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Tim Robbins, left, and Kevin Costner in "Bull Durham." (MGM)

Baseball movies – a U.S. pastime

Tim Robbins, left, and Kevin Costner in "Bull Durham." (MGM)

August 29, 2021, 6:03am Entertainment

The baseball movie is as much a fulfillment of dreams and heartbreak as America’s favorite pastime. Read story

Ryan Blaney celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Blaney wins at Daytona, Reddick earns final playoff berth

Ryan Blaney celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

August 28, 2021, 8:51pm National Sports

Ryan Blaney won for the second consecutive week when the race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway ended under caution in overtime with a typical fiery finish. Read story

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez rounds third after hitting a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Tyler Anderson looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Seattle.

Perez homers again as Royals topple Mariners 4-2

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez rounds third after hitting a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Tyler Anderson looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Seattle.

August 28, 2021, 4:58pm National Sports

Salvador Perez homered for the fourth straight game, lining a two-run shot off the top of the fence for his 37th of the season to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday. Read story

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded backup quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) to Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, for a conditional draft pick in 2022. (AP Photo/Stephen B.

Jaguars trade QB Gardner Minshew to Eagles for 2022 pick

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded backup quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) to Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, for a conditional draft pick in 2022. (AP Photo/Stephen B.

August 28, 2021, 12:30pm National Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded backup quarterback Gardner Minshew to Philadelphia on Saturday for a conditional draft pick in 2022. Read story

Kansas City Royals' Edward Olivares (14) celebrates his two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy looks away in the 12th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Seattle.

More longball damage from Royals as Mariners fall in 12 innings

Kansas City Royals' Edward Olivares (14) celebrates his two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy looks away in the 12th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Seattle.

August 28, 2021, 12:08am National Sports

Edward Olivares hit a two-run home run in the 12th inning, Salvador Perez hit a grand slam in a second straight game and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Friday night. Read story

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) is greeted at the plate by Emmanuel Rivera (26) after Perez hit a grand slam against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Royals drop Mariners 6-4 as Kikuchi comes undone in sixth

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) is greeted at the plate by Emmanuel Rivera (26) after Perez hit a grand slam against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 26, 2021, 11:15pm National Sports

Salvador Perez hit his fourth career grand slam and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Thursday night. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Abraham Toro, left, celebrates with Kyle Seager after both scored on a two-run single by Luis Torrens during the third inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

Torrens’ 2-run single helps Mariners sweep stumbling A’s

Seattle Mariners' Abraham Toro, left, celebrates with Kyle Seager after both scored on a two-run single by Luis Torrens during the third inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

August 24, 2021, 4:18pm National Sports

Luis Torrens hit a tiebreaking two-run single, Chris Flexen pitched neatly into the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners swept a quick two-game series against the Oakland Athletics with a 5-1 win Tuesday. Read story

Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff, center, and Senior Associate Commissioner for Football Operations Merton Hanks field questions during the Pac-12 Conference NCAA college football Media Day Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Los Angeles.

ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 ally to ‘protect the collegiate model’

Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff, center, and Senior Associate Commissioner for Football Operations Merton Hanks field questions during the Pac-12 Conference NCAA college football Media Day Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Los Angeles.

August 24, 2021, 3:24pm College

Facing a rapidly shifting landscape in college sports, the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 have agreed to work together with the goal of creating stability during a volatile time. Read story

Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, is hit Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Ugás beats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, is hit Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Las Vegas.

August 21, 2021, 11:06pm National Sports

Yordenis Ugás beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision on Saturday night, putting on an impressive technical performance on 11 days’ notice and retaining his WBA welterweight title. Read story

Houston Astros' Taylor Jones watches his two-run triple against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J.

Mariners routed in Houston for second straight game

Houston Astros' Taylor Jones watches his two-run triple against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J.

August 21, 2021, 6:04pm National Sports

Houston rookie Taylor Jones had a career-high four RBI and finished a single shy of the cycle, and Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer as the Astros beat Seattle 15-1 on Saturday. Read story