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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 07, 2017 - 1:21 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder's new Big Three looked ready to do big things in their first action together. Fans got their first chance to see reigning MVP Russell Westbrook and All-Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony play together since the Thunder acquired George and Anthony in trades. They...
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Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, right, and a teammate embrace early Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. The Twins earned an AL wild-card berth after the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Chicago White Sox. The Twins had lost 4-2 to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
September 28, 2017 - 12:56 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — From worst to wild card, the Minnesota Twins have completed a most remarkable reversal. Their unexpected turnaround season has a new destination — the playoffs. Unable to clinch on their own after losing 4-2 to the Indians, the Twins earned an AL wild-card berth and meeting with...
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This April 8, 2017 photo shows Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade (3) watches game action from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. Players in Miami, Cleveland and Oklahoma City are making it clear that they’d love to team up with Wade. The soon-to-be former Chicago guard becomes a free agent later this week, once his buyout with the Bulls becomes official. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 26, 2017 - 8:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Together again: LeBron and D-Wade. Just like old times. Dwyane Wade has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and reunite with LeBron James, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Tuesday night. Wade is expected to clear waivers on Wednesday and...
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Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus talks to the media before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Detroit. The Tigers will not bring back Ausmus next season. General manager Al Avila announced the move Friday. Ausmus was 312-325 over nearly four full seasons, including a Central Division title in his first year. But the Tigers have generally underperformed since then. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
September 22, 2017 - 8:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The rebuilding Detroit Tigers will start fresh next season with a new manager. The Tigers announced Friday that Brad Ausmus will not return in 2018 after four years in charge. General manager Al Avila said the team was not extending Ausmus' contract. "We didn't win," Avila said while...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Yankees barely clinging to a late lead in a game with October implications, Aroldis Chapman made fast work of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins. Really fast. Throwing all four pitches at least 100 mph, Chapman worked out of big trouble in the eighth inning and New York...
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Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton, front, scores on a single hit by Nicholas Castellanos as Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela reacts in the background in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 31, 2017 - 3:54 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired slugging outfielder Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers, upgrading their lineup for the playoff race. The Angels sent minor-league pitcher Grayson Long to Detroit on Thursday. Detroit also gets cash considerations or a player to be named...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, greets Kyrie Irving during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James while thanking Cleveland fans and explaining reasons for seeking a trade hours after his deal to Boston was finalized. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 31, 2017 - 3:21 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James, now his former teammate, while thanking Cleveland fans after his trade to Boston was finalized. Irving, who is now officially a member of the Celtics after the teams completed a blockbuster deal that had stalled, posted a lengthy thank-you...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) looks to pass in front of Orlando Magic forward Terrence Ross (31) and center Nikola Vucevic during an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavaliers have finalized their blockbuster deal with Boston involving All-Star guards Irving and Isaiah Thomas by getting an another draft pick from the Celtics. The Cavs will get a second-round pick in 2020 to complete the package, said the person who spoke Wednesday night, Aug. 30, to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has to sign off on the agreement. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 30, 2017 - 11:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned break. For a minute. Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas' injured right hip, the...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Mike Leake throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 30, 2017 - 3:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for minor league infielder Rayder Ascanio as Seattle tries to bolster its beleaguered starting rotation during the AL wild-card race. Seattle is without James Paxton, Felix Hernandez and Hisahi...
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A young fan holds up a sign during the first inning of a baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Astros moved their three-game home series against the Rangers to St. Petersburg because of unsafe conditions from Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 29, 2017 - 8:45 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A.J. Hinch conceded it was difficult to concentrate on baseball. Like the rest of the Astros and Rangers who traveled halfway across the country to play a three-game series relocated to Florida because of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston manager had mixed emotions about...
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