Ramon Laureano's suspension reduced from 6 games to 4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano had a six-game suspension reduced to four games Friday after appealing the penalty for his role in a benches-clearing brawl with ...

NC candidate defends posts; says he despises racism

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A young Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina says suggestions from his rival and others that he has an affinity for white supremacist causes are ridiculous and bas...

Baseball Hall of Fame opens Inductees Exhibit

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2020 has to wait a year to get inducted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the careers of Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker, an...

AP Source: Astros coach faces 20-game suspension, Laureano 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón faces a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland, a person with direct knowledge of the punish...

Vietnamese worker arrested for 'magic marker' license plate in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for Vietnamese worker was apprehended after an immigration officer spotted him riding a motorcycle in southern Taiwan with a homemade license plate. Whil...

Laureano says Astros coach insulted mother, sparking fracas

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oakland outfielder Ramon Laureano says Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón made a crude remark about his mother that prompted a benches-clearing incident Sunday, and Athle...

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Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland’s 7-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months after Houston’s sign-stealing scandal was ...

Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland's 7-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months after Houston’s sig...

Astros, Athletics clear benches as rivals' tempers flare

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Benches cleared during the seventh inning of the Astros-Athletics series finale Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months after Houston's sign-stealing s...

England hangs on to reach 159-5 vs Pakistan in first test

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England lost Ollie Pope for 62 but Jos Buttler weathered an intense examination from Pakistan pacers to keep his side afloat on the third morning of the first test Friday. ...

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. And the Bucs, who’ve ...

Browns pleased with "engaged" Beckham so far in camp

CLEVELAND (AP) — While there's no guarantee Odell Beckham Jr. will stay quiet, the Cleveland Browns are confident their outspoken star receiver won't be bolting from training camp. B...

Cruz's walk-off double lifts Twins past Pirates 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz's RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates for their fourth straight win. ...

Opinion: Cease-fire in Ukraine is just a political ploy

Heavily wounded and wearing a white helmet, Ukrainian marine Yaroslav Zhuravel crawls through no man's land back toward the Ukrainian positions. Only a few hundred meters separate him from his own...

Dodgers' Kelly suspended 8 games for buzzing, mocking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day after throwing a fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and mo...