DENVER -- The Milwaukee Brewers, hoping their second-half woes are behind them, will begin a formidable 10-day, nine-game trip Friday at Colorado.

SYDNEY (AP) A security consultant working for New Zealand's rugby team has been found not guilty of making up claims he found a bugging device at the team's hotel in Sydney a year ago.

SAN DIEGO -- The Washington Nationals will settle in for their Friday game with the San Diego Padres after absorbing yet another injury.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In the next 15 games, the Kansas City Royals should have a clear vision of whether they are truly postseason contenders.

HOUSTON -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch spoke with obvious frustration in the aftermath of another Houston loss on Thursday, the 13th setback in 19 games for top team in the American League.

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins had gone six games without a starter recording an out in the sixth inning and had seen plenty of losses pile up at home to the Cleveland Indians when 6-foot-10 right-hander Aaron Slegers took the mound for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Technically, Ragan Smith never stepped foot on the floor as a competitor at the 2016 Summer Olympics as the star-studded U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team beat a steady and relentless path to the podium on its way to medal after medal after medal.