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National League's Gary Jones (1), of the Chicago Cubs, left, talks with Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner (10) and Cincinnati Reds Zack Cozart (2), prior to the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 11, 2017 - 7:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — With home runs, strikeouts and game times at record levels , Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball is open to making changes in the sport's rules. Major League Baseball proposed several initiatives last offseason, including a 20-second pitch clock, a limit of one mound trip by a...
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July 11, 2017 - 3:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte is making a push to land a Major League Soccer team. The city will host MLS executives July 18 in hopes of convincing them to bring a franchise to a city that already has an NFL and NBA team. MLS4CLT, the ownership group seeking to lure a Major League Soccer (MLS)...
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Fans react to New York Yankees' Aaron Judge's performance during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 11, 2017 - 3:30 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Max Scherzer and Buster Posey have been teammates in the All-Star Game before, though they have never been pitcher-and-catcher at the same time. That changes Tuesday night, when the Washington ace and the San Francisco...
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Fans react to New York Yankees' Aaron Judge's performance during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 11, 2017 - 2:45 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton remembers having conversations with Jose Fernandez about the All-Star Game. And Stanton has no doubt that Fernandez would have been on the mound at Marlins Park on Tuesday night. "His No. 1...
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Fans react to New York Yankees' Aaron Judge's performance during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 11, 2017 - 1:23 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 1:23 p.m. Players' association head Tony Clark says the union is willing to talk with management to "see if some common ground can be found" on pace-of-play issues. Major League Baseball proposed several initiatives last offseason,...
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FILE - From left are 2017 file photos showing Bryce Harper, of the Washington Nationals, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. Harper, Trout and Judge have become the face of baseball as a gleaming, modernist ballpark and a city known for its Latino culture host the All-Star Game for the first time. (AP Photo/File)
July 10, 2017 - 10:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Aaron Judge have become the face of baseball as a gleaming, modernist ballpark and a city known for its Latino culture host the All-Star Game for the first time. After decades of falling behind, the sport finally has stepped up its national promotion. There...
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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano competes during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 10, 2017 - 10:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 10:08 p.m. There probably were few, if any, fans at the Home Run Derby taller than Joel Embiid. And the Philadelphia 76ers big man got himself a rebound, sort of. Embiid posted a photo on Twitter of his hand wrapped around a baseball...
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez talks to reporters during a news conference before the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 10, 2017 - 8:48 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Defending Home Run Derby champion Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has been bounced in the first round of this year's event, eliminated by Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees. The eighth-seeded Sanchez won 17-16...
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CORRECTS TERMS OF CONTRACT - FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during Game 5 in the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The Rockets signed Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million Saturday, July 8, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for another two seasons, the extension will not affect Houston's aggressive pursuit of free agents this summer as the Rockets try to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 08, 2017 - 6:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Beard has the richest contract in NBA history. The Houston Rockets signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million Saturday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for...
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July 08, 2017 - 6:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Beard has the richest contract in NBA history. The Houston Rockets signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million Saturday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for...
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