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Confounding error costs Phillies in 8-4 loss to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves are happy to take a gift when they receive it, particularly a big one. Swanson scored the tiebreaking run in the fifth inning on an excruciating defensive sequence by the Phillies, and the Braves beat Philadelphia 8-4 on Wednesday ...

Bozak caps rally with OT goal, Blues beat Avs 5-4 in Game 5

DENVER (AP) — Tyler Bozak and the St. Louis Blues experienced just about every emotion imaginable over the course of a win-or-season-ends game in which they fell behind by three goals. Ultimately, they landed on this improbable one — elation. Bozak scored 3:38 into overtime and the Blues ...

AP sources: Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders

Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Two people familiar with the situation said Kaepernick will work out for the ...

NFL to appeal ruling in Gruden lawsuit over leaked emails

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL said Wednesday it will appeal a ruling denying a request to move former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's lawsuit against the league from a public courtroom into closed-door arbitration. Gruden's lawsuit accuses the NFL of leaking his racist, sexist and homophobic ...

Gainbridge extends deal as presenting sponsor of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will be presented by Gainbridge for the next several years in a multi-year contract extension announced Wednesday with the online investment platform. Gainbridge is an Indianapolis company that in 2019 became presenting sponsor of the most iconic ...

Brittney Griner’s wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months. "I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She's a political pawn, ...

Clowney re-signs with Browns, bookends again with Garrett

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney didn't even want to visit the Browns as a free agent a few years ago. Now, he won't leave them. Coming off one of his best seasons, Clowney re-signed Wednesday with Cleveland to once again chase quarterbacks alongside All-Pro defensive end Myles ...

Watson on field with Browns as legal storm swirls around QB

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson was impossible to miss in his orange jersey, pants and helmet — the one with "Watson" taped on the front just in case anyone wasn't sure. As he showed off his right arm with tight spirals, engaged in friendly trash talk, smiled and laughed while ...

Proposed women’s hockey league teams with Billie Jean King

North America's top women's hockey players are teaming up with former tennis star Billie Jean King and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter to explore launching a pro league within the next year, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Tuesday ...

Panthers’ Joe Thornton says he’s undecided on playing future

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Thornton's career may be over. Or not. The veteran center, who just completed his 24th season in the NHL and first with the Florida Panthers, said Wednesday that he has not decided whether to retire or continue playing. "My wife was kind of asking me last night," ...