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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have hired veteran baseball executive Andy MacPhail to be their team president, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. MacPhail replaces Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail won...
LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion). The parent company of the Discovery Channel and Eurosport won the rights...
LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion). The parent company of the Discovery Channel and Eurosport won the rights...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 12:50 p.m. Victoria Azarenka is the first player to reach the second round of Wimbledon. The 23rd-seeded Belarussian, a two-time Australian Open champion, beat Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-2, 6-1 on Court No. 12. ___...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 11:15 a.m. Day 1 at Wimbledon is upon us, and Novak Djokovic is first up on Centre Court. The defending champion from Serbia will take to the grass at about 1 p.m., but it will be no walk in the park against Philipp...
For a Detroit team that's already dealt with its share of injuries, the steady production of Yoenis Cespedes has been a big help. Both at the plate and in left field. "He's been very good in left field — much better than anticipated," manager Brad Ausmus said. "Everyone knew...
When LeBron James pulls into the parking lot at Quicken Loans Arena, there are cameras waiting. They follow him into the arena, record him walking down the hall to the locker room. They are there when he's changing into his uniform. They are there in the huddles during timeouts...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Every five or 10 minutes while the game was on hold, Carlos Martinez went to the indoor batting cage to stay loose. The only concession the St. Louis Cardinals made to a lengthy rain delay was perhaps shortening the right-hander's outing by one inning. "Carlos...
NEW YORK (AP) — In an astonishing debut, Steven Matz became the only major league pitcher to drive in four runs in his first career game while leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Pitching about 50 miles from home with a huge cheering...