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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1997, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Alex Rodriguez sits in the locker room following their 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The Seattle Mariners are the only baseball franchise never to advance to the Fall Classic. Baseball has never been played in Seattle beyond Oct. 22. The Mariners have three times been to the American League Championship Series, and all three times were sent home before there could ever be a Game 7. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
October 16, 2019 - 3:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — And then there was one. The Washington Nationals are off to the World Series for the first time in franchise history after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, becoming the final National League team to reach the Fall Classic and leaving a single team with the...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman sits in the dugout during the ninth inning of the team's 13-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 3:07 am
ATLANTA (AP) — At this point, Atlanta sports fans should be numb to the disappointment. They've been through it so many times. Yet, somehow, this city's teams keep finding ways to take the misery index to new heights. A 10-spot in the very first inning? Can you believe it? Returning home with...
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October 04, 2019 - 10:10 pm
"The Greatest Game Ever Played" is, well, exactly that. The Baltimore Colts' 23-17 victory over the New York Giants for the 1958 NFL championship, the first overtime game in league history, was voted the best game as part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season. A nationwide panel of 66 media...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Helsley was disappointed by his first exposure to the Atlanta Braves’ fans use of the Tomahawk Chop for their chants during games. Helsley’s vantage point is different than most players who visit SunTrust Park. He is a member of the Cherokee nation. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
October 04, 2019 - 9:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley thinks the Tomahawk Chop chant is insulting, and he was disappointed when it was heard during Game 1 of the NL Division Series against Atlanta. Helsley is not the only player who dislikes the chant. The 25-year-old rookie's perspective is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 1949, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks Bob Waterfield, left, and Norm Van Brocklin warm up at a practice session in Hershey, Pa. Waterfield was the NFL MVP in 1945 as a rookie while leading the Cleveland Rams to the championship. Then the former UCLA player got to go home to California when the franchise moved to Los Angeles following that title season. Waterfield was a three-time All-Pro and led the league in passing twice. (AP Photo/File)
October 04, 2019 - 10:30 am
A look at the NFL's third decade, the 1940s: FRANCHISES The NFL reached the West Coast for the first time when the defending champion Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles for the 1946 season. After stabilizing for the first time in the late 1930s, the league was mostly unchanged in its third decade...
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Inter Milan's head coach Antonio Conte cheers Stefan de Vrij at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Udinese, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Inter won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 20, 2019 - 11:53 am
ROME (AP) — The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO. Speaking in the aftermath of a Europe-wide crackdown this week against allegedly fraudulent pay-TV subscription services, Luigi De Siervo also...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield, left, smiles as he talks with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Cleveland. Mayfield isn’t concerned about the huge expectations being placed on the Browns, who went 7-8-1 during his rookie season but upgraded their roster and should compete for their first playoff spot since 2002. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
September 04, 2019 - 2:48 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The service elevator door slides open and Baker Mayfield politely waits for his wife, Emily, to exit and then follows her down a hallway into the downtown hotel's restaurant. Before beginning a photo shoot for a recently signed endorsement deal, the Browns' swaggering, second-year...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Tampa, Fla. Given the many variables that go into developing an elite quarterback, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly can't even imagine assessing what to make of last year's group of five first-round draft picks as they enter their sophomore seasons. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)
August 28, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Given the many variables that go into developing an elite quarterback, Jim Kelly can't even imagine assessing what to make of last year's group of five first-round draft picks as they enter their sophomore seasons. That doesn't mean the Pro Football Hall of Famer won't get questions regarding...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield looks to throw during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. The Browns’ star quarterback has added sports drink BODYARMOR to his growing list of endorsements. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 08, 2019 - 10:45 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's got his hands on another cold beverage. He's not chugging this one. The Browns' star quarterback, who further endeared himself to Cleveland's fervent football fans by biting into a beer can last weekend and gulping it down while attending an Indians game, has added...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) gets a fist bump from Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right, after the two connected on a pass completion during NFL football practice at State Farm Stadium Friday, July 26, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 27, 2019 - 4:44 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray took off around the left end of the line, made a quick cut and raced through the secondary for a big gain, drawing a rising roar from the fans who watched it unfold right below them. OK, so it was one run during a training camp practice. Murray wasn't allowed to...
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