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BOSTON | Gutting it out: Game 1 starter Sale pitching for Series ring

BOSTON — Chris Sale would rather talk about the ring he can win as a World Series champion instead of the almost certainly nonexistent navel ring that — he maintains with a straight face — scratched him from a start in the last round. The Red Sox left-hander will belly up to the mound to … Continue reading BOSTON | Gutting it out: Game 1 starter Sale pitching for Series ring

BOSTON | Manny the Masher, Manny the Miscreant & Macho Manny

BOSTON — Most players are questioned ahead of their World Series debuts. Manny Machado was cross-examined. October’s villain is especially despised at Fenway Park for planting his spikes into Dustin Pedroia in April 2017 . The Boston second baseman hasn’t been the same. “That’s old history,” Machado said Monday, deflector shields raised. He’s Manny the … Continue reading BOSTON | Manny the Masher, Manny the Miscreant & Macho Manny

BOSTON | The Latest: Hyun-Jin Ryu to start Game 2 for Dodgers

BOSTON — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu will start Game 2 of the World Series, followed by righty Walker Buehler in Game 3. Ace Clayton Kershaw had already been announced for the opener on Tuesday night, facing Boston’s Chris … Continue reading BOSTON | The Latest: Hyun-Jin Ryu to start Game 2 for Dodgers

ANN ARBOR, Mich | Michigan-Michigan State spat spills into new week

ANN ARBOR, Mich  — The pregame spat between Michigan and Michigan State is showing no signs of going away. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the athletic directors for both schools should probably talk about what happened on Saturday before the game at Michigan State. The Spartans walked from one end zone to the other … Continue reading ANN ARBOR, Mich | Michigan-Michigan State spat spills into new week

DALLAS | Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick

DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys made a bold move for the present Monday, trading a first-round pick for Oakland receiver Amari Cooper in Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s latest play for the future. The Cowboys gave up their top pick in the next draft in hopes of giving quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon just a few … Continue reading DALLAS | Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick

CINCINNATI | Family affair: Rebuilding Reds pick David Bell to lead them

CINCINNATI — David Bell buttoned his Reds jersey with the No. 25, the same one worn by his grandfather and his father. Buddy Bell stood in the back of the room, watching the scene as a proud papa. In the front row was young Gus Bell, named for the grandfather who was a star in … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Family affair: Rebuilding Reds pick David Bell to lead them

AP Interview: WADA says Russia critics harming doping fight

Unnerved by public disputes and bullying claims, the World Anti-Doping Agency is urging critics of the decision to reinstate Russia to cease their distracting attacks. WADA director general Olivier Niggli told The Associated Press it’s more beneficial to work with the country, as the three-year suspension of its anti-doping agency comes to an end, rather … Continue reading AP Interview: WADA says Russia critics harming doping fight

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says

IOWA CITY, Iowa— Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday. The victims of former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen vary widely in … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says