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Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers, center, celebrates with Matt Olson (28) Chad Pinder (18) and Matt Chapman (26) after pitching a no hitter against the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 08, 2019 - 4:36 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A light malfunction almost stopped Mike Fiers' night from getting started. A high pitch count nearly prevented him from finishing it. Good thing Fiers was allowed to take the mound and stay there all game because he made history doing it. Fiers overcame the early delay and...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO BUCKNOR, INSTEAD OF BUCKNORN - Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez argues with home plate umpire CB Bucknor during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 08, 2019 - 2:39 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WHAT NOW? The Cincinnati Reds have had two straight games delayed at the start because of unusual circumstances. On Monday at home against San Francisco, the Reds were held up for about 20 minutes because a swarm of bees flew onto the field at...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Macarena Sanchez, a soccer player who is taking legal action against her club and the Argentine soccer association for not recognizing her as a professional player, heads a ball before a mixed soccer match as part of the "I play for equality" event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Players in Latin America face obvious economic and cultural challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo, File)
May 06, 2019 - 4:04 pm
For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field. Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman talks to the media before a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Los Angeles Kings, in Raleigh, N.C. This has been the postseason of parity with all four division champions gone and the potential that the seventh- and eighth-seeded teams meet in each conference final. This is the world Commissioner Gary Bettman envisioned when the NHL instituted a salary cap in 2005 after a year-long lockout. Bettman prefers to call it “competitive balance,” and it’s the thing he trumpets the most about the state of the league where almost anyone can win the Stanley Cup in a given season. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
May 05, 2019 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a P-word on players' and coaches lips this playoffs, and it has nothing to do with getting pucks in deep. "Parity in the league, it's insanely tight," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. This has been the postseason of parity with all four division champions gone and the...
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Cincinnati Reds' Matt Kemp, right, talks with umpire Lance Barrett after being called out on strikes during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
May 04, 2019 - 3:29 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have released injured outfielder Matt Kemp just over four months after acquiring the 2018 All-Star from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cincinnati announced the move Saturday. Kemp hit .200 with one homer and five RBIs before Cincinnati placed him on the injured list April 23...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar throws to first base during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. Andújar is set to come off the injured list Saturday, and the team hopes infielder DJ LeMahieu will return to the lineup that day as well. Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier is scheduled to follow on Monday, when center fielder Aaron Hicks could begin a minor league rehab assignment. With 13 players still on the injured list, manager Aaron Boone gave a long rundown of medical status reports Friday, May 3, before New York opened a homestand against the major league-leading Minnesota Twins. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 04, 2019 - 1:55 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOT CORNER HELPER Third baseman Miguel Andújar is set to come off the injured list for the Yankees against Minnesota, and New York hopes a few other big bats will follow. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu may join him in the lineup, with outfielder Clint...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, then-Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Phoenix Suns announced Friday, May 3, 2019, they have hired Williams as their new coach, replacing Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 03, 2019 - 10:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are looking for stability after their previous coach lasted just one season. They hope Monty Williams is the man to lead their turnaround. The Suns announced Friday that they had come to terms with Williams, a former head coach and a current assistant in Philadelphia...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks, center, celebrates with Anthony Rizzo, left, and Willson Contreras, right, after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
May 03, 2019 - 5:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks could sense he had his command as soon as he stepped on the mound. He walked off 81 pitches later with possibly his best performance to date. Hendricks tossed a four-hitter, Anthony Rizzo homered in his third straight game and the Chicago Cubs beat the NL Central-...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to the St. Louis Cardinals during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 02, 2019 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings than any pitcher in major league history, and the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 after a long rain delay Thursday to salvage the finale of a four-game series. Despite the strong performance by...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, former Detroit Red Wings player Red Kelly stands beside his Canadian stamp during the unveiling of the NHL stamp series featuring defensemen from the original six NHL teams, at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Kelly, a defenseman-turned-center whose Hall of Fame career included eight Stanley Cups while playing for Detroit and Toronto, has died, Thursday, May 1, 2019, in Toronto, He was 91. (Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 4:42 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly packed several careers into his lifetime — sometimes at the same time. But hockey was always at the heart of the things for the smooth-skating Kelly. Kelly won eight Stanley Cups during a stellar 20-season playing career, moonlighting as a member of...
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