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Chun shoots 69 to lead by 6 at Women’s PGA Championship

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — After another sparkling start, In Gee Chun finally hit a wayward tee shot — into the thick rough on the eighth hole at Congressional Country Club. It was the closest she's come to a shaky stretch through the first two days of the Women's PGA Championship. Chun ...

Lindor homers, knocks in 4 as Mets top Marlins 5-3

MIAMI (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Friday night. Mark Canha also went deep and Taijuan Walker pitched six-plus innings of three-run ball for the NL East leaders. Walker (6-2) allowed eight hits, walked ...

Brittany Force breaks both ends of Norwalk NHRA track record

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force broke both ends of the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park track record Friday night to open qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. In the final pair of the second session, Force had a 3.666-second run at ...

UNC-Indiana, Ohio State-Duke headline ACC/Big 10 Challenge

National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30. The two conferences announced Friday the 14 matchups for the 24th edition of the three-day event, which ...

Swanson homers twice, Braves hold on to beat Giants 7-6

ATLANTA (AP) — After a slow start to the season, Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has turned it around and is sizzling at the plate. His team is following suit. Swanson hit two home runs and the Atlanta Braves built a big lead early before holding off the San Francisco Giants 7-6 Thursday ...

Freeman HR ahead of emotional return, Dodgers sweep Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddie Freeman insisted he hasn't had much time yet to ponder his pending return to Atlanta, where he was the beloved face of the Braves franchise and helped bring a World Series championship to the city last season. The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman, who hit a home ...

Chavis stars with bat, defense, Pirates edge Cubs in 10

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Chavis hit a tying home run in the eighth before pulling off a defensive gem and delivering a game-ending single in the 10th, sending the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 8-7 Thursday. Chavis' solo homer, his seventh this season, made it 7-all after the Cubs ...

Gordon’s homer helps Twins slow Guardians in 1-0 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians came to Minnesota and won their seventh consecutive series, pulling ahead of the Twins in the AL Central with five more matchups looming next week. Too early to call it a race? Perhaps, but after three straight one-run games there's no denying these ...

Taylor, Adames homer, lead Brewers past Cards 6-4 for split

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyrone Taylor hit a three-run homer, Willy Adames added a solo shot and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Thursday to split a four-game series with their NL Central rivals. Taylor's drive to left field on a 2-1 sinker from Dakota Hudson (5-4) in the ...

DeLucia shuts out Arkansas, sends Rebels to 1st CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dylan DeLucia was really good in Mississippi's first College World Series game. He was great Wednesday in the biggest game, so far, in the program's 129-year history. DeLucia scattered four hits in his first shutout for Ole Miss, Kevin Graham's run-scoring double in the ...

Tight ends gather in Nashville to learn from NFL’s best

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tight end Chig Okonkwo has a really good reason not to be working with the rest of the Titans' rookies as they wrap up their offseason at the team headquarters. Okonkwo, the rookie who ran the fastest 40-yard dash among tight ends earlier this year at the ...

No-hit till 8th, M’s score 2 in 9th on wild pitches, top A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland starter Frankie Montas took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, then reliever A.J. Puk threw a pair of run-scoring wild pitches with two outs in the ninth that gave the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 win over the Athletics on Thursday. The Mariners loaded the bases ...

Shawinigan beat Hamilton to improve to 2-0 in Memorial Cup

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) — Olivier Nadeau broke a third-period tie with Shawinigan's third power-play goal, Antoine Coulombe made 38 saves and the Cataractes beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Memorial Cup. Xavier Bourgault and Mavrik Bourque also scored and ...

Chicago Bulls take Arizona guard Dalen Terry at No. 18

CHICAGO (AP) — Dalen Terry made no effort to hide his excitement. Then again, that was hardly a surprise. Terry is known for his infectious enthusiasm not to mention his ability to play multiple positions, and the Arizona guard is ready to bring all that to Chicago. The Bulls drafted Terry ...

Bird ties WNBA wins record, leads Storm past Mystics 85-71

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird scored 12 points and matched the WNBA record for victories in a career as the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 85-71 on Thursday night. Bird, playing at home for the first time since announcing last week that she'll retire at the end of the season, tied ...

Rookie Rutschman leads Orioles past hobbled White Sox 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Touted rookie Adley Rutschman homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the banged-up Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Thursday night. Ryan Mountcastle had two doubles among his three hits as the Orioles won their second in a row and third in four. ...

T-wolves draft trade nets 7-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves added a potential rim protector to complement star Karl-Anthony Towns, acquiring 7-foot-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler in a draft pick swap that netted them an additional first-rounder that became Duke forward Wendell Moore Jr. on Thursday ...

Warriors select forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. with 28th pick

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will build a roster with the mission to repeat as NBA champions. How the team's new draft picks will fit into that quest remains to be seen. The Warriors selected forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with the ...

Houston takes Auburn’s Jabari Smith with third overall pick

HOUSTON (AP) — After falling to the third overall pick by the Houston Rockets after most projected him to go No. 1 in the NBA draft, Jabari Smith Jr. wasn't worried about the two teams that didn't pick him. He was looking ahead to how he'll help the one that did. "Ultimately I just want to ...

Pelicans take G League’s Dyson Daniels at No. 8 in NBA draft

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dyson Daniels believes he is ready to immediately contribute to the New Orleans Pelicans. He's just 19 years old and has played in just 26 G League games since coming to the United States from his native Australia. But the Pelicans saw enough in Daniels to use the ...