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Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos, right, hugs farewell to Jordy Mercer in the dugout, after Castellanos is traded to the Chicago Cubs, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
August 01, 2019 - 3:46 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW FACES AND PLACES Following a flurry of deals just before Wednesday's trade deadline, players all over the majors will be joining their new teams. Zack Greinke (Astros), Shane Greene (Braves) and Nicholas Castellanos (Cubs) were among the...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) takes part in drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Englewood, Colo. Denver’s new coach, Vic Fangio, will start three O-linemen in the Hall of Fame game who could be in the opening-day lineup: left tackle Garett Bolles, rookie left guard Dalton Risner and center Connor McGovern. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 01, 2019 - 1:04 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — It's the first preseason NFL game, which means most starters get to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, then watch the youngsters go at it. So if you're looking for any likely regulars on the field Thursday night for the Falcons and Broncos, focus on the offensive lines. Denver...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows, right, is congratulated by Willy Adames (1) after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 31, 2019 - 11:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier felt he had something to prove to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, where he played in two games while working his way back from a left thumb sprain. It took him all of one pitch. "I'm sure they're thinking, 'Man, where was this a couple days ago?'" Kiermaier said, smiling,...
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Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez watches his three-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 31, 2019 - 10:31 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — While waiting for their two new sluggers to arrive, the Indians swung for the fences. Roberto Pérez homered twice, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis each hit a three-run shot and Cleveland capped a power-packed day with a 10-4 win Wednesday night over the Houston Astros, who added...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2019 - 8:19 pm
Out of nowhere, the Houston Astros got a huge head start on October. On a dizzying day that featured two dozen trades, the Astros pulled off the biggest and most startling deal, adding ace Zack Greinke to an imposing rotation already loaded with All-Stars Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Plenty of...
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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta won 11-8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 31, 2019 - 7:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With a second straight trip to the playoffs firmly in their sights, the Atlanta Braves had plenty of options for improving their roster at the trade deadline. They could've pursued a position player to replace the injured Nick Markakis. Another starting pitcher would've fit nicely in...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2019 - 7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The most stunning deal done at this year's trade deadline didn't come together until the final 20 minutes, and the result is a starting rotation that's sure to be long remembered. The Houston Astros acquired ace Zack Greinke on Wednesday, adding another All-Star and Cy Young Award...
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Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos, right, hugs farewell to Jordy Mercer in the dugout, after Castellanos is traded to the Chicago Cubs, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 31, 2019 - 5:49 pm
The Latest on Major League Baseball's trade deadline (all times Eastern): 6:40 p.m. The Los Angeles Angels have acquired catcher Max Stassi from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor-league outfielders Rainier Rivas and Raider Uceta. Stassi, who has played in parts of seven seasons with the...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Cleveland. The Indians bulked up for the playoff race by trading temperamental starter Trevor Bauer before the deadline to Cincinnati in a three-team deal they hope can help them run down the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland, which trails the AL Central by three games but leads the wild-card race, sent Bauer to the Reds for slugger Yasiel Puig and left-hander Scott Moss. The Indians also acquired outfielder Franmil Reyes, lefty Logan Allen and infield prospect Victor Nova from the San Diego Padres, who acquired outfielder Taylor Trammel from the Reds. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
July 31, 2019 - 12:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians added some power — and a little punch — for their playoff push. Still chasing the homer-happy Minnesota Twins in the AL Central, Cleveland traded temperamental starter Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in a three-team deal that landed the Indians two big...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints' Michael Thomas warms up before the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams in New Orleans. Fans worry that the summer rite in the NFL, training camp holdouts, won’t affect their team’s chances for a championship. This year’s crop of no-shows includes an All-Pro receiver, the Saints’ Michael Thomas; a standout offensive tackle who might be the key to the Redskins’ offense, Trent Williams; and budding stars DEs Jadeveon Clowney of the Texans, Yannick Ngakoue of the Jaguars, and RB Melvin Gordon of the Chargers.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 31, 2019 - 11:03 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and leading receiver Michael Thomas have agreed to a new five-year, $100 million contract, his agent said Wednesday. Andrew Kessler of the agency Athletes First, who joined colleague David Mulugheta in negotiating the deal with the Saints, said the contract...
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