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Home plate umpire D.J. Rayburn wears a wristband to protest "abusive player behavior" on umpires by players as Rayburn heads to his position to call the first inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and and the Colorado Rockies late Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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  • Home plate umpire D.J. Rayburn wears a wristband to protest "abusive player behavior" on umpires by players as Rayburn heads to his position to call the first inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and and the Colorado Rockies late Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) AP

    Umpires end protest, will meet with Commissioner Manfred

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball umpires have ended their protest of what they called “abusive player behavior” after Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union’s governing board. Most umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday’s games after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade […]
  • Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph gives instructions on the sideline during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) AP

    Trevor Siemian appears to have won Broncos QB job again

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even though coach Vance Joseph isn’t saying it, the steady and solid Trevor Siemian appears to have won the Denver Broncos’ quarterback derby for the second straight summer. The seventh-rounder from Northwestern has outplayed former first-round pick Paxton Lynch of Memphis, whose flashes of athleticism and agility remain overshadowed by poor […]
  • Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) AP

    Verlander, Maeda have no-hit bids broken up in 6th

    DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers had no-hit bids broken up in the sixth inning of their game Sunday. Verlander gave up a home run to Curtis Granderson with two outs in the top of the inning, then John Hicks hit a leadoff single […]
  • Britain's Mo Farah competes in the Men's 3000m during the Grand Prix at the Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham, England, Sunday Aug. 20, 2017. (David Davies/PA via AP) Other Sports

    Mo Farah wins his last track race in Britain

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah signed off track racing in Britain by winning the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday. The 34-year-old Farah, who is quitting track to focus on marathon running, won in 7 minutes, 38.64 seconds. “Emotions have been high coming into this event […]
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    Lampaert leads Vuelta as riders face winds, passing train

    GRUISSAN, France (AP) — Yves Lampaert took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday after winning the second stage which saw strong winds, crashes and even a brief wait for a passing train. Quick-Step Floors rider Lampaert finished ahead of teammate Matteo Trentin and Aqua Blue Sport rider Adam Blythe. Tour de France […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of Kaepernick who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. The once-rising star and Super Bowl quarterback has been unemployed since March, when he opted out of his contract and became a free agent who could sign with any team. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Other Sports

    America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick’s protest

    What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. Supporters of former San […]
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    Otaegui wins Paul Lawrie Match Play for maiden title

    BAD GRIESBACH, Germany (AP) — Adrian Otaegui came from behind to beat home favorite Marcel Siem 2 and 1 on Sunday, clinching the Paul Lawrie Match Play for his first European Tour title. The Spaniard was three behind at the turn, and trailed the German by two with five holes to play. Otaegui won the […]
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay is helped from his car after wrecking during qualifying for Sunday's IndyCar auto race, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) AP

    IndyCar driver Hunter-Reay cleared to race following wreck

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive in Sunday’s IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway following a violent accident during qualifying that sent him to the hospital. Hunter-Reay lost control of his Honda on Saturday and slammed into the wall. He hurt his hip and knees in the wreck and needed […]
  • In this Aug. 19, 2017 photo Hamburg's Nicolai Mueller is treated during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and  FC Augsburg in Hamburg, Germany. Hamburger SV forward Nicolai Mueller is out for around six months after injuring himself while celebrating a goal. The Bundesliga club says Mueller tore a cruciate ligament in his right knee after scoring in Saturday's league-opener, a 1-0 home win over Augsburg. Mueller attempted a pirouette before falling to the ground in apparent pain.  (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP) AP

    Hamburg’s Mueller out 6 months after costly goal celebration

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Hamburger SV forward Nicolai Mueller is out for around six months after injuring himself while celebrating a goal. The Bundesliga club says Mueller tore a cruciate ligament in his right knee after scoring in Saturday’s league-opener, a 1-0 home win over Augsburg. Mueller attempted a pirouette before falling to the ground […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, Jon Jones, right, kicks Daniel Cormier during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. Jones has threatened to show up at WWE’s SummerSlam event and scout potential rival Brock Lesnar. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Other Sports

    MMA fighters, pro wrestlers blur line in fight game

    Jon Jones has teased making an appearance at WWE’s SummerSlam event to stir things up in his quest for a mega fight with Brock Lesnar. Lesnar might have trouble keeping an eye on Jones, should the UFC star grab a seat in the front row. The WWE universal champion has a title defense against three […]