clippers and his new teammates. "It's a great sign of leadership," coach Doc Rivers said. "He talks with his game." Leonard began a new career chapter Tuesday night, scoring 30 points to go with a...
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Houston Astros' George Springer hits an RBI double during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 1:35 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The starting rotations for the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are filled with former Cy Young winners and first-round draft picks. Game 1 featured a pair of starting pitchers who were first-round draft picks — and so will Game 2. Two of the hurlers...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 23, 2019 - 12:57 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration. Brandon Taubman released...
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Washington Nationals right fielder Adam Eaton can't get a glove on a RBI-double by Houston Astros' George Springer during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 22, 2019 - 10:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Houston Astros are closer, but still have some work to do in the ninth inning to avoid losing Game 1 of the World Series at home. Washington held on to a 5-4 lead after eight innings in its first-ever World Series game...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) goes to the basket as New Orleans Pelicans' Josh Hart (3) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (0) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 10:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points, Pascal Siakam fouled out with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the defending champion Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-122 in overtime on Tuesday night in the NBA's season-opening game. Kyle Lowry scored 22 points,...
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October 22, 2019 - 9:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California prosecutors announced Tuesday that they won't charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri for shoving a sheriff's deputy after the NBA championship-winning game in Oakland last June. The Alameda County district attorney's office announced the decision Tuesday...
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