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Yankees leading contender for Jays' Happ?

The Blue Jays are likely to seek pitching prospects in exchange for impending free agent J.A. Happ, which seemingly puts the Yankees at the front of the line to acquire the veteran southpaw, per MLB Network insider Joel Sherman. • Stay up to date on the latest trade talk… MLB News Index

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Already a winner, Martin Truex Jr. now becoming a title contender

Martin Truex Jr. had won a race this season but Sunday’s victory at Pocono may have cemented his title contender status. Truex, the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, was already in the playoffs and wasn’t exactly having a bad season, just not quite as dominant as the one he enjoyed last year. Sunday’s victory at Pocono Raceway should ...

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Phillies seem closer to becoming a contender

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Playing meaningful games in September seems attainable for the Philadelphia Phillies. That’s a big step forward for a team with five straight losing seasons. Philadelphia won only 66 games in 2017 and finished last in the NL East for a third time in four years. A decade after winning the franchise’s second World Series title, the Phillies have ...

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