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Day after Ji-Man Choi’s grand slam helps Brewers get win, the 1B/OF is traded to Rays

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Brad Miller and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi. The NL Central-leading Brewers made the deal Sunday and assigned Miller to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was cut by Tampa Bay on Thursday. The 28-year-old Miller was hitting .256 with five home […]

Texas’ Mohamed Bamba makes his case with Suns

PHOENIX (AP) — Mohamed Bamba could be the next Rudy Gobert, and that’s why he’s expected to go very high in the NBA draft. The towering 7-footer from Harlem, who played his one collegiate season at Texas, worked out individually with Phoenix on Saturday, the third player to do so this week as the Suns […]

Eflin fans 9, Phillies down Brewers to snap 4-game skid

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was raining, the radar was all green, minus the small blobs of yellow and red, and Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell decided to gamble. But lifting Brandon Woodruff for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning backfired. The big inning never came, the heavy rain didn’t either, and the Philadelphia Phillies did […]

After go-ahead grand slam, Brewers’ Choi optioned back to minors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ji-Man Choi casually jogged to first. The jubilation in the Brewers’ dugout indicated otherwise. Choi and came through with a go-ahead grand slam when he pinch hit in the sixth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-3 on Saturday. “I thought it was a fly ball,” Choi said through […]

Braun homers twice, Brewers bust out against Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers were in Cleveland earlier this week when Ryan Braun told manager Craig Counsell he couldn’t wait for the next stop on the road trip. Braun proved again Friday night why he loves playing in Philadelphia. He homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Brewers busted out of […]

Colts believe Luck is “close” to start throwing footballs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich believes his starting quarterback will soon be throwing. Andrew Luck will get the last word on when it happens. Luck continues to rehabilitate from shoulder surgery that took place more than 16 months ago, cost him all of last season and almost all of this year’s offseason […]

White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House? What used to be one of the most innocuous photo-ops in sports is anything but. Going — or not going — has become a political […]

Bucks’ Budenholzer fills out new staff with ex-Hawks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — New Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer is filling his staff with assistants who worked with him while he was with the Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks named Darvin Ham, Taylor Jenkins, Charles Lee, Ben Sullivan and Patrick St. Andrews as assistant coaches. All five assistants worked with Budenholzer this past season in Atlanta. Ham and […]

Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them. And when his wife used those details to criticize his own players or rival colleagues, Colangelo and the Philadelphia 76ers knew he could no longer remain their top basketball executive. […]

WATCH: Fan grabs foul ball in cup, chugs the beer

NEW YORK (AP) — Gabby DiMarco toasted herself — after she caught a foul ball in her beer cup. During the top of the fifth inning of the game between the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, Atlanta’s Ender Inciarte hit a high-flying foul ball into the second deck behind home plate […]

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