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July 28, 2018

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Ryan Lochte says his latest suspension will only stoke his competitive fires for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The longtime U.S. swim star speak with guest host Tim Reynolds in the latest episode of the AP’s “PodcastOne Sports Now” Also, AP columnist Tim Dahlberg and AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson wrap up Francesco Molinari’s British Open victory.

https://www.podcastone.com/ap-sports-weekly-podcast

TOP STORIES

BBO--ROYALS-BREWERS TRADE

SAN FRANCISCO — The Milwaukee Brewers found the left-handed power hitter they sought, acquiring third baseman Mike Moustakas on Friday from the Kansas City Royals to complete a second significant trade in as many days as the club makes a push for its first playoff appearance since 2011. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 300 words.

FBN--COWBOYS-BRYANT’S TWEETS

OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee fired back at free agent receiver Dez Bryant on Friday after his former teammate called him a “snake” on Twitter while suggesting Lee played a role in the club’s decision to release its career leader in touchdown catches. The exchange was prompted by a radio station’s tweet from an interview with executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones. He suggested that quarterback Dak Prescott felt pressure to get the ball to Bryant. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 620 words.

NFL

FBN--JETS-DARNOLD HOLDOUT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — There was no sign of Sam Darnold as the New York Jets opened training camp. The No. 3 overall draft pick officially became a contract holdout when the team began its first practice of the summer Friday without its prized rookie quarterback. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 850 words.

FBN--BROWNS-CHUBB

Browns rookie running back Nick Chubb has already made a strong impression in his first days of training camp. The 35th overall pick has been given the nickname ‘Old School’ by his teammates because of an oversized helmet and a throwback running style. By Ashley Bastock.

SWIMMING

SWM--US NATIONALS

IRVINE, Calif. — Caeleb Dressel bounced back from a clunker of a swim in the 100-meter freestyle and won for the first time in three events at the U.S. national championships, taking the 100 butterfly Friday night to earn a berth on the team for the Pan Pacific championships. Dressel, winner of seven golds at last year’s world championships, powered to the wall in 50.50 seconds, fastest in the world this year. By Beth Harris. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BASEBALL

BBA--RANGERS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer and Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Jurickson Profar added solo shots as the Texas Rangers romped to a lopsided 11-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. The victory snapped a franchise-long eight-game losing streak to the Astros and ended a four-game skid overall. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 650 words, photos.

ALSO

— LEADING OFF. A look around the majors. SENT: 300 words.

BASKETBALL

BKO--USA BASKETBALL

LAS VEGAS — James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball’s national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summer. He did not need long to formulate his thoughts. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— With:

— BKO--USA BASKETBALL CAMP-NOTEBOOK — By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— BKO--USA BASKETBALL-LOWRY — SENT: 500 words.

BKL--WNBA ALL-STAR GAME

MINNEAPOLIS — Maya Moore, arms outstretched and her right hand gripping a basketball, has been on billboards this summer in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York. She’s in the same “wings” pose as the classic photo of Michael Jordan, whose Nike shoe line includes Moore, the Minnesota Lynx forward, as an endorser. WNBA games are attracting more viewers. The star power around the league has rarely, if ever, been this deep or this strong. There’s a long way to go to capture more attention in the crowded mainstream of American sports, but these women have been busy building a bigger brand. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 700 words.

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Saturday’s Time Schedule

BASEBALL

Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 1st game, 1:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m.

Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 2nd game, 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

Texas at Houston, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Oakland at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.

Arizona at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.

Milwaukee at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m.

Seattle at L.A. Angels, 9:07 p.m.

WNBA

All-Star Game at the Target Center, Minneapolis, 3:30 p.m.

MLS

Atlanta United FC at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Toronto FC, 7 p.m.

Columbus at New York, 7 p.m.

Colorado at D.C. United, 8 p.m.

FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Houston at Portland, 9 p.m.

Minnesota United at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Real Salt Lake at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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