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Scoreboard roundup — 8/19/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEKansas City 5, Baltimore 4Seattle 9, Tampa Bay 3Houston 5, Detroit 4Chi White Sox 6, Minnesota 4Texas 8, LA Angels 7NATIONAL LEAGUESan Diego 3, Cincinnati 2Washington 13, Pittsburgh 0St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 0Arizona 5, Colorado 2NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASONSan Francisco 24,…read more »

Report: Dwight Howard’s reps given green light to talk to Lakers

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Is Dwight Howard’s short time with the Memphis Grizzlies close to coming to an end?League sources tell ESPN the center’s representatives have been given permission to talk to other teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom Howard played for in 2012.Los Angeles’ interest in the 33-year-old comes…read more »

Former NFL running back, University of Texas star Cedric Benson dies at 36

33ft/iStock(AUSTIN, Texas) — Cedric Benson, a former NFL running back and fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, died in Austin, Texas over the weekend. He was 36. Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, told ESPN that he died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.Benson, who…read more »

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Coroner: Taco eating contestant died by choking

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California coroner says a man choked to death while participating in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game. The Fresno County sheriff-coroner’s office released the cause of death for 41-year-old Dana Hutchings after an autopsy Thursday. He died after Tuesday night’s contest at the Fresno Grizzlies game.…read more »

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