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AP sports I'm Bruce Morton Major League Baseball will look different next season This after changes announced Friday aimed at speeding up the game they include a pitch clock and limits on defensive shifts In action on the field the braves are now in first place in the national league yeast by a half game over the mets Atlanta did its leapfrogging by winning at Seattle 6 four while New York fell to Miami 6 three one of the NL wild card contenders the Phillies helped themselves by defeating Washington 5 to three Starter and winter Noah syndergaard Really had a lot of time to evaluate my start I was just focused on going out there and collecting out and trying to do my best at executing all my pitches In the American League the tightest races in the central division Cleveland expanded its lead over the third place twins to two and a half games by winning at Minnesota 7 6 The White Sox find themselves in second one and a half games back after doing all their scoring in the 9th to beat Oakland 5 three Meanwhile Tampa Bay pulled it within three and a half games of the Yankees in the east by defeating The Bronx bombers four to two rays starter and winner drew Rasmussen And there's no point in looking at the standings you know is just one of those things where we're showing up we're playing confidently and whatever happens at the end of the day happens Tennis are high drama night at the U.S. open Gray magar's reports Spain's Carlos alcaraz has ended the amazing run of Francis tiafoe to move into his first U.S. open final the Spanish teenager battle for fight sets subduing a late match to alpha resurgence before finally closing out the roller coaster four hour and 19 minute battle 6 three in the last The American side of the match point in the fourth and two more in the 5th before finally conceding Alcaraz faces Norway's Casper Ruud in the final Pro football Baltimore GM Eric Acosta says the ravens and Lamar Jackson still haven't reached agreement on a contract extension and will resume talks after the season Bruce Morton AP sports

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